Sunday, October 19, 2014

Another Day, Another Appointment

We spent a few hours at Children's Hospital about a week ago. Alexis has been seeing a new eye specialist due to the cyst/scarring in her left eye, and her loss of depth perception after her last eye surgery. This new doctor says that he can definitely remove the cyst, and he's willing to try restoring her depth perception. She doesn't want to have the surgery done until we return from Disney World, so it'll be done next January.

We're moving right along in homeschool. Brandon's taking music theory classes in addition to his violin lessons, and he's really enjoying them. 

The Miracle League baseball games have been a lot of fun. Jordan is still wearing a mask when we're around a lot of people because her immune system is so low right now, and we're trying to keep her well. She's especially trying to avoid the Enterovirus that hits kids with respiratory difficulties really hard. I'd really prefer to keep her out of the hospital! We bought cute Disney themed masks for her to wear, so that makes it a bit more bearable. 

Speaking of the Miracle League, Jordan was really thrilled to see that her picture made the front page of our local newspaper. Her photo was huge! Trust me, I'll be scrapping it later. I've been ordered to make an awesome page about it.

My good friend came over for a scrappy day last Friday, and her daughter has a huge crush on Brandon. She swears she's going to marry him someday, but he's not interested at all. They were outside and he came running in while screaming. I asked him what was wrong, and he said... "Bella's trying to kiss me!" He slammed the door and held it shut while she tried to get in to get him. If you look closely, you can see her through the window. It was too funny!

Jordan got bored while playing third base at a recent Miracle League baseball game, so we started playing with my iPhone. Baseball selfies are a lot of fun!

My kids weren't thrilled when we visited Ronnie's job last Thursday to get their flu shots, but they were all really brave about it. We drove over there because there's a sweet lady who comes every year to do them through a local pharmacy.

Right after their flu shots, we drove to see Jordan's cerebral palsy doctor. We waited over an hour to see the doctor, so the kids killed time by people watching. Her doctor was extremely impressed with her progress and told us to keep doing what we're doing. I love it when that happens! 

Sophie got a haircut a few days ago, and it makes petting her even more irresistible. She's just so fuzzy! As you can see in the photo below, she's really spoiled rotten. It's almost her birthday and we're making big plans for her.

Last night, everyone was finally well enough to go to church after missing a month of sermons. Thankfully, our church provides videos of the sermons online so we didn't miss much. There's just something so wonderful about being able to worship with everyone else though. As we walked outside, I noticed this beautiful sunset and had to snap a quick picture.  

I hope you all have a wonderful, blessed week! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Best Day Of My Life: Disney 2013

This is it... the very last page in my Disney vacation series. I'm really glad to be finished with the entire project. It won't be long before I have another pile of Disney pictures to scrapbook, but I'm done for now and it feels great! 

Character_Disney_Epcot_Mickey Scrapbook Page

I used a few scraps from an older Scraptastic Club kit that featured Fancy Pants' The Good Life collection. The title is something that my kids said at least once a day in Disney World. They each said, "This is the best day of my life!" I thought it would be neat to finish the album on that note. It's always wonderful to see your children so happy. Is it any wonder that we can't wait to go back?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Finding Nemo: Disney 2013

Only one more layout to share after this one... I can't believe I'm finished scrapping that humongous pile of Disney photos! Once I finish blogging the completed Disney pages, I'll start working on our visit to Clearwater Marine Aquarium. 

Finding Nemo_Scrapbook Page_Animal Kingdom_Disney

Today's project features pictures from the absolutely gorgeous Finding Nemo show. The colors on stage were so vibrant, and the actors were brilliant too. It's definitely on our to-do list for the next trip because we really enjoyed it. I used Crate Paper's "Random" line to create this design. The blue velvet ribbon might possibly be my favorite ribbon ever.

As you can see, I was inspired by another one of Susan Stringfellow's wonderful sketches. This time it was Sketch #126. The horizontal banner was a really fun element to incorporate. I love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Awesomesauce: Disney 2013

I'm almost finished sharing the last of my Disney pages! I showed both of the finished albums to my mother-in-law yesterday when she came to visit. We are frantically preparing for this year's Disney vacation, and I'm super happy that I finished scrapping my last set of pictures before the next trip.

Disney World_Animal Kingdom_Triceratops Spin_Scrapbook

Today's layout features photos of us on the Triceratops Spin ride. The journaling refers to the fact that Brandon's not big on riding the more intense rides, so pictures of the five of us together were few and far between. I used Pink Paislee's vibrant "Hey Kid" collection and I was inspired by Susan Stringfellow's Sketch #123.

I followed the sketch pretty closely, but I decided to add a few more stitched circles to draw the eye around my design. I also chose to emboss the sun to add a bit more interest to that portion of the project. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!