Friday, April 23, 2010

Time to Be Thankful!

I know its not November, but with some of my family drama going on right now, I'm reminded to be so very thankful.

My husband was in a motorcycle accident last week. We thought initially broken wrist, ankle and finger. Not great, but doable. Throughout the week, with doctor appointments every day, we've uncovered the breaks are all very serious and required surgical consideration. We also found one, maybe two underlying conditions that require care, and more tests next week before we can have surgery to pin the wrist and finger.

Its very likely that the accident caused us to find other health issues before they became too serious. We're tired, weary, and scared. Its a reminder that life can change in an instant, quite literally, and to be thankful each and every day.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Belated Easter

Hi, there!

I've been so bad about downloading my pictures. I finally got an adapter to make it easier, so I'm getting caught up. I wanted to post some of our Easter activities and my favorite Easter project.

For my eggs, they're paper mache egg boxes, painted, then covered with clearn glass glitter. I scallop cut white paper for the edge, and used my favorite Martha Stewart punches for the butterflies and hydrangea.

Have a great week!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Late Night Projects

I finally shoe-horned some time to do a project this week. I love doing things for Connor's school, but sometimes its a lot for me to fit in. For example, this is the second year I'm making invites for parties that reward fundraising. Multiple parties and a lot of volume. In the middle of getting them together, my husband had a motorcycle accident. The good news is he's home and not in a hospital. But he broke multiple bones and may need pins in his ankle to put "Humpty" back together again.

So, I had a couple of late nights getting all 65 of the root beer float invites together. I do this to myself, I hate to not finish what I started. There were incredibly supportive friends offering help that, of course, I turned down. I tend to do very detailed, time consuming projects, so simplifying things is counter intuitive for me. But, here's what I made, and I do think they came out pretty cute afterall. Crafting is my therapy, afterall, so it all worked out!

Connor also lost his second front tooth, he looks really cute with his two front teeth out.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter, everyone! Lots of activities today, not much sleep, but I have the week off, enjoying some Spring Break action, and will finally have some time to use my new stamps and other craft goodies. Will post pictures of Easter and craft projects soon! Hope you all have a wonderful day!