Saturday, February 26, 2011

This feels soooo good ;)

Scrapping on a Saturday, that is! I have had a bit of 'quiet time', as quiet as it gets in this house, anyways... and decided to sit and scrap. Housework will wait ;) I can't show you everything I'm working on, as some of it is top secret for another week or so.... but there is one that I did do that I can post!

I finally ordered ALL of my Disneyland pictures from October... almost 500 of them. I don't know what I'm going to do with them all, I know they won't all get scrapped, but I couldn't pick and choose so I just hit 'select all'. LOL!!

Anyways, this pictures if from that huge pile... and while it doesn't show Disney at all, it is from there, and a picture is worth a thousand words. Jackson shone at Disney, he opened up and was like a completely different boy. Having his momma to himself (along with his baby bro) was something he doesn't get a whole lot of, and he made the most of it. I loved his excitement, his hugs, his kisses, and hearing 'I love you' every hour. LOL!!

I hope he never forgets our trip together, the magical moments, we made some amazing memories. I wish we could go back... we're lucky that my mom is taking each of the grandkids when they turn 8.... because it's not something I'm able to do for them right now.....

Friday, February 25, 2011


Are Fridays a GOOD day for you? For me, it means breakfast out with my boyfriend and our little Brayden... Darcy is off on Fridays, the rest of the kids are in school... so we've started taking that time as our little date. Even with Brayden, we love it. LOL!

This weekend we're not doing a heck of a lot! We curl Fridays, so that's on for tonight, but after that it's alllll open. I think some scrapbooking is in order, don't you? I have a few things I need to work on for the next week or two, and some other things I want to try just for fun!!

Whatever you are doing, wherever you are... I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Yay for Long Weekends!!

So I'm not TOTALLY jumping up and down in the air.... because usually by noon on a Saturday I'm wishing school was on due to the excessive noise and energy in the house. LOL!!

But, it IS the long weekend, Louis Riel Day (family day) is on Monday so the kids are off. I'm off too, but I always am (for now).....

What has everyone been up to? I've been busy with the kiddos, with the house, with some scrappin' ;) We had an online crop at Love is in the Details this past week and it ends tomorrow night at 9pm CST. Take a peek at the challenges if you are feeling crafty today and tomorrow, sign up and post them and you can win some fabulous prizes! We are always welcoming newbies to the forum, we've had some really great girls sign up in the last little while and it's so awesome to see!!

I did 2 challenges for the crop, along with a fun jellybean guess.... one was a color challenge with the colors red/white/pink (it WAS a LOVE theme crop, after all!) and the other one was to use the words of a love song in your title and/or journalling. Of course I went with Bon Jovi... did you think I wouldn't?! LOL!

I have to admit the only other challenge I completed was one of Ambers, but I love it, one of my absolute favorite pictures of my little monkey.....

And here are a few others that I have completed in the last week or two just for fun!

I think today is going to be a scrappy day... I can't do laundry as my washing machine is on the fritz - ACKKKKK not good with 4 kids and 2 adults in the house. LOL!!! But I'm not going to complain about having more time to scrap today!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Oh what a week....

My sweet little Brayden... From birth I have had concerns over his rapid heart rate and his obvious struggles with his breathing and the fact that he couldn't do more than a breath or two without grunting. The doctor dismissed it not once, not twice, but at least three times that I had gone in and asked him if it was normal and should be looked into.

Finally last week, after chatting to a few friends online and hearing their concerns, I took him in on Thursday to the other doctor, and asked him to listen to his heart and breathing. He decided to do an oxygen saturation test and his levels came back below 90 with no sign of cold or chest congestion. He then decided to do xrays and that xray showed the good possibility of an enlarged heart.

Friday, they called me and asked me to bring Brayden in for an EKG, which he was an angel for. These results along with the xrays, were sent down to the big city, which is 7 hours away. We spent the whole weekend worrying and wondering and trying to prepare ourselves for anything. It was a rough weekend... :(

Finally yesterday, I went in and talked to them about it to see what we were to do next. They said that the doctor in the city wanted Brayden to wear a Holter monitor for 24 hours, but they weren't positive they could do it here in our small town, they have never done one on an infant here before. However, we were reassured by the xray tech that travels in once/week that she could bring one in for him and we could do it here. So tomorrow afternoon, he will be having his placed on and hopefully he will be a good boy and leave all the wires alone for 24 hours. LOL!!!

After this, we don't know what will come next. I suppose it depends on the results and how the doctor in the city feels about it all put together. I just want answers, and I want to know what we are going to have to do with him... whether it be medicine, surgery, or by some miracle we get a clean bill of health report. In the end, it doesn't matter what they tell me, I just want answers, because the not knowing and the wondering is eating this momma alive.

So for anyone reading this, and believes in the power of prayer... or even just the power of positive thinking, we could use a lot of them in the next little while as we wait for results and deal with what may or may not lie ahead of us.

Brayden is such a happy, sweet, loveable little guy. He is still smiling, he is still showing us every day how amazing he is. I don't ever want that to change.