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Saturday, May 14, 2011

I'm back!

Hi everyone!! Wow, it's been such a long time since I've posted. So much has happened. I went back to Phoenix to help my mother out who was in a car accident on April 23rd. I was there for about a week helping take care of her. Thankfully, she's is recovering well. She has had all of her staples removed. The accident was pretty bad, she was in a roll over and was thrown through the windshield. She had staples in her head as well as staples in the back of her neck for a dislocation of her C6-C7 vertebrae, a fractured C7 vertebrae and a fractured sternum. She had two separate surgeries including a cervical fusion (rods, cages and hardware in her neck) and then another surgery to repair the fracture. She is so fortunate that she is not a quadriplegic. Her neurosurgeon told me that she was a miracle. So, I'm thankful that she is still here with us.

Last week, my youngest daughter, Catelynn, was the announcer for her first grade spring concert. It was so wonderful to see my beautiful baby girl up in front of the huge audience. She did such a great job, I'm one proud mama!!! There will be pictures to come very soon!

I started a new job the week before my mom's accident so I've been busy trying to learn the job and that has taken up a ton of time (I think I'm going through crafting withdrawal!!! LOL)

As a lot of you know, I have been working on a project for my friend Jessica of You're Always In My Heart. She is the mother of 5 beautiful children with her last two being twins who are almost a year old. I've been working on a banner for their first birthday. Her son, Grayson was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor called a glioma. It is located on his brain stem and it is causing all kinds of problems for this precious little boy. He had his last MRI on Wednesday and they found out that it continues to grow, which means that the treatment is most likely going to be chemotherapy that could start as early as next week. (Please feel free to read more about Grayson's story by clicking here.)

I feel very honored that she would ask me to help with the decorations for little Grayson and Emma's first birthday party. I have finally finished the banner and I'm SO EXCITED about how it turned out!

I absolutely loved making this birthday banner for Jess and her little ones. I hope it's a big hit at their party!

Much love and creativity,


Nati Tristan said...

I'm happy to know that your mom is ok and that she is recovering well! God bless! That banner is adorable!!

Rachel Miller said...

You did a great job on the banners for Grayson and Emma. I am sure they will be a big hit at the party.

Sorry to hear about your Mother however, I am glad to hear that she is doing better. I will keep her in my Prayers.

Rachel Miller
rachelspapercrafts {at} ymail {dot} Com

Diana Joy said...

The banners are so so the colors and design. tfs. So sorry about your mother's accident. Mercy she is having to recover from a lot. I pray all continues to go well.

Susan said...

Wow Krystal, you sure have had a lot on your plate! I'm glad to hear your mom is going to be ok. What an ordeal for her.

I love how this banner turned out! I bet it felt so good for you to work on this after all you've been going through!


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