Monday, March 05, 2007

falling behind

Wendy was “kind” enough to remind me that I was behind on my blogging….and feared that I may be trapped under a pile of snow. I’m not………….just busy as always. We did get about 19 inches of snow in a 7 days period, but thankfully it didn’t turn me into a spam eating shut-in. I did get some scrapping done though—still working on Erik’s gift album from the time I spent with him after CHA, and also working on Irene’s album. The altered canvas piece I made for Irene is still being held captive by Legacy Magazine---they’re thinking the June/July issue now. (Irene, I promise, you’ll get it EVENTUALLY!)

Erik’s face made his debut in Scrapbook Trends Magazine this month, lol. I call Erik my “scrappin’ charm” as the last three layouts I’ve had picked up for publication feature him! I really hope his 15 minutes of fame doesn’t include time in scrapbooking magazines—because that’s really lame for him, lol.

We got some bad news this past week—2 of our best friend’s little girl, Courtney, was diagnosed with Leukemia. She’s 4 ½, and just about the most beautiful little girl you’ve ever seen. Matt and Becca were the first of our group of friends to get married and have babies. There’s about 7 of us that remained really tight since college—and in many ways we’ve always thought of Courtney as “our baby”---she was the first….a significant change and step, catapulting the group into adulthood, and adding a new dimension to our group—one filled with stuffed animals and the wiggles and spelling out of naughty words—we ooohed and ahhed over her every first…first time she held the bottle by herself, first crawl, first step, first word……………………………and now we’re crushed thinking about her first round of chemo, because “our” baby is sick. She’s just so small and helpless—and I’d give anything to make it all better. The good news is that the stage she’s at and type she has is giving her an 80-85% survival rate after 2 years of Chemo….and we’re all trying not to think of that other 15-20%..........and for the first time in a long time, I’m praying, really praying, to anyone or anything that will listen. Please make her better, Please make her better, Please make our baby better.


Blogger Heidi said...

Thinking positive thoughts for your friends daughter, and I's sure the outcome will be a good one.

March 05, 2007  
Anonymous wendy said...

poor thing. i will lift prayers for her as well. {hugs}

March 05, 2007  
Anonymous Cara said...

She's in my prayers Chels!

Love your layout in the magazine. Looks superb!

March 06, 2007  

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