Friday, April 22, 2016

Gonna try...

Well I've been missing and missing all of you.

There is no "huge" thing that has happened just day to day stuff that get you down. There has just been a lot of it lately. I couldn't even loose myself in paper.

Then something really scary happened. I have a 9 year old grand nephew, very outdoorsy kid and small for his age. He started complaining that his knee hurt then running fever. This was a Sunday. The next day she took him in and was told he had a virus but did not think the knee had anything to do with it. By Thursday they were in the emergency room running all kinds of tests. A few hours later they were rushing him to Texas Children's Hospital. Turns out he had an infection in his bones causing the terrible pain and high fever. He couldn't stand to be touched. He had a very bad time. He had surgery to put drains in his leg and ankle 2 days in a row.  We were all so scared. He even asked his mom if he was going "up" to be with God. You never know what kids are thinking.

It ended up being a strep infection which probably entered his body through a scrape on his elbow. After several days of strong antibiotics he finally started getting better. He went home last Monday and he gets to go back to school next Monday. He is using a walker but he will be able to use his right leg normally with PT.

Prayers and doctors are sometimes a great combination.

He loves fishing as well as hunting, baseball, animals, bugs etc.  I've been wanting to make this boat since last summer.

I'm going to put a gift card in it for him and some treats. He has a 5 year old little sister so I made the rainbow box for some for her.



Thank you for stopping by. I really do appreciate it.

Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Monday, April 4, 2016

Happy Monday

Forty-six years ago today, I got married. That just seems unbelievable.

When I was growing up, people that were married this long were just so OLD! How did this happen to me?   I guess everyone wonders that.

We have big plans tonight. . . A baseball game! Surprised? haha

That's about all we can handle.  This will be the 3rd game since Friday. Then we have games Tuesday and Thursday nights.

In fact we have 3 games a week for this whole month.  Love these grandkids!

I did get hubby a card made. Not as elaborate as usual but it's done.



Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless. Stephanie

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Happy Saturday!

Hello!!!

Hope it's a good day for you. I'm slow moving this morning. We had a ballgame last night. Our two grandsons teams played each other. I just sat there yelling for both teams. We have been watching Cade (12) play on this team for 3 years. This is Gabe's first year in Little League (minor league before this), so it was a strange experience to watch them play each other. I did get some photos of Cade pitching to Gabe.

Gabe's team lost by 1 point. Very close. Cade's team has mostly 12 year olds and Gabe's team has mostly 10 year olds. So there is a little intimidation.

The point to all this - we did not get home until almost 10. We have a makeup game tonight, Cade's game Monday night, and Gabe has games Tuesday and Thursday night. For the whole month of April we have 3 games a week. During baseball we spend all our time at the ballpark or having practice and trying to recuperate. lol Sometimes I think we are all nuts.

OK enough baseball. I have a couple of projects to show you that are just for fun. No big commitment to time or supplies.

I found a new (to me) site recently, Cre8ive Cutz 99 Cent Store. I bought a couple of files to try out. They give written instructions with picture tutorials. If  I'm understanding them anyone can. They have some really cute things that can be made quickly. There is a $25.00 for a year subscription so I bought it. Now when I want to make something for the heck of it, I can find something cute to play with that I can figure out without a video.Can't live without Mary's, (SVGCuts) video tutorials. You know, A girls' just gotta have fun!

The birdhouse is from Cre8ive Cutz and the frame and easel stand is a free file from Dreaming Tree.

 
Aren't they cute?
Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs and God bless.
Stephanie