1.17.2013

The Circus came to town!



My son has a bucket list.  And he’s only 8 :)

A little young, I know!  But he’s a product of a mommy that loves to write and journal,  fits ‘scriptures’ into everything, dabbles with poetry and ….  make lists :)  Yup, I’m a list maker.

A few things on his bucket list?

1. "To become a pastor.  Or a doctor."   He says the jury is still out, but either way, he’ll be helping people. Gosh, I love this boy!
2. To go back to Tennessee.  We only visited twice for vacation but it placed a hand on his heart.
3. Go to the circus!

Around the holidays, I noticed ads going up around town for Ringling Bros. and Barnum + Bailey.   I promise I won't go into a soapbox of why I struggle with the circus but take to heart that instead my son's dreams came true this day!
He wasn't able to sleep the night before and was up at 5:30 am on a Saturday morning - ouch!  We had such a blessed and most wonderful time! 
 He did not stop smiling all day ~ from meeting the clowns, visiting the circus animals in the pre-show, having popcorn and snow-cone and cotton candy (I have a belly ache just typing that!) and, of course, the show itself.
His favorite part?  
The 8 motorcyles in the Ball of Steel ... he's such a boy :)


  I just had to make a card for him ~ he LOVES mommy's hand-made cards. For this card, I used Stilts Riley from the Riley goes to the Circus collection. The colors were so bright and matched the dsp, which I carefully chose so I could use the word patterned paper to reflect the best day ever! :)

The circus was completely worth attending :)
  I learned so much on how much animal conservation and how RBBB is an ambassador to endangered animals.  We both pledged to wear our 'awareness bands' that they gave to us to remind everyone to learn more and bring awareness to the most magnificent creatures in trouble.

I leave you today with:

God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. ~ Genesis 1:25

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!
~Kelly



Entered into:  SOS 85: Suits me to a T - Teal, TopHat

28 comments:

  1. How fun to make his dreams come true!!
    What a fun card!!

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  2. Oh Girl, your card is so darn cute, love Riley and the colors... xoxo

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  3. Fun! Love this card....

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  4. Yippee! He got something off his bucket list already! What a great thing to spend the time with him and enjoy it. The memories will be priceless. I recall going as a little kid and getting alight that I swung around on a string. Your card is so wonderful. Love the use of the fun paper with the great words and how the stripes int he pants match the ones on the card!

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  5. What a fun card, and a great way to remember a special time with your son.

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  6. LOL!!! Kelly, I've always figured that cotton candy just HAD to be good for you - I mean, how could something that pretty looking and tasty looking not be the best thing ever! Makes me wish I was a kid again!

    AND, I love your card!! So fun and cute!

    I know your son will remember this very special day for the rest of his life!

    Lynn

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  7. Great card and story of your little boy! I love the bright colors and that he knows where he wants to live and what he wants to be.

    Hugs,

    Terry

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  8. Wonderful card for a wonderful son! Glad you both enjoyed the day!

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  9. Awesome Card Kelly--I am sure your son will enjoy this card almost as much as the day at the circus!

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  10. Your card is darling, Kelly, and I'm sure your son will love it. He sounds like such a sweetheart! How fun that he has his own bucket list -- it's never too early to start planning the things you just *have* to do in your life. :-)

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  11. what a fabulous and heartfelt card for your son, and that is the PERFECT image!!! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (starts with T) STASH with us this week! :)

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  12. I think it is so awesome that your Son has a bucket list! Good for him! The card is just perfectly adorable!! Carri~Abusybee

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  13. What a lovely card for a special shared memory Kelly.

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  14. What a cute card and a sweet story! We wrote to the B&B circus once to find out if it would be safe for my dd to go (she has peanut allergy) and they said no, but they sent us a video of the circus. She was pretty happy with that.

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  15. What a wonderful card Miamikel! Gorgeous colors and wonderful design paper.

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  16. Kelly this is one wonderful card, and you have made some very special memories with you little man!
    Blessings
    MAxine

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  17. What a great card! I know that your son with never forget that wonderful experience, Kelly!

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  18. So sweet. I'm glad they promote animal wellness - I guess I never bothered taking the kids because I thought the worse. Oh, and my Bean wants to either be a doctor or a fairy!

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  19. This card is awesome Kelly as well as the story behind it...great job my friend...♥

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  21. Oh Kelly, this is a gorgeous card and your blog post is so sweet! I'm so glad you and your little man had the opportunity to fulfill one of his bucket list goals!

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  22. Fabulous Riley card as usual. Loving all these subtle bright shades. So fun.

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  23. Yay! Glad your little guy got to check off a bucket list item!! Such a sweet and fun card! :)

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  25. My kids' favourite was always the motorcycles & clowns too! And all those treats.... :)
    What a SUPER card to celebrate the occasion! Thanks so much for shopping your T-themed stash with us this week!!

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  26. I LOVE stilts Riley- and your colors and papers- spot on! I love the circus- except there is so much to try to see all at once at a 3-ring circus...... I love the flying trapeze, the elephants and of couse the motorcycles in the wheely things..... Also loving the treats= elephant ears- yummy!

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  27. I love that your son has a bucket list already! How much fun will it be to look back on those lists as he matures! I'm so glad your circus experience was a happy one!

    Your card is fabulous! I love the sentiment balloons and how perfect they are for the occasion and Riley is looking quite spiffy in those striped pants!!

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  28. Cute cute cute! Great use of that paper too. I've got some of that hanging around and have been trying to think of how to use it up.

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