Saturday, August 29, 2009

Becca is 16 today!


Today is my oldest granddaughter's 16th birthday and we have been celebrating since yesterday. Ed and I took the whole family to Clyde's Tower Oaks Lodge restaurant. For those of you living in the DC area, the Clyde's group is well known for excellent dining. This one is housed in a log lodge reminiscent of the Adirondack Mountains. There are several rooms decorated in various outdoor themes (ex. hunting, fishing, English hunt etc.), an interesting decor for sure. There were 9 of us with reservations for 5:30, the parking was already filled and lining both sides of the Preserve street. In addition to us there was my son Mark, his son C.J., daughter Sue, son-in-law Sam, their kids Ellie & Roman as well as their daughter Becca who was the birthday girl. We had a wonderful dinner, excellent food and service and a good time together. This was a priceless rare time when we can all be together.
The card I made for Becca was made for a Stamp Camp with my up-line Denise. We used Summer Sun, Tempting Turquoise, Passion Pink, Whisper White and black cardstock all SU. We also under-lined the SU Lattice die with designer paper and trimmed it with a button brad made with the dsp and shapes left from the die cut Lattice.
Today continues Becca's celebrating with a trip to Six Flags to see a favorite band, her new blackberry and other gifts from the family. She is also supposed to get her learner's permit in the next few weeks......Oh how I remember being 16, almost 50 yrs ago, having fun, doing things with friends...so tame by today's standards but with the same dreams of driving. My heart is so full of love for this very special child, my 1st grandchild whom I helped to care for for her first six years. She & her mom came to live with us when she was 2 1/2 so we became very close. I'll close by saying Happy, Happy Birthday Becca!

8 comments:

Janet said...

Hey Barb - congratulations to your grandaughter for celebrating her 16th birthday - they grow up so fast. this is a great card and know that she loves it. I hope she has a great one and that you enjoy the rest of the day. HUGS ~

Sandy said...

Wonderful card! How special to have your grand daughter nearby and the close relationship you have with her. I'm sure she enjoyed the day together with you.

Gramrussell said...

Barb, thsi is gorgeous. Congrats to your granddaughter. It's a big day for her!

Jackie said...

Happy belated birthday to your granddaughter Barb! I hope she had a wonderful day....nice card btw & tfs!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your granddaughter!! I hope you enjoyed the day together!
This is a gorgeous card!! I love the bold colors. I don't use bold colors as often as I should!! Your colors make everything pop.
blessings,
Chris

Shirley said...

A big day indeed for a teen! What a beautiful card and what a lovely day you had too!

Chrissy D said...

SHe is going to love this! It is GORGEOUS, Barb!!!

Ceal said...

Beautiful card Barb... I was wondering how you are and your husband. I have not seen much of you lately.