HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEAL!!!

This card is for my sweet guy's birthday today. He loves orange, and since it's fall I did kind of a fall colors/masculine card for him. It's actually a flat background canvas, so to speak, and then the card on top of it is pop-dotted and opens up. This is a new stamp from Michael's, the cardstock is all textured Bazzill and I used some markers to color in the candles, added some ribbon and some silver sticky studs. I wasn't going to give it to him until we go to dinner tonite, but I wanted to post it today, so I gave it to him this morning. He luved it. I actually gave him the option of a store bought card in case he was tired of my cards and he said that my cards were the best part of the gift - so sweet! As I said, we'll be going out to a new mexican restaurant tonite and it'll be a late one since he's got basketball practice. He's off from teaching this week and on fall break all week with his kids, so he'll get to celebrate with them today too.






Here's some pics of our Sedona trip on Saturday. There was construction and then a long line of cars in one lane of traffic getting in there, which wasn't great and when we got there it was cloudy and chilly and then the rain came! We did some walking around (after buying an umbrella) and had some lunch and then the sun came out for a little bit long enough to take some pictures. It is a beautiful place to see and we always make the best of the situation and laugh whenever possible at the goofiest things and people.





Here's one of those arm stretch camera shots we took of each other. Good thing he has long arms. As you can see we bought matching thermal shirts (such dorks), to keep warm and the clouds were still rolling in and out behind us, but the sun did come out long enough to get a couple of cute pics in. We had such an awesome and fun day together!










A couple saw us and asked if we wanted them to take our picture, so that's what this one is. Nice of them to ask and I think it turned out good in our matching shirts, still cracks me up that we did that!











Here's Snoopy Rock (to the right), can you see him? He's laying on his back. We took some closer pictures, but they came out kinda blurry. This was when we first got there, so it was clouding up quickly.






Saturday nite pics (left to right) of Neal's brother Gary - who's birthday was last week, his sister Lori, Neal and then his sister Lynn. We had a great time, and it was nice to get out and get together with them and talk sports and politics for a bit. I'm not that political and when you've had a couple of adult cocktails it's even funnier to listen to them debate!






Sunday was spent laying around and watching football and baseball. The Brewers are out of the playoffs and the Packers lost, so not too great there, but there were some other good games on and fun to just lay around and eat and play with Dixie.

All in all it was such an awesome weekend! Hope yours was great too!

Peace and Luv,






5 comments :

Miss TNT said...

I LOVE the pics!! You guys look so cute in your matching shirts! And that place is gorgeous..WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you baby! You are too sweet for words. So I will have to show you later. Love you...

shawn said...

I love the card.. Neal is one lucky guy...
And the shirts are cute.. I mean it's nice that you have a matching outfit.. it was "vacation" afterall... Love the pics too.. looks like you had a great time!!

Elena said...

Sounds like you had a real good time! Thank you for sharing great pictures! The nature looks so beautiful and different! Love your shirts!

ur BF said...

Lori would kill you if she saw that photo of her... hehehe ... funny funny funny...
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