Saturday, February 23, 2013

{show choir road trip}


We're off on a road trip this morning to just south of Cleveland. Ryan's show choir is competing today and I'm heading north with my mum, sister-in-law, Laura and two of my nieces, Elizabeth and Olivia.  We're really looking forward to watching them and time for the girls to hang out together!

So...how do we prepare for show choir weekends?  Well, here's the text from Ryan on Thursday:
"I need flavor blasted goldfish like last time...pringles...and for drinks can i have vitamin water it has to be screw on caps though...Also i need strawberries for french...And axe hair gel for the night show (: thank you i love you mom your the best! i hope you feel better too...and i'm not sucking up to you(:

The kids all ride up on a bus and it is about a 4 hour drive so they do need snacks, but I have to tell you the hair gel cracked me up.  During the day show he doesn't use hair gel, but if they make it to the finals the girls typically get a hold of the boys' hair and his normally has gel.  I'm not a big fan of it, but did you know that Axe sells all different types:  refined, messy, spiked, charged.  I went with refined...and I did tell him he was sucking up to me!  Thankfully the head cold from early this week seems like it is just about gone.

And how does my mum prepare for show choir weekends?  Email from Thursday night:  Lynn, Do you need me to bring anything for this weekend? (wine?) Love, Mum.  Well, of course, we need some wine (don't worry, we'll have a night cap in the hotel room!

If you've made it this far, you may be wondering about my card!  My card is for my beautiful mum.  Today would have been my parent's 50th wedding anniversary.  We certainly still feel my dad's love everyday, but I wanted her to know I was thinking of her today and we'll have a special toast with our wine tonight toasting the 42 years of wonderful marriage they had before my dad passed away.

My card was inspired by the fun colors and patterns on the Muse card for this week.  I think the sentiment is perfect for today.
 

32 comments:

Hannelie said...

Such a clean and fresh approach to the muse card Lynn, I love it!
Lucky mum to receive this!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful, crisp, fresh card and I'm sure your Mum will appreciate that sentiment.
Caroline xxx

Neets B said...

This is lovely, your mum will love it I'm sure :)

Jackie said...

Have a fun trip Lynn! Your Mum will LOVE this card. It's so sweet with the colorful hearts in the background!

Kristie Goulet said...

Great card for your Mum! Have a fun and safe trip!

Anonymous said...

What a special sentiment for your Mum, and such a wonderful take on the Muse card! Enjoy your trip! Anita :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

How fun are those bg hearts! Cute card. Have fun on your trip today - good luck to the kids~

sandie said...

Oh have a great weekend, what a lot of fun I know you will have. I love this card and it made me smile as I have been saving this sentiment for my Mum and Dad's 50th as I thought it was perfect x

Barb said...

I love that text from Ryan - what a sweetheart! I've got one from my oldest, saved on my phone, that has an "I love you mom" in it. Warms your heart, doesn't it?

Love your card too, Lynn! Those tiny, little hearts stamped in the background are so cute!

Have a WONDERFUL time! We expect photos soon! :)

Maureen said...

oh, I've got tears, Lynn. Such a beautiful card. You know I love the way you work Verve with your CAS style :) I have that PS die on it's way to me and I love the way you've used it with the twine. Ryan and your mum are too funny. It would be fun to see them both on a road trip together! Safe travels! And have a night cap for me!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

What a touching card. So fabulous!

Angeline said...

thats a very beautiful card for your mum! *hugs*!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the colors and geometric designs and of course LOVE the texts? Do they know you post them??!!! LOL!

SeattleStamper said...

Love your fun and bright take on the challenge!

Deanna Jean said...

Love this! Super sweet hearts and great colors. I hope you have a wonderful trip and lots of great memories.

Tracey McNeely said...

Lynn your post today just makes me smile. Ryan's text to you just cracked me up, I remember the days of Axe (don't worry it is relatively short lived). Your Muse card is fabulous Lynn, the heart are perfect! Enjoy your weekend and your night cap!

landerson213 said...

Love the hearts in the background and that notebook die is so fun! :)

Lauren
http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

Marisa said...

Just loooove that first card!! Such a fun set of heart rows :) Loving the bright geometric feel to the second card. Two winners! Fingers crossed for the choir!! Busy w/e but what a wonderful time to share with your son! You are a good mom ((hugs))

Loly Borda-Towery said...

That sentiment is perfect for your lovely stamping. I love your card! TFS

Amy Kolling said...

Ok I just love your fun card Lynn! What stamp set is this......I must put it on my list! Have fun with the show choir....have fun with your mom and cherish every minute!!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOL! LOVE the conversations! I look forward to the day mine cares enough to remember to comb his hair at all ;). And good luck to your big kiddo!

Your card is ever so perfect and absolutely gorgeous!

Sara Mac said...

Oh my gosh too funny about preparing for a show choir road trip. That text cracked me up. Best of luck to Ryan and team! Have a blast. We'll be up for a night cap next weekend:)

Onto to the card -- I love that you made your mom this sweet and sentimental card. So touching.

Laurie Chilton said...

Lynn of love your card and I'm sure that your mum will love it too. Your use of white space is stunning and I love the way you repeated the hearts in different colors. Well done! Best of luck to Ryan and the team! :)

Suzanne said...

I love that text! He's so funny! And your card is so perfect!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love this card, Lynn! Beautiful hearts in the background. Have a great trip!

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous card!! Now, I was cracking up over the story...those kids...they really do love you but, have to get in all the chores/needs!! And... What a perfect mum...a little glass of wind to go to sleep with!!

Keke said...

Love your sentiment!

Jen W. said...

Your card is awesome! Such a great take on the muse card and the sentiment is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing the text and email - good to start off the day with a giggle! :)

Lisa Petrella said...

Fun post, Lynn! Your family sounds like they're a hoot! And I LOVE the card you made for you mum!!! So perfectly CAS and AWESOME!!!

Marion said...

Yay Lynn on being a featured member at Muse this week! Your card is amazing! I love your notebook page.

Noelle said...

Ryan sounds like a really good teen, Mom! Axe hair gel.... these boys, I tell ya! ;) Darling card, I'm sure your dad loved the toast as well <3

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Lots of white and a bit of color is such a great look.