Friday, November 26, 2010

2010 Christmas Cards

I love planning, taking, getting and sending my photo Christmas cards each year. I think my cards are some of the first many of my friends get. It is neat to share a little Christmas spirit with our family and friends.

One of the great options for anyone to use is Shutterfly. They have TONS of great options to choose from. Here is one I did on their easy to use website in a previous year:

We got lots of compliments on this card.

I've also made a couple of little photo albums of our summer activities.

This year I've had a hard time getting my thoughts around the Christmas picture. I had one from our trip to Florida, but Daniel has changed sooo much. I come up with ideas and the rest of the family votes me down. They'll have to get with it soon enough, as I need to get moving.

Check out some of the Christmas card ideas here.

I've also done calendars for grandparents. You can see them here.

Oh, and believe it or not, I'm also thinking of birthdays during the holiday season, as Olivia's is in January and Daniel is March. Check out invitations here.

So, my goal this weekend is to get the house decorated for Christmas, take a great photo and order my cards from Shutterfly!

**Shutterfly is supplying me with 50 free Christmas photo cards for helping them with this promotion.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

We're Thankful For...

A - America, apples, Aiden, Amanda
B - Bob, balloons, bears, Ben
C - cats, Chloe, couches, church
D - dad, doctors, Daniel, dogs, Doug, Dianna
E - Erica, eyes, ears
F - fast food, family, friends
G - God, Greta, Granny Lucille
H - hospitals, Halloween, holidays
I - ice cream
J - Jesus, Jeff, Janet's, Jena, Jerry
K - Kendal, Kenny
L - Lisa, love, Levi
M - Maw, Memaw, mom, M&Ms, money, Melissa
N - Nanny, nuts, Niki
O - Olivia, octopus, Oreo
P - Pepaw, Paige, prayer
Q - Mrs. Q, quail
R - Ramage family, running, Ryan
S - Steven, Sydney, socks, school
T - teachers, tea cups, teddy bears
U - umbrellas, unicorns
V - violins, Vanessa
W - water, Wacker Inc.
X - xrays
Y - you
Z - zebras

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Uncommon Stroke Symptoms

Last week my husband experienced symptoms of what seemed to be vertigo or inner ear infection. He had dizziness, headache and nausea. We treated him for this for four days.

By Friday he hadn't gotten any better, so we went on to the doctor. We ended up one state over in a hospital and Jeff had had a stroke at the back of the head. They put in a drainage port to drain excess luquid off of his brain, which was causing all of the symptoms. We expect a full recovery.

We want to start making sure that people realize that strokes don't always happen the normal way. You don't always get symptoms on one side of the body. He still had full function of both hands.

Also, we want everyone to know that God is Good! and Miracles happen every day!