Saturday, August 30, 2008

Trick or Treat! and Barn Raising Day!

Here's Lauren's Saturday Sketch!

It's Saturday, and I think our news is starting to set in and become "real". I guess as real as it can. I wasn't even going to post, but here I am at 4:50 in the morning and I can't sleep, so I thought, why not. The kids are still nestled in their own beds (thats a rarity). I was sleeping with Ethan, but Ava is in her bed and Dave is in ours!!! We start Ethan's Barn Raising today at 8:00 am. I think this will be such a site to see. There is so much lumber sitting in our yard and today there will be so many helpers that are coming out for such a good cause. Ethan's Make-a-Wish horse, Sonador arrives on Tuesday (not Wednesday) like I thought so we are anxiously awaiting that. It will be such a sweet gift that Ethan so deserves.
On to my card (and back to Ethan in a bit). I used my new stamps from Pink Cat Studio, Limitless Limbs Stamps. It is such a cute set. It was a little time consuming cutting out, but oh so worth it. Isn't the tree wonderful and the kitty is oh so sweet. I chose to flip the sketch. I added some swirls with my piercing tool....thought it added a little extra to the card. The paper is Only Orange and Basic Black from SU. Hope you enjoy.
Ethan had a really good day yesterday. It was such a busy day. The kids and I got up around 7:00 or so and had a typical morning of watching a few cartoons, Ethan drinking his lemonade and then they both had eggs. We had so many people in and out all day getting ready for the big day. The watermain was put in yesterday, UPS delivered my big SU order from Stamp Club, they were getting the foundation ready for the barn, the AC man came to replace the motor in our unit (when it rains it pours), and then we had a ton of friends that cam last night and we hung out while the lumber was being delivered.
We didn't hear anything from Philadelphia yet, so we wait, once more. It will be Tuesday now since it is a holiday before we hear anything as to when we will be heading that way. As far as Ethan goes though, the words when the Doctor says "the cancer is back", couldn't be more numbing, but I think we are now ready to fight again! It takes a while for the initial shock to wear off and then start to move onward. Please keep Ethan in your prayers.....we need them now more than ever. Thanks for checking in and taking a peek at my card.

Here's links to the other gals too.

Here are my sweet kiddos. Ethan is having a ball helping out Brick and Ava is getting to teeter totter with her friend Annabelle.

5 comments:

Kristy said...

I love your card! We both went with a Halloween theme :). The tree is just awesome and I love how it overlaps onto the background paper and also onto the blocks. So cool!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh I cannot get past this pain for you Alicia. I can so relate to the numbness.

UGH! The barn raising sound aweomse!! Etahn will love it.

As for the card-a total jaw dropper! I love how you pieced it, and went with the halloween theme. Just oo cute.

Keep us posted.

Maria Levine said...

Awesome photos!

I love your card and how you spun it and the theme is awesome!!!

Michelle said...

OMG! I totally LOVE your card! What an awesome idea!

Catherine said...

your card is so adorable!

Wishing you luck with Ethan's Make-A-Wish, he's such and adorable kid and love the pic of him with your Dad (i suppose) and your DD is too cute!