Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We are blessed that everyone is healthy on this Christmas Day! We went to Midnight Mass and were able to get a few family photos beforehand. God is good. Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Winter Days of Giving 2011 Blood Drive

Sean and Joseph were interviewed for a Red Cross commercial. They didn't use any of their interview, but did use their pictures and talked about them. We hope and pray that it increases blood donations this Christmas season!

WXII12 Winter Days of Giving Blood Drive 2011 from Pattie Curran on Vimeo.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Another piece Sean is practicing for his upcoming competitions.

Sonata L. 104 Domenico Scarlatti from Pattie Curran on Vimeo.

Song Without Words

Sean is preparing for upcoming competitions. This is one of the pieces he is working on for the UNCG district competition. Song Without Words Op. 102, No. 3 - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy

Song Without Words Op. 102, No. 3 Felix Mendelsshon-Bartholdy from Pattie Curran on Vimeo.

He's got a lot of work to do, but he will get there. His teacher says he needs to work on getting it faster. :o)

I Can Only Imagine

 love the song I Can Only Imagine by Mercyme.  I confess that I sometimes listen to it while I am at Adoration.   Last week, we had four days of hospital and doctor visits.  On Friday, we left the hospital with deflated spirits because we were told to return for testing this week.  As we sat around the hospital yesterday, I imagined what heaven looked like, thanked God for iPods and listened to this song.  I'm glad there are no hospitals in heaven!  I can only imagine.......

Isn't this a beautiful song? It took me away from the hospital surroundings and made me think of heaven. There won't be any hospitals in heaven!

We have two weeks with no scheduled appointments. I'm very excited about this and can now do more than just lighting the Advent wreath and make it through the season. I feel like I can now fully prepare for Christmas and His birth.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Another Bunny Tale

Our bunny, Henry, died today.  He was the sweetest bunny ever.  Last night we found him after he'd had a seizure and brought him to the vet. By the time we got there, he seemed to be completely normal again. I really thought the vet would have to put him to sleep!  With all of his medical problems, we never thought Henry would live 4 1/2 years! He had a good life, or so we'd like to think.

We didn't run any tests because the vet said if it was what he thought, there wouldn't be anything we could do for Henry, but he added that he might be okay.  We got him home, he ate a few carrots and seemed to be fine until he had another seizure.  He seemed to bounce back from that one, but didn't make it through the night. Joseph was able to tell him good-bye before everyone went to sleep.

We have many, many memories. From his medical adventures to daily life. We've always grown carrots and veggies in the garden for Henry (he was a spoiled bunny). He liked all the special treats. We're going to miss him.  Joseph would read to him and do school work with him and we think Henry might have learned something!   Here are a few pictures of Henry over the years.  He's now playing with St. Francis in heaven.

Joseph with 2 week old Henry

Bunny nebulizer Treatment

Joseph fell asleep and Henry stayed here for 2 hours with him!

Studying with Joseph


Henry loved to give Kisses

Monday, December 12, 2011

Merry Christmas!

It's that time of year, where we send out Christmas cards to friends and family.  I try to make them all.  Here's another one I decided to sew last night:

I have no idea why I decided to sew cards.  :o) One observation:  sometimes I don't stamp straight! Oh well, it is still fun to send handmade Christmas cards, right?  I made a few of the cards below, too.  I embossed over stamped images. 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Cards for a Cure

These are cards I made over the last few weeks.  All Unity Stamps. These will be Christmas gifts, eventually!  I like to put them in packages and give them out as gifts.  (I don't shop at Christmas-- gave it up years ago) If  people receive the cards, look up the blog and read about Shwachman-Diamond and Mito, it is a bonus!