Monday, June 28, 2010

Back in Phoenix

Well I am back in Phoenix, and this is how Rolland looked when I left. I was happy to see him up and sitting in his chair when I came into the room.  He looks great huh? I sure think so... of course I saw him when he looked a lot worse!  ANYWAY  I am back and emotionally this was one of the hardest things I have ever done.  I loved being there with my brother but leaving about broke MY heart.  I felt so helpless when he was not recovering at the rate in which I thought he would.  I pushed a lot of emotions down because I didn't want to project them onto him.  He is up and walking around with out his walker now which is amazing!  He is a very strong person.  A lot stronger then HE thinks he is.  He also gave me a great inspiration while I was there and I can't wait to share it with everyone. It will take a little while, but I am totally excited to get my new project done!  So coming home has been a bit rough for me. Not only do I want to be there to help Rolland recover, and of course make fun of him as he is walking down the hallways but telling him his robe is open and the world can see his bum; but I have also had some realities about myself and my health and my well my person.. that need to be re-evaluated.  SO I am beginning a life journey I think... something that will change who I am and make me a better person, perhaps more considerate of others and sensitive to the needs of my friends, family and even strangers.  Perhaps I will come out of this a better person!  SO I suppose that is thanks to my brother!  (shhh don't tell him though his head is already big enough!)

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Beautiful city.. I can't wait to come back and sight see... I will update my blog next week as I am here in the Emerald City with my brother while he is recovering from heart surgery!
He has had many set backs.. but I don't want you all to think I had abandon you!  I will be back home next week and then I will fill you in on all the new goings on!

Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Ever have a blah day?

Well this morning started out that way.  I think it was because, believe it or not, I slept in.  I have been battling the blues a little and sleeping in always makes it worse.  SO I thought maybe that I need to scrapbook to feel better, but I look at my laundry and my kitchen and family room and bedroom not to mention the bathrooms, and I say how on earth can I get away with scrapbooking. SOOO I started the dishwasher and laundry.  I came in my office and checked email and the CK Boards.. (which two of my topics were chosen for highlight in the weekly goings on at CK Boards -whoo-hoo) I actually feeling a little better-- I think I just needed to get moving in some way.. so here I am typing out my feelings on my blog.. I think it is true, writting stuff down makes some people feel better... I do.. so thanks for reading :o)  ANYWAY, here is a layout I did the other day and I don't really love it.. it's ok.. but nothing special.. other than I love the photos :oD!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Missing Brad...

SO it was pointed out to me that I scrapbook people when they are out of town.. A LOT.. Last night I scrapbooked this layout it has a note from 2003 that Bradley left on my desk.  I am missing him because he is in Washington DC!  He has been texting me and being so wonderful.. He doesn't even realize how much his text and I miss you toos mean to a mommy.. so this layout has a hidden journaling tag behind the photo and it reads:
There are days when being a mom is really hard- You wonder if you're messing up-- if your kids will be ok--If, If, If-- the constant nagging in the back of your mind
Then there are days like March 16, 2003 -- When you feel blessed and treasured by simply finding a little note on your desk- left by a very special little boy.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


SOOO far my wonderful hubby has given me a gift everyday for the month of June!  I am SOOO blessed.  He knows how much I love my birthday month!  He is a great hubby! 
SO my friend Joni made me an amazing card!  and best of all she let me have Joe for the day!  That was the real present!  He is so adorable!  I am going to go to the mall later and go to the game store!  More Birthday fun!

OK well Everyone pray for my big brother.. he is needing some prayer for health issues!

Friday, June 4, 2010

OH YEAH that's right.. IT'S MY BIRTHDAY

OK someone posted this beautiful cake.. it is not one that was made for me.. but I thought it was pretty and it is my birthday soooo I snagged it..

SOOOOO yes  it's my birthday!  I am off to get ready to meet my sister for lunch, then out to Mesa for some scrapbook stuff.. and then off to pick my mom up from the airport. 
Happy day!  I don't know if you know this, but THIS (second only to Christmas) IS MY FAVORITE DAY OF THE YEAR!
I have always loved my birthday.. and this one is NO different!
happy happy dance!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Honored to be chosen

Bradley was chosen from among the student attending to be one of the four students that will be placing the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  He was so excited, and a bit humbled I think at that very thought.  His teachers said the essay was beautifully written and showed how much respect Bradley has for the freedom he is able to enjoy because of those that have fallen in battle.  He just smiled!  I am so happy for him because I know this is something he really wanted to do!  So he will be in Washington DC next week and I know this will be a highlight for him! I look forward to the photos of HIM doing this incredible honor! 
I am proud of you SON!