Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Happy Birthday Ryan!




Today we're celebrating my oldest's 17th birthday.  I will admit to being a very proud mom.  He is growing into a very nice young man.  Most importantly, I love that he is happy.  He enjoys school, show choir, writing music, umpiring and hanging out with his friends.  He loves being with his family especially his cousins.  I love that we consistently here that he is outgoing, confident yet not cocky, and not afraid to have conversations with his friends and their parents.  He may not know it yet, but I know that he'll more than succeed in life.  He has a calm way with others that will serve him well his entire life. I'm proud of him and love him more than words can say.  Happy 17th Ryan! 
And before I go, I have a card to share with you for my dear friend, Sandy's daughter.  She'll see this card before Ashley does!  Ashley graduates next week from 8th grade.  My card features the school colors of her high school.  Ashley is a beautiful, amazingly talented young lady.  I can't wait to see what all she accomplishes in high school. She's bright, outgoing and an amazing volleyball player. Here's to an amazing start to high school for Ashley.  The card is for the Viva La Verve sketch.

25 comments:

Hannelie said...

Congratulations to Ryan Lynn!
You have reason to be proud of him!
I love your card today Lynn! the colors are so pretty, and you added a perfect bow!

sandie said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan.
I do love that ribbon and bow, I must remember to pull out some ribbon!

Deepti said...

Happy birthday to Ryan!! Ur card is so beautiful, love the colors u picked

Sara Mac said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan from all us Macs!!! Hope he has a fantastic day. I love what you wrote about him -- so true. As for your card, it's wonderful. You nailed that sketch and the bow is just perfect.

Barb said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan! He is such a handsome young man, Lynn and it sounds like he is growing up with all the right tools to have a successful, happy life - you are so blessed!

Love your gorgeous card! Those colors look amazing together!

Maureen said...

happy birthday, Ryan! I love reading about your oldest, Lynn...and no surprise that he and all your sons are such fine young men. You and Pat have created a special family environment for all of them to feel secure and flourish :) Hmmm, that sounds like my lit review! LOL I love the colours and flow of this card! Gorgeous aqua and grey! ox

Sue Lelli said...

Congratulations on raising such a fine young man. You should be so proud! Love your card. Love the colors. Fabulous design Lynn!

Marisa said...

ADORE the card, just pinned it :) Such a yummy colour combo and use of Verve! Happy Birthday to your son and no wonder he is such a wonderful guy - he has two amazing parents! Lucky some girl will be to call him her husband one day :) Lord knows the world needs more men like him! Hugs to you :)

Noelle said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan! You have been an amazing mom, Lynn, so I am not surprised that he is an amazing kid. :) LOVE this card, those are great colors! My high school colors were blue and bright orange-ugh! ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan Lynn, and yes you should be so proud of your son. From everything you ever say about him he sounds like such a wonderful young man. They grow so quickly, blink and you miss it--so glad that you didn't. He is a fine young man because he has great parents who support him. Love your graduation card--fantastic colours!

Gerrina said...

Happy Birthday to Ryan! He sounds like a boy who will accomplisch what he wants... and a son to be proud of!
What a beautiful card! Such great colours and so well balanced.
Hugs, Gerrina

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

you so rock the boys, birthday cheer to your not-so-little man.

Chunyuan said...

Happy birthday to Ryan, and congratulations to you to have such a nice young man!

Kara said...

beautiful card! happy birthday to Ryan!

Bobby said...

What a handsome young man. Happy Birthday, Ryan.

Joyce said...

Happy birthday to your handsome son. He sounds like just the sort of boy I hope my daughters will bring home some day (in the distant future!!!) And, your card today is just lovely. Congrats to the graduate.

Jinny Newlin said...

Such a pretty creation! LOVE that palette to bits and all the layers, Lynn! Go, you ;)! And a big happy birthday to your man! What a priceless tribute, mom!

Diane Jaquay said...

The card is gorgeous, Lynn! And Happy Birthday to Ryan! He sounds a lot like my Connor (who's 17 and his middle name happens to be Ryan!) We're lucky to have such wonderful sons :)

~amy~ said...

Yay for your boy!!! You did great Momma!

Your card is wow!!!!!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday, Ryan! Congratulations on raising such a lovely son, Lynn!

The card for Ashley is gorgeous! I'm sure she'll love it!

Julia Aston said...

What wonderful pictures of your oldest son Lynn and what a fine young man he is - no wonder you are so proud - and good for you as his mother who brought him to this stage of life!! Love that dual image Sr. Pic - how fun! and your card is lovely for your friends daughter - what nice colors and design - love all the layers and pretty blooms!

Ida said...

Happy birthday Ryan.
Wow he's growing into quite the handsome young man.

Your card is so pretty. Loving the colors you used, very soothing.

Kelly Griglione said...

Aww, Mama, what a beautiful and sweet tribute to your handsome son!! Talking with parents is HUGE. I love it when that happens. Awesome graduation card too!

Nonni said...

Your son sounds like a great young man. Congrats to him and to proud mum! :)

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh my this is such a beautiful card <3