Today we are celebrating “our” youngest “McHendy” son.
For those of you that know me or have been following along at LifeInBetween.me for a while know that our family has an extended BFF family – our “chosen” family – the Hendersons. Together we had six kids – two McKinneys and four Hendersons. We now have eight as two have married, so we have one more McKinney (our amazing daughter-in-law) and one more Henderson (which is actually Kallis now) in our McHendy son-in-law who we also love.
The oldest is Jake McKinney and the youngest is Jake Henderson, so we fondly refer to them as Big Jake and Baby Jake. (And just for a fun point to know – if Baby Jake was a girl, his name was going to be Jodi – so we have a very special bond.)
Baby Jake just graduated from Penn State this week, and today he is being commissioned into the Navy. We are so proud of him and are so happy to be celebrating this special day with him.
So today’s card is for our Baby Jake.
The ship (from the StampinUp – SU – Traveler stamp set) represents his Navy branch. The world map stamped background (SU World Map stamp) represents all the places he may go and see and how the whole world is at his fingertips and ahead of him for his future. The anchor (from SU Sea Street stamp set) not only represents the Navy, but the anchor of support he has from us – his extended McKinney family, so that he knows we are and always will be here for him.
The colors I chose were for the Color Challenge at The Paper Players Challenge this week: PP#244.
With much pride and hugs and love,