Monday, April 30, 2007

Where o where did April go????

Wow can u believe that April is over???? But that Means MAY and new DT products, new contests, THE CROP IS SOOOOOONNNN!!!!!!!!!!! We posted the DT goodies early this Month just because we felt like it (well there was another reason but cant share just yet!). here are some of my creations using the yummiest LAurel Scnie Route paper. (you know how I LOVE Scenic Route!)

I believe this may be my last official Pagemaps creation for CSS as Carmna has asked me to create my own ISLAND MAPS to share with you!!!!!! Watch for one tomorrow and at least one monthly. probably more! Isnt it exciting (well for me it is LOL) Creating my own sketches....:)

ANd then Ana Cabrera is coming ot our Crop! Those that know me Know I am a total crop junkie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I cant wait!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I've been Tagged

Now for the tag! I have been tagged by scrapnnMO .so these are the rules...Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to blog about their seven things and post the rules as well . At the end of your blog, you need to choose 7 people to get tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave them a comment telling them that they have been tagged and to read your blog!OK, here goes...

1. I love the color Red

2. Carmarel Macchioato Is my Favorite coffee at starbucks

3. I am wearing a lime green sweater today...

4. I am hoping to get mail today before DH and hide the evidence :)

5. I have 3 kids, 2 dogs, a bird and a tank full of fish ----SILENCE is non-existent at my house

6. I love reading Stephen King novels

7. IN the summer I test mosquitoes for West NIle Virus. Fun huh???

ok I tagged Pam, Carman, and Keri

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

A little behind

in the blog world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Lots going on softball practices, track meets and just plain everyday life seem to be interfering. but lots going on.. Dont forget Donna Downey is coming to the Shack on April 26th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! be sure to join us!

And our first crop JUST ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE will be held on May 5th. there will be lots of prizes and fun and a chat with Ana Cabrera !

and on the home front. Sarah had a followup DR appointment today. She is on the mend and is breathing well. and we begin an asthma management program. Dr. warned me thought she is ATOPIC - which means i guess highly sensitive to allergens and they can cause whole body responses. She has severe eczema, allergies, and asthma. poor girl! but she is looking well today so thats good!

Got a package in the mail today. Goodies I ordered from CSS plus some secret DT stuff for may!!!!!!!!!!! hurry up weekend get here so i can play!

Regarding Virginia Tech
My heart and prayers go out to all the families and friends affected! What a horrific thing. My heart aches for them.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

wahoo another Basic Grey TOOT

I tried forever to get into that gallery and in a week or so I have gotten 3 layouts chosen!!!!!!!!!!! I am on cloud nine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then Carman at CSS has asked me to create ISLAND MAPS for the site! My very own sketches!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well here is my latest sketch and layout!

Sunday, April 08, 2007


Happy Easter to you and your family. Myself trying to take time to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made for me and you! `Because He Lives I can face tomorrow!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Well Its Saturday

What a week!. Sarah is really strating to do better (but i still think asthma sucks). The steroids have kicked and making her a little irritable (a little????) . Today is the EGG day. we go to moms and color them. should be fun!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Asthmas SUCKS!

SUnday started out normal....but she was really coughing in church..(saturady she had been wheezy and wanting the nebulizer treatment instead of her inhaler) we gave her a treatment when we got home from church.. 2 hour later she was wanting/needing another (not good! supposed to be every 4 hours-but we know from past experience we can do every 2 hours if needed), 2 hours later low temp (99.1) and more treatment. and by 2 hours she is really struggling. (this was a bad sign and we were starting to recognize it! so treatment and a shower. within an hour she was crying for another and really struggling (not good needing it at shorter frequencies is a huge red flag for asthmatics) so we gave her a treatment and paged doctor. They wanted her checked out and a chest xray. so 5:30ish sunday night off to ER (after finding someone for alex/ meagan.)
in ER (first time) chest xray, oxygen, steroids.(big dose)....with oxygen she is doing well. xrays show bronchitis(but no pnemonia) so they give us prescriptions for steroids, and antibiotics (to help prevent pneumonia from settling in). So home we go (7:30 ish)-pick up alex drop alex, dh, and sarah off at home (meagan was at a neighbors), dh handles supper I head to pharmacy
I check in 2x at pharmacy all seems well. I literally walk in door at 810 ish and dh tells me I might as well take her back. she is really struggling. SO I give her a treatment and call ER to check with dr. He said if she is that uncomfortable then she might need oxygen and they would admit her. within 1/2 hour of treatment she is still struggling....soo I pack her and me up (DH is goona sit with meagan and alex) and back to er! See all the same respiratory people( they just smiel and nod). within 10minutes on oxygen she is feeling better, oxygen levels are back up to a safer level, her heart is racing and setting off monitors but thats normal with the treatments..finally get up to her room about 1030ish and get all settled in by 11pm..
Rough night as they were in constantly checking on her and waking us up!
Monday was ok, shes a little bored, can't be off oxygen for any lenthg of time cause her oxygen levels fall to low. She starts having nosebleeds from the oxygen drying out her nose. (not bad just frustrating) . Lots of visitors to keep her occupied! Not really expecting to go home when she can't get off oxygen.. they finally try taking her off monday night...her levels do good for about 15 minutes then start to fall and they wont let her sleep without it! (oxygen levels naturally fall during sleep anyway)Much better night sleep still waking us up. but Not as worried about her so better sleeping.
tUESDAY SHE WAKES ME UP AT 5:15 moM, MOm I can't sleep, sooo I go get a cup of coffee and we try to find something to do..TV sucks (not much for kids lol) we entertain her hoping to get off oxygen today. DR comes in and starts talking going home if she can get off oxygen. he takes her off, keeps checking her she is keeping the levels up! YeahGood news! Sarah is really coughing tho! He(dr) listens again and looks concerned!----OHOH! Wants another chest xray. worried she may have pneumonia! (what!!!!!!!!) but she is stilling doing ok without oxygen. SO the being able to go home rests solely on the results of the xray -if bad more intense treatments and IVS-if xray at 930
LONG DAY emotional day for srah and me! not knowing! noon we here that xrays are back and they are faxing to doctor......rumor is might be heading home.... hours tick by nothing from doctor! sarah does happen to sleep for 2.5 hours (yeah!) 5:30 they page doctor again cause nothing.....
dh brings meagan and alex up.. everyon still waiting! finally 7:30 DH takes kids home. Sarah is crying because she can't go! (I am crying a little too--long day) I just get her calmed and they show up with a wheel chair and say can go home ... She calls daddy (they are literally walking in the door since we live 5 minutes (6blocks from hospitla) . We pack up and are out in 15 minutes (ever want to see how fast a tren yo can get dressedd :D) so we are home! still lots of medicines, treatments still every 4 hours but she is happier and so am i :)

Sunday, April 01, 2007


A big day for me... (no Foolin since its april fool day!). I finally made in into the BASIC GREY online gallery with the Stupid Girls-Not Layout!!!!!!!!!! wahooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! why am I yelling..because everyone here is still sleeping and I am soo excited. I have been trying to get into that gallery for years!!!!!!!!!!! AND APril 1st means a new pagemaps Newsletter. ANd I am supposed to have a layout in that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)