Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Birthday Freebie

Well better late than never I suppose.  It's been a busy summer so far.  I'm still scrapping at night, it helps me wind down after a long crazy day.  I've had a few nail biter moments too.  Those of you that have read my stories at DDD know about my aunt and that she has Alzheimer's.  This disease has progressed slowly for several years (at least the past 20 years) and has now consumed her to the point that my mom could no longer care for her in her home.  We have had to put her in a nursing home where she will now get the 24 hour supervision that she requires.  The saddest part of this whole thing is that she just celebrated her 60th birthday in May.  I think I started talking about it when she was 58 and the disease had become so bad that she could no longer do the things she used to do.  We all accepted the fact that she probably wouldn't see her 59th birthday.  Now that her 60th birthday has come and gone, I am now more than ever so grateful to have her in my life.  She is so frail and wears my old (size 6) jeans and they even look too big for her.  When I go visit her I know she doesn't know my face but when I tell her "Aunt Linda, it's me Belle" she glows and has the biggest smile.  These are the memories I want to hold on to.

I've also had a scare with my dad.  He had a cardiac ablation procedure done at the beginning of June and hasn't been right since.  He has lost 45 pounds in the last month and a half, been in the hospital 3 times, visits with many doctors and today FINALLY got an answer!  It's his thyroid!  Good grief...anyway, hoping he is on his way to recovery.  In the midst of all this was my youngest son's birthday, my little sisters birthday, my birthday and my blogs 4th birthday!!!...soooo for Aunt Linda hitting the big 60, my dad making us pull our hair out because he is so stubburn, my son for being the little stinker he is, my little sister who has dropped more "f" bomb's in the last month than I care to admit and of course myself...Happy Birthday!!!  Enjoy!

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Download August desktop HERE


  1. Thank you for all these awesome freebies :)

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Jul. 21, 2011. Thanks again.

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [22 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Thank you for all of these wonderful goodies.

  5. Thank you for another great kit !!
    I always look forward to receiving one of your kits !!
    Thanks again !!

  6. Happy Birthday to you and your family members celebrating birthdays!
    Thanks for the beautiful birthday kit and brag book pages - love the August desktop calendar!
    Enjoy the summer!!

  7. paperlady - JoanJuly 26, 2011 at 4:34 PM

    Thank you so much for the lovely Birthday Bash kit, brag book pages, and desktop. Thanks for filling us in on the happenings in your life. You know that a lot of us had followed you at DDD, so I really appreciate this update.

  8. My thoughts will be with you and your family at this stressful time.

    Thank you so much for this wonderful kit.

    Lots of luv and {{{hugs}}}.


  9. Thanks for such a cute b-day kit