Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy Birthday Andrew!!

It's my oldest son's birthday today.  A week ago, we celebrated my other son's birthday. The truth is - they both had the exact same due date!  I'd say that we knew when to make our babies - but if that were true, neither of them would have been born this near to Christmas.

I pulled out these dies for a card for a girlfriend, but quickly realized that it had a masculine look to it.  When I switched it to Andrew's card, I found the color challenge at Sunday Stamps.

Happy Happy Birthday

It's been a very busy time for Andrew.  He's been applying for colleges.  Happily, he's met with success as December was full of acceptance letters!!  (We particularly liked mention of scholarships.)  He applied to six schools, he's been accepted at five and hasn't heard from the last one yet.  His first choice school was the last to come in so he's been sweating a little.  He loves Creighton University in Omaha Nebraska - and is the only one of all of them that he's actually visited.  The other schools are Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana; Montana State University in Bozeman; the University of Wyoming in Laramie; and Colorado State University.  (Do you think he's trying to get away from us?)  He's big into physics and advanced math and each school has good departments in these areas.  I think the decision is just going to be whether he likes the location and we have some serious road trips in the next month , so he can see each school and make the big decision.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.  It's a tough time, but also very, very exciting!


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13 comments:

snappy scrappy said...

Fab...great colours!

Anita in France said...

So cool and crisp, Kim ... a perfect masculine card! Good luck to your son as he embarks on his search! Anita :)

Bobby said...

Great masculine card with a sunny disposition, Kim. Good luck to Andrew. It's wonderful that he knows what he wants to study.

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty Kim!! I love the colors and the dies you used for it. Your son sounds brilliant!!! You must visit each before you make a choice too. What you see on paper isn't always what it is in real life. Happy New Year!!

Marybeth said...

What a great guy card! Happy New Year and much success to your son, Andrew!

Marybeth said...

What a great guy card! Happy New Year and much success to your son, Andrew!

Marisa said...

Happy Birthday Andrew :) Love the card. I'll be in the same boat with my daughter next year...they grow up soooo quickly!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Birthday to Andrew! Love this card for him, so perfect a boy. We are sweating a bit here, applications have all gone in for my daughter and now she needs to write PSE essays for her top three. The other two are basing solely on first semester marks which come in at the end of January. I would rather see her go to one who is interested in her the person, not her the marks.

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful card! Love the crisp white! Choosing a college can be tough.....enjoy those road trips!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I can imagine how exciting it is for Andrew as he faces this new stage of life ... But also bittersweet for you as he leaves the nest! I am very thankful that all of our kids so far have gone to the local uni ... Just 1/2 hour away. And stayed home right through or until they were married. Praying that God will help you all to make wise decisions. Hugs xxx
Ps ... Great card!

Lisa Petrella said...

Perfect masculine birthday card and fantastic take on this color combo, Kim!!! And CONGRATS to Andrew on all of his success! Such an exciting time for him!

Leslee said...

What an exciting time for your son! Bozeman is a great college town as is the college! Know lots of young people who have gone there! Great card
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cm said...

Applauding your son's impressive accomplishments in receiving acceptances to such fine universities. My husband and I have been to Bozeman on two occasions (bike-race related, of course *grin*) and what a pretty little city it is. The campus seems warm and welcoming. It's so wonderful that he has 'choice' - and one will, I'm sure, stand out from the rest to make his decision clear. Prayer ans thoughts heading his way. Your card: love it!
~c