Friday, December 31, 2010

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Week 6 of 25

Four weeks after going into remission, Kallie is now out of remission.  Her treatment protocol has been changed accordingly and we're hopeful she can turn it around. Otherwise she seems to be in good spirits.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Card Preview

The idea for this card initially came from Lynda Fraser and then I saw another version done by Andrea Walford, which I totally CASEd (Copy And Selectively Edit).  Thanks for the inspiration ladies!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Spectacular! Nov. 22-30

For nine days only—November 22-30—get FREE SHIPPING on orders over $150! Plus you can save up to 50 percent off select Stampin’ Up!® products—including My Digital Studio software and Designer Fabric!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

2 Weeks and Counting

Five days after losing Casey, Kallie was diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphoma.  Two weeks ago she started a course of chemotherapy that will last 25 weeks.  The bad news is that the average survival time after diagnosis is 1 year; without treatment 6-8 weeks.  The good news is that after just 2 weeks her cancer is in remission.  We are cautiously optimistic.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Simply Amazing Offer

From November 15-30, you can purchase either our Standard or Digital+ Starter Kits at 50 percent off the regular retail price of $175 (plus free shipping!), and enjoy the great benefits as a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator.  Click here.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Farewell Casey

We who choose to surround ourselves
with lives even more temporary than our own,
live within a fragile circle;
easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we would still live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only
certain immortality, never fully
understanding the necessary plan.... 

--- Irving Townsend ---
"The Once Again Prince"

1996 - 2010

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Casey's Cedar Tree Card

The cedar tree has been revered for its spiritual significance for thousands of years. Its wood was used for the doors of sacred temples and burned in cleansing ceremonies for purification. The tree was thought to house important gods and to be an entrance to higher realms.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Monday, September 20, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Little Sister

Casey had her second radiation treatment along with a dose of chemotherapy on August 27th.  The chemotherapy should treat any cancer cells that may be floating around in her blood.  (I know...very scientific jargon.) The good news is that she doesn't seem to be experiencing any side effects.  Pictured below is Casey's little sister Kallie our other trouper.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Holiday Mini Catalog

2010 Holiday Mini Catalog (September 1, 2010-January 3, 2011)

The exciting Holiday Mini Catalog is here, and is filled with brand-new stamp sets, accessories, dies, and more!  Shop now in my Online Store or sign up to receive a free copy of the catalog.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Jury's Out

We took Casey for her first radiation treatment last Friday night.  She seemed fine right after the treatment and all day Saturday but seems to be feeling the effects today.  She had a hard time getting up this afternoon and doesn’t seem to be in a good mood.  Can dogs have moods?  Anyway, we decided to go with the radiation instead of the surgery based on Casey’s overall condition (i.e., age and arthritis) and the fact that our second oncologist seemed to be in agreement with us.  The lines on Casey’s face are from the colored radiation markers.  The lines designate the area to be treated and will be used for the next two treatments.  For those of you that might not know, radiation therapy works by damaging the DNA within cancer cells and destroying their ability to reproduce.  Our hope is that the cancer will remain localized and its growth will be slowed enough so Casey can enjoy the rest of her life in relative comfort.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Saturday, August 14, 2010

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