|Ryan and Mom|
|Ryan in his banking days|
|Ryan with his three children|
Regan, Parker & Bridger
|Christmas morning 2010|
Ryan with Parker and Regan
|Ryan cooking breakfast for mom in her kitchen while wearing her apron.|
Somewhere along the line, Ryan learned that he loved to cook. Was it when he took cooking in junior high? Was it when he was scouting? I don’t know when he first started loving to cook, but he does love to cook, and he is a great cook. I remember him walking in the door from a ten-hour day of banking, after a commute of two hours a day added on, and begin rolling up his sleeves as he walked in the door ready to fix dinner for the kids. He says cooking relaxes him. It also brings out his creative nature. In his fiftieth year, he loves cooking for the kids, the family, for friends, or just with his wife whenever he gets the chance.
|Ryan creating the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner with Sheridan|
|The "Mordiansens" a blended family|
Parker, Regan, Max, Bridger, Henry, Sheridan, and Ryan
They also parent together so well. It warms this mother’s heart to see how they are such great parenting partners.
How could a young mom all those years ago have ever known the way that small son she first held would bring so much richness into her life? As I told my husband today, I love having sons. I’m also so grateful that I have daughters. There is a special part in a mom’s heart for her first-born son. He is the one that introduces her to the memorable ride of being a mom. What a ride it has been.
Photos of mother and son from 2007 to 2017 are below.
|Ryan & Sally|
* My photo program froze as I was writing this post, so I couldn't access many of the photos I had hoped to share in this post.
** The formatting on this post is mixed up and crazy, but if I try to change it, it will take me until Ryan is another year older.