Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Happy BIrthday David!

Today is our eldest son's birthday.  David is.......dare I say it??........52!  Hard for his mother to be only 39 today!!

Here he is with his fabulous family.......Samantha, Sarah, and Nathan.

He has turned out to be more than we ever could have wanted.......he is kind, smart, caring, a hard worker, and so family oriented.  We are so lucky to call him our son.

Happy birthday to you, David,.....we wish for more happiness in your future!!  Love, Mom and Dad.

Congratulations Tommy!

Last evening, Jan. 30th, we were treated to a fabulous evening.  We went to the induction of our grandson Tommy into the National Honor Society at Wachusett Regional High School.

He is not only a wonderful student, but generous, kind, and compassionate.  We are so lucky to have him in our family.  

Here he is after the ceremony, with his big sister Erin:

Here he is with his mother, our daughter Amy, and his father, Tom.

Also, a picture taken with Grammy and Grampy:

Yes, that's me, the old lady on the right.  We were so happy to have been there!!

Only one person was missing..........

Monday, January 30, 2017

John's birthday........16!!!!

Our grandson John was missing from the evening.  We had spent the afternoon with him, celebrating a separate and wonderful occasion.........his 16th birthday.

It's hard to believe that our youngest grandchild is so old!!  Now he will be learning to drive, and taking his first steps to being his own person.  He's wearing his gummy bear socks, and opening presents.  He chose some peace and quiet after we sang to him (loud and off key), and skipped an evening back at the school.  You get all your own choices on your birthday!!

Happy, happy birthday to John, his Celtics shirts, his Walking Dead book, socks and sweatshirt, and new basketball sneakers.  Really growing up!!!  We love you so much!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2017


Vicky says:  "By now we're in the SNOW season.  Let's see an all occasion card - thinking of you, get well, hello........any card you can send on a normal day (no birthdays or holidays), and it should have snow on it, one way or another."

Here's mine:

Inside it says, sending you Eskimo kisses!  I think this is a fun Winter card!

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

CCEE1703 Black and Ivory

Our challenge today from Vicky, our hostess for January, is to make a card using Black and Ivory.  Here's mine:

I went with a CAS card for my grandson's confirmation.  I think this card is masculine for a 16 year old guy.  No frills, just a simple statement.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

CCEE1702 Tri-Fold Card

Vicky challenged us to make a tri-fold card........anything we chose from SCS or You Tube.

Here's mine:

Here it is standing up

And a pic of it so you can see the three parts easier.

This is actually an accordian card, but I think it qualifies as it has three parts.

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

CCEE1701 Bird Day!

Our hostess for the first month of the new year (can it be 2017 already???) is Vicky Gould.

She loves birds, so her challenge is to show beautiful birds on our cards.  Here ya go, Vicky!

I don't often try my hand at water color, but this image is just so beautiful, I gave it the brush and water.  Because I didn't remove the paint at the end from my craft sheet, I got a few errant marks near the flowers...........so that's why the ribbon is where it is.  Just another opportunity for embellishment!! LOL!

Please join us, and link your card HERE.  See you next week.