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I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Sunday, December 30, 2007

A reflection of 2007

Christmas has come and gone for another year ! Was a special one this year as we have a 9 month old grandson to spoil and make memories with . The girls were all so cute as well . My family is my life and each year they help me get through . Sad that each year seems to go faster and faster though !

2007 was a very roller coaster year for us but the shining light through all of it was the birth of a healthy grandson to DD ! What a cutie he is and he is so smart ! LOL ! Wouldn't be long before he is graduating school .... okay maybe a few years but with how fast the years are going it wouldn't be that long !

Health issues seemed to have played a major roll in the year . DH has been fighting UC right through the year with one bout after another . He has been referred to a specialist out-of-town so hopefully we will get some answers and he some much needed relief , in 2008 . I sure hope that call comes soon ......... Dh still spends far too much time at his job but has managed to take another week off during the holiday season . He is rested ( I hope ) and I hope it stays that way for him as he has a busy January planned ( which is usually a trigger for another bout ! It is the nature of the beast ! )

As for me , well , it has been one silly thing after another and enough is enough ! Between rotator cuff problems , carpel tunnel and then pneumonia , 2007 hasn't been the best ! I just hope the shoulder is going to heal as I plan on making a major attack on a stack of photos in 2008 that have to be scrapped ! With all the supplies I have here , I should be good to go for the next year or so without any new purchases ! LOL ! Like that is going to happen ! DH bought me a cricut machine so I have to get something done after all he spent on it and the toys that go with it ! A Cricut is a computerized die-cutting machine ..... no more trying to use the handle of the Sizzix machine that just killed my arm ! Now I just have to figure out HOW to use it ! LOL !

Youngest DS hasn't worked in close to a year so I sure hope that 2008 finds him working and supporting himself ! At the moment , he has his foot in a cast as he tangled with a vacuum cleaner and the vacuum won !! He breaks far too easy !!!! This week he also goes in for a throat scope ......... and the stomach problems are getting worse instead of better which means he may have to have surgery this year ........THAT doesn't help with the job situation any either ! Just seems to be one bump in the road after another with him ........

Oldest Ds and family seem to being doing fine . They were here for Christmas and we gave Granddaughter #1 Avril Laveigne tickets for her tour in March ! I have a sneaking suspicion somebody told her she was getting them ans she didn't seem too excited about them ! Oh it is so fun trying to please a 12 year old !

Good news about BIL though . His cancer is " gone " in his brain after major radiation and a few more bouts of chemo should find the stomach cancer in recession ................ or we can always hope ! He is one very LUCKY man and he just doesn't realise how many people were pulling for him ! Miracles do happen when you least expect them ! His life has changed dramatically this year though and who knows what 2008 will bring to their household . hopefully only good things ( one being a small bundle in February in the form of a new grand baby - which is enough to make one get better ! They are hoping for a girl as they have 3 grandson's and 4 sons ! Definitely time for a girl in that family ! )

This year has been one of reconnecting with friends from the past and family that we haven't seen in years . Life really does come full circle . Hope to be able to stay in contact with all of them . Nice to share stories and memories and hear new ones !

As 2007 comes to a close and the optimism of a new year looming , I wish each and every one a safe , healthy and wonderful New Year .......

" Each day comes bearing it's own gifts . Untie the ribbons " ~ Ruth Ann Schabaker

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