Tuesday, December 16, 2008

thank you.

i appreciate every single comment and sympathetic word you had to offer yesterday. i don't know why, but it takes me by surprise every time i have a day like yesterday. it's only my 2nd Christmas without her.

anywho.......i promised sunshine and smiles. but my laugh maker, aka the helper dude, aka doug, is busy in a meeting at work. sheesh. work. heh. probably better that way 'cause he might want to talk about the food poisoning that he was stricken with yesterday. ain't nobody gonna wanna listen to that. trust me.

the other dilemma i'm having is that i'm not at home. haven't been since 8:30 this morning when i left to take the kidlets to school. but then i had to quick find a pair of shoes, at task at which i miserably failed. then i had to run back and get ash from school to go to what i thought would be a routine doctor appointment because of some chronic belly pain she's been dealing with. but, that 30 minute visit instructed us to head directly to Children's Hospital for an extensive work-up including 6 tubes of bloodwork, belly x-rays, urine tests and a few other tests. i'm worn out. i know none of that is sunshine.

but the whole trip did include a smile, just not during that blood draw. phew. that was torture. remember, she's got a sensory disorder. not a pretty situation, that blood drawing business. anywho. the smile. after her x-rays she giggled and said she wanted baby to get an x-ray (she is obsessed with her 3ft raggedy ann and she stays in the car always, unless she's someplace that she's not comfortable with). so, baby and x-ray. before i knew it the technician had her baby on the table and was literally taking an x-ray of it. so cute. i just figured it was an empty film. we were sent back out the waiting area to wait to be called for the bloodwork and the x-ray tech came out holding an x-ray film labeled "ASHLYN'S DOLLY" along the bottom. and sure enough, it was an x-ray of her dolly. i just love our Children's Hospital.

and i have even more smiles. digging through the recesses of my photobucket account, i found some happy snaps that made me smile. here's hoping they do the same for you........

here's my emma dear, and her reaction after eating a strawberry for the first time when she was 10 months old.
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and here's nothing more than, the BEST COSTUME EVER!
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awwwww, i totally forgot about this one. my sweet friend sherry snagged these pictures off my blog or out of my gallery and surprise me with this one day. i was pregnant with emma.
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emma, attempting to paint. hahahaaaa.
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now, this takes talent. (makeup artist & stylist: Ashlyn Willis)
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playdoh creations are always good smilemakers.
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and so are snowmen. especially ones with tomato eyes constructed by a toddler.
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what's making you smile today?

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and the winner of yesterday's ribbon is: EMILY! please email me at taniamwillis at (yahoo.com) and leave me your mailing address so i can mail out your ribbon.

9 days until Christmas!????????!!!! WOWZERS! i'm so not ready yet. my to-do list proves it. are you ready?

and, uh, ummmmm.....errrrrrrrrr.....today's prize. honestly, i haven't thought that far yet. remember i didn't make it back home before coming to work? which means i haven't photographed anything yet. ooooopsie.

soooooooo, would it be alright if i just recycled a photo of another prize from another day???? let's say.................more CARDSTOCK!? would that be okay? 50 sheets, 12x12, Prism Cardstock. (maybe i can get ya'll to like me more than doug. hahahaa. just kidding.)
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30 comments:

  1. I missed stopping by yesterday sending ((((HUGS)))) your way. Love all the photos today!!! So fun!!!

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  2. I will keep Ash in my Thoughts that all her tests come back OK. That is so cool of the X-ray tech to do her baby doll too.

    I LOVE that prego page. So adorable of the two of you.

    Hope you have a good day today.

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  3. Those photos certainly put a smile on my face! Thanks for that! I hope you have a fabulous day with lots of giggles and smiles.

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  4. Those photos are so funny I love the strawberry one. Well I hope all is well with your little one. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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  5. So many cute photos, they made me smile :)

    Have a nice day!

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  6. Ok, Ashlyn painting had me completely belly laughing! How awesome is that!?!
    And girl, more cardstock? Really, we need to discuss the importance of hording specific items. Even the really bright obnoxious florescent stuff that NO ONE will EVER use and is only included to make variety packs larger.

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  7. That food poisoning was horrible, i don't think i've ever puked that much. Look forward to winning the cardstock, send it my way dear.

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  8. Loved the photos, they made me smile too. Especially the strawberry one! I'm glad you are feeling a little better. :-)~ML

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  9. Those pictures definitely produced some smiles here. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Oh boy that was quite the experience with doctors you had. Wish Ash all the best of luck. Who wont LOVE more cardstock since it is the focal point of all craft projects!!! Thanks for another chance at an AWESOME RAK!!!

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  11. I am in desperate need of some cardstock right now-Christmas crafts have depleted my stash. Your day sounds miserable-hope everything is ok! Doug made me laugh out loud as did your daughter wanting to photograph toast for her scrapbook a couple days ago! I haven't had a chance to read in a couple days because of all the holiday craziness here. Hope tomorrow brings you more 'sunshine'! Hugs!

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  12. My 6 year old daughter Emma just went thru a bunch of testing for her tummy pain and issues... giving blood two different times, a bunch of different xrays including drinking barium for one and an ultrasound. They think it may be abdominal migraines - never heard of that! Since they come and go they are just waiting to see if they continue at this point.

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  13. I have an Emma, too! And our backyard looks just like yours in that picture with the snowman (CUTE snowman)...complete with snow, hose that never got put back one day during the summer, and a plastic basketball hoop...

    Thanks for another RAK!

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  14. What a colorful day! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  15. I laughed when I read Doug's post. He sounds a lot like my husband.
    I can't believe Christmas is so close.

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  16. It sounds like you had a fantastic X-ray tech. You also had some great photos to share with us today. What made me smile today? The UPS guy just left after dropping off my backorder fron SU...a Sizzix die. :)

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  17. Love all the pictures, Tania. They are all so fun. Hang in there with the doctor appointments.
    Smiles.
    Shae

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  18. Thank you for sharing your wonderful family's pics. You are a breath of sunshine. Just love your blog. I'm praying everything works out for Ashlyn...will keep her in my prayers.

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  19. Great pics!

    Sorry to hear Ash is having some troubles, will say a prayer for her. Hurt belly's are no fun! What a great tech you had to do the dolly x-ray! Fantastic!

    Smile today?...my electric bill was much lower than I anticipated! Christmas lights and especially the blow up snowman is a voltage hog! LOL

    Hope you are having a good evening!

    Patty 2832

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  20. One little regret I have is not having one of those cool pregnancy pictures...that makes a great page!

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  21. thats a cute lot of photos you've got there....love them all... she doesn't seem to love strawberries to much oh well more for you(Ha-ha)i love that cardstock...you can send it my way. lol

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  22. We always forgot those little things in our life. Really grateful for the invention of camera, and scrapbooking too.

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  23. I have 3 kids, the youngest just turned 7. And I don't have a pregnancy picture!!! I really love yours!

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  24. Great pics..especially the one of Emma painting!

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  25. what's making me smile today? Hot cocoa...and chicken tortilla soup. (Baby it's cold outside!)
    What else? Your pics - lots of good ones there - esp. like the "just like mommy" LO and the play-doh creation. To me, it sorta looks like Junior the Asparagus from Veggie Tales. Good luck w/ those test results!

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  26. Good evening... Cute and funny pictures...lol... Hope u had a great evening:)
    Kris W

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  27. You were a super cute pregnant chick! :)

    I didn't get a chance to comment yesterday (had a sick kiddo), but I am so sorry that you have to go through the holidays with just one parent as young as you are. Especially as close as you were to your mom! :(

    Oh, and tell Doug that chic-fil-a has yummy chicken sandwiches. And at breakfast, they have even yummier chicken biscuits!!! MMMMM!!!!! :) :) :)

    Let me know when you find out about Ashlyn!!! I've been praying for her!!

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  28. Hang in there, girl!
    Thanks for sharing the happy photos!

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  29. I love the pregnancy layout page! If we have another I'll have to do something like that with my daughter. I have a list of stuff to get done before Christmas, but it's not quite as long as yours. Good luck getting everything done!

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  30. Love the photos, the strawberry one is so funny, she looks just like my little neice did the first time she tried a lemon, lol

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