Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Prayers from Priscilla

After returning home from our Christmas in Ohio, I had a day to rest and a day to clean and then on Monday morning it was off to the surgical center for my second endoscopic sinus surgery.

This fall, I began suffering from more frequent and severe migraines, including occular migraines that were causing blurred vision. I went for another MRI and found that I had developed a cyst in my left sinus cavity, along with some more polyps. My ENT Specialist suggested another surgery to remove them.

The recovery this time around has been easier. I'm experiencing some minor headache pain and I'm a bit tired but other than that I feel pretty good. Maybe it's because my husband bought me Lost season 4 on DVD to watch while I recover or maybe it's because my kids have been extra good and quiet. ;) Actually, I think it has a lot to do with the prayers of good friends like Priscilla, Carol, Amy, Susan, Janet and Lydia. (Thanks girls!)

And just look at this pretty card from Priscilla! I love the paper, the coloring with the Copics and the little pearls! It's even better in person...just gorgeous!

It's about time for another Tylenol amped, a couple of stacked pillows and an episode of Lost season 4 before calling it a night. Hoping to find some stamp time at the end of the week...need to catch up on some thank you cards. ;) Until then, take care. Warmly~ Patti

Happy Happy Holidays

Look at that happy little face! That's my nephew Aden! He's looking adoringly at my daughter, Sarah while they are unwrapping gifts at their Great Gram's house on Christmas eve.

It's tradition to go to my Gram's house on Christmas eve and this was Aden's first. My sister and her family live in Alabama and this was their first year up since Aden's birth. He'll be two in April. We so enjoyed sharing in Aden's delight of Christmas, family and gifts. It was a special evening at Gram's, as always.

Christmas eve was followed by a Christmas day drive to Powell, Ohio to spend time with Chris' family. His parents, 3 siblings, their spouses and a total of 11 children, ranging in age from 10 months to 17 years filled Chris' brother's home. It was two days of non-stop fun, including Wii, guitar praise, eucher, talks of politics and religion, family pictures and a birthday party for three!

We are truly blessed to have such wonderful family to share in our celebration of our Savior's birth!

A Cupcake Kind of Day

In the midst of another crazy month, I found a bit of time (and space) to stamp.

Cupcakes stamps are all the rage and I just couldn't resist this one. Found it at one of my favorite little stamping stores, The Cottage Stamper.

A little Basic Grey Euphoria paper and some coloring with my Copic Sketch Markers and it made for a bright birthday greeting for my dear friend, Priscilla.

Priscilla's one amazing lady! Not only did she share her birthday with a house full of holiday guests, but she graciously included my daughter, so she wouldn't have to spend 4 hours with her 3 brothers, while Chris and I went to see Wicked.

Maybe it should have been a "Cosmopolitan Day" or a "Margarita Day" instead of Cupcake Day. ;) Thanks Pris! Hope it's a fantastic year for you!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

As Time Goes By

I hope this post finds you well and enjoying this wonderful season of Advent. It's been quite some time since we my last post and I'd like to be able to give you some grand excuse, but I haven't one. I've simply been living life...working, caring for and enjoying my family and friends and even stamping from time to time.

Tonight I found some time to blog hop. There are so many beautiful projects out there! It inspired me to share one of my Christmas projects. It's a countdown box from Karen Foster (I purchased mine from Archiver's). I decorated it with Basic Grey Figgy Pudding papers and a variety of embellishments. It's become our Advent calendar and each little box contains either candy, a note or a scripture verse. It's been a nice addition to our advent celebration.

In case I don't make it back in the next few weeks, a very merry Christmas to you and yours! Blessings~ Patti


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