Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thoughts 2 Paper Sketch Challenge

There is an easy way to win one the new pink ATG gun's! If you love sketches then this is the perfect challenge for you.  Go here to see the challenge at the Thougths 2 Paper blog.  Here's my my take on this challenge.  Thank you to Del for the great sketch.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Tough Decision

Last week was such a stressful time for Brian and I.  One of our dogs was really sick so we took him to the vet and found out that he has a heart murmur.  To top it off they found a foreign object in his belly.  His situation was so severe that the vet wanted us to take Moose to a cardiologist the next day.  Of course we had no choice, he was just so sick and he looked unhappy (for a lack of a better word). 

The cardiologist told us that he was surprised that the murmur hadn't been detected before because it has probably been there since birth.  Not only does he have the heart defect but the doctor also saw a mass on his liver.  He was just surprised to see so much going on such a young dog.  He gave us such a dim future for our little friend.  He has at the most 2 years with a few medications that he will be on for the rest of his short life.  We could do a surgery to try and repair the holes in his heart but there is no guarantee that he will have any longer of a life span or if he will even survive the surgery.  This was a pretty tough decision for us but we decided that we will just keep him on the meds and love him and make sure he has the best life for as long as God lets us keep him on this Earth.

Some would think why care so much about an animal, well the truth of the matter is that we love our dogs like children.  They all hold a special place in our hearts and we would do just about anything for our dogs.

Besides could you resist a face like this?

He is a special boy and we love and adore our little Moose and he will be the most spoiled French Bulldog ever!  We will be positive about the situation and hope that God gives more time than the doctor gave him.

On a lighter note, I promised in my last post to show a few of the Lay Out's I have been doing since I starting blogging again.  Here we go, this is what I have done recently. 

On that note... until I share again, thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 20, 2010

I am back!

It has been quite some time since I posted anything on my blog and as you can see it is a work in progress right so bear with me as I make my changes over the next few weeks.

A brief update on what's been going on in my little world...

I took some time off from anything scrap related. Then a couple of my friends got interested in it and that got me started again. I have been enjoying creating cards and LO's with my girlfriends. It made me remember why I started this wonderful hobby in the first place. I will share a few of my most recent creations shortly.

During my blogging/scrapping break we have had two weddings and a new addition to our family. I have a new brother-in-law, sister-in-law and a nephew. He is just a little crack up. I am still trying to teach him how to say my name, that's a work in progress.

My sister and her little boy are here in our lovely state for an extended stay while her better half is renovating their new home. It has been really nice having her so close again.

In a nutshell that is what has been going on, so stay tuned for a post with my recent creations!