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Monday, January 30, 2012

Home Again!


Finally! After more than 2 months of hospitalization, Mom is finally home! With no more rehabilitation needed, she was able to go right to my sisters house where she is now living. We are so grateful for all the prayers and well wishers during her illness. It's been a very long road, but now we have her back, and couldn't be happier. Mom especially! Again, bless all of you for your support during a very difficult time in her and our lives.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Pincushion Project

I'm in a pincushion swap in my crazy quilting group, World Wide Crazy Quilters. It had to be made of wool. So while browsing through Pinterest, I found a pattern for this little owl. I think they're so cute!
With a little tweaking I was able to make it work for this. My husband said if he didn't know ahead of time it was an owl, he wouldn't have guessed. Is it that far off!?

Either way, I completed my first project from something I found on Pinterest!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Some Friday Laughs

Sooo, have you discovered Pinterest yet!? I have, and I'm hooked! I've found amazing recipes, tons of craft and decorating ideas, beautiful artwork,homes,amazing architecture,and soo much more! So today, I thought I would entertain you with some of my favorites from my Laughs board. Enjoy!




This really happened!!
Oh yes you did!!
I know! I hate it when that happens!!

You KNOW you agree!!
Oh I know some people I wish I had the nerve to have sent this to!!




HAHAHAHAHAH! And there was such a story problem in one of the triplets math homework!





So there you have just a small sampling of the laughs I find everyday on Pinterest. I'll be sharing more of my favorite boards over time! In the mean while, laugh!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Mom and Jenna Update

It's been a busy and trying week here, for both Mom and Jenna.
Mom is still in the hospital, as doctors have tried twice to put a stint in her pancreas. We're just waiting now for her head Dr. to fill us in on where we go from here.
Jenna has been diagnosed with junior rheumatoid arthritis. She will have periods of flair ups over the next several years, but with symptom management during those times, she will be fine.
Thank-you for your continued prayers, you'll never know how much this means to my family.

Monday, January 9, 2012

More Prayers for Mom


My word for the year, "Faith" is really being tested. Mom was just re-admitted to U of M University Hospital, after her white cell count rose very high, and the strong antibiotics she was placed on didn't help bring it down. In fact, it went up. She will have several tests done to see where the infection is coming from, and to make sure she doesn't go septic. Please, we need prayers for her.
My niece Jenna is also being tested for Kawasaki disease, also an audio-immune disease. We are praying so hard that Mom and Jenna pull through all just fine. In the mean while, your prayers are so appreciated.
Blessings,
Laurie

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Prayers for Zavier


Lola, ...and sew on, has a beautiful grandson, Zavier. For some time now, he has been battling cancer. We are praying with faith that this will be the year that he becomes cancer free. Please keep him in your prayers, and also his family. God Bless You Zavier.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Word for 2012


2012. It's hard to believe it's already been 12 months since celebrating 2011. But here we are, welcoming in another new year. Last year was riddled with tragedies, and in our family several health issues. It was though, a time for births, family gatherings, laughs, and good times.
This brings me to my word for 2012. When I first read Marilyn's post on having a word, one immediately struck my heart. But then, thinking that was just too easy, I started to think of other words. The word compassion came to mind, and I even told Marilyn that was my word. I was sure. But the first word kept nagging me, and I knew that all the words I had thought of led back to this one, and I knew at that moment that God had implanted that word in my heart. And He's never wrong..
So my word for this year is Faith. Faith that health will come to my Mother. Faith that my family will overcome issues. Faith that through prayer, happiness will be more prevalent. That the world will have less disaster, and our leaders will have some sense. So my altar is ready. My candle, lit. And the names of family, friends, and even you when you need it, will be added and prayed for daily, with faith that our Father will answer, and faith that we will accept His answers.
So here is 2012, with faith for a better, brighter year. God Bless You All.