Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wedding & Blessing

These are for you Carly :]

Yesterday I was able to do a couple more scrapbooking pages at my moms. I was a lonely scrapbooker. My mom was there, but she was unable to do any scrapbooking because my dad is still recuperating and she was helping him do some things. He is doing amazing! :] I actually did quite a lot in less time than before.

This page is sort of a continuation of a few pages I did last month. They are from my cousins wedding. I think it turned out really good.

These 2 pages are of Abbis blessing. I did the pages in a soft blue to bring out the blue beading on her dress. Her dress was beautiful. The blanket in the back was made by my mom, so I had to show that off. :]

It was a fun day. Since the weather was so yucky outside, I didn't feel so bad staying inside doing what I love.
Carly, I missed you and your company and all your cute ideas! I hope we can get together again soon and scrapbook!

Thursday, April 23, 2009


My Dad came home from the hospital yesterday afternoon. Yay!! He is doing well. He says he is really sore, which he probably will be because of all the work they did on his back. He is able to get up and walk with help from someone or by using the walker they sent home with him.
There is still weakness and numbness in his left leg but hopefully that will get better.
He is so stubborn sometimes and I think my mom is going to have a tough time keeping him down and not letting him do things. He is just so active and hates to be tied down like that.

I am sooo happy that he is home and closer to us now. Nobody likes to be in hospitals and I think he will recover alot better. :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Update on Dad

Yesterday had to have been the longest day ever!! We arrived at he hospital at 10 am and got my dad all checked in for surgery. They took him back into a temporary room and started to get him preped for surgery. They ran a EKG because he hasn't had one in the last 6 months and they wanted to make sure his heart was ok. Once he was preped we waited for the go ahead. One of the nurses came back and said that the doctor is running behind and it would be another hour, so we waited...
After about an hour, the nurse came back and said it would be about another hour - hour and a half. My poor dad..had not had anything to eat or drink since midnight sunday night, and could not have anything. So we waited some more...
{cue the nurse} Says she is so sorry, but it will be another 1/2 hour-45 min. We now realize that our day is going to be full of the word...waiting...
Finally about 3pm they came and took him to surgery. They talked to him about his heart and the risk and asked if he still wanted to go ahead with it. Of course his reply was, YES!

It was about 4pm when we knew that they had started the surgery. What we didn' t realize was the surgery was going to take longer than we thought. All went well during the surgery and abou 31/2 hours later( 7:30 pm) he was done and on his way to recovery. Whew!

The doctor came and talked to us and told us that everything went well. There was alot of work involved in fixing the 2 collapsed discs in his back. He said they had to go in and pry the 2 discs apart so that they could get the spacers in there. Not only had the discs collapsed but they had slipped as well and were sitting sort of on an angle. They had to also do some work with his phsyatic nerve because there was damage to that because of the collapsed/slipped discs. He couldn't believe that dad had gone so long like this and that he handled the pain really well.

We didn't stay too long last night(monday) because he was still quite groggy. But this morning he was doing well. When we got there they had him sitting in a chair, practicing putting on his socks and pants. :) What a great sight that was. The pain meds they had him on was kind of making him a little loopy..haha! He has been eating a little so that is good too. It was really good to see him doing so well.

He has some weakness in his left leg due to the phsyatic nerve and the damage done to it. The doctor said that it happens and that it should get better. After I left the hospital today, my mom called and said that the physical therapist was there and that they had him up and walking around, but he was struggling to walk because of the weakness in that left leg. Other than that, he is doing quite well and we are glad it is all over and that his heart was strong enough for the surgery. They said that he would be there until at least tomorrow if all goes well. We all love him so much and hope he is home soon so he can recover at his own pace.

Sorry for such the long post, but I know there are people out there that wanted to know his condition. Thank you so much to all of you that called or texted to find out how he is. And thank you for keeping him in your prayers, they were truly answered! :)

Sunday, April 19, 2009


My dad is going in for back surgery tomorrow afternoon. Over the past several years, his back has just got really bad to where it has limited his activites. He can't stand for a limited time because it just puts too much strain on his back. He has been getting shots every 3 months, but they are no longer working. They ran some tests, and there are 2 discs in his back that have totally collapsed. The doctor is worried, but he is going to do everything he can to fix it.

We as a family are worried because it is a very risky surgey because of his heart problems. If he doesn't have the surgery, he could be in a wheel chair for the rest of his life or if he does have it, there may be a chance that he doesn't make it through the surgery. As you can tell we are torn between the 2 because we want him to have a better quality of life and be able to do the things that he enjoys doing...but then again we don't want to face things if something goes wrong.

Please, just say pray for him that all goes well.

I will keep you updated! :)

Monday, April 13, 2009


On this day when you were born, the world became a better place. :] Thank you so much for your Friendship, being the best room-mate anyone could ask for, and for just being YOU!! I hope your day is a GREAT one!!
Happy Birthday!!!
Your Friend,

Thursday, April 2, 2009

decisions, decisions....

Which of these beauties do you like the best??
I can't decide...I think I might have to make them all :]

~Spring chicks~

~Easter Bunnies~

~Easter Eggs~


~More Bunnies~
Looks like I am going to be busy b4 Easter. I hope that I don't eat them all b4 then.....
I found these cute critters here: