Sunday, June 14, 2009

I'm actually scrapping!

Hi my friends,

I have been a busy bee spending time with my family, selling scrappy goodies at the Scrapbooks 'n Stuff garage sale, shopping and scrapping... yes, I did say scrapping!

But first things first... My angel of a step dad, Jorge, is doing well. His spirits are good and we are all very optimistic. On Friday, he was at Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he had an outpatient surgical procedure done to insert a port into his chest. This is where he will receive his chemotherapy treatments, which will start next week. The form of cancer he has is very rare. Apparently there are only about 15,000 cases of this type of lymphoma in the country. The good news is that they are saying it's likely stage 2 at the worst, and we believe most (if not all) he had was taken out when he had surgery to remove the affected lymph nodes inside his thigh. I love him so much and I appreciate all your thoughts and prayers! Please keep praying for Jorge. I am currently working on a layout about him, which I will share soon.

On a much lighter note, my BFF (AKA Ady Abreu) is featured in the Scrapbooks 'n Stuff blog as a DT member, so check her out and send her some lovin'... CONGRATS girlie. I am so happy for you! :-)

Finally, this is the kit (and patterned paper add-on) that I have been playing with: the Cocoa Daisy May kit, Strawberry Lemonade (there are still some left in the store).




I am also happy to report that I completed my Florida Keys album that I started last night. This is the weekend we spent in Marathon back in April to celebrate Richard's birthday. I love the result! It's bright, cheerful and oh-so-fun! I'll share more and BETTER photos soon because my hubby killed the camera batteries. These sneak peeks were taken with my iPhone in poor lighting.




Have a great week!

xoxo,
Vanessa

3 comments:

Ady said...

I love the cover and that pocket page... I can't wait to see it entirely... I'm happy that Jorge is doing well after the procedure. I'll be praying this is taken care of quickly. Thanks for the toot. Love you lots...

Maritza said...

Happy to hear about your stepdad. What a tease. Looking good. I need more.

lawrenbc said...

I'm so glad your step-dad is doing well...thinking about you and keeping all my good vibes coming your way...

And I can't wait to see your Florida Keys album! the suspense is killing me!!