Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy 90th

We have returned from Florida and a successful move. The drive down with the trailer was arduous. While we were filling the trailer we realized it had a flat tire. Of course U-Haul was closed so Tom pumped it up hoping it would hold air and it did pretty well. It rained the entire day during the drive and on three occasions we had traffic jams for accidents; some of them as long as an hour. So after leaving about 7am we finally arrived about 10:45pm. Loooong day! After arriving we had to unload so we would have something to sleep on. So most of his stuff went into his garage and we moved the couch to his apartment so we could sleep on it. Saturday we moved things in and put them away and shopped for things he needed including new mattresses. While we still had the U-Haul we picked up his mattresses to save the delivery fee and then turned in the U-Haul. Dinner that night was at The Fish House on the bay. Sunday we visited the Naval Aviation Museum. What a wonderful museum and it's free. We also went up into the lighthouse. We could see the Blue Angel jets on the runway from the lighthouse as well as mile of coastline. And then we had dinner at Flounders and saw the sunset on the beach. But we didn't stay long because it was cold and windy. It never got above 50 while we were there and there was a constant cold wind. Needless to say there was no swimming or shorts. We drove home on Monday. Our plan had been to stay in Nashville, TN and see a show at the Opry but they were closed on Monday so we just continued on home. Started at 7:30 am and made it home by 8pm. Much better than the trip down but still a long day. Glad to be home. I did go back to work today for one day but now I am off until next Tuesday with another trip on the horizon to see Tom's family this weekend.

My card tonight is for a family celebration this weekend. Tom's aunt will be celebrating her 90th birthday in December and we are going to a party for her on Sunday. So this is the card I made for the occasion.

The image and designer paper is from Doodle Pantry. I used Spellbinders Labels 13 for the Happy 90th tag. And I added the red Stickles around the Label and into some of the background flowers. And the red ribbon with a knot completes the card. The 90 is cut from a Cuttlebug die that probably came with my Cuttlebug machine. I am entering these challenges:

Thanks for stopping by today. It didn't make it above freezing today here so I hope it's warmer where you are. To all my U.S. friends I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Our day will be quiet; just Tom and I and I'll be thinking about all the things I am thankful for. I am so blessed! I hope you are too.

Donna

11 comments:

Debbie said...

Sounds like you had quite a trip!! Hopefully now you can relax a bit now!!

Beautiful card!!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Debbie said...

Oops! I forgot to say...
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Stef H said...

at least you missed the storm. glad your trip went well.

fabulous card. "aunty" will love it! have a truly wonderful and very blessed thanksgiving!

hugs :)

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Wow! 90th birthday. A lovely card to celebrate. And WOW...such a long trip in such a short amount of time. I just can't imagine! Kudos to you and your DH for the moving.

Nancy said...

90...I can't even imagine turning 90! Great card I am sure she will love it! Thanks for linking it up with us over at Seize the Birthday.

Lin said...

These bright happy colors are great for the occasion! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Pat (mspfd) said...

That was a long trip hauling a trailer! Glad you travelled safe and had a much better trip home. Your card is so pretty. Tom's aunt will love it! Have a fun time at the celebration.

Glenda Atkins said...

That was quite a trip you had, you must have exhausted. Glad your son got settled in! Happy Birthday to your Aunt, not everyone makes it to 90. The card is wonderful and love the Doodle pantry image!
hugs
Glenda!

Melissa Craig said...

This is a very nice take on the sketch and 90! Wow!! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Jessi Fogan said...

What a move! Whoa. Glad you have some time off to recuperate afterwards!
I love this bright & cheerful card for a 90th birthday! I hope the party was fun :) Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Great card! Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

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