Aug 5, 2010

Teenager in the house!!

Dear Lord...I've been good.  Jake is now a teenager which means I've allowed him to survive his pre-teen years.  I didn't think I'd get thru them with his stubborn tenacity.  Please help me be strong and patient and loonnnggg suffering with him now that he is a teen.  lol  For, I know the plans you have for prosper him and not to harm give him a hope and a future.  Jeremiah 29:11  I know that 1 day all of those character traits that make his momma crazy will be great assets to him and for your good use.
Look how cute and innocent and sweet he looks at 7:30am.  He doesn't sleep in like most kids his age.  He couldn't wait to open the gift I got him.   Girls, he has grown 1 1/2 inches and 8 lbs. since June 7th recordings. 

He sure can't use it now but this Winter it'll be cool to have.  A Longhorns Letter Jacket style coat.
I always get him lots of different clothing pieces.  I'm such a Mom!! 

I finally tried something.  I was inspired by the pretty package party.  I used this Michael's clearance Christmas paper and very wide ribbon I got this past January.  I love papers that don't look like Christmas because they can be used for other special occassions.
I used an empty ribbon roll to make his gift tag.  I inked the edge and cut the scallop with my large scallop circle puch.  I used small star punches to pop dot off the red.  I saw 1 time that someone recycled these rolls for ornament making so maybe I'll try that this fall. :) 

Thrifty Thursday at Bloggeritaville

Pretty Packages Party at The Blackberry Vine

xox, DeniseMarie


  1. And to think..I raised 5 teenagers.At one time I had a senior..junior..and a freshman...argh...what memories..nightmares..and pure-dee fun!!

    Hugs..Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  2. God bless you both. :) And I love how you wrapped his gift.

  3. I'm not looking forward to the teen years but I have a little ways to go yet with my girls. :-) Your packages look too pretty to open! LOL I like them just like that! Have a great weekend!

  4. Not at the teen or preteen stage yet but it keeps getting closer. Love what you did with the package.

    Please tell Jake a belated Happy Birthday!

  5. Happy Birthday to Jake! (and happy day to the momma that has seen him grow for all of those 13 years!) thank you so much for sharing at the Pretty Packages Party!


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