Monday, May 25, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
They decided to admit her and started an 18 hour EKG. This morning they did a stress test. The test showed that there may be a problem with the front part of her heart. They are going to do a heart catherization tomorrow. The hospital that she was at doesn't do heart catherizations so they transported her to another hospital earlier tonight.
We're not sure when the heart catherization will be. The doctor at the second hospital stopped by once my Momma was settled and said his schedule for tomorrow was crazy so she could go ahead and have breakfast and they'd do it sometime in the afternoon or evening depending on how crazy things got. I'm taking an overnight bag in case I want to stay at my parents' house tomorrow night but I will update you all when I can.
Oh, and while your saying prayers, say a quick one for me. My ulcer has been flaring up - I imagine it's just stress but it sure is painful and uncomfortable!
Photo is my Momma with her kitties taken in Feb.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Tuesday April 14 (day 104)Love these socks!
Wednesday April 15 (day 105)
Posing with his ribbon at the Special Olympics
Thursday April 16 (day 106)
Grandad helping Noah bat at a Miracle League game.
Friday April 17 (day 107) At the Young Republicans Political Rally
Saturday April 18 (day 108) Book signed by Mike Gallagher at yesterday’s political rally.
Sunday April 19 (day 109)
Our 6th anniversary
Monday, May 18, 2009
My Mom came up with the theme of God's Gifts since the "program" portion of the May tea always revolves around the Secret Sipper (think Secret Sister) reveal. She did most of the work for this tea and came up with using simple boxes decorated with ribbons and bows so they look like presents. We added a little tulle to the middle of each table and nestled the gifts in the tulle. Our favors were decorated candy bars. (Decorating candy bars is one of my new fave things to do. Odd I know!) I added a tag with one of my favorite quotes, “What you are is God’s gift to you, What you become is your gift to God."
I was also very proud of my Momma as she gave an abbreviated version of her testimony which includes some hard things she went through during her life.
Here are some of the tables set up with the centerpieces........
Here's some of the candy bar favors..............
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Sadly, the season is almost over. Next Thursday is a short game (each team will play one inning) and then there will be the awards ceremony, (each kid gets a trophy) and end of the season party.
So, without further adieu, here are some of my favorite pictures from the season!
Friday, May 15, 2009
Tuesday April 7 (day 96)Reading
Wednesday April 8 (day 97)Silly Noah trying on his Daddy's shoes Thursday April 9 (day 98)My adorable new brown polky dot shoes
Friday April 10 (day 99)Proud parents posing with our "Terrific Kid"
Saturday April 11 (day 100 of Project 365!!) Easter eggs we dyed.
Sunday April 12 (day 101) Easter Sunday
They come 4 to a package making them just 25 cents each! They are small - a little over 3 inches wide and 4 inches tall.
They are sort of cute the way they are but I knew I could make them cuter - so I went to work! And here's what I came up with.........
This is super duper easy but oh so very cute and no one will know you did it so quickly; well, unless you tell them! They are just a perfect little size - perfect to keep in your purse to jot down little lists or things you need to remember or the perfect to keep next to your computer and jot things down as well. They'd also be cute little party favors done in party colors.
You'll need: Lil' Composition Notebooks (obviously!)Scrapbooking Paper Coordinating Ribbon Coordinating Embellishments like stickers, artificial flowers, buttons, etc… Glue Stick Scissors Pencil What You'll Do:
Trace around your notebook leaving a little room on each end for when it is open and then cut around the traced lines.
Liberally apply glue to the paper and the little notebook then line up the ends of the paper with the end of the notebook and glue it down. Repeat on the other side. If you have any excess paper anywhere, trim it off.
Now, cut some ribbon for the front and the back of your little notebook so that when it is shut you can tie it closed. Glue the ribbon on the inside of the front and back covers. Also, glue down the first page to the inside of the front cover and the last page to the inside of the back cover so you can not see where the ribbon is glued down.
Embellish the front however you like! Use stickers, flowers, buttons, rhinestones - whatever you want! Admire your work and make some more!
Butterflies are nice and pretty. This particular one is nice and glittery too.
Add a little bling with rhinestones like the flower shaped rhinestones I used in this one.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Tuesday March 31 (day 89)Signs of the Times – this sign is outside a sandwich shop near by parents’ house. Wednesday April 1 (day 90)My crazy BFF and her April Fools Prank(In case you can't read it as the pic isn't that great, it says "Oh no, the stick turned blue!")
Thursday April 2 (day 91)
Reading at the library during spring break.
Friday April 3 (day 92)
Sleeping in the hotel in Summerville, SC.
Saturday April 4 (day 93) Hugging Uncle Andy before we leave Summerville
Sunday April 5 (day 94) Self Portrait
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
First up, is my favorite thing that I made her. It’s a personalized candle. I saw it online somewhere last week and since my Mom likes candles, I thought it would be a neat gift. I had my Dad email me some pics of me and my Mom as a child and I chose one of those, I changed it from a color photo to a black and white photo just because it looked more vintage that way and then I printed it. I used my scrapbooking paper and ribbon for the rest of it. It turned out way cool if I do say so myself.
The other thing I made my Mom was a memory jar. I saw the idea on a craft blog last week and thought it was a very neat idea so I started trying to get in touch with my brother, which is not an easy thing! Finally, I spoke with him and he agreed to email me 8 memories he had of him and my Mom from childhood to present day. I typed my memories and typed up a few of Noah’s. I added Andy’s to the mix when he emailed them. I then printed them all out and cut them a part into little strips. I rolled up each strip and then tied it with ribbon. I tied mine with pink ribbon, Andy’s with purple ribbon, and Noah’s with orange ribbon so when my Mom picked them up she’d automatically know who’s she was about to read. I put them all in a glass jar that I decorated with stickers.
When I asked Noah what he wanted to give my Mom for Mother’s/Nana’s Day (as he named it) he said socks. She gives him socks a lot so this made sense to me. So, I took him to WalMart and let him pick out some of those iron on patch/appliqués in the craft section. Then we picked out matching socks and I ironed them on one night when he was in bed. They turned out super cute and were very inexpensive to make (most of the socks were only 1.00 at WalMart) and now I want to do some for myself!
So, there ya have it - the crafts I made for my Momma!