Top of the Morn' to ya.
Tis' a fine St. Patrick's Day here in Limerick, PA.
I called it family planning?
Well it was a wonderful experience, watching the differences in their development, motor skills and speech. I could talk about all that for hours, but there are things to be done.
Named after their father and myself, we call them by their middle names. Anne and Brent. Jump ahead several years-first born-Anne was a stay at home Mom. When her daughter, Laney (my first granddaughter) started school Anne chose to drive a school bus. She figured that would work out well, they'd always have the same days off. I made her this bus shaped card and wrote on the bumper"This bus driver ROCKS". Anne is a fun and energetic Mom always laughing and playing music...loud.
Lynn Pratt is the designer of these vehicle shaped cards. She offers dozens of tutorials for amazing projects- just click on her name to find the link.
Born 6 minutes after Anne, Brent has had to deal with having 3 sisters picking on him all his life. I think that had a lot to do with his sense of humor.
Brent served with the 82nd Air Borne division at Fort Bragg, NC. He traveled far and wide often escorting high ranking military officers through Europe. After serving for 4 years and breaking his leg, unable to jump out of airplanes he returned home.
Fast forward several years. Brent became an apprentice for an electric company. He got married and is now a foreman, and the father of my 2 youngest grandchildren- Rylee-6 and Wyatt-5. I made his card to look like a military jeep. You know they are twins... so the cards had to have similarities. The twins remain very close and live just 5 miles apart. Anne is hosting a party for us today at her new home.
"So long as you are learning, you are not growing old. It's when a man stops learning that he begins to grow old." Joseph Hergesheimer
I'll be back soon to post some photos of the beautiful gifts my sister Deborah made
just for me.
Be well, Carole