Saturday, December 31, 2011

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!

13 comments:

~~louise~~ said...

My son is going to be 40 in February so let's just pass that question right up, lol...

I'm telling you, Marjie, that boy has talent! He should find a recipe contest that offers a scholarship and jump right in!!!

Marion was matting pictures the other day. I tell ya, some people are just so "artsy" not me, as you know:)

What a GREAT idea to buy that stock. I use to buy my kids Disney stock for special occasions. I don't think they really appreciated it until they were off to college!

Better dash. Wishing You and Your Beautiful family a Healthy, Safe & Happy New Year, Louise.

Muffy's Marks said...

Enjoy 2012. My wish for you is that is the best year ever! Happy New Year.

Pam said...

Happy New Years!!!

Audrey said...

There is a lot of love in that wonderful home of yours...it reflects you very well!! Happy New Year.

Linda said...

Happy birthday Shannon and Happy New Year to you all and all the best in the coming year.

Sue said...

If I'd only known what a good framer you are, I'd have packed up my tons of paintings, prints and documents and headed north. Have a safe and happy New Year.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Marjie, Happy New Year to all in your family too. Birthday cake looks fabulous. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

SissySees said...

Happy birthday to Shannon! Photographer, cake decorator... and football team owner. Happy '12 to all of you.

Big Dude said...

Nice job on the framing and great gift for your young football man.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year 2012..may you and yours enjoy many wonderful times together, yummy foods, lots of laughter and love...read your blog daily it is wonderful..how talented is your family..wow whee, it is because of a wonderfully talented mom and dad as you both are..enjoy 2012....

joolzmac said...

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Cheers - Joolz

gMarie said...

Oh JB would love to do his own framing - maybe someday. The Princess splurged on a share of the Packers too! g

Nichole said...

Great job on the cake Mark! And I think as an owner you SHOULD get to go to that meeting! ;)