I rarely share “life” stuff here – I try to keep this blog mostly focused on crafts.

But I wanted to thank you for Colin’s birthday wishes and share a few photos.

I am in *love* with this shirt that my friend Amy Tan made for his bowling party. Isn’t it perfect? He loved it, too. The party had glow-in-the dark bowling, and he was tickled that the “5″ and bowling pin glowed…

(If you are interested in having a cool shirt made, you can contact Amy HERE. She is a gem. I have been incredibly impressed by everything I have received from her.)

These two not only look alike, but act alike, too. I am thankful for that…

And me with my little dude. I am smiling big time because we survived his party, as *very* stressful as it was. (30 kids bowling? Eek. Thankfully, I had lots of help.)

One of the best things about Colin’s birthday is that it happens every year on the girl’s spring break. So they were there when he was born (I prayed so hard for that) and is here for his party each year. We flew in Audrey’s best friend, Mia (in the middle), for the week. We like her so much, we plan to keep her. ;)

Oh, and for those of you out there that are scared of the teen years… there is hope. These girls are great kids and have hearts of gold. Yes, there are little bumps, but that’s because God isn’t done with them yet. They are wonderful – it is possible!

Love this family.

We have a few new winners. I have emailed you…

I will be back tomorrow with a crafty post. See you then.

71 CommentsMy Life

  1. SO adorable!! Glad you pulled off the party, I cannot wait to see all the goodies. Thanks for always thinking of us for your custom shirt needs! You are the best.

  2. Paula M.

    You are so creative. I love Tim Holtz projects. I hear he’ll be on HSN tomorrow.

  3. Angie Hall

    Glad the party went well. Can’t believe how big the girls have grown. We enjoy hearing about your wonderful family. Thanks for sharing. Continued blessings to all of you.

  4. Shirley Lee

    You are definitely Super Mom giving a party for 30 kids who are around the age of 5. Colin’s shirt is so cute. Thanks for sharing your family with all of us. The girls are so sweet, too. You are all lucky to have each other. A very special happy birthday to Colin.
    Shirley L.
    Roseville, CA

  5. BEAUTIFUL photos! What a gorgeous family! so warms my heart!!

  6. you have a sweet and beautiful family, Jennifer! beautiful photos and so glad to hear that you had a blast at the party! glow in the dark bowling sounds so cool! and Colin looks so handsome in that fab shirt!! thanks for sharing, Jennifer!

  7. Edna Siu

    Love to see the sweet birthday boy, happy father and mother.
    You are perfect team. Keep it going.

  8. Ann Marie

    I love what you did with all of Tim Holz’s products! His stuff is so inspiring!

  9. crystal

    You have a beautiful family!! Thanks for sharing your photos with us

  10. I really think you should do more family posts! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your cards and pages but I also love seeing your beautiful family! Colin is a cute-pie and I am so happy that you have such a great relationship with the girls. That is really fantastic! It’s rare and you should be so proud! :)

  11. Liz Derby

    What a beautiful family….you are truly blessed!

  12. Angie in Utah

    Jennifer, what a beautiful family! Thank you for sharing this “non-craft-y” post. Loved it. :) I pray that you will be continually blessed.

  13. Pai

    WHat wonderful pictures. LOVE that shirt that you had made for colin!

  14. janet Wilson

    Beautiful photographs, Jennifer – thank you for sharing them :o )

  15. you look so beautiful!!!

  16. Your photo’s are always so gorgeous and your family look picture perfect!!! It looks like Colin had a great day. Congrats on your little one turning 5! :-)

  17. Sherry Bullard

    I love what you did with the shadow box, what a beautiful work of art! Colin is so cute in his “birthday bowling shirt”. He’s a happy boy you can see that and he looks sooooo much like you! Love the pics of the family too very sweet. Thanks for taking the time to share with us!

  18. He is precious! He looks just like his mommy! Glad the party was successful!

  19. Sharon D from Canada

    So glad to hear your little man had a good day (and that you survived it!)! Love his cute shirt!

  20. Melissa B

    Glad you survived the party and everyone had fun!

  21. Beautiful family Jennifer … love that picture. Im so glad there is hope because my lil one is 10 going on 13 and some days I wonder LOL. :) :) thanks for all your inspiration!

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