Hi there! Sorry to go MIA on you! Things have been crazy busy around here lately, and I'm having a hard time keeping up! LOL!
Along with Thanksgiving, we celebrated our oldest son's birthday! Yeah...all three of our boys have birthdays within 30 days of each other! Yikes! LOL! Anyway, our oldest son is now 12!!
This is the birthday card I made for him - a little bit funky...but definitely masculine! I used some patterned paper from The District 409 collection from Scrap within Reach. The stamps and rub-on are all from Stampin' Up!.
My oldest DS is a complete polar opposite of my youngest DS. Where D (my youngest) is outgoing, bubbly, and always looking for some kind of mischief to get into, J (my oldest DS) is quiet (almost an introvert), thoughtful, and has a strong sense of justice (what is right and wrong). He's also AMAZINGLY good at fixing things (as well as figuring out how they work)! (I've always thought he would make an excellent engineer!) And, not only is he smart, but he's good at sports as well! Can you tell we think the world of him? :-)
I took this photo lat summer. He was helping out at one of the brandings.
Okay...this is a rare photo!! To get J to smile...really, really smile is like pulling teeth! Don't get me wrong, he's not an unhappy guy...but he is just not that demonstrative. So really, the only smiling photos I have of him are when he doesn't know I'm taking pictures of him! Teeheheee!
This is his "normal" smile! By the way...have I mentioned how MUCH I love this guy? :-)
Here he is in the saddle again...almost as "at home" in it as my DH! And when did he start looking so grown up, anyway? Sigh....
One thing is for certain, I am SOOOO blessed!! :-)
Thanks for stopping by...and thanks for indulging me a little! :-)