Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Birthdays Challenge - Candy Shoppe Designs

As you have probably noticed, this month is all about Birthdays over at the Candy Shoppe Designs challenge blog. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to create a project that reflects anything and all things birthday. The deadline for this mission is: 24 hundred hours (midnight), 21 June.

For this challenge I opted to create a LO about my DS's 'Birth' Day. Little man is turning 3 years old on 17 June, and is a true joy in our lives. He is very special to us. He is our only boy, our last child, and he joined our lives on Father's Day! It was a very emotional day for our family, especially for Big Daddy. Koen's timing was perfect!

I remember like it was yesterday, when I was in my last month of pregnancy. We were in the middle of a move from Fort Campbell, TN to Fort Lewis, WA. I was staying with my mother while Travis was getting our home set up in WA. We had originally planned on me coming to WA after Koen was born so I didn't have to travel 36 hours in a car while being 8 months pregnant with 2 little girls and a huge dog. But one day Travis called me and was upset due to the fact that he would be missing his only son being born. He wanted to be in the delivery room as he was with our girls. Due to his job he couldn't come to me, so I packed up the car, convinced my brother to drive me, and we started the drive. We made it to WA in 2 days with little to no sleep. I was 38 weeks pregnant and scared to make this trip, but in the end it was worth ever doubt, every fear I ever had. Because 12 days later, when I saw my DH holding his son, knowing that I have given him this joy, it was all that mattered.

So, yes, I am rambling....it's been a very emotionally draining week!!! But here it is. My LO dedicated to our son on his 'Birth' Day:

All entries for this Challenge will be entered into the drawing for a "Good Times" kit that has been generously sponsored by Color Me Miki. So come on over, grab something sweet, and celebrate birthdays with the Lollipop girls at CSD!
Side note: I am currently loving Paper Trunk's new Rockabilly line.....OMGoodness, this line is fun!



  1. Love this layout....and such a sweet, sweet story :)

  2. Aw that was so sweet! Happy (almost) birthday! I wish I was that creative

  3. Love this layout!!! You are a brave woman making that trek 38 weeks pregnant:-)

  4. This is so touching!! I love the misting and colors! This design is so perfect for this subject. :)

  5. This is soooooooooooooooooooo touching girl!!! I just love love love the story, the photo...and those stars are gorgeous!!! And ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh don't forget to check FAVE THINGS winners.....a girl that writes this blog is one of them! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  6. that is so fantastic and such a touching story - you are a GREAT wife :D

  7. I hope your little guy has a wonderful birthday tomorrow!!! What a beautiful layout!And what a story!! Girl, you're a trooper! I admire you for that, and I'm so happy you had a happy ending!!!! THX for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment!! xOxO deb