Monday, August 24, 2009

bad things happen in 3's... right?

hopefully our string of bad luck is over!  it started about 3 weeks ago now, when i fell off our front porch & ruptured all the blood vessels on the outside of my left foot:(  now, 3 weeks later, it still hurts to walk too much.  sorry no pics of my black, blue, green, purple & yellow swollen foot.

5 days later... we were up out the cabin with all the cousins & the kids were out playing, when all of the sudden, someone comes in carrying becks.  he has a gash in his leg so deep you can see the fat & there is blood dripping down to his foot.  AWESOME!!!  sunday night was spent in the pediatric after hours getting 7 stitches in his leg.  he was a champ though!  he watched the whole thing & didn't cry once.  he told quinn, that it was just because he was there:)  the worst part about the whole thing is that summer was over for him 10 days early.  no water anything while the stitches were in & he didn't get them out until the first day of school.

{a mended wound}

{just playing around before the fun starts}

{easy does it...}

{just checkin' out his new lightning mcqueen bandage}

6 days after that...  i had taken the kids to the park so quinn could get the mowing done quicker.  we had a great time, but when we got home, quinn pulled me aside & told me that lola had been hit by a car.  the most maddening part was, the car didn't even stop.  he assured me that she was fine, but of course i went right to the garage to check for myself.  turned out she wasn't fine... she wouldn't stand up, she just sat there looking at me.  when we tried to stand her up her leg would just flop.  i called my friend, the dogs groomer, to ask her opinion.  she told me some tests to do to make sure she was okay for the night & called the vet to let them know we'd be bringing her in first thing in the morning.  she was fine that night & in the morning we took her in to find out that she had a fractured leg & would need surgery to put pins in to hold it together.  she is doing fine now, but now she is the one that can't do too much.

{one sad, wounded puppy}

{with one seriously bad haircut!}

i really hope that we will be injury free for a while at our house & that lola's hair grows back quick!

Friday, August 14, 2009

8 years past... on to a new chapter~

i write this post with tears welling up in my eyes, but knowing that change is hard, good or bad.  

after only being married 10 months, my new hubby & i decided to take all of our savings & buy a flower shop:)  now 8 years later, it was the best hair brained idea we ever had!  but a lot has changed in that time & now 2 houses, 2 kids & 2 dogs later... it has just all become too much for me!  my now not so new hubby wanted to do something that HE was a little more "needed" in the work place & i need to support him.  even if it means giving up the store.  i know it is the best thing for my family, i guess i'm just scared!  scared that i am giving up on what i am good at, scared that i will feel a whole in my creative spirit & most of all sad about the people i will miss that i have built friendships with through bloomer's.  even though the future is unknown, i  can't wait to see what it holds & i am so grateful for the amazing things i was able to do... all because of a little flower shop!

**also, if you live close~ we will start our inventory liquidation tomorrow, August 15th @ 10:00 am.  everything will be 50% off... & if you come in i promise i won't cry!

Monday, August 10, 2009

miss Taylor ann...

i know i have been MIA for a while & i am sorry!!  between vacation & injuries {info to follow}, life has been crazy to say the least!  here are some pics of darling little taylor ann-  that i took for her 1 years.  she is so darling & i have been lucky enough to do her pics since she was born.  i am so glad that her mom & my sister became friends in grade school:)

** i promise that i will fill in all the info on our trip & the wounds!