Monday, January 19, 2009


Thank you for all your comments and support.

I had some really good friends help me out the night of the "incident"

And I cannot thank them enough.

I am not sure what I would have done without them.

You know who you are and I love you very much!

I wanted to share pictures of Quinn.

I took these right after we got home from the hospital...

Those little band-aids on his cheeks were to hold the oxygen tubes in place.

I took them off when I gave him a bath that night....

Here is another picture of him. He is not looking at me because Kaileyne is behind me making funny faces. Quinn loves it when she does that...

And the final picture is Quinn's scary hospital head. Yes it looks fine if you are looking at him straight on BUT.....


He gets the scary hair from me..... :)

Thanks again for all the prayers and well wishes for Quinn and my family.

You have no idea how much it has meant to me.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

The Day My Heart Almost Broke!

Before I get into this, let me say that Quinn is OK!

He is home and he is ok!

Ok now that it has been said....

Thursday night we were watching a movie. Everyone in the family room.

Quinn was shimmying around the coffee table, when he fell.

I could not see him under the table. But I heard a little cry. Then nothing. Then a thump. He was laying on the floor.

James asked Kaili to get him. She tried picking him up, but couldn't. She was laughing because she thought he was playing around.

Then, I heard. "Kaili it is NOT funny. PICK HIM UP!" That is when my mommy alarms went off! I knew something was wrong. I was getting up as James picked up Quinn. I saw Quinn was limp. But eyes open. I said. What's wrong. James said I do not know.

I took Quinn from him. Looked at him.

Shallowed breathing.

Eyes rolling up to the back of his head.

Pupils fully dilated.

Not aware. At all. He would not react to my voice. Oh my God! My Baby!!

I looked at James and told him to call 911 now!

The paramedics took forever to get there. The 911 operator was telling us to stay calm. That they were on their way! Stay calm? My baby was hurt. I was freaking out!

Paramedics got there. Still unresponsive.

I hear them talking. Concussion. Bleeding into the brain. Heard them say that he needs to be airlifted to Inova in Virginia.

This is bad!

Twins are crying. James is of course upset. Things are falling apart.

I do not know what to do. My baby. My little baby boy. It is serious.

I grab my purse and say ok I am going with him

They tell me I cannot ride in the helicopter.

They put on a back board and neck brace. They take him. I am trying to gather items for Quinn in a bag. While trying to calm everyone down and reassure them (and me) that he will be ok. Praying in between.

I have to go alone. James had knee surgery not even a week ago. And someone has to stay home with the twins.

I drive the 90 minutes to the hospital. Knowing my little boy is there alone. My heart is in my throat.

I get there and the doctors are waiting. They have the results from the x-rays, MRI and CAT scan. Everything is ok. He is fine. No brain swelling. No bleeding into the brain.

That is when I lose it. My baby is ok and now it is ok to lose it. So, I let it all go.

They take me to him. He is in a neck brace with all kinds of wires on him. They had just taken out the breathing tube (thank goodness I missed that. Not sure how I would have handled seeing him like that)

He is still coming out of sedation. Still groggy. But I say his name. He lifts his hand and grabs my finger. My heart melts. My baby boy is going to be ok.

We stayed overnight for observation and we got home Friday afternoon. The twins are so happy to see their brother. Daddy is relieved.

It was a rough 24 hours. But it is ok. My little boy is healthy and he acts like nothing happened.

Life is good. And back to normal.

Mommy, on the other hand, is a little on edge. Every time he gets near anything with edges I get ancy (which is all the time). He has no idea what happened. And try telling a 12 month old he needs to just sit in one place and stay put. Not going to happen!

He bumped his head this morning and I just about jumped out of my skin. He seems ok, just going to keep my eye on him.

So, I am going to spend some cuddle time with my little boy. I may be MIA for a few days.

Just wanted to let you know why. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Hoops for Heart and Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser

Ok, I normally do not do this but.........

The twins came home yesterday, talking about how they need to help people.

I had no idea what they were trying to tell me. They were both talking so fast.

They got frustrated with me and shoved some papers into my hands and said...

"Mommy, we HAVE to help!"

Their school is having a fundraiser to fight Heart Disease.

Jet and Kaileyne will be joining the Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart Campaign for the American Heart Association.

While I was reading the information for the fundraiser, I saw this:

My children's generation is the first in history that is projected NOT to outlive their parents!!

I was shocked! I had no idea.

So, I agreed to set up their webpage on the American Heart Association website.

Jet's Hoops for Heart

Kaileyne's Jump Rope for Heart

They both have set a goal of $200 each.

I will be setting both Kaileyne and Jet up with a donation from Mommy and Daddy of $25.00 today.

I am hoping that maybe my friends could help them out too.

The American Heart Association's online fundraising website has a minimum donation amount of $25.00. If you want to donate less, that's ok. You can donate to me via Paypal ( and will transfer the money to the AHA every time I get $25. Or email me and I can send you my home address, if you want to send a check.

Every little bit will help. And I want to help them reach their goal.


Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Classes! Classes!

This weekend I am teaching some Creative Memories Classes in Frederick, MD.

I really love to teach. I love getting people excited about scrapbooking!

And getting them to see that Creative Memories has some really great stuff out there.

So this is the first class...

it is a Card class....

You will complete twelve 5x7 cards for $20

I will also be teaching a class where we will be making four 12x12 layouts using Creative Memories Discover and Delight papers. These papers are a limited edition that you cannot purchase. They are also double sided. On one of the layouts I show them how they can use the same papers to make a layout for a boy or a girl.

The last class is a layout and card class using Creative Memories With Love Accents Kit.

Well, that is it....

Thanks for letting me share.

now off to do more cutting for these kits...

And I will be making a special trip to the ribbon outlet today. I am so excited. LOL I love ribbon!

I know hubby will be happy when I am done. No more paper scraps all over the floor LOL

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Blog Candy!

I love giveaways! Don't you?

I also love finding out that there is a talented scrapbooker watching me!

Well, I found both!

Ewonne is in Sweden. I took a gander at her blog and I was blown away by her beautiful work!!

I also saw that she is giving away some Blog Candy!

Look at this!


here is the link to her blog: Through My Eyes.

You should check it out!

Tell her I sent you.... ;)

PS - I know I have been promising pictures of my scrapbook room. i will get them on here, but I am still working on a few things in there. I actually hung some artwork that the twins did for me. They are so excited that something they did is hung on the wall instead of the refrigerator. LOL

Also, been cutting up class kits for classes I am teaching this weekend.

I will post those tomorrow.

better run. need to paint my ribbon holders.

Don't forget to enter Ewonne's Blog Candy Giveaway!