Happy Birthday!

We have celebrated two birthdays in the last few days……..and our 19th Anniversary, too!  Lots of celebrating around here!  Yesterday was our foster baby’s first birthday and we celebrated 19 years of marriage.  Charles took me out to lunch at Red Lobster for “all you can eat” shrimp……..and we ate alot!!!  Then I bought steaks for the family and he grilled them up for our dinner tonight.  Not a romantic, candlelight type of dinner, but I was thrilled that we were all together at the dinner table at the same time — a rare treat these days at our house!  It was also our foster baby’s first birthday, so we gladly shared the limelight with our precious little angel.   (Scroll down for birthday photos!)

On Sunday, we celebrated my Father-in-Law’s birthday.  We met them at Jason’s for dinner — nothing fancy — but lots of talking and sharing!  Here’s the card I made for him.  I struggle with masculine cards (guess that is from having 3 girls!)……but here was a quick attempt.  Hope you like it!

pawpaw's birthday card

Supplies Used:

Stamps:  Wow Flowers, Polka Dot Background Stamp

Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durange, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White

Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Dusty Durange, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive

Punches:  1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″ Circles, Hand-held 1/8″ Circle Punch

Accessories:  Chocolate Chip Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Jumbo Brad, Dimensionals


Baby’s First Birthday!!!

picture on bench

We tried to take a few photos early this morning with her “birthday shirt”….got several cute ones, but I liked this one the best.

talking to mommy

She’s talking to me……thought this was a cute photo!with lindsey and sarah

The girls had fun making cupcakes after school!  frosting

What a mess!!!! No problem demolishing the cupcake!


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  1. I love your card, Dawn! I think it’s a perfect masculine card! Congrats to you and your hubby and your foster girls birthday! It looks like you all had fun!

  2. Dawn! What fabulous pictures of sweet Kimberlyn and the girls. I love the picture of you holding her and she seems so responsive to your love. Congratulations on celebrating 19 years of married life…

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