Sunday, April 22, 2012

Two Weeks Ago....

was Easter day. We were at the beach in North Carolina with all of our family celebrating; well all but Mom & Dad. Dad didn't want to drive four hours to the beach & Mom was in the hospital in Norfolk. She had been medevaced the day before out of Corolla after falling down the stairs at the house we were staying at. She was confused & disoriented after the fall & started calling for her mother who has been dead for almost 6 years. It was quite a scary scenario to say the least! You see, my mother is my saving grace, my hero, my best friend & confidante. She is also the light of my children's lives. The mere thought of losing her was more than I could handle. We were all pretty shaken up that day. Several tests were run in the ER & she was found to be okay, just a severe concussion & hematoma on her head along with lots of bruising all over her body. She was sent home on Monday, April 9 & came back to Richmond. We came home the following day.
 Despite the tradegy mom suffered, it was still a nice get-away & a great Spring Break for the kids. They were thrilled to be at the beach with family & their cousins; to be able to swim in the pool; decorate eggs; have an Easter egg hunt; the bunny visit them & so on & so forth!!
When we got back in town, we took them to the zoo & Leah & I had a girls's day where we got our toes done & saw a movie, Mirror, Mirror. They had time to play with friends & lots of family  time with the four of us too!
The beautiful sunset over the sound.

 Easter morning!
Playing on the dunes.

Beach time.

A cheetah at the zoo (Ty's favorite animal)!

It's hard to believe the break is over & that now there are a very limited number of days til summer!!
We are all so grateful that Mom is doing better & getting stronger with each day. We keep telling her how she needs to be careful & take care of herself-we all want her with us for a very long time!!!

I want to share a layout that I made today while it was pouring down outside! This is made using the April kit from My Scrapbook Nook featuring Crate Paper's Storyteller line. I love everything in this kit. I know I have said that in the past, but they are always chock full of wonderful things!

This photo is of Ty from September of 2010 when we went to Field Day of the Past. He loves going & always has such a good time! I have loved this photo since I snapped it as he was riding on the motorcycle ride there!
There was a challenge up at MSN to use a quote on your layout. The title here is from the song "Breathe" by Anna Nalick. I have always wanted to use this line on a layout of Ty & thought this was the perfect picture!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you all are enjoying Spring!!

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