Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Project Life Tuesday - Week 4

Welcome to Project Life Tuesday 2011! If you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you will stay awhile. I'm Jessica and I am participating in Project Life, a different way to record our lives by taking one photo a day. This was inspired by the fabulous Becky Higgins who has put together a wonderful kit to make this challenge easier.

Don't worry, I'm not leaving traditional scrapbooking behind. This just gives me the opportunity to focus my scrapbooking on trips and things that are important to me right now and not get all bogged down with every birthday, dinner, and holiday that comes along.

Each Tuesday, I will post my pictures/journaling from the previous week. Project Life Tuesday was created by Jessica Turner over at The Mom Creative and she hosts a linky for readers to link up their pictures. So if you want to join in or want to see others POTW, just click the Project Lift button at the top of this post.

And finally, my POTW:

Saturday - I've been around a lot of babies lately. Today I visited my friend Danna in her new house, her adorable little girl, and this precious little boy, Ryan. He is about 4 months old and has the bluest eyes. Isn't he a cutie?

Sunday - I've been skypebooking with my friend, Shannon, a lot lately!  Skypebooking is scrapbooking long distance with friends via skype.  It lets us chat, give opinions on our pages, and almost feels like they are in the room with you.  Shannon is my friend from Wichita, and I have not seen her in FOREVER!

Monday - We finally hung Juan's grandfather clock this weekend. We found it when I purged the house and Juan said it was broken; but was only missing the key to wind it.  He found the key and now we have a great clock that chimes beautifully in our spare bedroom.

Tuesday - I won an RAK from Sookie at Totally Doodles for the Scrapbook Challenges blog hop.  It arrived today and look at all my yum-yum goodies!  Thanks so much Sookie!!!!  I can't wait to use my goodies.

Wednesday - Vanessa has been extremely stressed about, my little niece, Ashlyn's upcoming surgery.  I went over to visit and try to take her mind off of it for a while.  It was nice outside, so we decided to take Ashlyn and Jakob to the park.  Jakob surprised us by immediately swinging on the thing above the slide.  Vanessa had never seen him do that before. I think he picked that up from Tio, who showed him that little move last time we were at the park.  Although he didn't do it at the time.

Thursday - Although it is only my second week back at work, I am already on the road travelling.  Today was an easy day trip flight to Austin for an OAC meeting on a little Free Standing ED that is just coming up out of the ground.  Yes, this is what I do all day long.

Friday - Today was Ashlyn's abdominal surgery for an unknown mass the size of a lemon.  Mom and I  met Vanessa, Jeff and Ashlyn at Children's Medical Center in Dallas at 5:50am.  It was very traumatic to see Ashlyn being tortured with needles as they tried, unsuccessfully, to draw blood and get a miniature IV started.  Her surgery started by about 7:30am and they were done by about 9am.  It turned out to be a mass caused by a twisted ovary.  They did have to remove her ovary, but this was really the best case scenario.  They did not have to remove intestines or other organs and she should make a full recovery.  They gave her an epidural to control her pain, yet another needle and tube into her little body.  It took her a couple of hours in recovery and then we stayed with her a couple more hours in her room while her parents grabbed some food.  The Lord heard all of the prayers and answered them.  Thank you to all the thoughts and prayers that were sent out for Ashlyn.  She was released from the hospital the following afternoon.

Hope you had an eventful week!  Thanks for stopping by.


Steph said...

I love the skype picture! Skypebooking is genius!

Rene' Sharp said...

How fun to Skype and scrapbook with your friend. Genius!!! With our phone lines the picture is so scratchy you can hardly see the person on the other side. I have never Skyped anybody overseas before, what is your Skype name, maybe we should try!! :)
So glad to hear your niece is doing better Jessica, it must have been heartbreaking for all of you xx

Susan said...

Oh poor baby. I got nervous reading about it.

I've know children with that same symptom but it was cancer.

Bless her heart.

Great shots...

stephanie @ Simple Things said...

That poor baby. So glad that she is recovering!

Mandy Hornbuckle said...

Loving "Skypebooking!!" That's awesome!

brad & lesley said...

Skypebooking = GENIUS! I've gotta try that. Continued prayers for Ashlyn...what a sweetie.