Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wishing for a Miracle

Can I wish for a Miracle? My heart aches for my grandson Tyler. You never want your children to go through pain and suffering. We as mothers do all we can to protect our children from suffering. But sometimes it's just out of our control and in the hands of our Heavenly Father. I don't want to see my daughter Jamie go through the trials of a sick child, but that is when we have to let Heavenly Father control this situation. But, that does not mean the pain is not there.
Sometimes in the dark moments of life we ask "Why does this have to happen to such a precious little baby"....
We can never see the whole scope of life, only our father in Heaven knows ALL. We all know that trials are for us to grow and learn, but getting through them is such a hard task at hand!
Tyler seems so perfect on the outside, he is now army crawling. Poor little guy will scoot, rest, scoot, rest. It just tuckers his little heart out. Since he started being more active he had to go back on oxygen. His third surgery is not for another year, but we fear it might be sooner.
So...I will not wish for a miracle, but I will pray for one, and then I will have the faith that Heavenly Father will bless us with what he KNOWS will be best for Tyler.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Family Reunion

I had a wonderful time with my children last weekend. Marshall, Jamie and April all came down from Utah to help us move. We all went out to dinner together and had a great time. It has been awhile since we were all together at once. It was a memorable evening.
Left to right....April, Keith, Kelsey, Marshall and Jamie.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Today is the day

Today is the day, we are moving into our new home! I am so grateful. My 3 kids Marshall, Jamie and April drove all night last night from Utah to come and help us move. What a wonderful Family I have.
Wish us luck, it's been raining all night and the clouds are just hovering over us.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Eleven From Heaven

I just had to post a picture of my Nephew's family. Chuck and Christine have eleven Children ages13 and under. It's not everyday that you see such a large family, unless you watch them on a reality show. This family is the sweetest family.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Big Brother's Love

Just sharing a few pictures that Jaime sent me. Brandon sure loves his baby brother Tyler. The two other pictures are of Tyler being his sweet little self. What a big boy Tyler is getting to be. He'll be 9 months old on Sunday.

Nugget Tin's

If you can't find the Hershey Nuggets to put in these tins, you can use Reese's. Here is a pic at what I did.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Highlight: Distressed Pockets

Marion shares how to distress pockets for your mini albums. Very cool. This Video is by Scrapbooking with Marion.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The wait is driving me crazy

We are waiting for the final papers from the lender so we can get the keys to our house. The Thanksgiving holiday has pushed this back a few days. I am not very good at waiting. I hear the phone ring and I hope it's the lender, but no word yet. It's hard to plan things when you don't know when you are actually moving.
Let's hope we hear tomorrow!!!
In the mean time we are just packing what we don't need.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

New Blog Header

I want to thank my daughter April for making my new blog header! I think she did a fantastic job. She is so sweet for doing this for me. Thanks April

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I feel very blessed to have a wonderful family who loves me.
I am grateful to live in this country, even though this country is going through some tough changes, I still feel thankful to be living in this great country. We still have our freedom. We are able to live our lives as we choose, meaning to choose our own faith, our own political views and how we want to raise our family.
I love this country and I am thankful to my grandparents for choosing to come here for a better life.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas Cards

I thought I would post 3 Christmas Cards that I made before I pack up my crafts. We'll be moving within the next two weeks and my crafts will be the first to be packed. I am really excited that I will have a craft room again.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Friday Highlight: Fabulously Artsy -- Hey, Cupcake!

This is really a cute video.(funny) This would make a great gift card holder for anyone who LOVES cupcakes. This Video is by the stamp goddess.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tyler talking with Grandma

Tyler was so cute when he was talking with me on the phone. Jamie got her camera and put it on youtube so I could see how cute he was. Little man, he is so cute!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Our New Home

Yep, we are moving, AGAIN! But this is for a good reason. We just bought our new house today! We are staying in Lancaster due to unforeseen circumstances.
Now we will have "our home". I can't wait!
Michelle T. We are going to be neighbors. Right around the corner from you!
I am really excited. I just love this house. I can't wait to move in!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Artist Visitor

It looks like we had an artist visit our home last week. We just discovered her drawings today. Her name is Mia, our beautiful 2 year old granddaughter. she did a great job. But unfortunately they will be washed away. Sorry Mia Ü

Friday, November 13, 2009

Make a Wish

Here is a card I made for my Sweet Daughter in-law Heidi. She turned 27 today.
Happy Birthday Heidi!

Friday Highlight: How to make a ribbon rose

I thought this was pretty cool and really simple. This Video is by Maria's hand made.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Friday Highlight: Tile Coaster Art

Christmas is right around the corner. These would make some really cute gifts. Fast, easy and inexpensive project as well. This video is by wreichert.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Passing on a Tip

Learned this on Yahoo today. I thought I would share this money saving tip....

Disinfecting and Deodorizing Sponges:
Don't throw out the kitchen sponge that smells like last night's salmon. Soak it in water spiked with white vinegar or lemon juice, then heat it on high for 1 minute in the microwave. (Use an oven mitt to remove it.) This will also disinfect any sponges you used to wipe up the juices from a raw chicken.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Wood Frame Christmas Decoration

Her is a decoration I made out of a wood frame. The insert is ceramic. The background is pattern paper. I used Staz on ink for the Merry and Bright stamp.

Getting Anxious

My daughter April and her husband Chris and kids Ezekiel and Mia are coming for a visit. I can't wait for Monday to come.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Update on Tyler

I just wanted to give an update on Tyler. He actually was able to come down from Utah and visit us in California. We had two wonderful weeks together, along with his Mom (my daughter Jamie) and his 4 other siblings. We had a blast! Tyler is so sweet. I got to cuddle with him on the beach. He is having some what of a little problem with his heart rate. A little to fast. Other then that, he is doing pretty good. I think all the prayers that have been given has help.

Making Christmas Decorations

I can't believe it is two months away until Christmas arrives. Hopefully I will be getting all my Christmas decorations from my house in Utah. In the mean time I will be making some to put up just in case. I made a family of snowmen. I got this idea off another website, but I can't remember the site. These are cut from 2x4's. I painted them white and the material for the hat is fleece. I put some bells on the hat.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Friday Highlight: How to make an A2 envelope on a ScorPal

Really easy way to make matching envelopes. If you don't have a score board just use a styles or a bone folder with a ruler or a paper cutter with a score blade. This video is by Crop stop.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday Highlight: Bleaching Tutorial

Old technique, but always cool. This video is by Diana Gibbs

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Highlight: Window Treat Pouch Tutorial

Halloween is just around the corner. Here is a cute idea for little treat. This video is by Scrappin Queen Bee 88.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Cookie Sheet Message Board

Here is a cookie sheet message board I made. I wanted to use metal because I wanted to have magnets. I went to the hardware store to purchase some thin metal, but dang, it's expensive. So I resorted to using a cookie sheet. I wanted the magnets to match the paper on the C/S, so I used the clear glass stones and attached the paper underneath. I also put modge podge over the paper so it won't rip easy.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Friday Highlight: Altered Canvas Scrapbook Frame

This would make a cute decortaion for christmas. Even a great gift for someone. This video is by Lilacs and lupines.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Time Flies Card

I made this card using my Tim Holtz masking clock pieces. The Bird is also from the Tim Holtz clear stamp collection. You can't tell from this picture, but on the bird I used diamond glaze to pop out the bird.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Highlight: Tag punch Snow Burst with Dawn

Dawn has lots of video tutorials on her web page. This is a cute idea for cards and scrapbook layouts.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Finally Back to Scrapping

Now that I got all my craft stuff set up after the move, I can finally start posting my craft things.
You all know who this is if you have been reading my blog. I had to make a layout of Tyler just because he is so cute and sweet! This was when he was about two months old.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Evian Roller Skating Babies

This is so cute!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Mia's New Hair Cut

My granddaughter Mia has a new hair cut, She looks so adorable. This month she will be turning two. She is such a sweet little girl!

Of course I can't forget to post a picture of her cute BIG brother Ezekiel.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Friday Highlight: mini album

Sorry for getting this out late. I forgot to put it up before I left for work. This is a super cute album. A little hard to figure out but worth watching how she did. This video is from A Pieceo of craft.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Tyler's Second Surgery

Tyler had his second surgery on July 29, 2009, four months old. This was a rough one for him. It was heart wrenching to see him in so much pain. I feel that he was blessed with such a fast recovery. There still is a long road ahead. I don't look forward to the third surgery, but I look forward for him to feel better.

Fire in California

It seems like California is always on fire. We are really feeling the effects of this fire. Today it was like dusk all day long. This picture is of the sun hiding behind the billowing clouds of smoke. This was taken at about 2:00pm. Lots of ash falling.

Friday, August 28, 2009

My sweet Granddaughters starting Kindergarten

I can't believe that Kylie and Aubrey have started school. They are so cute. Here are some pictures of their first day of school. Kylie and Aubrey are cousin's and they got the same class together. They are so excited to be in the same class.

Friday Highlight: Pocket album

This is a clever idea. Making an album out of envelopes. this video is by A Piece of Craft.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Doodle Art

I just love doodle art. I came across this blog that has lots of inspirational doodle art. Some of the doodles have a pdf file so you can print it out. Just follow the link...

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Tyler had his post-op doctor's appointment today. Everything looks good. He had an x-ray and EKG and things are flowing pretty good. He is now able to go off the oxygen during the day and he'll have oxygen during the time he sleeps. He will still be on High Blood pressure medicine and he will have to take aspirin every day for the rest of his life. I just thought I would share some cute pictures of him without any of his oxygen things on. He did get really mad when Jamie took his sticky things off the side of his head, apparently he hates to have them taken off. Funny little guy!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Highlight: Altered Art on canvas

Here is something different. I think this art is really cool. I've always wanted to work on canvas.
This video is by cowboyhorsetraining

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Look who's feeling better.

I am amazed how fast Tyler is healing. It has only been 2 weeks since his Glenn procedure (open heart surgery).
We have been blessed.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Highlight: Library Pocket Album

Follow the link to Lynn Anne Cutler's blog. She has full instructions on how to make these cute library pockets. She made a really cute album out of these pockets.

Here is her link

Monday, August 3, 2009

Tyler's Journey...Second Surgery "The Glenn"

Tyler Just had his second surgery for his Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. This surgery is called "The Glenn". It was really tough to see him go through open heart surgery. When they tried to get him off the breathing tube he failed to breath on the first attempt, they had to put him back on the respirator. They tried a second time and it went pretty well until he decided not to breath again. They were able to get him going. Thank goodness because he fought that breathing tube when he awoke from the anesthesia. This is the first day of surgery. If you look close you can see how red he is from his chest up. This is due to the new routing of the arteries. The main artery going down the side of the neck has to flow by gravity. This takes awhile to learn how to flow this "new" way. He also has bad headaches because of the swelling and pressure in his head.
This is his nice scar that he will have.
This look just tells the whole story on how he was feeling
This is the 4Th day. His color has already improved. He was still in a lot of pain. It just broke my heart. The doctor said he had some decreased heart function. They hope it will improve.
Time will tell.
On the 5Th day he was doing much better. He even smiled at the nurse. He was able to go home with mom and dad today. The next step is surgery #3 when he is about 2 years old. This is suppose to be the roughest one out of all 3 surgeries. I am not looking forward to that day.
If this surgery that he just had fails, then that will put him on the heart transplant list. I hope this surgery will do the job for him. I don't want him to have to go through any more!