Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
I just finished Charli's letters for her room, tonight. I bought these letters when Charli was about 6 mths old and they have been stashed in her armoir ever since, with the best of intentions to actually do something with them. So guess what.... I actually started and finshed these beauties this week, while on my Christmas vacation. I am really please with the finished product and think they look so cute hanging on Charli's wall. The little Crown hanger in the picture, holding her robe, I am going to cover it with pink glitter. We are also going to make an art work display board on this wall. I ordered jumbo size clothes pins recently. Those will get attached to a board, painted and then hung on her wall. So happy that I am actually making some progress on this kids room. Hopefully it will be in good shape by the time a second kid comes around. Chad swears that if we have a boy, he is sharing the pink room with Charli, we shall see about that. No we are not pregnant but we are trying to be. Wish us luck!!!!
My Grandma came to visit today, and it was really such a treat! My uncle Bill drove to Fort Bragg and picked her up right before Christmas and she will be in town until after New Years. She has been making the rounds of visiting family since she has been here and today was my turn. She looked really great and in good spirits. Which is so wonderful to see! I also made her some dish towels and matching wash cloths. This was Charli's second time meeting her Great Grandma.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Check out my winning recipe! I entered a recipe contest through www.gorgeouslygreen.com and Sophie Uliano, the author featured my recipe on her site. I am so excited to be featured on her site. I am receiving a bake ware set!!!
Thursday, December 18, 2008
So my Grandma is doing amazing and is going home either today or tomorrow. My mom shared with me that my Grandma was experiencing chest pain about 2 weeks ago, went to her doctor and was giving some medication to help with the pain. Well she experienced the pain 3 more times, the first two the medication took the pain away but the 3rd time not at all. So my Grandma called 911, they took her to the hospital where they performed an Angio and also put 3 stents in. And then yesterday she had her heart attack. I have to believe that because my Grandma went to the doctor when she first experience the chest pain and was giving medication, that is why she has recovered so fast. I think if she would have ignored the pain she could have had a worse heart attack. I am so relieved to hear that she is doing so well and will be returning home shortly. Thank you to all who have sent your kind thoughts and prays.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
I just got word today that my Grandma Alice, my mom's mother had a heart attack today. She lives in Fort Bragg, CA and was air lifted to Santa Rosa. My middle name being Alice is after this Grandma and I have always felt like she has held onto the old time traditions, which is something that has always been intriguing to me about her. She has always sent birthday cards to everyone, no fail, so amazing! Shortly after Charli was born my Grandma Alice moved back to Chico from living in Alaska for many years. I was so excited to introduce the two for the first time. There is something so great about an innocent child and their Great Grandparent. Both being frail and so sweet. Here are some pics that I have of my Grandma. Please pray for her. I don't have many details on her situation at the moment.
Monday, December 15, 2008
We had our 1st annual Kids Christmas Pary! Now that our group of friends has expanded by about 10 more bodies it has become apparent that we need to do a kid friendly party. We all had a blast and I think the adults had as much fun as the kids. The party was hosted by The Kennedy family. Taylor Kennedy's birthday is Christmas Eve so we also celebrated his birthday at the party. We thought it only fair to do his birthday first and then start the Christmas party. So.... Taylor got to open his presents, eat birthday cake, and enjoy his birthday evening and then we started the Christmas party. The kids drew names at our 1st Annual Thanksgiving Dinner with Friends. So at the Christmas party they exchanged gifts. The kids did fantastic and were so interested to see what they all got for eachother, and also what they were getting themselves. Charli drew Keegan's name and she got him a Lightning McQueen race track. Paige drew Charli's name and gave her a baby My Little Pony, that Charli has just fallen in love with. Tayor got a dress up trunk as one of his birthday gifts and that became a huge hit with all the kids. As you can see Charli enjoyed transforming into Cat Girl, with just her Dora panties and sparkely red socks, and also a Knight. Us adults also did a gift exchange. The night was really a lot of fun and we plan to continue this tradition.