Today we celebrated Noah's 18th birthday (a day early because of his work schedule tomorrow). It's hard to believe that he will not be here for his 19th & 20th as he will be off serving a church mission [insert mixed emotions]. A few weeks ago I had asked Noah what he wanted for his birthday and without hesitation he responded with, "a plunger on every floor of the house." He got what he asked for - as a joke of course! Noah didn't want to go out for dinner, but rather we prepare his favorite - grilled pork chops, mashed potatoes, fresh green beans, raw cucumbers & tomatoes soaked in vinaigrette dressing with cheese cake for dessert. We had a blast celebrating with him!