Today is Matt's 32nd birthday. He's celebrating with his three favorite girls, Betsy, Skylar, and Ella in Niagara Falls. They're staying at a hotel overlooking the falls with a swimming pool, and have plans to visit the aquarium and perhaps, the butterfly garden nearby. It's a weekend retreat from the winter weather here. They'll get to see Niagara Falls frozen over, which is a rare event!
I took this photo yesterday when I delivered our gift and card to him before they left. For the first time in either of our memories, I bought him a birthday card rather than make one. He's been into brewing his own beer in their basement, and I found the perfect "Hoppy Brewday!" birthday card at Trader Joe's a few weeks ago. Here's another shot of Matt with Skylar on their way out to play in the snow. He's a great husband, dad, and son, and we are so proud of him!
Even though I didn't make Matt a card, I do have a couple birthday cards for guys that I haven't shared. The first one was for a friend in Denver.
A piece of woodgrain patterned paper from MME, a die and stamp from Papertrey Ink, and three wooden embellishments, also from MME, and it was done.
Lots of gold embossing on this one. The triangle background stamp is from Hero Arts, and the sentiment is one of my favorites from Winnie and Walter's "The Big, The Bold, and The Happy."
We're off in a few hours to celebrate Tracy's and Tom's birthdays (both occur in March). For the last several years, we've gone out to dinner with Jill (Tracy's sister) and Tom to celebrate. Usually we go between their two birthdays, but we won't be in town on Tracy's birthday, and Jill won't be here on Tom's so tonight's the night. (Both their cards are finished in and in my tote bag to be given--or mailed--on the appropriate dates!)