Thursday, February 23, 2012

You chose Us -- aka today is Brian's Birthday!

Hi everyone -

Yep! Today is Brian's birthday!!!! And just like for Adam, I made a layout of him to celebrate his day!




I made this using the NEW Nikki Sivils "Messages" line!! Love love love this line!

For my journaling, I talked about how wonderful Brian was when we first started dating, I was a single Mom, and it's not always easy for men to come into a ready-made family.... so I have the most respect for him for "choosing us" -- (If you want to read the journaling - just click on the photo to make it bigger)



So Happy Birthday to my mostest wonderfulest Hubby Brian! I love you!

And before I head out, I wanted to share some photos from Adam's birthday celebration the other day!

We took Adam out to dinner at one of our fave Mexican restaurants! Before dinner I got a photo of Adam and Brookie!

Adam with his birthday dinner!

Adam took this photo of me and Brian! 

After dinner, we went across the street to McDonald's for some ice cream!

And Brookie played in the play land for awhile!


Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

67 comments:

Nathalie said...

Well, you have been busy with celebrations this month!! Happy birthday to your DH :)

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Yes that is a great man-just like mine that chose me and my two children.
Great layout to share-hope you are going to frame and put it out for others to see and your sweetie to admire.
Hugs to you

Linda Beeson said...

I like your birthday celebration photos and how does it get better then ice cream at McD's?! Nice layout too.

Laurel said...

Love, love, love this layout! Love all those journaling tags and how you have used them!

TesaB said...

Looks like Adam had a lovely birthday! Thanks for sharing! :) Hapy birthday to hubby Brian!!!! Your page is absolutely wonderful!!!!! A piece of love!

Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday to Brian and Adam!!! (=
I just love this layout, Julie!!! The picture of you two is GREAT!!! LOVE all the journaling cards too!!! (=

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Your layout is beautiful Julie! The best part is the sweet story! Love that! You are looking gorgeous with your new hair too!

Dora said...

Beautiful lo and love the journaling!!
And those pictures are great!

Deb Hickman said...

Fabulous LO, love the sweet journaling. What great photo's, love the one of Adam and Brookie together.xxxx

karenw said...

Happy Birthday Brian, I'm guessing he thinks he is equally lucky to have found you as well! Great photo of you and Brian.

love this line by Nikki - very cool. xx

Lizzy Hill said...

That's sooo true with 2nd hubby's... I know from experience, too... & that photo of you both that Adam took is really lovely...looking forward to you scrapping that one!! Great page, really heartfelt:):)

Sharon said...

Awwwwwww Julie! I love the picture of the 2 of you on your layout, and the one that your ds took of you two, too!!!!! happy birthday to your hubby and your son! Your kids look so happy! thanks for sharing the wonderful photos and your story with us!

Lynnda Hosni said...

Such a fun and fantabulous layout Julie... love that sweet journaling idea!!! Awesome!!!Lovely photos too... and Happy Birthday Brian....

hugs...xoxo

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Lovely layout. So cheerful.U n ur hubby look so pretty together.

Sudha
sudha-kalra.blogspot.com
http://sudha-kalra.blogspot.in/p/shop.html

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Lovely layout! I really love the way you've done the journalling! Great pics too!

Audrey Pettit said...

Happy, happy birthday to your hubby, Julie! Love the layout you made for him. You are SO rocking the journaling cards here! Love those little canvas buttons, too! And what sweet photos. Sounds like Adam's big day was a huge success. :)

Jenna Ruth said...

Love the layout! So sweet!! And I love the photo of you & Brian! :)

~amy~ said...

happy happy birthday to brian! Love the layout and what FAB pics!!!!

jeanie g said...

Love your LO Julie the journaling says it all about love and life. Happy birthday to your hubby, and thank you for all your lovely posts on my blog too.

Diana Fisher said...

Wow, I just love this! Great job with the journaling!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how fabulous, Julie!!! and Happy Birthday to Brian!!!
XO
Cindy

Jeanet said...

Wohoo...parrtytime...again ;) Haapy birthday to Brian! Hope you all have a wonderful day!Beautiful pics from Adam's birthday!
Love your layout, that journaling is so amazing....happy all of you!

Cindy deRosier said...

I love this layout, especially the way you did the journaling!

Leintje* said...

What an AMAZING Birthday LO you've made, I think that is the best gift you could get! I love all the little cards with your sweet journal on it! How fun it is that Brian and Adam have their birthdays next to eachother!!

Well happy birthday to Brian and congrats to the family with Brian!!

You always leave so many sweets comments on my blog, thank you for coming back every time.

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Carol said...

Beautiful layout, love the journaling. Happy Birthday to Brian!

JulieJ said...

Ah - that's a lovely page and so heart felt. I'm sure he'll love it.

Diana Waite said...

VERY fun layout!! Sounds like you all had a great time--LOVING the photos as well.

Izzyb said...

Love love love your layout. Super cute pics too that Brookie steals my heart. :)

li-bee-ti said...

Happy birthday, Brian!
Julie, your layout is adorable, but your journaling is heart touching.
All the photos from Adam's celebration are simply sweet and adorable. looks like you all had a great time.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun layout and darling family photos! TFS

Helen Tilbury said...

Aaaah Julie these photos are amazing!! And I just love that journaling ♥♥♥ Happy Birthday Brian!!

Linda R said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! Sounds like a whole lot of partying going on at your house. Hee Hee.

Hugs, Linda

papertrails leaver said...

awww! Love the journaling on this and the title just pulled me in to read about the wonderful Brian! happy Birthday to him and looks like a good time was had by all! :-) Amy

sharon Ong said...

Hey hey! Happy (belated) birthday Adam and Brian! I love how your layout is chock full of heartfelt words! thanks for popping by my blog and leaving some cheer! :)

Sasha Farina said...

what a lovely layout for Brian. I love, respect and adore men like him. and your Adam, that's another gem. he loves Brookie so much it's heartwarming to see.

Kelly Massman said...

Love the layout!!! Happy Birthday Brian! and thanks for sharing the great photos!!!

angie said...

love your page - all the little notes are so cool!

Ashley Horton said...

CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!! I love how you did your journaling tags with the little pockets! What a fun idea!! This is such a fun and creative page, Julie!! :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super lay-out! Love the great paper and all the fun details! TFS such cute pics too!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

cococricketsmama said...

lovely layout and lovely family!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Happy Birthday to Brian, bet you guys have lots of fun!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Happy birthday to BRIAN!!! Hope he had a great day as well:) Psalm 118:24

I love the family pics--I wish I had a "play land" when I was growing up--the first time I went into one (or a ball pit) was when I was 15! We didn't get a McDonalds in our town until we were almost a senior in high school! LOL!

Sherrie K. said...

Great layout-love the tags! Thanks for sharing the pic's! Have a great wknd!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Heather Jacob said...

happy birthday Brian .. hooray for Brian ... gorgeous pics Julie xoxox

Blossom inch said...

awesome post and great journaling in the page...very nice pics of all of you and Happy Belated birthday to your other half.

Irini said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN!!!!!!!!!!
I am a day late again arent I??????
Julie I wish you and your family all the best your pictures are wonderful and looks like you are having a fabulous fabulous time!
hugz
irini

Angi said...

Love the fun journaling. Hope Brian had a happy happy Birthday.

carlies said...

Hi dear friend I am so sorry I've been equally a time not on your blog I had as much to my head and could not bring it up to come made a comment but now it can.. be happy now

what a very wonderful design love your style and happy birthday with Brian

hugs carla

Mitra Pratt said...

Happy Birthday Brian and thanks for being a good dude!

Antonia Krajicek {Green Horned Unicorn} said...

Happy Birthday, Brian!!! I loved reading your journaling, Julie :)

momto8 said...

happy birthday o everyone! you are lucky to have them in your life!!

Maggi said...

What a sweet layout! Happy birthday Brian!

Rose said...

how sweet!! happy bday to your hubby :)

Michelle H. said...

Hi, Julie! Sorry I could not leave a message here last night blogger would not work I tried twice??
Love this LO!!
Gorgeous!!
Love the picture of you both and the amazing journaling!!
Sweet pictures of Adam & Brookie!!
Looks like Adam had a awesome Birthday!!

Joni Parker said...

OH...totally love all the little blocks on that layout!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BRIAN!!!!

Georgia Visacri said...

very cute page, Julie and great colors! Love the family photos ;-)

Naomi Edwards said...

If there is one thing I would like to do is sit on your couch with you and go through all your scrapbooks, hehe..Just love this layout ..I really love the placement of everything..
The pictures are so nice, you have such a wonderful family, you are truly blessed.

Marit said...

Happy belated birthday Brian! I love your lo and I can relate to the journaling. VERY! Yes, there are such men around, glad we both found one!

Lynette said...

Beautiful, beautiful photos...happy birthday to Brian. I love all the journaling on your layout!

artfuldelight said...

YAY!! Happy Birthday to Brian and Adam!! Looks like you guys have had a great week! :-) Love your LO!

sandi said...

What a wonderful lo! The design and mix looks fab!
Happy birthday to Brian...yeah!

Deana said...

Love how you used th Messages line! CUTE page & love the journaling! Happy belated bday to Adam! Hope it was a fun day for him! 15..... Wow!

Cheryl said...

You are a lucky lady, Julie! Your whole family is lucky to have each other!! What wonderful pictures and a beautiful layout!! My husband "chose us" too - I can SO relate!! Hugs

Val said...

Your journaling is amazing!! Now I am curious, what is one of you guys fave Mexican places?! Mexican food is one of our faves:)

Anne Pennington said...

I really love this layout Julie - and I REALLY LOVE the story!!!

Leah Crowe said...

A bit late, but happy belated birthday to your guys. :) :) :) Your love story is so sweet, and I adore all the little tags you wrote on to tell it. So happy I caught up today!! hugs,
Leah

Jinny Newlin said...

I absolutely adore this page! All the haphazard, journaling bits are fantastic! Happy birthday, Brian!