Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Back from Valley Forge

Well I'm back from the Creating Keepsakes Convention. I had a fabulous time and even was in a class taught by Susan Opel, excuse me Susan R Opel. Unfortunately I came home to this.

I'm not sure if I've mentioned it here before but my daughter has asthma. Since she started swimming last year (she doesn't have exercise induced asthma)she has done fabulous. We had hoped the exercise was helping and praying that she was growing out of it. She has even been off Singulair since last summer and has only had to use her machine a few times, mostly in the spring and fall....however in the last month we have been to the Dr. 3 times for her cough and yes....I'm still scratching my head about how she can swim like a fish but can't breath while lying in bed?!

Right before I went away I had her to the Dr and she seemed to be on the mend (again)...you of course have figured out by now that things went really down hill while I was away. The cough got worse and she's just not moving air through her lungs...god I hate writing that as much as I hated hearing it. She is now on a TON of meds that I know will help but I still can't stop looking at my counter covered with meds and think WOW I'm going to put all that into an 8 year old!!!

Soooo I have tons of projects and goodies to share with you but those pics are going to have wait another day or two. You know I hit that Basic Grey booth hard!! Wisteria, Lemonade and June Bug oh my!! Don't forget Eskimo Kisses...sigh. I took this picture of Kelsey right before I left.

and look what I found...

I also came home to an award from my blogging buddy Mandy. She is SUPER talented and I'm honored that she gave ME and award! Again when things calm down I'll get that posted too because now I get to pass that award onto my bloggin buddies. In the meantime check out Mandy's blog. You won't be disappointed, her work is gorgeous!! Thanks again Mandy!

Over at Scrapbooking and Crafting Friends I have posted a challenge in my Basic Grey group. Create a two page LO using Basic Grey and enter it by the end of the month. At the end of the month someone will get a great little prize from me!

1 comment:

Jessica said...

OH you lucky girl you!!! Look at all that Basic Gray! I love that stuff but no one around here carries it :( I love what I've seen of Whisteria! oh I love it all! And the woolies are adorable!

More importantly, I hope your daughter is improving. My mother has a lung disease, and often has trouble breathing. But having a little one unable to breathe is scary!
I love the pic of her on your blog! What an adorable, expressive face she has...hug to you both.