Sunday, October 17, 2010

OMGosh....Eric is 30!!!!!

I did this card for the Sketch Challenge on SCS this week and then immediately sent it postal to my middle nephew who is celebrating his 30th.....yes 30th birthday today!!!!  My how time does fly!!!  I remember when.......
He was a wee one floating around the pool.  Eric always enjoyed the pool, even into his grown up days.

Eric and his brother Kyle came to CT for extended times in the summer and along with their cousin Jason, we shared all sorts of adventures.

Like most kids, Eric enjoyed video games.

We also shared our love of the Boston Red Sox with this New York nephew, taking him to his first Red Sox game in Boston.

........and then he grew up, got married (to his wonderfully sweet Carrie), finished his doctorate (in chemical engineering,...can you believe it???) , moved to Colorado and ........the story continues.

Eric, if you do stop in today to see this, ...

Happy 30th Birthday!!!

You are not really OVER THE HILL, but bet you can see some beautiful mountains from where you are live!!!  The scary thing is that until my birthday I am twice YOUR age!!!  Now...that truly is on the other side of the hill!!!!
Auntie Jo ......Joanne/jojot to the rest of you!!!

P.S. For the stampers, the main image is from SU and the sentiment is from CHF.


StampOwl said...

I am sure Eric will love this Joanne ... I know I do :)

Carolyn King said...

Love your card for your nephew! What an awesome tribute!!!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

This card is super fantastic Joanne!! I LOVE the colors, sketch, dots, piercing...everything!! No doubt Eric will treasure the card as well as all the love that went into it!!

Emily Keaton said...

What a wonderful birthday tribute to your nephew!! How very sweet of you to remember his 30th special day in this way. Great card, too, Joanne!

Our Little Inspirations said...

TFS the real life photos of your nephew through the years! I feel as if I've watched him grow through the years just like you! HB Eric, and great card Joanne!

Cindi said...

what a handsome card!! I'm sure he loves it. and yes,..time does seem to fly

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Your card is wonderful, Joanne. And I love all the pics and story. Really special! HB to your nephew!

Benzi said...

What a handsome card for your nephew and he is sure to treasure it. Great photos...good memories for you, I'm sure.