Thursday, January 5, 2012


These are the kind of pictures you get when you put it off until 2am the morning one of the kids leaves. 

My kids birthdays are fairly close together and right after Christmas, end of December and mid January.  

Picture taken after BD round one

 So the little girl is already back in Minnesota, although school doesn't start for a couple more weeks, she's working.  Just to make conversation my last night with her this past August I asked if she had thought any about her 21st BD in Dec.  Why was I surprised when she already had a plan?!  The plan was to go out with some friends here in TX after midnight the day before, then have a family breakfast before catching a flight to MN to spend her BD night with friends there.  And that is what she did, ha!  In all fairness, you do have to book early to get good air prices.  

Picture taken after picking little girl up from downtown BD round one
 The boy is still in town, thank God for local girlfriends.  But school starts for him next week and he'll be off before his BD so we're going to dinner tonight to celebrate.  

Presents are always kind of a jumble, they make their lists and we figure out what to give when.  This year the boy went to a Packer game as part of his presents.  Then only had a few things on his list, including a fry pan and muffin tin!  Mr. Excitement is still deciding what he wants for his BD.

So with the hubbub of family visiting, exchanging gifts, and getting ready for the little girl to leave, we found ourselves presentless on BD eve!  Apparently that dress was not a BD gift but and exchange for Christmas gift, ugh!  Such a bad mommy, off to Target to get a card and CD and what not.  But I did make this necklace for the momentous occasion of her 21st birthday.

Can be worn long or double up and short

21st key charm

St. Christopher and/or guns for protection

Happy 21st Little Girl!
 And Happy 23rd Birthday to the Boy!

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So annoying!!!
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  1. The necklace is stunning just like your other creations. Love the special touch with the 21 on the heart key. I'm sure she loved it.
    My boys come and go so fast...always so busy with friends, work, and school.
    A very happy new year to you and your family.

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  3. OHHHH her necklace is fabulous! it's hard when the kids come home and have to split their time... I want to keep them locked in the house all to my self, but alas that will not do! it sounds like your holidays are quite busy between Christmas and their birthdays! Now go and relax a bit mom, and take the down time to create more gorgeousness!
    happy 2012! t.xoxoxoox

  4. Looks like you've been having some fun family times! The necklace turned out so beautifully...what a special keepsake for her milestone birthday!

  5. So nice to see pics of M and N all grown up. I know what you mean about the holidays and the kids leaving too soon. The 21st necklace for M is an awesome gift all by itself and I laughed out loud at the St Christopher and the guns side by side for protection...That's being a mom in a nutshell...beauty, prayer, and toughness.

  6. Susanne your kids are BEAUTIFUL....Bad Mum indeed....They both look very HAPPY & the necklace you made your Daughter will provide her with MANY a smile & happy memory....!!!!!

    Tamarah :o)

  7. PS: The Saint Christopher / gun combo made me smile & think IMMEDIATELY of Texas....**wink**....So can't wait to get back to my 'other' home.... :o)