Sunday, December 26, 2010

What a difference a year makes!

Merry Christmas!!! Wow, I have reflected back on the last 12 months and can't believe the many blessings God has bestowed on our family. Today one year ago, we were packing up from 20 days of being in a hospital (including the day before Hank was born). What joy and excitement filled the air as we were told Hank could go home!!! Praise the Lord, it took everyone packing their cars to the hilt. Uncle Lee, Aunt Jennifer, Nani, Grumps, Gramms, Mom, Dad and Hank all loaded into the cars and headed for Montgomery. Hank is walking around and driving is car, sitting on his Aggie tricylce and enjoying being the CENTER of attention.

Last Christmas was so different, but maybe we focused on Christ a bit more than this. He is so good to us and I pray that we can do more to please Him everyday and not just at Christmas. When I revisit the events of the year, I can't help but think about Kathy loosing Rex and all she went through. But, God has given her great strength and I have seen her grow and become happier every visit. Ricki and Stevi both have been truly a help and she needs that. I pray she gets well and is able to enjoy the rest of the holidays. February our family lost Rex, I had a short visit in the hospital and a fright. But, our Lord blessed me with great news that I wasn't having heart surgery and about a month later...Rick wasn't feeling well and we went to the ER. Shockingly, he was admitted and had open heart surgery within a few days and was in ICU for over 2 weeks. WOW! Oh, I forgot my mom was in the hospital twice once for an implant for pain and then her galbladder removed.

Today, everyone is WELL! I can't help think about others who have had so much more to deal with daily. Today, I pray for my friends and family and ask the Lord to bless and heal all of their wounds visible and invisible. Father thank you for all you give to us, so undeserved but given so graciously. Lord, I ask you for healing of little Kate, she has been on my heart and her precious family. Also, Father please be with REID and the doctors and nurses that will care for her next week. Lord, we ask you to be with Paxton, Stevi and Richard and give the strength to be all that Reid needs. Again, thank you Lord for all YOU have done for us, but most of all thank you for the gift of your son, JESUS! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JESUS!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Longtime Passing

Summer is over and I really can't say that I did much. I went to visit my mom for 8 days at the end of June and first of July. Upon returning, I began having severe back pains and began going to the dr. for that for several weeks. Our school was remodeled over the summer so we have had lots of crazy things going on at school. The unpacking is almost finished and I am ready to start seeing my students. At "Meet the Teacher", I saw a few of them and they are really ready to begin a new school year.

Rick, Samantha, Derric and I worked to get the house ready for the new carpet. It really looks nice and we have done a lot of cleaning out and throwing away. Now for my craftroom. HELP!!! I just can't make myself throw enough of it away. (I might need it someday.) But, as soon as I get the new shelves and desks, things should start looking up. We got rid of the huge monitor (thanks to Paxton, Stevi and Richard) and it is so nice not having that big thing in the way. Samantha, Hank and I have been sewing on her new machine and she has had lots of business for that. Hopefully, she can make some spending money. We both like to spend it.

Hank will be 9 months old on Labor Day. So hard to believe he is not only crawling, but walking around the coffee table and pulling up on the couches and chair. I have to say that little boy has definitely won my heart and brings so much JOY! Christopher and Erica have both gone to college at AUBURN UNIVERSITY and are there presently. Paxton left today for A&M UNIVERSITY and Sam, Derric, Hank, Reid and I are going up tomorrow to help her decorate. Reid and Nick will both be in high school and starting tomorrow. PRAISE GOD FOR THESE WONDERFUL KIDS!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Very Happy Valentines Day

Today was an amazing day! After a weekend of ER, an ECO, a Stress Test, and a Heart Cath, I am very blessed. As Stevi said, "There were so many prayers being said for you today, a miracle happened." I have healthy, clear arteries. Praise God!

I am very blessed to have a christian family and friends that believe in the power of prayer. Thank you to everyone who prayed for me. God has blessed us with Hank being healed and having the perfect heart and now my heart is perfect, too.

Last night Samantha knew I was a little (oh, maybe alot) nervous about the Heart Cath, so she called family and friends and asked them to call me. Later, she brought me Hank's lovie to sleep with, just like they did for her and Hank when they were in the hospital. I must admit that was the best night's sleep I've had in a long, long time. Thanks for the lovie Hank!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Happy 2010

My fabulous daughter Samantha got me a blog face lift today! She is so amazing! I am really going to strive weekly to take pictures of my many craft projects I make to share with you all, as well as pictures of my grandkids!

I have been working on my daughters wedding album so hard, I completely forgot about this blog along with the major improvement I have made on the renovation of my scrapbook room.

Lots of Love-

Monday, January 26, 2009

My name is Donna and I am the queen of undu. When undu went off of the market for a while I searched and search to find as much of it as I could...I bought it on the clearance iles at Walmart and even paid an out rageous amount for it on line when you included the shipping.

I have been scrappbooking seriously for about the last 10 years. I love it and enjoy every minute of the time I spend creating and learning new techniques and ideas. Currently, I have a big project to remodel my scrapbook room and work on my daughters wedding album. I can't wait to get started.