If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, "Move from here to there," and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. ~Matthew 17:20

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Busy Week & New Jewelry Pix

It always seems the week following Spring Break is crazy busy and makes me wish for another Spring Break!  This week, we are busy preparing for the Dodgeball Tournament that will be held at our church on Saturday.  You all know how serious Spencer is about sports so you can imagine the thought and preparation he puts into assembling his team, making t-shirts and developing his strategy.  His team consists of four boys from the 8th grade plus Cole and one of his friends.  We will have the dodgeball team sleepover Friday night since we have to be at the church at 7:45 Saturday morning.  Should be interesting!

Cole is preparing for his first track meet next Monday in Jessieville, which is about 1 1/2 hours from here.  Not a fun drive but it will be fun to watch Cole compete.  We are enjoying his break from any shows right now but I think he is itching to get something started.

I have been trying to set up a website for my jewelry but just can't seem to get it like I want so here are a few of my new necklaces, bracelets and broaches. 

Pink cross...$22

Matching bracelet...set for $32


Flip flop...$22


All necklaces can be custom made with your specific colors and a wide variety of charms.

Here are some broaches I made which also have a hook in the back in case you wanted to wear them as a necklace.  All broaches are $14.

I hope you all have a great week.  Stay tuned for pictures from the Dodgeball team!

"Praise the Lord.  Praise the Lord, O my soul.  I will sing praises to my God as long as I live." 
~Psalm 146: 1 - 2

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Thank-You-For-The-Break Week

This week is spring break for the boys and we have enjoyed a quiet week.  Our original plan was to head to Florida this week but with Spencer being on IV antibiotics, we thought staying home was a better plan.

The boys had their friend Collin over to spend the night Sunday night and then to a movie on Monday.  The weather has been G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S so they have spent a lot of time outside.  On Tuesday, Cole went over to his friend Damon's house and spent the night and Spencer and I hung out at the house.  Wednesday found us at Mom's almost all day.  We had so much fun and it was just what we all needed.  Thursday was a day of rest and I got loads of laundry (haha) done and more necklaces made.  Today is lab work day and physical therapy at ACH for Spencer and something fun this afternoon.  Of course, I have NO pictures from this week!!!  What kind of mother am I?!

We found out on Tuesday that Spencer will be having a swallow study this Monday, 3/28 at 8:00 a.m.  He and I haven't talked about it but I know he is nervous.  So am I.  All thoughts and prayers are appreciated. 

I will post pictures today of new necklaces and some pins I have made.  Evidently, broaches will be the new trend this fall so Tracee asked me to make a few.  I am honored that Cornerstone Pharmacy has agreed to sell my jewelry in their gift shop! 

Hope ya'll have a great day.

"As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will not fail you or forsake you.  Be strong and courageous..."
Joshua 1:5 - 6

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Time Flies

I can't believe it has been two weeks since I posted.  What is it that they say about good intentions?  We have been home a week now from the hospital and it's time for me to get caught up on everything so here goes...

This past weekend and this week were so busy because it was my birthday, our anniversary and Cole's birthday, all back to back (13th, 14th & 15th!).  Whew, I forget how busy it can be.  Brad and I went out to dinner (by ourselves!) Sunday night but the rest of the celebrations were here at home.  Cole requested bbq ribs (Nana's recipe) and Key Lime Pie for his birthday dinner.  I CANNOT believe he is a teenager!!!

Cole is finished with his show at The Rep and, I think, has enjoyed a little free time.  He does have an audition on Saturday for an agency that casts for Disney and Nickelodeon!  Oh boy!  I'll let you know how it goes.

Spencer is feeling much better.  He is tolertating the IV antibiotics much better this time and doesn't seem to be as tired.  We went to ACH yesterday and had the dressing changed and labs drawn so we'll see how the numbers look.  He's antsy about his minimal contact with his peeps but, thankfully, the NCAA tourney is keeping him occupied.  Antibiotics are scheduled until April 6th and depending on how he does, Dr. Richter will reschedule him for his swallow study.  Everything hinges on him getting well and staying well.

Brad and I are doing fine.  I had a head cold for three days but today I am actually feeling like a human being.  It's a wonder I stay well considering how much time we spend in the hospital!  Brad is feeling good and busy with work (yeah!).  I think we are all ready for a little warmer weather and some outside activity.

Thank you all for the thoughts and prayers.  We love you.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Back at ACH

Well, we're back at ACH with Spencer.  Yesterday, he started running fever and needing supplemental oxygen and I could tell by his eyes that he wasn't feeling well.  After talking with Dr. Warren, he felt it was best to come to the ER.  Of course, they admitted him but at least his chest x-ray looked really good and his lungs sound good.  They are thinking it may be JUST a viral infection.  You will hear a "woohoo" from me if that is all we have to deal with on this trip.

He tested negative for the flu with the rapid test but until they get confirmation from the regular test, everyone that comes in Spencer's room has to gown and glove up.  Noah came to visit this morning and, of course, I had to get a picture.

So, we're just hanging out trying to be patient (Spencer is good at this part).  Thank you for all the prayers.  We know we'll get through this but we know we couldn't do it without your prayers.

"The Lord strengthens and protects me; I trust in Him with all my heart.  I am rescued and my heart is full of joy; I will sing to Him in gratitude."
Psalms 28:7