Friday, February 26, 2010

Kaden is Awake

The doctors allowed Kaden to wake up this afternoon.  He seems to be doing OK.  He is talking (a little like a drunk, but that's OK).  He drank a little Sprite.
Kaden on the left with his big brother Bradeon on the right. 
When he first woke up he asked the nurse  if he was alive.  Can you imagine.  Cha baby.
Below are a few photos of my brave little Kaden.
This child is so full of life.  Thank goodness he is OK.
Thanks for all the prayers and everything else everyone has done to help us.  You can not imagine how much this means to me and my family.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Can't sleep

Woke up worrying about Kaden and the rest of the family.  Such a heavy burden on their shoulders.  His mom and dad look exhausted.  His brother is just now getting over the guilt he was carrying. 

Yesterday a new patient was admitted to the hospital and he is apparently a member of some gang.  The hospital put a security guard in the children's Intensive Care Unit.  Can you imagine?  Like we don't have enough to worry about.  Gang activity in the Children's Intensive Care Unit. 

The doctor may be allowing Kaden to come partially out of his chemically induced sleep today.  They don't want him to move his back, due to the graft on his spine.  Now we are talking about a 7 year old.  This is going to be a tough job.  

By the way, I forgot to mention, the pencil that was removed from his back was 5 inches long.  

Please keep praying, we are not out of the woods yet.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Out of Surgery

Kaden is out of surgery.  The pencil is out.  No torn or severed nerves in his spine.  Bruised nerves, but that is OK for now.

They put a graft on the spine.  He will be sedated for a few days to let the graft take hold. 

What an unbelievable night and day.

We still have to take each day, one day at a time for now.

Thanks for all your prayers. They seem to be working.

Thank you all


I need your help

This wonderful little boy is my 7 year old grandson Kaden.  He accidentally fell on a pencil that lodged in this lower spine.  He is having surgery this morning at 7. 

    I am asking you all please to send your prayers to him and our family.

   With all my love and thanks for your help.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Home Again

Well we made it.  Out of the snow and cold to cool and humid.  I love Louisiana.

My computer has been down since I got back home.  Just got the home computer working.  The laptop is still out of commission.  Hopefully tomorrow I can get it working.
My pictures are on the laptop, so nothing to post tonight. 

I just finished reading the 250 plus posts  that have piled up in the last 3 days.  You ladies have been busy while I was having fun.  Lots of inspiration.

Jodie, you sound like you had a great Mardi Gras.  One year I have to go try your type of Mardi Gras.  A lot different than ours here in Lafayette.  I did see a few beads in Utah.  Lots of people from Louisiana were there.  But surprisingly, I learned there is a Mardi Gras parade in Buffalo, New York.  Who would have believed that.

Tomorrow I will try to get photos of the snow and fun. 

Good Night.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Utah Snow Day

A few photos of our first snow day in Utah.  super bowl 007

Takes my breath away.

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Leah taking a picture of Hubby taking a picture of Leah.

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Me and snow

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What a view!

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Hubby’s first ski lesson.

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At Zona Rosa, a mexican restaurant.  Look at that snow. 

super bowl 056  Big day tomorrow.  Going to Salt Lake City.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Valentine’s Day

Wishing you all a beautiful Valentine’s Day.valentine cupid   dover

My hubby and I are in Park City, Utah on this wonderful day.  It is sunny and full of snow.  Hubby is about to go for his first skiing lesson this morning.  Should be very interesting.  I will definitely take lots of photos. 

It is truly beautiful here.  For all you Cajuns back home, the snow we had Friday was great, but you have to see the snow here.  Oh My Gosh!!!!   Love it.

There is an outlet mall just behind where we are staying. Hot Dog!!!!  Shopping.

Going on a sleigh ride and dinner tomorrow night.  How romantic.  This will be our Valentine gift to each other.

So I hope all of you have a special moment with your love today.

With Love,


Tuesday, February 9, 2010


On a recent shopping trip I came upon these lovelies.  I simply could not resist.  I have to confess I purchased all I could find.  And by this I mean I searched high and low on every shelf.  I have a very large stock of them now.


I am not sure what I will do with them.  If I take them apart I would truly have a huge supply of crystals and rhinestone trinkets.  

089 There are different rhinestone shapes in my new collection.  What beautiful jewelry pieces these could make.  Even the smaller crystals could make wonderful additions to a bracelet or necklace.

091 I even thought about attaching them to the top of my bedroom curtains to give a little bling.


Oh, the possibilities are intriguing.  What all do you think?  What are some things you would do with these?  Let me know.  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

May you always have a little bling in your life.

Is This a Dream?

(this is a couple of days late in posting due to no computer access)

Will we wake up and find out this didn’t happen?  

We Won!!

We were afraid to hope at the beginning. 

That team just kept on going.  All the way to the end. 

Go Saints!!!

Even hubby keeps saying, “Is this real”.

Saint Drew, Saint Sean Payton, Saint Tracy Porter, and all the others.

Thank You!!!!

You have us believing.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


I tried something a little different.  Miniature pincushions. 


Don’t you just love the play of lighting in these photos.  I think the photos are pretty nice, if I say so myself.


Look at the size of this.  Tiny.  Fairly easy too.  The pearl in the center of the flower is actually the head of a straight pin.


You know I how to keep trying new things.  I am constantly looking for the one project that will inspire me.


Am typing this in a hotel room waiting to go to my sister-in-law’s home to watch the Super Bowl.  There will be lots of food, fun and Saint’s fashion.

I know Jodie back home (everything vintage)  has probably already chewed all her fingernails off waiting for this game to start.  Poor Baby.

Jodie- don’t worry.  Sit back and relax.  You know they are going to win.  So just enjoy.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sorry no new stuff

I wasn't able to go on my junking adventure yesterday.  So Sad. 

Had 2 sick grandbabies, but am planning on doing it soon.  My friend will let me know when I can go visit her and go through all the good stuff.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Off on an Adventure

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If all goes well, I will be going on a junking adventure.  I visited a friend last night that has a relative’s home that they are cleaning out.  Totally vintage stuff.  Lots of it. 

How about possibly an original aluminum tree.  My hubby almost wet his pants when she told us.  Note:  he is the biggest Christmas person you have ever seen.  She said tons of vintage Christmas, possibly hand made crocheted and needlepoint pieces,  and who knows what else.  I can not wait. 

Hope to have photos of all the goodies I find on a post tomorrow.