Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Birthday, Dad

It was my Dad's 82nd birthday today and we had my parents over for dinner. We had a really nice time, especially since we were able to celebrate via webcam with my sister in Indianapolis. My sister's in-laws are there from Glasgow for three weeks to help her out following the birth of her second child, a boy, so it was really nice to see everyone!

If you were reading this blog last year, you will know that my Dad is extremely active and probably more fit than most people half his age even though he has been treated for diverticulosis and liver cancer. He does tai chi on his own in the mornings and goes swimming almost every day with my mom. I hope I'll have that level of fitness when I'm his age!

This card features the beautiful tulips from Unity's To the Moon & Back and a two-part sentiment from Nothing But Blue Skies. The sentiment is very appropriate since Chinese New Year is coming up in two days and it is one of the things we always say to our loved ones at that time of year.

Sources: GinaK 120lb pure luxury White cardstock; Unity January 2011 Kit of the Month - To the Moon & Back; Unity February 2010 Kit of the Month - Nothing But Blue Skies; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Copics

25 comments:

Julie Hoffman said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad Emily! What a pretty and cheerful card. I love the sentiment and the gorgeous image! Fabulous!!!

Jen W. said...

What a lovely card for your dad, Emily! Glad you had a good celebration and he sounds like a pretty cool guy - might even inspire me to get off my duff a bit more! :) Here's to many more birthdays with dad!

Karin said...

Such a great card, and I know from your post that you feel blessed to have him in your life. My dad walks 3 miles and swims for an hour everyday and in the summer he golfs...I wish to be like him at that age too :)

Virginia L. said...

Love the birthday card for your Dad! I'm glad that your Dad is keeping active despite the health issues! That's so awesome that you got to have a visit with everyone in the family for his birthday! What a blessing!

Lynn said...

How wonderful that you were able to celebrate in person with your dad! Many wonderful wishes to him! If you ever make it to Indianapolis to see your sister, you'll have to let me know! I'm only 90 minutes from Indianapolis! I'd love to meet you in person!

donna mikasa said...

Wonderful card and I love that sentiment! Perfect for someone as strong and healthy as your dad...

Angela said...

What a cool daddy-o you have! Tell him happy birthday from me :)

I'm glad you all got to celebrate together, at least virtually...

Oh, and the card is absolutely beautiful! The image is so cheery for this time of year, and your coloring is gorgeous as always. I bet he loved it.

Ujjwal said...

A very happy birthday to your Dad, Emily!! Wishing him many more years of good health :)

Love your card as always!!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Oh how wonderful to have your dad with you this card is fantastic!

Tejal said...

Wow! that is one beautiful and colorful card..love the sentiment...so apt..
Wishing your dad many years of good health and happiness!!

Tejal

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Happy Birthday to your dad, he is going to love this beautiful card you made specially for him!
And glad to know that you get to spend time with family!

Yvonne Russell said...

What a sweet heartfelt card... lovely that you had such a nice day celebrating.

Jennifer said...

Sounds like the perfect Birthday Celebration!!! Love the clean and simple look of your card!!! I need to ink up this stamp!! (=

lynn said...

your coloring is wonderful, emily! so glad your family celebrated together!

i'm sure your sister mentioned that indy's covered in ice today-i'm hoping to keep my electricity:)

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Your father will love this, Emily. What a beautiful card. That is fabulous that your dad has led such an active life despite his illness. I wish him many more years of happiness!

Monique said...

Oh Emily your father is going to love this... I Know I sure do!! The image is like a breath of fresh air..so Pretty!!

Shauna K said...

oh my goodness-LOVE your coloring!! so beautiful! happy birthday to your dad :D

Pam said...

What a nice tribute to your dad Emily. The coloring (as always, but especially) is gorgeous. Really looks vibrant and full of life!

Lindsey said...

You are so fortunate to have your dad healthy and nearby. What a perfect card to celebrate his birthday.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Happy happy birthday to your sweet DAD!! How great to have your dad close by--and so healthy! Praying that he enjoys his special day and that he had LOTS of CAKE!! Psalm 118:24

Janna said...

wow!

Scrapcollectr said...

What a beautiful card for your dad. So appropriate, too!
*smile*

Julie E said...

What a beautiful card with a wonderful sentiment!

Angie Blom said...

love it Emily.. I just inked up this beautiful image.. love what you did here. xx

Sunghee said...

Happy birthday to your dad!!! Beautiful card!