Andrew comes back from D.C. tonight! I've begged him for pictures - and all I got from their experiences at the inauguration yesterday was this...
(Luckily there is a professional photographer on the trip so I am able to view much better pictures on that gentlemen's website!)
This picture was taken during the President's inaugural speech - I'm not sure real sure what we are looking at in this photo except a subset of the million people in attendance!!
To hear Andrew relate the story, it was not the best day for the group. They walked for over three hours fighting crowds all the way, got there just as the President started speaking and, even though the news is reporting a flawless event, Andrew says the jumbo-tron wasn't working at all and the sound system was cutting in and out. So he didn't see or hear a thing. Then they had all afternoon to kill - I think their travel agent let them down because they were planning to visit museums - but they were ALL closed!! Don't feel too bad for them - they have had the last day and a half to visit - so they have seen the monuments, toured the Capitol, the Spy Museum, the Holocaust Museum, and Arlington (he has a picture of the President's helicopter lifting off when they were there on Sunday). They also have until mid-afternoon today before they head to the airport but I don't know what they will be visiting.
Typical teenager - do you know what his trip highlights have been?
1. There is a microwave in their room and a grocery store across the street - so they buy big bags of frozen Pizza Rolls to snack on!
2. He was so exhausted yesterday that for the first ever in his whole life - he had a cup of coffee. Well, actually, a Starbucks Cinnamon Dolce latte which is more dessert than coffee. And he liked it!!
In fairness, he has spent a lot of time in D.C. since my husband's brother and family, his mother and many cousins are in the area and we visit regularly. So I'm not overly surprised that his highlights weren't seeing the sites!!
It has just dawned on me that I need to make him a welcome home card with a cup of coffee on it - so I better get working!!
- Stamps: Stampin' Up Seasonal Sayings
- Paper: Stampin' Up Real Red
- Ink: Memento Black
- Accessories: Simon Says Stamp Falling Hearts die, Dress It Up Heart Button, The Twinery Maraschino Twine, Hobby Lobby brand ribbon
Kim I am laughing so hard and your recount of Andrew's big trip! When my son has traveled I usually get stories about their hotel and all the pranks they pull. Oh teenagers! Now your card is so worth the $11.50, your next card is only $7.33! ha ha I love the red and that fantastic ribbon and heart button!ReplyDelete
Love your mathematics Kim LOL! Another perfectly sweet valentine with a fabby polka dot sentiment too boot! Teenage boys...ours had a high school trip to Canada ~ the plays were boring but he found a cool hat!!!ReplyDelete
Pretty card!! Teens crack me up!!Lee-Ann :)ReplyDelete
Another terrific card! Love that striped ribbon and heart shaped bow with the twine. I also love the black polka dot "LOVE". Every element of your card always works SO WELL with the others. I'm just in awe of your talent.ReplyDelete
What an AMAZING card!!! I LOVE every single inch of it! Kim it's just PERFECT!ReplyDelete
Yes that's justifiable. Fantastic card.ReplyDelete
Definitely a good purchase, another fab card. Isn't it all about food with teenage boys??? xReplyDelete
That die is worth it's weight in gold! Both cards look amazing, and knowing how I love to play with intricate dies, I'd be inserting different colored hearts into those tiny holes! I love that heart-shaped button!ReplyDelete
I'd say this card alone was totally worth purchasing that die! You've done a perfect job with it.....a real eye catcher! Thanks for playing at Dynamic Duos this week!ReplyDelete
Still lovin' that die and everything else on this card. Especially the twine bow that's so perfect and that little heart gem!ReplyDelete
Um, that die is TOTALLY worth it! What an amazing card, Kim! LOVE that heart button and I just adore your layered bow! GORGEOUS! Hope school is going well! If you have time, I'd love for you to come and play along at Inkspirational and Technique Tuesday! HUGS and have a great rest of your week! :)ReplyDelete
Fantastic card! You could send me one--it would lower the cost;). Just email me for my snail mail address and I'll do the same for you.ReplyDelete
This is so pretty!!! I think you can totally justify your die buy! hehehe!ReplyDelete
Hi Kim! Great story about your son! I think that die is totally worth it. It is on my wish list, but I keep buying other stuff! I love both cards that you made with it!ReplyDelete
Knowing you, Kims, and seeing your adorable card yesterday (!), you will more than get your money's worth out of this fantastic die! Lust! This card, mwah all over its face - I declare it the 2013 poster card for V, ugh, I wish I could use the abbreviation, but I'll be good ... anyways, it is!!ReplyDelete
I thoroughly enjoyed your summary of Andrew's historic inaugural visit!! He had fun every single second even if the Big Event was (for his group) pretty much of a disaster.
I'll bet you made him a darling coffee card!
Great card. and I see that I'm not the only one that feels like they HAVE to use something to justify the cost. But I think this die is so worth it, your cards have turned out beautifully with it.ReplyDelete
And ... Kim ... You can add some value ... Cos you're giving me ideas how to use mine!! Gorgeous! Hugs xxxReplyDelete
i love this die too... and the price put me off... but your cards make me want to buy it!!ReplyDelete
Terrific card, Kim! Just love the die and the look of it on your cards but the cost would have made me think twice too! Perfect sentiment, pretty ribbon & love the button! Nice job! :)ReplyDelete
My son came home from touring a university that he is considering for next year, and the first thing he does is whip out the cafeteria's menu and says: "you won't believe the food!" Yep, that's certainly your first consideration when choosing where you'll go to college. Sigh. Your card is lovely! That is an amazing die - well worth it :o) Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!ReplyDelete
Love that die, Thanks so much for joining us on the Dynamic Duos.ReplyDelete
Just awesome, Kim! Love the little falling hearts and that perfect bow! SO glad you joined us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)ReplyDelete