Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Where Does the Time Go?

Where does the time go?  My oldest baby, Ryan, will start high school next year.  I can still remember my baby boy with the biggest eyes in the world who as a toddler used to stand at the back door wanting nothing more than to go outside and play.  Or the sweet little first grader who was terrified to go to the soccer field because my beloved Uncle John had told him stories about the wiggly, wobbly jelly that lived in the woods.  There were woods at the soccer field!  And the young boy who worked so hard to become a strong baseball player.  And...now the teenager who is funny, confident, working hard and trying all kinds of new things:  show choir and now a part in the school play.  I'm proud of the young man he is becoming.  We spend a lot of time talking about making the right choices in life.  As he grows up, good and bad choices will cross his path.  I pray that he continues to make good choices and that any stumbles he has along the way don't set him back too far.  Pat and I keep learning as we go through the journey of parenthood.  Learning day by day when to step in and when to let his wings fly.  Tomorrow night we attend a parent night for high school scheduling....we are encouraged to work together on his schedule the four years...so that he is ready for college. College.   I know when I blink college will be on our doorstep.  So as the time goes by quickly, with each boy, I try to remind myself to cherish the little things and let each of them grow their own wings.  Oh how I love my boys.

Thank you my dear friends for letting me get my thoughts out today :).  And now onto a trio of thank you cards.  My mother-in-law asked for some thank you cards. She's Irish and she loves all shades of blue...so here you go...three different cards that I duplicated to give her a set of 10 total. Hope you like them!



23 comments:

  1. Lynn, how nice to read about your boys. I know that I don't have any kids yet, but I look forward to making these memories with them one day :) Cute story about the jelly lol! Your mother-in-law is going to love this set of thank you cards! The Irish one especially ;)

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  2. It's wonderful and scary at the same time to watch your kids grow up. This is a wonderful set of cards for your mother-in-law - I am sure she will love them :)

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  3. What a super sweet and thoughtful post regarding your oldest. Your cards are beautiful, each one showcases something different that you are so very talented at doing.

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  4. good question, where does the time go? I was on the phone with Jake last night and I still picture him as the little boy he was...that might never change!! LOL You and Pat are doing amazing things with your boys...I can tell. They are deeply loved :) Oh, that sweet little shamrock is making me smile!! As are the other blue cards...i spy some lilybee designs paper!! LOL Have a great day :)

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  5. such loving thoughts and so wise. And such gorgeous cards x

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  6. It is such a sweet and thoughtful post. Love to read your experience. Kids grow up so fast.

    beautiful set of thank you cards.

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  7. Time certainly flies by. Lovely set of cards, I love the great classic designs on the blue ones and the sweet irish one.

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  8. Your boys are so lucky to have such caring and loving parents, I'm sure they'll make you both proud in whatever they choose to do :0)
    Your set of cards are beautiful Lynn, I especially love the blue bouquet :0)
    Jenny x

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  9. All are so beautiful, Lynn; but I especially like the last one. Maybe the fine, worn damask? I don't know...so pretty...

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  11. Blogger Barb said...

    I always love reading the way you write when you have your boys on your mind and in your heart. High school - wow - the time really does go by so fast! My youngest will be a senior next year and I still can't believe it. It's funny, because you can be so proud and so sad, all at the same time. I know you know what I mean. There are times I still wish my boys were little, or that I could at least go back in time and relive some of those special times. So it's good that you're remembering to really cherish those times. Keep taking lots of photos, and continue to be the awesome mom that you are!

    I love your beautiful thank you cards! Sending hugs, Lynn! :)

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  12. Lovely cards. Thanks for visiting my blog... I am your newest follower, too!

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  13. Oh my, all three cards are GREAT!! What a nice set for your MIL! So interesting to read about watching your boys grow up. It goes WAY too fast! I had a little 6 yr. old here this weekend, and she asked me if I had any kids. When I showed her a picture of Cristina, she said "she's not a kid!" I laughed....my "kids" will always be my precious little ones, no matter how big they get.

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  14. Where does the time go indeed? It seems to pass so quickly even though we try to live and enjoy each day! High school is huge step that leads to an even bigger step! :> My nephew will be also going to hs and when I started dating my husband he was a toddler like my son! Seems like just days ago! Love our cards for you MIL love the cute shamrock and how you used blue, good for her for using thank you cards!

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  15. Gorgeous cards for your mother-in-law. That striped shamrock is so cute and the "bouquet" on the second one is gorgeous.

    I love reading about your boys and you are all so inspiring as a family - so much love and support. A beautiful family inside and out!

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  16. Oh, I so relate, and mine are so far from high school. Sigh.

    Your cards are absolutely perfect in every way! Hugs!

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  17. such pretty cards!

    I know what you mean about the time flying by with the kids...my dd, who is my oldest, will be 17 next month...17...seems much older than 'sweet 16'...sigh.

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  18. Hello Lynn,
    May I ask about Ryan's age? Our eldest is getting 15 in two weeks.
    15! Time seems to fly (but only when everything is all right - and it is (-;) He has to make choises too. He would like to become an acteur, but we would like to see him doing something else, hihi
    But, let's wait and continue to pursue discussions.

    Greetings, Judith

    PS: lovely cards, especially the green one

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  19. Beautiful CAS creations, Lynn!! Love them all!

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  20. Your words about Ryan made me weepy. Time does indeed fly by! Your CAS cards are all beautiful. That first one made me smile!

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  21. *sigh* time flies by so fast, doesn't it?! Seems like only yesterday I was holding my niece in my arms, scary to think I now teach her at secondary school!
    It sounds like Ryan is making the right choices, and that Pat and yourself are doing a great job guiding him!
    Your cards are fabby! I adore the sweetness of the first, the awesome stamping on the second and the gorgeous use of DP on the final one!
    Hugs!
    Aimes
    x

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  22. Love your simple and beautiful cards! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog, too!!

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  23. Your work is gorgeous, love the designs you create with your PTI stamps, I have so many I've never used, but I believe you're cards will inspire me. I've pinned the blue card in the middle to my Pinterest, thanks so much.

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