Friday, April 23, 2010

Yeah My Kid Rocks! What Can I Say?!

I just couldn't be prouder of my boy this week! It seems like he is doing something everyday that blows my mind and reminds me how lucky I am to have such a driven and smart young man!! Aside from just being the most awesome 15 yr old boy I've ever known he has had a great week!

A couple of weeks ago he was a bit in the dumps because his "Burb" flaked out... We bought the suburban last summer for J for his first real vehicle. I know a bit odd for a teenager but it's all about safety for me! When we bought the Burb we had to put in a new engine so the Hubby bought a used one from a guy and put it in. All was well until December when the tranny went out and we had to replace that! So the latest issue was the engine burned all of the oil and spun a bearing... UGHH!! He had checked the oil about a week prior and it was a tiny bit low but somehow it all just disappeared!

Beginning of the school year when the Burb had life..



So he was a real trooper about understanding it was back on the big yellow bus! Well the Hubby surprised him last Friday with a new (new to him of course) truck! J was so excited when he and I pulled up and he saw it sitting there. He started screaming "WHAT IS THAT"?! "WHAT IS THAT"?! I just smiled until I was parked and he flew out and was instantly in love again LOL!!

He's totally lovin this truck! Of course we will be putting his Ranch Hand bumper and his nice wheels and tires on this truck soon! You did know that's a must, right?!



Then Wednesday night was our high school's FFA Awards Banquet. During this banquet they award all of the individual achievement awards and install the new officers for the 2010-2011 FFA year. J had his interview last week. He has been really active in FFA and I think it has been so great for him. One of his greatest achievements this year is he qualified for State in Cattle Judging so we are very excited for that! He was also awarded the "Proficiency Award for Agricultural Communications", there were 5 boys in their chapter that went to this contest and overall they ended up placing 3rd out of 20 teams for their speeches!! His next award I think is pretty cool, he was awarded "Outstanding Sophomore Award" which is an award the VP of the school and FFA leaders choose for who they think per class who the most "outstanding" was! To top off his night he was installed as the 2010-2011 FFA Advisor!







OHHHH and did I mention this super busy teenage boy also achieved Honor Roll! He has always been a good student but his freshman year he had a tough time in his math class with no help from the teacher, he passed the class but not with the best grade and it dropped his GPA. It's taken him some time but he has gotten good grades his whole sophomore year and finally got them back into honor roll territory! I am definitely one proud Mama!!



16 comments:

  1. Just been catching up, you've all been so busy. Your children are gorgous, you must be so proud!

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  2. Awww, way to go, J. And way to go, Momma! It starts somewhere. :)

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  3. Awesome! You're a blessed momma!

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  4. Cool!! Is he gonna put a lift kit on that truck? :)

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  5. I can see why you are a proud mama.
    Way to go J and best wishes in the future.
    My gs is putting a pickup truck together so he can quit the yellow bus. He calls it riding the twinkie.:)
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. whooo hoooo way to go J!!! He's also a testament to his upbringing so Kudo's to you Michelle!

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  7. What great accomplishments J has achieved. That means you and hubby doing something right! Go bust your buttons! As a mom, it does feel good to have good kids do great things! Have a great family weekend!

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  8. Thanks all!!

    BK~ OH I am sure that is on J and the Hubby's list!! We shall see :)

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  9. What an awesome kid!! You are truly blessed!

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  10. Way to go! You should be proud of him..and I hope he realizes what a great kid he is, too. Yay!

    And I'm amazed that he's got his own license and is driving a car all by himself already. In New Mexico the legal age for a licence is 17 yrs old!

    I'm kind of grateful now, though. My sons are 13 years old...and I am SOOOOOO not ready to have both of them on the road. I might even have them wait until they are 18. I want to delay my grey hair growth as long as I can. lol!


    ~Lisa

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  11. Laughing Orca- You can be driving on your own with a provisional 6 months after you get your learners permit, so 15 1/2 yo. Have to be 17 before you can get a full license. I'm in the process of doing it only reason I know lol

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  12. That's awesome! Way to go J and you too momma!!!

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  13. Congratulations to you both!

    You brought back some great memories of my son's first couple of vehicles. No matter how much of a POS it is, the look of love on their faves is priceless.

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  14. Great job to your son! :) Hope you are having a great Sunday! Stop on over and visit me soon! :)

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  15. Kudos to you, such the proud mama! Isn't it just the most wonderful thing in the world when our kids turn out so GOOD??!!!

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