Tuesday, January 31, 2006

My Little Trooper!

Today was the first full day of treatments for Little J. I just can't believe this little one! Every 4 hours, we get everything set up for his treatment, then I sit him on my lap, and this kid grabs the mouthpiece himself and puts it in his mouth. Then, shockingly, he sits there so patiently for the 10 minutes of treatment! He is such an angel! I'm so sad that he is so sick. It just breaks my heart, to hear him cough so harshly. They say that it is about a 2 to 3 day course in which it gets a bit worse and then better. I'm hoping that we are now on the upswing. Last night was really rough. We gave him his last treatment, and he went to bed fine. Since his doctor had said to give him the treatment every 4 hours as needed for coughing, we decided that we would let him sleep as long as possible, and give him a treatment during the night if he woke up for it. He slept until 4am. We gave him a treatment when he woke up coughing like crazy at this time. Afterwards, he was up and at 'em. He just wanted to play! DH got up and let me go back to sleep for a bit(so sweet!). Little J stayed awake until 10 am. Then he fell asleep on the sofa with Daddy. He slept for a good 2 hours in his "napping chair". After that, it was game on again! He played and was non stop happy, and we gave him his treatment every 4 hours. We'll see what this evening holds, but I must admit, that I'm worried. I have a feeling it's going to be a sleepless night for me. He's sleeping pretty soundly right now, he wakes up every so often to cough and seems to be falling back to sleep right away.....I'm really praying that he heals very soon.

By the way, I know I have a couple of tags and challenges to answer, and I promise I will get those done soon!

Monday, January 30, 2006

My Sick Little Munchkin!

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. Things have been crazy around here, with the in-laws visiting. I'm not getting anything done! Little J started getting sick on Saturday and it's gotten progressively worse. Last night, he started wheezing a little bit, so I decided to take him to see the doctor today. My poor little one has RSV. They gave him a prednisone drink and a medicine you take with a nebulizor. We had to borrow one from the doctors office to continue the medicine for one week, and then they will check him again next week.

I must say, that I am so blessed to have such a content little one. Even though he's been sick, he is still just as playful and content as ever. When we give him the medicine with the nebulizor, he has to sit still for 10 minutes and breath in the medicine. This little guy just sits there and sucks it in. I'm gonna have to make sure to snap a photo of him taking his medicine to scrap. I was just thinking, that this is the first time, we've had to get a prescription filled for him, and leave it to my kid, to need a machine to use it! LOL

Anyway, thankfully, it is not contagious at this point, and hopefully he will get well quickly with no complications. We will gratefully take any prayers for a quick recovery you want to send up.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Calling out ULULANI!!

Okay Ms Ululani! I know your reading this! It was so good to see you the other night! I miss seeing you at crops! Come scrap more often! And, when your reading my blog, leave a comment every now and then! Smooches!

So, I have not updated in a few days. I really meant to last night, but G's parents came a day earlier than we expected. Things are really busy right now, and I'm not getting anything creative done.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

What does it take to make a girl smile after having a bad day?

So, after having a bad day...well it wasn't horrible. It just didn't quite go as planned. It was just one of those days, where you have all these ideas of what you want to do and what you want to get done....and then nothing gets accomplished! So, on my last post entry, I just asked if a Frappacino was enough. While I was quite satisfied with things after my first sip, a lot of other things started making me smile. So, I don't know if the Frappacino did it all by itself, and that everything else was aligned properly because of it, or if it was the sum total of everything that did it. Anyway, these are the 6 things that made me smile today!

1. A Venti Peppermint Mocha Frappacino from Starbucks
2. Some scrapbooking shows on QVC.
3. A couple of new books to read found at Costco
4. A smile from G and little J.
5. A Black Cherry Vanilla Coke!
6. Some old pictures from the stash I found the other day! See above!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

When you having a bad day...

Can a Frappacino fix it? I'll let you know later...until then, share my joy at my jackpot find below!

Monday, January 16, 2006

I hit the JACKPOT!

Many of you know, that I have been trying to clean up my scraproom, to get my creative mojo moving and producing! Well, tonight, while going through a box of photos, I found the above photo! This is a photo of my Grandfather and I! He passed away when I was 13, but I still have so many good memories of him. The one thing I don't have are lots of photos of him. So, this was a very special find for me. I hope this cleaning provides a few more jackpots as well!

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Just a Happy Day at the Park!

G and I took little J to the park a couple of weeks ago, before the huge rainstorm hit...I mean like literally 2 hours before the huge rainstorm hit! We had such a fun family day! It's always fun to watch little J having a great time! So, since today was such a hectic day, I just wanted to look at this picture for a bit! See you soon!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Tagged with questions in fours!

I was tagged by Melissa!
Here we go!

Four Jobs You Have Had In Your Life:
1. Optical Manager at Costco
2. Lenscrafters
3. Baskin and Robbins (Yummy!)

Four Movies You Would Watch Over and Over:-I have too many to count but here are a few
1. Memoirs of a Geisha
2. Come See the Paradise
3. Finding Nemo

Four Places You Have Lived:
1. Oakland, CA
2. Sebastopol, CA
3. Fremont, CA
4. Castro Valley, CA

Four TV Shows You Like To Watch:
1. ER
2. Desperate Housewives
3. Law & Order SVU
4. CSI -Las Vegas

Four Places You Have Been On Vacation:
1. Cancun, Mexico
2. Venice, Italy
3. Switzerland
4. France

Four Websites You Visit Daily:
1. Two Peas
2. Bay Area Scrappers
3. Ebay
4. Barnes and Noble

Four Favorite Foods:
1. Pasta (spahgetti and raviolies are my main favorites)
2. Korean BBQ
3. Chinese Food
4. Does my daily stop at Starbucks count here?

Four Places I Would Rather Be Right Now:
1. Traveling all around Europe
2. At a Spa, getting all the best treatments!
3. At lottery headquarters picking up my millions of dollars in winnings! LOL
4. In my scraproom scrapping, instead of getting sucked in by the computer!

Four bloggers I am tagging:
1. Jen
2. Rebecca
3. MG
4. Lara

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

A Commitment to Faith

So, one of my New Year resolutions, was to go back to church. I have been struggling with this over the last year. G and I are both from different faith backgrounds. We are both Christian, but different. I was raised Catholic, and G was raised Protestant. Once we found out that little J was on his way, we made a family decision to find a "home" for ourselves. A place that we could go as a family, where everyone belonged. I had prayed about this decision for a long time. G had attended a "Night Of Honor" held by one of our local churches. It is an event that thanks all of our communities first responders for their dedication to the community. G had heard Pastor Robert Evans speak at this event, and was very impressed, and thought that I would enjoy hearing him as well. I have this crazy thing, where, when I go to church and hear a sermon, I feel there is a reason that God wanted me to hear it. I wonder and consider how I could possibly apply what was said to my life, and how it can make me better somehow. We found ourselves led to Redwood Chapel. After listening to Pastor Evans, I honestly felt he was telling me the things I needed to hear. I was engrossed in his sermons and his application of the bible, I would read the passages over and over and look over my notes constantly after church. Just before little J was born, I had called to make an appointment to meet with Pastor Evans to discuss some things that had bothered me for a long time. These were things that I have only talked to my husband about. I needed to release these things and wanted some guidance from an objective party. Well, little J made his appearance just a little earlier than we anticipated. Life got busy and we stopped going to church. I finally felt it was time to make the effort to attend again and did. Pastor Evans was no longer there. I felt deflated. Suddenly, I was feeling drawn back to the Catholic church.

Well, this last Sunday, I made the commitment to return to church. I wasn't sure which church until that morning. During the time I had been away, we had received notes from our bible study classmates. These were so uplifting, but I was still wondering if I was being drawn back because of the friendships or because that is where I need to be to praise, and to deepen my faith. I must also admit, that I was a bit embarassed being gone so long to just drop back in.

I have returned to Redwood Chapel. I am so thankful that I did. The first thing that I noticed when I returned, was the Year Verse for 2006:

"Walk in a manner worthy of the calling for which you have been called" Ephesians 4:1 NASB

I felt so blown away by this! It put so many questions in my head. Was I walking worthy for what I have been called to do? Was I walking worthy of all the blessings that have been bestowed upon me? After listening to the elder speak, I am full of so much joy at making sure that I am walking worthy! Another added bonus to returning is a new series being started in our Adult Bible Fellowship group. We are begining a study of this book:Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires, the Respect He Desperately Needs By: Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
I think this is going to be an amazing journey! I can't wait to get my hands on the book and listen to the next installment from the DVD in class! As a side note, G and I are not having any troubles, but I think that this series will put a lot of things in perspective and keep the important things fresh in my head.

Now, back to scrappin'! Have a happy day!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

I'm just a Scrapin' Fool!

Well, it looks like I'm making a valiant attempt to meet some of my New Years resolutions. I promised to scrap more, and it's only the 5th day of the 2006 and I've scrapped 3 pages. I have not spent any money on scrap supplies this year yet (I'm not counting photo developing or adhesive in my spending challenge). Most importantly though, I am using my stash! Here's to continued success! Ooops, I guess I should mention, that I resolved to give up soda, but that has proved to be a more daunting task that I had first anticipated. They came out with this new version of Coke, it is Black Cherry and Vanilla Coke. It is YUMMY! I had to try it, and now I just want more! Ugh!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Happy Wednesday!

It's officially the middle of the week! This week has been very busy, trying to get all the Christmas stuff down and put away. Just about everything is done, except changing out the Christmas dishes for the regular ones. Those can wait another day though, so I can scrap! I've got to go get some more adhesive though, I ran out the other day, and couldn't scrap yesterday. So, you know what I'll be doing later! Hope everyone has a great day!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Last and First!

Happy New Year everyone! I am so excited to begin another year, and hopefully this one will show me as many blessings as last year. I have several resolutions or goals for the new year, and one of them is to scrap more and use the stash I have. In trying to reach that goal, it only seems fair, that I share with you the last layout I did in 2005 "First Visit with Santa", and the first layout for 2006 "In Just One Year". Now for that list of things that I want to accomplish in 2006!

1. Scrap more! At least 100 layouts for the year!
2. Get back to my spending challenge! No new stuff until I do 10 layouts!
3. Go back to church. Just before little J was born, we started going to Redwood Chapel we felt really comfortable there and made a lot of friends. Once little J was born, time got out of control, and we just couldn't or didn't get there. I have been struggling with this a lot. I was almost embarassed to return. However, we received such a wonderful Christmas card and invitation to return from our friends in our bible study class, that I can't wait to return.
4. Read more! I usually read a bit everyday, but lately, I've been skipping days. It's such a relaxing time, that I need to make sure I do it!
5. Eat better! I really need to lose a few pounds...and then some! So, I've resolved, that starting more Soda! I just can't drink the diet stuff, so these regular cokes, are getting to me. I think that I eat most other things in moderation, but I just can't put down the sodas. No More!
6. Go on more dates with my husband!
7. Get organized!
8. Work on little one #2!