Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Into the new..

New Hair...

New year to look forward to with Bo...

New Books to read...(bottom one is Bo's, mine are the Looking Glass Wars)

New necklace made for myself. :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11th...

 I want to remember... how you put footprints in my heart when I first met you and now 19 years later it is not only still there but deeper than ever. ♥

I know today, September 11th is a day everyone remembers and should, but there are also good moments to Sept 11th. Number one for me is my anniversary of our marriage in our cute little white church on post at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. Renewing our vows and saying "I do" again just made it all so real for us.
19 years later we are still experiencing the ups and downs of life still holding hands through it all with our hearts as one. Number two is this is also the day my brother Alex and his wife Franny said their vows to each other. They too are a couple to be admired. Their relationship and support for each other should be an inspiration for others. :)
So even if I do bow my head in silence in remembrance of how this day affected our nation, I will also be giving thanks for the life I have because of a decision to give my heart to one person for the rest of my life. ♥

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Vintage Love.....

There is something about older things, the vintage, the worn the rusty looking materials that were once used back in the day that conjure up thoughts and feelings. I have the opportunity here to visit our antique stores here and just walk around and take in the architecture of our quiet downtown.  I love old doors, windows, and old keys. I have a collection of images and actual skeleton keys to remind me of a time passed. The images in the collage were taken at a nearby historic railroad town of Glendale, KY. Enjoy and have a Happy Tuesdays. :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

Life's interruptions...

We all go through our days in scheduled ways or at least it is in my household. But as we all know life doesn't follow a schedule of events, it likes to throw in interruptions and not all the time are they good interruptions. Right now my family and I are dealing with one of those moments when a certain news hits home and you either succumbed to your emotional reactions and fear or you take it in, think of positive ways to get through, and move forward.

My husband who just turned 39 this 2nd of September will be undergoing a delicate and serious surgery for his cervical vertebrae. His herniation and extrusion is so bad that it is not just pinching nerves but his spinal cord in half. We knew by the results of his neck MRI's that things may be headed that direction but we didn't realize the emergence of it and didn't expect it to be so soon. We were made aware of it this week that we will be traveling out of state for his surgery. We have always taken pride in the fact that we have been pretty healthy all our lives and that our kids have been the same, so to come to the realization of how vulnerable and delicate our bodies are, can affect us in all levels.

For now we are getting ready for this event, trying to keep a positive mindset and spending quality time with our kids. This weekend Bo, I and Jared went down to Bowling Green to spend time with our son Nick who attends WKU for Bo's birthday.  It was nice to have all my guys together again. We have sure missed Nick.

As for me I have to keep on reminding myself to give myself the peace, the quiet moments and to even be more aware of the beauty around us to keep my spirit strong and my fears at bay so that I have the strength to take care of my husband.

Creativity, keeps me going.

Walter Anderson Screen Prints I have been working on that were painted with watercolor.

I also started my collection of reading materials for the hours spent in a hospital waiting room or for the quiet moments while my husband heals.
This Labor Day weekend we were able to just spend some time together and with the boys. Next weekend will be the first of many Saturdays taken up by cross country races and will continue on to wrestling tournaments for Jared. Life doesn't stop for anyone, we just have to adjust as Bo recovers, to be able to enjoy it and still take the time to live it with a positive outlook so that we can give Bo the strength to heal.

I hope you all had a great weekend. Thank you for stopping by. :)