I wanted to say thank you to everyone who has been thinking of my family and praying for my dad as he continues this journey and fight with cancer. When I think of all the people in the world, I know that we are not the only ones doing this battle. My dad has been in a much better mood the last 2 weeks. He was laughing and joking. During an early December visit, I accompanied him to the doctor and the doctor backed me up and got my dad to agree to take some medication to help him with the dpresssion and to do so for a month. It is truly amazing how much better he is seeing life right now and we are so thankful for it.
My parents also started learning to Skype:
this last week. The lessons have been interesting but they are slowly getting the hang of it. They have been able to skype with some uncles and aunts that live thousands of miles away and it is nice to see them enjoy technology. Thankfully they also don't live so far away so when there are technology issues, we can answer them rather quickly.
It was a crazy week last week - my sister came to visit with her 3 kids and that made a total of 5 kids under the age of 5. Lots of laughter, fights, tears, smiles and even some movie watching.
The kids had a blast with one another and they all were eager to open presents on Christmas Eve:
We even did some crafting throughout the week. We made shirts, melted heart crayons and ID badges. The kids had a ball:
And with that we are back to just the four of us again. This week starts the crazy count down week to CHA-W and the big tradeshow. We are working on the catalog now and it is going to be fabulous. I can't wait to share it with you! There are a couple of things you have never (did I say never) seen us do at Maya Road and we know you will flip for it.
And remember this fleece pillow I shared last week?
The tutorial has been featured on the Scrapbook and Cards Today website. If you would like to make one for yourself, check out all the details here.