Thank you for the birthday wishes. I did get a small bit of crafting in. With my birthday being the week before school starts, I was busy with the kids and all of there back to school stuff that they had to do at school. However, last week, dh and I went to a resort near Branson for my birthday while the kids spent time with Grandma and Grandpa for about a week.
Really Branson?!! That is about 45-hour from me!! Next time your in town (without it being romantic weekend) let me know and we can try to meet. Is the scrapbook store still there in Branson?
I will keep that in mind for the next time we go. I don't know about the scrapbook store. Usually when we are on vacation I spare the family any trips to a scrapbook store.
She got to go home Friday, 08/19/2016, evening. This was the post from her mom's page.
Today marks 3 months since Shae's accident and with the exception of a few days here and there, most of the last 3 months were spent in a hospital. Today we are waiting to be discharged for hopefully the final time!!! Shae and our entire family are ready to get back to life and relish in the blessings we have been given. The last 3 months have been full of struggles and challenges but the blessings have far outweighed the struggles. God has provided every need and over and over showed He was in control. We were given a gift and God took a situation that by all accounts should have been life ending and instead made it life changing. He took injuries that could have left her unable to walk and talk normally and instead left her only with a few scars that she will forever have, but can forever be a story of grace and perseverance. The last 3 months included 3 states, 3 hospitals, 4 surgeries, 5 hospital stays and the most amazing nurses, doctors, therapists, etc, we could have asked for! We have been blessed....God is good all the time!
In case you were needing a funny today!! This is what I found on Shae's Facebook page today:
my dad just sat me down and said "Shae.. I have some really important advice for you that you need to remember for the rest of your life." I said "okay......" and he said "when you eat a whole family sized bag of chips and leave the crumbs to put back in the pantry.. you can't tell yourself that you didn't eat the whole bag." okay.... thank you for that dad. I'll eat the crumbs next time.
I can so see my co-worker doing this!!
I wrote her dad and asked if she was getting happy mail and wondered who all these weird people were sending her mail!?! He said, "Lol. Yeah she has. I eventually told her where they were coming from. Thank you so much she really appreciated that."
I then told him I hope they help her get through the rough days and I hope her brain was finally healing. He said, "Yeah. She 's in much better spirits now that she's home too. We continue to pray for the brain leaks to be gone for good."
I'm so glad it inspired you and that you posted it for us to see. But I won't include it in the drawing just because it is a layout and this is a card challenge. But I loved seeing it so please always share if a sketch inspires a different project.
Kathy are you hosting September? You asked about the paper on my Drink Up Witches card.... no, I didn't make it. It came from a paper pack I got at HL. I cannot remember the brand at the moment. I will try to remember to look it up when I get home tonight.
Yes, I'm hosting September. I will host till she can come back. I hope you still have your creative mojo flowing...it was fun to see ALL your cards this month. And BEV has knocked them out too...good thing I am sitting when checking in!!
Then I'm hosting Inspirational Card Challenge Oct, Nov and Dec.
I will try to get the Sept Sketch Challenge up today or tomorrow. I still have some cards I want to make for the two August Card Challenges!!!
Just case you didn't know Target $1.00 bins are evil!! "oh it's only a $1!" then you look in your basket and there is 9 things so now it's $9.00!! and right now they have cute trim/ribbon for Halloween. And some left over twine and you can never have enough twine when it is only $1.00!!
I almost forgot to pick a winner!! Well you ladies made 66 cards last month!! Woot! Woot!! Card #40 was picked by random generator so KatieJo is our winner!! Please PM me your address so I get you a small prize in the mail to you.