Sunday, October 18, 2009

A TEENAGER IN THE HOUSE--AGAIN!

Happy Birthday Tessa!

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I bought these really cool votives after Christmas on clearance last year at Pottery Barn in Nashville. I totally forgot about them until I found them while cleaning out our coat closet earlier today. They are numbered 1-24 and are intended to be used during Advent. Way back when I bought them, I thought how cool they would be on birthdays as well. Thank goodness I found them before my last child turned 24, and it would be too late! And thank goodness I remembered my initial thought about using them on birthdays! And thank goodness today was Tessa's birthday so I could use them before I forgot about them again.

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When I took them out of the box, everyone groaned, "Are you going to light ALL 13 of them?" To which I answered, "That is what makes them fun!" Good grief, where did I get this bunch? And I was sooooo right. It was fun!

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And just for some added fun, I tried every setting on my camera in an effort to get the effect that I was looking for. Unfortunately, when you do that you don't know which ones you actually want to avoid in the future.

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1 comment:

Mimi said...

HI!!!!
I love that idea!!!!
Bah humbug on the family!!!! Just kidding!!!
I know I have family who thinks my ideas are silly too!!!!
Happy 13th Birthday to the birthday girl!!!!
hugs,
jamie