Saturday, July 25, 2009

Mr and Mrs. Hillyard - My Neighbors!!!

Today is the day - for the rest of your lives! Nate and Rhea got married today at 3:00 pm at Greenwood United Methodist Church in Winchester, VA. She has been thru so much and I am so happy for her! And Nate too - she got a good guy! The music was beautiful and her colors were peach and purple, with white. She was so beautiful! I got tears several times. My son, Matt, and his girlfriend, Holli, went also. It was a beautiful day for their wedding!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Look at my Mom!

Yesterday was her last day at physical therapy. She had a Baker's cyst behind her right knee that was giving her problems. So the Dr gave her a cortisone shot and sent her to PT. I can't believe what she was able to do! She's 73! Puts me to shame! Her knee is much better. Thanks to Sandy! Mom and I both think she's the best therapist! (Sandy was my therapist when I injured my left shoulder) So now she is looking to join the Wellness Center to continue her therapy there and keep her busy! If I can just get her busy around the house! hahaha :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

My Charity in the Newspaper!

Winchester Star HeartFelt Angels article

We celebrated our 10 year celebration this past Saturday! We had alot of great food, great music, and fun! I can't believe the photographer put that silly hat picture in the paper! He said "Let's do something silly!" So I said ok! hahaha

Monday, July 13, 2009

My Grandson - Hayden

Just wanted to let everyone know: My grandson, Hayden, was taken to Children's Hospital in Washington DC last Thursday. They were hoping he would come home Sunday, but it may be today. Just waiting to hear. But they are taking it one day at a time.

Remember the Bubble Boy? Hayden is very close to being him, as his Dr told us Saturday. Hayden has been trying for the longest time to get over colds, ear infections, his poor injury on his finger. They finally got a Dr to question what the heck is going on and found out. He was rushed to DC.

Hayden has almost NO antibodies in his body. His appetite is poor. So what calories he does have, his body is using to fight off infections. Part of the reason he is not growing like he should! Saturday, he got his first IV dose of IGg (antibodies) with HOPES and PRAYERS his body can rebuild his own immune system. He will have to have this done every week. IF this doesn't work, then he will have to be put on the bone marrow list for a donor. His blood isn't clotting like it should either, so they kept him another day.

My son and Trish are devastated, along with the rest of the family. Hayden is only 2 years old. He is in good spirits and still ornery! As you can see what he did with his chocolate milk! Poured it out into his lap, chair! :) But gets tired easy now.

This is one time I hate being a nurse. You know too much. The look on my son's face just crushed my heart. We have to wear gloves, masks and gowns to see him.

Please keep Hayden and his parents in your prayers, please?

Thanks in advance for all the prayers. I don't know how much more I can carry on my back and shoulders.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Another House Fire

....right across the street from me again! In the newspaper it stated a TV was to blame for the fire. A lot of neighbors are a little uneasy right now. I had an interview at the hospital for my charity and couldn't go. I was blocked in my driveway, as you can see. So we will have the interview about my charity's 10 year anniversary on Tuesday! Everyone got out - no injuries.

Extremely Belated Preemie Items

Here are pics of the items I made for a friend of mine, Danette. She has a charity called God's Tiny Angels . These little outfits will fit 1 pound preemies and 2-3 pound preemies. A much needed item for all hospitals.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

What Have I Been Up To???

Well, this and that!

Here is a picture of my middle son's birthday cake. Since he has worked at McDonald's for years, I just HAD to get him this hamburger birthday cake. He just loved it! He even had to take it over to work and show his co-workers! Steven turned 21 today! We had family and friends here for a cook out.

My oldest son, Chris, turned 25 on July 1st. Him and his wife, Trish, got the keys to their very first home! What a birthday present! It is in Martinsburg, WV, just 1/2 hour away from me. But it's right across the street from Trish's parents! It need some work done to it, but they are having fun working on it! Will post more pics when they get it all finished and moved in! I had a cook out for him too!

We had a bad thunderstorm go thru here after Chris's birthday. Didn't last long tho! This is what it looked like out our back yard!

As for crocheting, here are a few things I've made over the past month.
These are dish soap covers I made from a pattern off of a crochet group on Facebook. I just love these! Arn't they the cutest???

I made these hats and scarves for a charity called Steven's Comfy Toes. The pattern came from Suzie's Stuff. These were alot of fun to make. One set, I used glow in the dark pony beads! Just too cute! I designed the scarf to match the hats.

I made 5 of these baby afghans for my charity. They are called Quick Stitch Preemie Afghan. I just LOVE this pattern! It works up so quick and easy! One suggestion: Ch 64 instead of 65. It gave me an extra stitch at the end. I made 4 stripes for the afghan to make it into a newborn size blanket. We have 2 NICU's that we give items to on the holidays, to help make the day a little brighter for the parents. I was able to give hats with red, white, and blue stars on them, red, white and blue booties, and blankets to Winchester NICU. But did NOT have enough blankets for the 41 babies at UVA. I was heartbroken. I tried to stay up the night before to make as many as I could, and just couldn't get the 12 more needed. It's not fair to take what I have for the parents and half the unit doesn't get anything.

Just wondering what this week will bring? Anyway, I'm crocheting!!!! :) Hope everyone had a wonderful and safe July 4th!!!