Sunday, December 26, 2010

HE'S HERE!!!!!

I'm very proud to announce the birth of my grandson, Caleb David Burgess!  He was born tonight and weighed in at 8 pounds 2 ounces.  Momma and baby are doing fine after a c-section delivery.

Many thanks to everyone for all of your prayers during this complicated pregnancy!  You have made it so much easier to endure all of the problems that Chelsey incurred during her pregnancy.  She and David also send their thanks!  I'll have pics up tomorrow!


Saturday, December 18, 2010

MPS "Holiday Magic" Blog Hop

Welcome to my portion of the Michelle Perkett Studio Holiday Magic Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Jan's blog, She's Gone Stamping, you're in the right place.  If not, start at the beginning at the Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge blog. 

This year, our family is blessed with some very special holiday magic.  My youngest daughter, Chelsey, has been trying to get pregnant for over 5 years.  Finally, this year her prayers were answered, and she is due to deliver at anytime.  Unfortunately, she had to be hospitalized at 19 weeks into her pregnancy due to an incompetent cervix.  The doctors did surgery to stitch her cervix closed, and she remained in the hospital on bedrest for over a month where she found out that she also has gestational diabetes.  She has continued to be on bedrest, which has ended up costing her their main source of income.  Even losing her job and the bedrest hasn't dampened her spirits, even though she's used to working as an animal welfare officer, a MP in the CO Army National Guard and co-owning a dog training/boarding business with her hubby.  Last week, the doctor took the stitch out and told her to prepare for deliver within the next 48 hours.  That was a week and a half ago.  It seems that little Caleb likes it so much inside of his mommy that he decided to stay a bit longer!  Whenever he comes, he will always be one very special little boy!

Needless to say, this image by Michelle Perkett says it all!  I colored the image with colored pencils and added some bling with Stickles.  On the border of the image, I punched the snowflakes out with a Martha Stewart edge punch.  Some ink was pounced onto the edges of the the image and the Target $1 Shop design paper.  Next I added some irridescent trim to the design paper, and then finished it off with some May Arts ribbon.

The next stop on the hop is the very talented Pauline's blog HERE.  Remember, there are prizes to be won, so you won't want to miss a single stop on the hop!  Don't forget to stop over at Michelle's Etsy shop to see all of the fabulous images she has available for you there.  We also love to mingle with lots of people that love Michelle's images over at her Crafter's Digital Art Center and Paper Craft Planet groups. 

Here's "hopping" that all of you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Pattie's Creations - #9 Punch or Punches
Stamping With the Dragon - #16 Make it Sparkle
Sweet Stamping - Celebrations
Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge - Christmas - I WON!!!!
2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas


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