Mom's Birthday

Today we celebrated my Mom's 85th birthday.  Jessica and I took she and my Dad to one of our favorite places, the Ama Ama Restaurant at the Disney Aulani hotel.  It is nice to have such a beautiful property only a few minutes from our home.

Disney's Aulani Hotel in Ko'olina

Disney's Aulani Hotel in Ko'olina

It was an absolutely beautiful day.  Most of our family was working but I was glad Jessica was able to escape for an hour to join us at this special early morning celebration.  

Jess and I at the Aulani Hotel

Jess and I at the Aulani Hotel

I really admire my Mom's strength.  

Life radically changed for her a couple years ago when my Dad began to show signs of dementia.

 My mom takes excellent care of my Dad.  She has had to make a lot of unexpected adjustments to her life but she persevered with grace, demonstrating her faith and trust in the Lord.

Mom and Dat at Aulani

Mom and Dat at Aulani

My Mom's favorite color is blue.  We didn't plan it but we all just so happened to be dressed in blue today.

Celebrating Mom at Aulani

Celebrating Mom at Aulani

So naturally when creating her birthday card and gift I had her favorite color in mind.  Would you like to see what I created for her?

Jar of Love Birthday Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Jar of Love Birthday Card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

I created her card using the Jar of Love stamp set.  I used a color scheme of Marina Mist and Wisteria Wonder.  I embellished every small flower stamp with a tiny rhinestone jewel and added some gold enamel shapes too!  The water in the jar was created with an aqua painter that had been dipped into the lid of my Marina Mist Ink Pad.

Jar of Love Birthday Card and Gift - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Jar of Love Birthday Card and Gift - www.stampedwithaloha.com

To go along with the gift I took one of our small stamp cases and covered it with card stock and a coordinating design.  I used this as the gift box to wrap my gift.

Jar of Love Gift Card Holders - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Jar of Love Gift Card Holders - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Inside the box was three mini gift card holders that I created out of a 5 x 5 piece of card stock that was scored and punched with the envelope punch board.  Each of these little decorated envelopes had a gift card for something special that my Mom needed or could use.

Mom reads her birthday card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

Mom reads her birthday card - www.stampedwithaloha.com

My Mom sent an email this evening to thank us for the wonderful card and gift and let us know how grateful she was for the special time we shared together this morning.

My parents and I

My parents and I

I am so thankful for the opportunity we had to celebrate my Mom today and I am glad our time together made both she and my Dad feel happy and blessed.  

Source: www.stampedwithaloha.com