Sunday, July 29, 2012

Beach Birthday Bash

We spent Zachary's birthday celebration at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, USA.

He had wanted a party at the National Zoo but Mom was a bit slow in getting her act together. I talked him into a beach trip.

We invited his grandmother and a cousin who shares the same birthday as him.

The boys wore themselves out and I relaxed for a full 15 minutes.

While I was away feeding the meter they were buried in sand and had to stay that way until I returned.

Their grandmother said they wanted me to see them. I think she milked it for a break. She knew where they were and did not have to follow them. lol

Here is the card I made for his birthday. He asked for dinosaurs...really?...and I was happy to oblige. He also wanted the Dilophosaurus on his cake.

He received gift cards to Toys R Us so that will be our next stop. He went to bed eight and woke up nine. That birthday eve he said to me this will be your last hug from your eight-year-old. I hugged him; held him tightly and shed a few tears. He is growing up waaaay too fast. So long eight, it was a great year.

Until then.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Happy July Everyone. Just wanted to pop in and share a quick card I made for a birthday party we attended. The border across the top is a Martha Stewart punch.

I really kept it pretty basic by using some rub-ons on white cardstock which I trimmed around and mounted onto black. Across the center are some of the emboss and punch folders from Quickutz. The green backing paper is from WRMK paper by the pound.

Of course I had to add a bit of glitter with my Sakura pens. The inks are all Martha Stewart tear drops.

Until then.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

America, it's your birthday

No way could I let this day go by without saying Happy Birthday to the United States of America. Yes, we fought the good fight for freedom but it came at a cost.

For the many men and women who fought and lived and fought and died, I thank you. I think this photo of my son from last year embodies all that I feel living here. We are proud to be Americans.

When I look to the Heavens I do ask that God send down a special blessing to us.

Happy Fourth of July 2012. Let's do this again next year.
Until then.