Monday, March 10, 2008

A new layout (finally!) and a Carissa update

Thank you so much to those who have been praying for Carissa. She was finally able to come home from the hospital today -- hooray! She'll still be on oxygen and treatment for the pneumonia and blood clots for quite a while, but she is definitely on the mend. Thank heavens for not-so-small miracles!

I have been itching to finish this layout since I started it at Christmas time -- it was just missing the title, so I finally took 5 minutes to finish it today! Aw, my sweet Sammy. In our faith (we're LDS) we donate 10% of our income to the church, and we recently taught Sammy this principle. He was so excited about being able to help in God's work, he wanted to do even more. I was so proud of him! It is such a great illustration of his loving, generous spirit -- I had to do a lo right away.

"giving" - Zooballoo, outlined with Cricut pens
"100%" - Printing Press, sized with DS
Paper: KI Memory Keepers (I think)
"Proud Mom Moment" stamp: Autumn Leaves
stitches: MM rub-ons (I finally figured out what to do with all those Xs!)

Thursday, March 6, 2008

A personal request...

Hi, my friends! Nothing new to share at the moment, but I wanted to ask for your prayers on behalf of my sweet sister Carissa. She is 22-years-old and has Down's Syndrome, and she is the light of our whole family.

She has been struggling with pneumonia and is now back in the hospital with blood clots in her lungs. The doctors are really stymied as to what is causing the problems and she hasn't been responding well to any of the treatments yet. It would mean so much to me if you could remember her in your prayers. Thank you so much.

Here is a pic of our sweetheart girl: