Thursday, January 13, 2011

Big Birthday Wishes

Two years ago our daughter Megan met a man and spent a lot of time with him.  When she didn't bring him home to meet us, I asked a thousand questions that typically went something like this.
 Me:  What's his name?  How old is he?  Does he have a job?  Is he married?  Is he divorced?  Does he have children?  Has he ever been in jail?  Where did you meet him?
Megan:  In a bar.
Me:  What kind of a person do you meet in a bar??
Megan:  Mom, I was in the bar, too!
Me:  Oh, yeah...When can we meet  him?
Megan:  When I'm ready.
Me:  Well, I wanna meet him now!
Megan:  Moooooom!!
About three months later we met him, Mr. Jason Windland, and when they left I turned to my husband and said, "He's the one!"  Just two months later he asked for our permission to propose to our daughter, and on September 25, 2010 they were married.
Isn't she beautiful (not that I'm partial or anything!)?  I know they will love each other forever!  
Yesterday was his birthday, and because he lost his mom just a year ago, he asked me to make her goulash for his birthday dinner.  I was honored.
Here's the card I made to celebrate his special day, pairing Papertrey Ink's Birthday Bash Sentiments and accessories with some Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 DP. 
Thanks for visiting, and have a super day!


  1. She IS beautiful. I love the picture of the two of them and her dress is fab! Your card is cool. I love that patterned paper.

  2. I'm emotional today. That brought tears to my eyes. What a sweet sil. and I'm casing this card. Didn't know what to do with that paper.

  3. So sweet! Thanks for sharing your story and lovely card for your SIL!

  4. Beautiful card and an even nicer story to go with it. And hey......I met my husband in a bar, too! ;-)

  5. Your daughter is beautiful, but then she has a pretty mom. How did the goulash turn out? It's tricky when you have to make a favorite recipe of which there are so many versions.
    Great use of the DP.

  6. That is a really fun card! And I love the story, so lovely!!

  7. What an honor to be asked to make someone's special recipe! That's trust and love for sure. Beautiful couple and lovely card.

  8. Very cool card, Sue! Hope you are enjoying your Xmas goodies!

    And I love the story too. It's very sweet!

  9. What a wonderful story! And I'm not just saying that because it is about me! Love you momma! And your cards, too!