…so Facebook can be as addicting as blogging, clicking here and there and not knowing how you end up at a certain place, but I came across a video about a boy with Autism playing basketball and helping coach the team. As a Mum of a special needs kid..oh my gosh…he is 20…I guess I should say adult…Eric was the assistant coach of the football team at his highschool the last few years before he graduated, and this video brought tears to my eyes. I could not find the one from Facebook (didnt know how to capture it) but I did search on u-tube and found this…same story just narrated a little different…tell me it does not bring a tear to YOUR eyes.
I can remember the day Jeff came home from a game with Eric when he was in grade 7 I think and his eyes were all glisteny, seemed that the coach and team had been practicing giving the ball to Eric, and he actually got a touch down during the game…Eric had not said a word to us. I think Jeff's heart about burst from his chest when he told me about it, the excitement of watching Eric make a touchdown. Jeff used to do a lot of sports in school and football was one of them, I think when we found out Eric had learning disabilities that little bit of carrying on the Gibbs name in the sports department kinda died with Jeff, and I dont say that to be mean. Anyway, after Eric made the touchdown, Jeff said the coach said "bring your camera next game…we're gonna do it again!" You gotta love coaches that are like that ya know…and the kids on the team really looked out for Eric. Ok, enough of my blabbering…I can't see the keys to type…
I wanted to show you the cutest card I got in the mail from Jen - I love everything about it…the diecut, the tearing, the paper, the rope, the dewdrops, even the way she finished it off inside…what do you think?
Cute eh? This is hopefully gonna be like the chair Jeff and I will be sitting in when we go to Hawaii on the Stampin' Up! incentive trip in March.
I also wanted to show another Just Buzzin' card as well. These bees I tell ya, I love their little personalities.
This is similar to a card I did earlier, just made a little smaller, and a square image in the center, and the awesome jumbo brads added…
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Jackpot DSP
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, More Mustard, Summer Sun, Creamy Caramel, Bashful Blue, Real Red
Misc: Jumbo brads, nestabilties, paper piercer, white gel pen, two way glue pen, dazzling diamonds
Don't forget to head over to Splitcoaststampers tonight (Thursday) at 9pm ET for the Hanna Stamps! release party. Here is one of the fun new sets.
Stamp Set: Hanna Bowling
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Gina K Luxury
Ink: Memento Tuxedo, Copics
Misc: Taylors Tiny Twinkles(I used them on the buttons) from Taylored Expressions (I got to meet Taylor and her Mum Linda at CHA- and she was nice enough to give me a lovely little container of bling – Thanks Taylor! I also used a bowling brad from Eyelet Outlet - they had a booth at CHA and we could pick out a few eyelets, and I knew the bowling set was coming up so I snagged a couple bowling pins..I just added some red to the top and a black line with my copics…voila! Personalized brad… Isn't this a cute card? Funny how I notice things after I take the picture…I colored the bowling bag wrong on the side panel..ha! Just like my Granny I tell ya…no one would have even noticed. I remember she would knit stuff and then she would point out where she "slipped a stitch" and we were like what? where? and what the heck is slipping a stitch? I've heard of pinch to grow an inch, and oh yeah we would sing and Granny would say "if you are singing for me, you can shut up anytime" loved that one…and in fact…I was thinking it a few times tonight on American Idol….like Tatiana…they kept her and got rid of better people. I am really liking Danny, so he is my fave in the boys, I have to listen to the girls more to figure them out…these episodes where they get rid of people always confuse me, cause we really don't know them yet…well bikini girl…doh…glad she is gone…poor thing…she needs to find a life…
Well this old broad is hitting the hay! Thanks for stopping in!
Oh my god – If you're singing for me you can shut up anytime!! I have said that to Jade and Joel a few times!! Mostly when they have their head sets on and they are singing cause they are sooooooooooo outta tune!!! What's wrong with your bowling bag…I don't see anything wrong with it.
Love all the bee cards – will be casing them for sure!!!
oh yeah….Love you too!!!!
OMG!!! Thanks for the warning re: the video, Diana … still didn't do me any good … I bawled like a baby!
PS … if you stop telling us of the mistakes you make … we won't see them!!! LOL Please keep stamping and chatting … you are the BEST!!!
OK so I stared at the bowling bags and stared at them and stared some more. Finally, AHA, I saw it. The handles and zipper pull are a different color. It was actually kinda fun trying to figure it out–like one of those "Find the Difference " puzzles. You should do something like this for your blogcandy but don't tell us what you did–we just have to find it.
The singing quote made laugh. I was taking my boss' kids to school a couple of weeks ago. His son is 7 and his daughter is 4. I was singing along to the CD and all of sudden his son says "you don't have to be the music". I laughed so hard!!!
Did you walk today??? I'm trying to watch my calorie intake so you can always ask me if I followed my eating rules–LOL. So far today I've been good–no vendors bringing in donuts like yesterday :>)
Thanks for sharing
I'm glad you like my card. It seems so simple compared to your wonderful creations.
And I loved your Granny's quip "if you're singing to me you can shut up now" ROFL!!!
Hugs! from a fellow special needs parent :o)
Marie Donnelly says
OMGosh, I'm sitting here all teary and sniffling! How wonderful! God bless those people for caring so much about Jason.
Your Granny musta been a treasure! Cute quote!
Oh, PS you do nice work!! ;o)
I finally watched that video today – oh yeah…bawling..
He must have been so happy though sinking all those 3 pointers!
I wish I had of been there the day Eric played football. I tear up whenever you tell that story!