Birthday wishes and giveaways winners…

Hey there!

First, I wanted to announce the winners of the four Tim Holtz dies: Denise, Shari, Carol and Jen Shipley.  I will email you each.

Also, I wanted to do a huge shout out to my sweet step-daughter, Kay, who turned 15 today.  We decided to surprise her with a gift that would make her smile big time.

This weekend, Kay and I are headed to NYC for a few Broadway shows and site-seeing and eating and fun.

Kay loves theater and acting and wants to live in NYC someday.  (In fact, she is redoing her room to be an NYC-theme.)  So, tonight, when we told her we were going, she was one very happy girl.  Love this face…

Kay Finding out NYC 

Kay is proof for every mom out there that teenage girls can be delightful, kind and wonderful.

And, along with our family tradition, she was silly-stringed.  This time she had two cans exploding at her – one from each of her siblings…

Kay Silly String

The two of us will have such fun in NYC.  We could chat for days… check out cute boys… eat… shop… laugh… chat… eat… take pictures.  I am so so so so very blessed to be her mum.  SO very blessed.

Kay and I

And one of the best things about going to NYC is that Kay will get to meet my friend Kelly.  Kelly is an amazing gal with such a sense of who she is, adventure and appreciation of life.  I would love Kay to grow up to be like Kelly, so this will be very special for me.

I will be tweeting throughout the weekend.  Can't wait.

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  1. jaemom

    Aww, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, KAY! I adore these photos, especially the one of delighted surprise. The silly string strip is awesome. I’m so excited for you gals to go to NY, seems like such a special, special time. (Wish I could go and visit my sis!) This post warms my heart. Enjoy your weekend!!!

  2. Pippa67

    You lucky girls. Happy birthday and have some fun during the weekend.

  3. Happy 15th Birthday Kay, sure look like you had lots of fun! Beautiful photos of two bonny ladies, have a great weekend, take careX:)

  4. what a wonderful birthday gift for Kay!! have a great weekend in NYC!! love the beautiful photos you shared!!

  5. ReNi

    Happy birthday, Kay! Have a nice trip :)

  6. anthontte

    congratulations to all the winners! wooohoooo! partyyyyy!!!

    kay, you are beautiful! happy birthday to you and enjoy your special day!

  7. Rosana

    Happy Birthday Kay…and yes Jen, I agree with you…I have a teenage daughter that is just like…hope you girls have a great weekend…If ever I make it to the States NYC would be my first stop too….

  8. Sharon Reid

    Yes, teenage girls are not always difficult. My two girls (now 20 and 21) were a joy and gave me very little trouble. We are also going on our dream trip to NYC this summer. My husband asked me where I wanted to go most in the world and I said NYC. I also said I needed to take our daughters because it would just not be the same without them! We are so excited to see all the sights and go to some plays! Have fun on your trip.

  9. Linn

    she’s a gorgeous girl.. i dare say she lQQks like you :) )

  10. Sandi N.

    Jennifer

    Kay is so blessed to have loving families to guide her through life and teach
    her so much about the world giving her the skills to grow into a lovely young
    lady.

    I wish for you and Kay to have a wonderful weekend full of sweet memories.

    Sandi N.

  11. Winnie

    Hope Kay and you have a great time in NYC..I am born and raised here and work in Manhattan M-F….It is a fab place, so I can see why she loves the idea of moving here someday…. Enjoy your shows….yummy restaurants here too…..and hot pretzels on the street corner are a must… Have fun.

  12. Leah

    So I am sitting here holding my youngest, who just turned a year old this week. And I thought I would look up your website. I have always enjoyed you over at youtube…I perfect place for me to sit and feel inspired while I hold my baby and nurse, can’t exactly craft. Anyways I wanted to come by and tell you how much I love your work (or fun as it may be!). I can’t wait to come back and visit again!
    Have a wonderful time on your girls day out!
    =o) Leah

  13. Happy birthday to kay! Hope you have a great time in my neck of the woods.

  14. SuZeQ

    What a gift you have in your step-daughter. Love her to pieces.

  15. charlene

    Happ Birthday, Kay, have fun! And aren’t you guys so cute together?

  16. Jamie V

    I’m glad that you have a fantastic relationship with your step-daughters, I was raised by a wonderful step-dad and he made me forget there was actually never a blood bond between us, ours happened to be much stronger.

    Hope your weekend was magical!

  17. ava

    Enjoy those girls!!!

  18. julie

    FABULOUS pictures Jennifer! {ok, I’m right here next door and I did not know she cut her hair – it’s absolutely adorable!!)

  19. thanks you, jennifer! :)
    just wanted to let you know that i received my awesome prize and can’t wait to start PLAYING!!! :)
    YOU are an inspiration!!! :)
    have a ScrapHappy week!!! :)
    shari :)

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