Saturday, December 29, 2012

Have an Epic Year!!

It's a big day in my house - my youngest is a teenager!!  Yes...I'm old.  (Actually older than you might think.  Erik, the new teenager, came home from school with a story that he thought was funny.  A teacher was talking about the first moon landing and how long ago it was - so long ago that the student's parents wouldn't even remember it.  Wrong!)

My kids get to pick their special meal on their birthdays - either home cooked or dining out.  Erik is usually quite fun as he is a foodie.  He likes new and unique food experiences and unusual restaurants.  He went an entirely different direction this year - - Golden Corral's breakfast buffet - - seriously!!!???

2012 13th Birthday

I am so uncomfortably full as I write this because I couldn't possibly say "no" to the second serving of biscuits and gravy!!

Then we wandered across the parking lot of Golden Corral to the bowling alley.

2012 13th Birthday

None of us even broke 100!!

Then I had my husband take a picture of my boys and I.

2012 13th Birthday
The shortest one is the birthday boy - a new teenager!  The biggest one actually has a birthday in a week - he'll be 17!  If anyone knows the trick to making a teenager smile, let me know.

After seeing the picture, I decided the boys needed haircuts - they both look like they have had bowl cuts.  But the only way to get Erik there was to bribe him with the extra treatments - it's $5 for that warm towel and head massage - but he loved it!!

2012 13th Birthday

Now we are home and Erik is settled into the recliner,  hair a little shorter and spikier, PS3 remote in hand, playing a new game.

2012 13th Birthday

With this picture, you can see why I went the direction that I did with his birthday card!!

Epic Year

I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  I found this one really hard - that square piece under the circle gave me headaches.  But that's why they are "challenges"!

  • Stamps: Papertrey Trey Ink Boy Basics: Game One, Grunge Me
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake CS and dsp, Pacific Point CS, Black CS
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Basic Gray
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Star Brads, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Nestabilities Circle dies


Brenda said...

Love this card - especially since I just got this stamp set for Christmas!

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Birthday Erik! A big day for him hitting the big 1-3. Don't worry I remember the moon landing too. My 17 year old will be 18 in two weeks Kim. The secret to the smile is let 17 ride out we are just starting to get the smile back again. I love your card what a perfect one for a 13 year old boy! Love it.

Tenia Nelson said...

Happy Birthday Erik!!! Awesome card too!!!

Linda Callahan said...

Wonderful card - wonderful birthday story! I am really old - my kids are in their 30's - and we still do that! They pick the menu and location of their birthday dinner! My son's always involves filet mignon or prime rib and my daughter is all about omelettes! So budget wise they sort of even out - lol!

snappy scrappy said...

Fabulous boy card. As for getting teens to smile...threats...I always say...I've got all the time in the world to stand here and take hundreds of pics of you. My kids have learned to smile quickly and get it over with. Lee-Ann :)

Allisa said...

Love your card! It is perfect!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I can't get your card pic to load but with your legendary status ... i am sure it is stunning again. I had a good laugh at your b'day story. It is always such fun to visit your blog! Hugs xxx

Kim Heggins said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful day celebrating Erik's birthday...I love all of your pictures, the one of Erik sitting back int he salon chair getting a head massage and that warm towel, how fun and what a treat! Your card is just too darn cute and I am happy to say that I just got that set so I can CASE your fabulous card. Happy New Year!

Jen said...

Great card to celebrate such a momentous occasion! It was fun to see the pics of the big celebration. What a handsome family you have (but you already know that)!

Jen Brum said...

Fabulous card Kim! I love the great masculine colours and think that image is perfect for your new teenager! Love the brads! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Tui Nathan said...

I just love the pic wth the PS3 in hand, you have captured this card perfectly for the birthday boy! What a fun day it was ... thanks for sharing the pics and your story!

Jean said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card that I will definitely be CASE-ing! I too remember the first moon landing ;). Belated Happy Birthday to Erik!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another winner in the books, Kims! Congratulations on the well-deserved honor from FMS for Erik's super fun card!

Julie Marshall said...

Great card! This is one of my all time favorite sets to use for my son and his friends. Great that chevron embossing.

Susie said...

You don't look a day over 29! What a great card for your new teen. Lots of memories made, and... a nice hair cut too : )