September 14, 2016

Hello,
It has been quite some time since I have last written... My mom was recuperating from her broken arm, only to just get sick and weaker at home. We moved her back into an assisted living facility and she is much stronger... being cared for, eating correctly for her health, ect.

We were told that my son Giancarlo and his wife Alysia were expecting... we were told early on with the first sonogram that they detected a heart problem, and would require surgery right after being born. The pregnancy went well, and she delivered Drake just 2 weeks early.. a healthy boy, other than his heart issue. Four days after birth he had his first surgery at Valley Childrens Hospital in Fresno, CA. He was doing good, but his HR and rythmn just weren't cooperating.. so they helicoptered him to Stanford, Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital. They took him off all drugs, to see what he would do on his own, they decided he needed a pacemaker, back into surgery he went. 3 weeks later he got to come home with his mom & dad @ 2 months old, growing and getting stronger..  He has been well worth the wait.. We love him!


Going through this experience was like my husband and I re-living our son Giancarlo's birth, born 2 mths preemie. We decided that the kids went thru much more than we had, am thankful for all the prayers that were said for Drake.. 

The week after Drake had his surgery, my mother fell and broke her hip... I just kept saying, God why?? Well the baby was on lock down, only parents could visit, so I guess God decided I needed to be redirected and helpful somewhere else.. another surgery, and hospital stay and rehab for mom. She is now back at the assisted living facility. She's limited to what she can do but still having therapy in house. 

February 10, 2016

hello!!!  It's February!!

Gosh, I feel lik,e I am finally coming out of the fog of my mom being laid up and now home doing good and pretty much on her own, YEAH!! Still no driving for her, but she has help with that.

Gettin my groove back on, made some Valentine cards.



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Have fun creating, amazing what a little paper, stamps and ink can give you!



January 4, 2016

Bridget Luvs 2 Create: A month of hospital visits, surgery, rehab, gift s...

Bridget Luvs 2 Create: A month of hospital visits, surgery, rehab, gift s...: Two weeks in the hospital for mom , two weeks in rehab a bad flu bug and she didn't get to be with us on Christmas day.  Got her into  ...

A month of hospital visits, surgery, rehab, gift shopping and wrapping

Two weeks in the hospital for mom , two weeks in rehab a bad flu bug and she didn't get to be with us on Christmas day.  Got her into  another facility for rest ànd more therapy before going home. Stronger each week, just hope God gives me patience, and strength!


Tree up, took longer than usual not as many ornaments on this year.

Bride and groom ornament from our wedding and others collected on our honeymoon



These are my favorite ornaments , the ones my boys made when they were little including the paper ones with silver glitter initials.




Easton under the tree

Table runner gifts started before Thanksgiving






Table runner tree gift.. Luv how these came out, made 6 of them next one will be mine!

My nativity set a wedding gift that a friend had made.


Welcome to my home.. Entry way decorated.



Kitchen decorations

Chandelier



Snowman in the window





Buffet



Mini nativity


Old Santa in ol wash basin

Tags made, my wrap station is ready to go..

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas!  Sometimes we can't pick exactly how we expect things to turn out but when you keep an open mind and your heart in the right place all will be good! Remember the reason for the season, keep HIM in your heart! For he loves us all unconditionally!





2016 Thanksgiving Time!

Our guests this year will be family and a very good friend by the nàme of Mel.


 
Thanksgiving table set.





buffet table



Turkey in the oven. Smells so good.

We ate a wonderful dinner only to have my mom fall and break her arm. Call 911 off to the ER we go! Didn't get home till midnight no pie today!!