Thursday, August 21, 2014

Peace on Earth {and back to school}


 I'm in snowflake mode this week and this is 2 out of 3 Christmas cards that will be posted this week!  I love Kay's style and The Cutting Edge Challenge, so I knew I had to play along.   I also pulled out my Bazzill card stock as I love how Kay's cards always have texture on them.  The die cuts were already cut so this was a very quick card to make. The hardest part was finding a sentiment small enough to stamp.  I clearly used Kay's sketch as my jumping off point and a trio of snowflakes instead of a trio of flowers.

The boys all went back to school yesterday.  My quiet mornings getting ready for work are going to quickly change.  The three oldest will all leave the house by 7 am...so the alarms start going off at 5:45.  My alarm typically goes off at 5:15.  The three oldest also will take their showers in the morning.  Thank goodness we have all boys as I think the bathroom time would get a little crazy.

Here are a few of my favorites from yesterday morning. If you compared to the picture of last year with Ryan and Jonathon, you'd see how much Jonathon has grown in a year.  He's only a couple inches shorter than Ryan.  I have a feeling he's going to be taller.  Collin and Jonathon ride the same bus this year.  He looks so little compared to the other kids riding the bus!  Marcel has had Collin on his bus every year. This is the first year he'll be on the bus without any brothers.  In two years, he and Collin will be together again.  Marcel got up just before the three older ones left.  He'll quite often have the house to himself for about an hour before he leaves in the morning.  He knows the first day of school drill and was more than willing to take pictures with me and Pat.


Collin wasn't in the no picture mood and you can see him messing around with Jonathon here...not sure what that pose is!  Collin is going into 5th grade and this is the first year with a locker and where he changes rooms each bell. A big step up and he was a little nervous.  I have no doubt he'll have an awesome year despite the touch of nerves.
 This picture is my favorite...stealing a kiss from my little man who is still willing to give them freely!
 And doesn't this picture melt your heart...how cute are Marcel and his adorable friend Chloe. Her dad was taking a long time to get a picture on his phone to which she said, "Girls are much faster with technology than boys."  She cracks me up!
Here's to a great year for all four boys!

13 comments:

  1. Great first day of school pictures, Lynn. And great card, too. I love that you went a whole different way with the inspiration. And one more Christmas card done. :)

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  2. Love your Christmas card, Lynn! I had the same idea but to use Poinsettias but my die is too small. Great back to school pictures.

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  3. First off LOVE your card! I'm a sucker for snowflakes and those are lovely! I can see the texture on your card stock too! Don't you love that! Thanks so much for mentioning me :) Your photos are adorable! All of your boys are so cute! The last two photos really made me smile! :)

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  4. what wonderful photos, they all look adorable. I just love the texture on your card and the soft pink base is so cute for a xmas card x

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  5. Gorgeous card and great photos :) You look stunning !!

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  6. LOVE your silver snowflakes with the pink and those Back to School photos are priceless, especially Marcek with his friend! How SWEET!

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  7. A trio of snowflakes......perfect!!! I love that you thought out of the box to make this!!! Man, I can't wait to see you work in action next month! Love your style Lynn! Thanks so much for playing along with the Cutting Edge Challenge!

    Your boys have grown up so much.....I enjoy your family posts!!! Here's to a great school year!!!

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  8. Love the pink on your card...so pretty!
    what fabulous pictures...such a good lookin' group!

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  9. Swooning over this beauty - pinned for future casing :) Great first day of school photos. With the teachers strike and negotiations occurring, not sure when we will be starting here...fingers crossed for a decent settlement sooner than later. Adore Chloe's comment LOL! and what a cute picture of the two of them!

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  10. I LOVE those snowflakes...they are always so stunning! I know your boys will have a great year...full of sports and show choir! They are getting so tall! Collin took some good pics at first! LOL Hi and best wishes to them all!

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  11. This is just GORGEOUS! Love those snowflakes.

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  12. Beautiful card and so great to see your boys on the pics! You have a great foursome!! Think they will enjopy the new schoolyear...just as my daughter who starts next week. Enjoy the weekend!

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  13. Time to start putting on some Christmas music to get in the mood...it won't be long til it IS Christmas!! Your card is lovely, Lynn...love the untraditional colors on Christmas cards...the pink and silver...wonderful together! Your sons are growing up!! Yes, cherish the kisses...maybe Marcel will keep giving them no matter how old he gets...it could happen:):)!! So happy to have you be a part of the challenges:)!! Hugs!!

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