Tuesday, November 3, 2009

In Honor of Our Veterans!

O happy day...It's another blog hop hosted by Operation Write Home to honor our Veteran's! Operation Write Home is a great organization that supports our nation’s armed forces by sending blank greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them. It's a great way to bless our service personnel for serving so selflessly for us.
Here's the link to the beginning of the hop in case you missed it. Have fun!
Now, continue on with the hop and check out the great cards by Celeste!

My youngest "Any Hero" card maker showing his lovely creations. Funny how kids are so happy with a glue stick and paper!

In addition to "hopping" today, I wanted to document one of my heroes...my dad. My dad served in the Army Air Corp for just 3 years in Las Vegas, NV. He never saw "action", but he is still a hero in my book. My dad passed away in 1997. He was a courageous and strong man with a huge amount of perseverance. Honoring you, dad, on Veteran's day!

31 comments:

Operation Write Home said...

Awww! Thanks for sharing YOUR hero with us...what a handsome guy!!

Scrapping Mom said...

Wonderful cards and awesome blog.

JPScraps said...

Thanks for sharing your story. Awesome cards. The little guy is adorable :)

scrapin kat said...

Love the blog.. your sons cards are so Cute Thanks for the hop!

Dixie said...

You do great cards! Love the AnyHero card maker! Thanks for sharing your story.

grandmalee said...

Sorry for your loss. I'm sure he'll be missed. Hope you can join in the hop.

Patty K said...

those cards so so simple and sweet, love them!

Cyn said...

Your son looks so proud! Good job, Mama. Your cards look great!

debb said...

Beautiful cards - thank you (and your son) for sharing.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous cards! I love your style!

dawna said...

Love your cards! (((hugs))) and comfort to you with your fathers passing. Sometimes the pain just doesn't go away for a long time, but the love lasts forever.

peggysue said...

Very nice blog! And such a neat photo of your dad. I lost my dad this year, I miss him dreadfully. We have a cool pic of him in uniform too, I should have posted it . . . neat pumpkin patch time with the kids too.

Scrappycath said...

Super sweet cards. I really love that your son is involved too! My son is helping me out as well. Such fun!

shelly said...

your cards are so beautiful! keep you the good work!

Kay said...

Love the cards, especially the Christmas one. Very eye catching! Great picture of your dad too. he was a cutie :)

Shelley said...

This is such a heartening venture. Here in Canada, the painting guild I belong to also creates and sends cards for our troops. They range from painted, thru to stamped and embossed cards in every style imaginable and are received with great appreciation. It's such a little thing we can do for our heroes!

~ Shelley

MarcyK924 said...

Super cute cards! Thanks for supporting OWH!

Carmen O. said...

Fantastic cards! Tell your little guy he's created some awesome cards as well. My two boys (young men really) enjoy creating too. It's so great to see all this participation - really warms my heart!

Karelj said...

Thanks so much for sharing....we must remember all the sacrifices that have given us this life! BTW, cute pumpkin-y kiddos!

Bekah's World said...

Thanks for sharing! Your cards are so cute! And so are your kids!

Carla Gade said...

Awesome cards! What a wonderful crafty and supportive thing we can do for our troops! God bless them, and you!

Kas said...

Great cards! What a handsome man your father was! Thanks!

Merry's Musings said...

Thanks for the share so nice to have the military memorabilia and that awesome pic of your dad. So great.

GretaB said...

Thanks for sharing about your dad. All who served are heroes. Your cards are great - the owls are so cute!

Cr8ive ME said...

terrific cards.

I love that your little boy got into the act too.

Thank you for sharing about your dad.

{hugs}
M.E.

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Your Dad is a hero! Love your cards, and especially love that your kids are involved in this!
~ky

Night Shift Nancy said...

I LOVE the photo of your dad in uniform. Awesome :) Your cards are great! Thanks so much for sharing. And your pics from the pumpkin patch are awesome too. :)

Holly @ InkPaperStamps said...

What a wonderful tribute to your dad. From the pictures, it's clear that your son has his smile (and your card making talent!).

Maggie said...

Cute cards. Your dad would be honored. You sure gotta love a man in uniform. Thank you for supporting OWH

Caryl P said...

I love your cards, what a clean and simple style. Thanks for sharing in the hopping fun!

Michelle's Inky Fingers said...

Great pictures and great blog! Love your old pics, too! I'm a bit of a nostalgic sentimentalist, too! Great cards - and since I'm on the hop, too, it's like we are neighbors!!! BTW, I am wondering where you got the Mrs. Incredible Avatar/Pic under your profile? I have totally related to her since the moment we saw the movie with my kiddies! Can you send me a link? Thanks for sharing your cards!!!