My oldest daughter's 25th birthday was Thursday. When did she get to be that old? And what does that say about me? GAH! Not a one of us looks fully humanoid in this picture, except Mark and Shannon, the birthday girl.
Mark took special price in this birthday celebration, because he decorated the cake. Oh, I did the lettering, but he drew the pictures.
Here's a closer look: the yellow creatures are ducks, and the green one is a bunny rabbit. There are flowers all around them. (They weren't that easy to identify; thought I'd help you out!)
One of Shannon's presents was a pair of frames for her diplomas (gotta decorate that office!) and a promise that "we" would mat them. By "We" the clear implication was that she would select her mat colors, and I would cut the mats and frame them. I think they came out rather well!
While "we" were at it, "we" matted Mark's Christmas present, too. You all probably have the inkling that my little guy is a huge football fan. For Christmas, we bought him one share in the Green Bay Packers. (The Patriots aren't available, at least not in my price range). So I wrapped his certificate, letter of ownership and frame in a big box, and while "we" were cutting mats, Mark chose his color and we framed his ownership certificate. (Now he thinks we're going to Wisconsin for the owner's meeting in July. Not bloody likely, folks, not likely.)
Lastly, as long as the equipment was out, remember that thousand books Jeffrey found me in the newspaper for $300 about 18 months ago? Well, in one of those books was this pretty little picture. It was evidently a Christmas card, hand printed in 1977. So I chose a remnant and matted it, as well. All it needs is a frame, and I have one ordered.
So, I guess this was kind of an artsy day hereabouts. Dan's bringing home the special "New Year's Eve" foods, and we're all going to hang around enjoying each other's company!
Happy New Year to all of you, my invisible friends!