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November 2016

Well, the past couple months have brought many things.  Son #5 turned 20 in October.  The twins, Son #6 and Daughter #4, turned 18 this month and hubby turned 60!  In October we sat through tournaments in soccer and volleyball.  Our boys varsity soccer team did not make it to the final game.  But they gave the number one team a run for their money.  Our girls varsity volleyball team are state champs!  They fought hard and it paid off!  I will try to upload some pictures of my sport players another day.  I have to figure out uploading/downloading my pictures from my phone to the computer. 

{while trying to add birthday pictures they ended up in different places!  I so need to take a class on blogging!( for many reasons! )  bear with me for the order in how they appear!}

On a sad note, Daughter #2 moved to Georgia yesterday.  It was one she had been thinking on since August.  I was not surprised when she came home on Wednesday, the 16th, and said she was moving, but it was a shock that she was pulling out the next day.  She will be missed greatly.  But each child must spread their wings and fly.
Son #7 turned 13 in February 
Just wish it was not so far away. 
Daughter #2 turned 24 in September
May not be the most flattering pictures, but this pose goes
back to a joke and she knows it makes me smile!
Son #5 celebrating birthday #20
Son #6 and Daughter #5 turn 18!!!!

Daughter #3 turned 21 in March.  (almost did not post this picture,
because she is no longer dating this young man.)




I have been busy with making a few cards.  As usual, some were mailed before I remembered to get a picture!  Usually those are the ones being popped into the mail.!


This was for a friend that was turning
an age somewhere between 53 to 56.  I know
how old he is, but for some reason
he tries to pretend he can't remember
his age!


This was for a dear friend I have not seen for
almost two years.  She is such a sweet heart!  I miss
her so much.

Birthday card for Son #6

Birthday card for Daughter #4
(she loves sea turtles)

Birthday card/box for Son #6.
This was not difficult to make, but
I forgot that I needed to write him
a birthday message!  So I made a quick tag to
attach to the "balloons".


I will try to do better at posting and picture taking.  All card were created using Stampin' Up! products-retired and current.  Some projects were ones I learned in club or an idea I had seen but used it as a jump for my own card. 

Comments

  1. You are so creative! :) Also, what a lot of birthdays! That was no doubt a busy month. :) I'll pray for your daughter as she strikes out on her own. Even when we're happy for our kids, they will always have those heartstrings to tug on, won't they? Love and miss you guys!

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