Thursday, September 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my Dad's birthday.... Happy Birthday Dad!!!!
This is the card I made and sent to him.  I liked the nice bright colours as they remind me of him, bright and cheery.  My Mum and Dad live on the Gold Coast in Australia, a long way from me and it's times like this I miss them both.  I managed to ring during my lunch break and speak with Dad (and Mum) but it has been a year since I have seen them.  I'm counting down the weeks till 23rd December when they arrive to visit for Christmas.  It has been some time since I have had a christmas with them.  I also get to celebrate their wedding anniversary ( end of Dec) and Mum's birthday ( 4 January) before they head back.   So lots of good times coming.

Not much crafting done this week... lots of exercise though.  I did a big walk yesterday and today went to a body balance class.... boy am I unsupple!!!! It was a mixture of yoga and pilaties. I know I'm going to feel it tomorrow. 

Well in just over a week ( Friday 18th) I head off to Australia for 9 days.  We are going to Cairns, way up north Queensland.  My DH and a few of his mates are going to play in a Masters rugby tournament  hosted by the Cairns Old Crocs.  He went last year but I visited the parents and then meet up with him later.  This year I am going to the tournie as well.  2 other wives will be there so us girls will do some retail therapy while the guys play their rugby.  It is only the Saturday with a big brunch on the Sunday.  Monday we hope to do a trip to the Barrier Reef ( as long as it's not too windy or rough as I get VERY seasick!!!) then off to Ellis Beach ( 1/2 way between Cairns and Port Douglas) for some sun, sand and sea.  Can't wait for the warm weather.
thanks for visiting. 


paula said...

Your card is wonderful for a guy :D & I'm sure your dad will love it. It has been lovely here on the sunshine coast with cool mornings/nights & lovely days - not to hot or cold. So I'm hoping that the weather is playing nice when you come over. Have a geat time up north.

If you ever visit the Gold coast maybe we could catch up as the Sunshine coast is only 2- 21/2 hours away from the Gold coast.

AnitaRex said...

Cute card for your dad! That is too bad it's been a year but Christmas will be good times! Sounds like you have a fun and busy vacation planned! Have a safe trip!

Tomo H. said...

So cute card for your Dad! I'm sure he will love this. Hope he has a wonderful day!
Oh, your parents live in Australia, and you have fantastic planning! Those will be wonderful presents for them and you! :)

Dawn, thank you so very mush for your kind words every time! I so appreciate you taking the time.

Love, Tomo

Suzanne C said...

Love the bright colors on your dad's card. Sounds like a fun trip with DH... Make sure some of your retail therapy involves stamps.

Anne said...

Hi, Dawn! Fabulous bold birthday card! :-)