December 28th, after a full morning going to the temple, we celebrated James' 19th birthday at home. James seemed happy, though not surprised with things like dress shoes, slacks, sweaters, alarm clock, etc for his mission. Julia made him some handmade stationery and decorated envelopes for writing home.
James had already shopped with us for his new suits--that once altered looked stunning. Another customer at Macy's said, "Macy's should pay YOU because you make their suits look good!"
A last game of frisbee (in January!) with his friends Rex and Reggie.
It's been nice to see the friendship of the two sets of brothers over the years.
Happy Birthday James, and best wishes on your mission!