Thursday, July 7, 2011

Anyone for Anya, The Pink Elephant & The Sweet Stop

As most of you know, my son Trevor graduated from high school a few weeks ago.  His goal for the past few years has always been to go into the Coast Guard.  He had discussed his plan with many people, including military members of the ROTC program he participated in early in high school.  We sent some information to a recruiter the other day, and my husband received a phone call within 48 hours - telling us that Asperger's disqualifies Trevor from military service.  We were disappointed, mainly because we knew Trev would be.  We have since discovered that this recruiter might not be 100% correct - but we're also not sure if we want to push it.  As a mom, I feel like "Do I want to send my son somewhere that he's not wanted?"  So we're going to spend the next few weeks doing some more research and talking to Trev - his ultimate goal has always been to become a police officer, so we may just have to help him figure out an alternate route to get there.  Either way, this kid is just a fantastic person - anyone not willing to give him a shot is missing out.  :)  He was so cute - this afternoon he very seriously asked me, "Mom - is it OK if I live with you guys for a few more years?"  I told him OF COURSE it was OK - that we love him and enjoy his company and that he'll need to do something with his life but that he can live with us for as long as he needs to.  I told him I'm actually honored that he wants to stay with us - so many kids are so anxious to leave home.  He ended up telling me that was why he asked - he knows quite a few  kids who moved out of their parents' homes and ended up broke, homeless, destitute, etc.  So I assured him that we were in no hurry for him to move out, and I secretly did a little happy dance after I left his room.  hee hee

On to business! This first card is being entered into the following challenges this week:

I used the adorable Daisy image from The Greeting Farm, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  Cardstock and ribbon are from SU!  Star pattern stamp is from the Angel Company - star eyelets are from my stash.

Next up is a card for the Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #115

I used "Emily Paints" from Just Some Lines, colored with Prismacolor pencils & mineral spirits.  DP is from My Mind's Eye - ribbon is from my stash.


  1. Sweet cards Jenn. Love the cute images and the great coloring. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop.

  2. What fun cards! Thanks so much for playing along with The Sweet Stop!

  3. Adorable cards!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!

  4. Daisy looks absolutely gorgeous Jenn! Fabulously patriotic! Thanks for joining in the Patriotic / Calendar Challenge at Anyone for Anya this week.
    Susan xxox

    PS Hope your son gets to fulfill his dream!