Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Shayla walks and is talking :( I wish they would stay little haha but I know it's all part of life!!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
This is the video we made for the National Institute of Health's Undiagnosed Diseases Program. They are reviewing Kylie's case and asked for a video of Kylie to help in their decision making.
Rachael came over and helped make it. Ashlin wanted to help too, if you listen you can hear her a couple of times in the background.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Today is my Shayla's 1st birthday!! She is the sweetest baby on earth and I love her more everyday! She was born in July about 2 months after Kylie first got sick, so it was hard and when she was only 6 weeks old she had to stay with friends in Las Vegas so we could go to Stanford to get Kylie treatment (they don't allow children AT ALL grr)Then the friends couldn't watch her after 2 weeks and I drove half way to Vegas to meet them and drive back to Palo Alto. I got to keep her two days by having Steven sneak her into the hospital at 3am lol but they caught us and I flew her to Boise,Id where my Aunt took great care of her for almost three months. The first time I ever cried in front of my uncle or cousin's was when I had to leave my sweet baby. I was scared we wouldn't have a bond with each other.
The day we got out of the hospital in Oct I picked up Ashlin and we drove to Boise to get our baby Shayla who by then was almost 4 months. She seemed soooo big to me. But we cuddled and bonded and I let her sleep in bed with us for a week. Until Steven said "oh no not this again." (Yep Kylie slept with us until she was about 3 and still tries to come snuggle once in awhile hehe, and Ashlin comes to bed around 11 almost every nite but they are my girls and I love to snuggle)
Now my baby girl is almost walking,talking is one and has 3 teeth and two coming in and I am so proud to be Shayla's mommy!!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I am just posting this because I really like swapping and in trying to be nice and let the person who sent this to me know,that person seemed like she thought I was not being truthful about postage being due. Anyway that's why I am posting this. You can see where it says postage due and I paid for it on the 29th of June. I could be completely wrong because I sometimes read more into things then I should :) I hope that is the case.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
So I really love doing ATC's and recently joined a swap series for different dogs and I have decided that the one I keep for myself I am going to hand paint. Not in a cute painted dog way but in like a 60's art two colored way.
I am posting my first painted doggy. He is a Scottie and I love him :)
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Anyway just wanted to vent that out, even on the little episode last night she was sad honestly truly sad about what was happening and his dumb butt is sitting there saying its exciting and a new chapter. Please I hope she gets it all and finds a dude who isn't BALD!!!!
Friday, June 12, 2009
So I am not usually sappy, well I guess it depends on who you ask actually. Ha ha. And I really don't expect many people to read blogs and profiles and click on the little links that are there to lead them around to the little bits of my personal life that I feel like sharing. But every once in awhile (here lately more often then I expected) someone reaches out, someone who doesn't know me and has nothing vested in my life, family anything really, someone who just wants to let you know they care even if they will never meet you, they just want to say "I don't know what your going through, but I care...." and I am happy for those people.
What we go through with the girls, even my family doesn't get it. They say things like It'll work out or I'm sure it will be fine. And I can't put in words what I want (or need) people to say but that's not it.
So anyway the point of my drawn out story is this...when a stranger asks about Kylie at a store or for no reason other then us passing by says "you can do it.." to Kylie as she struggles to walk or someone sends an email because they read our story that I guess restores my faith in people. Its so easy to hate, that its good to be reminded that you can love too.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Not such a lazy Sunday actually. I was in swap for a dragon painting on swap-bot and here is the finished product. I am mailing it out today.
We decided to get touristy and go to Virginia City this morning. On the way up the hill we stopped at one of the scenic turnouts where there was walking trails (not the best day to wear flip-flops) and we took lots of pictures. Then we went to the Silver Terrace cemetery in Old Virginia City and took pictures there. The headstones were beautiful and made out of marble. It was sad to see family's buried together with some of the children being only a few days or months old when they passed.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I made this card and envelope for a card challenge at 2 Sketches 4 You. In honor of their 1st anniversary the "1st Annual 2 Sketches 4 You Ultimate Card Showdown" will be a multi-week challenge. The challenge didn't require the envie but I thought it would be fun to use the card after I submit it. It is prettier in real life (like most things) and you can't tell from the pic but the colors are green and purple. And it says love on the tag. I used paper from a mixed media paper pack, and a strip of vellum with mulberry paper that I painted with acrylic paint (upside down) which left the leaves of the paper white. To make the envie I used the corresponding paper in the paper pack from the background of the card.
Friday, June 5, 2009
I did some more carpet cleaning this morning, I don't know how to empty the stupid thing so when hubby gets home we will continue our quest for non painted carpet
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
So, I am in a swap that requires two necklaces to be made. And I joined although I have never actually made jewelery before. So, here are my first necklaces and I even got brave and made a bracelet yay. I only hope my partners will like them!!
Friday, May 15, 2009
I made this card for my sister using chalk pastels. My printer seems to make things brighter for some reason but it's a really pretty card in real life haha.
I like to make cards,but I have a problem with over crowding my stuff. But I am learning to just stop when it looks good.
Monday, May 11, 2009
I have always loved the altered altoid tins and have been wanting to make an accordian one for a while, especially since my sister mass cut a bunch of the bases and the plates. I will have to have her post a picture of all the stuff she has to make these that she never uses. anyway I took some so that I could make a mini album for our mom. I am going to put pictures in it just don't know which ones yet. Verve Stamps is doing a project challenge so hopefully I will win!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Steven made me breakfast in bed and my favorite homemade quesadillas for dinner. Today was a great day!!
Friday, May 8, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I have put Kylie's site as a link on my swap bot page and its really amazing that people have actually been going on it and reading about her. For the longest time I think I have had a slight depression and I know i definitely have a case of the why me's? no one cares blah blah blues. But having complete strangers tell me "hey I read about your daughter I feel for you" is really cool to me sometimes that's all it takes to make me smile a stranger saying I dont know you but I care.
Anyway thats my sappy minute for the day haha.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I decided to enter an ATC swap at ARTchix Studio. The requirements are to create 6 ATCs inspired by two of their playing cards, using images from a selection of their collage sheets. I used images from the "Spring Blossom" and "Fly Little Bird" sheets.
The green print paper is from one of my large slabs; we aged some music sheets for the other part of the background; all the images are from ARTchix, and I used rub-ons from SU.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Over at the Stamp Something Challenge Blog, this week's theme is 'Something with Flowers or Showers'. I love all the blossoms and blooms I have collected and decided to make two cards with a variety of flowers on each. I am glad I found the Stamp Something blog-it gives me a valid excuse to make more stuff!
Monday, April 27, 2009
So that's my plan, I'M going set a goal and everything and then I can update here and check my progress too. I want to lose a total of 100 pounds but I know to be successful I need to set small goals so I will keep that in mind.....