Recovering

We’ve had quite a week over here!!  I went in for surgery on Thursday (a hysterectomy–Divinchi style-oh what fun!) and the following day Frankie underwent a CAT scan to look into what the doctors thought was an inflamed salivary glands that was not responding to antibiotics.  Frankie’s scan revealed, not a problem with the salivary glands, but severely swollen lymph nodes.  Our ENT immediately scheduled Frankie for surgery on Tuesday so that a pathologist could examine the nodes and figure out what was going on.  Here she is just before surgery.

We are rejoicing that pathologist’s report gave Frankie a clean bill of health.  NO SIGN of lymphoma!!!

  We have felt such love and support from our church community, family, friends and of Jesus Christ himself!! My mom has been here helping and our priest was at the hospital with us– their loving support has been such a huge blessing.

We REJOICE!!!!! So much to be thankful for!

So now we are just takin’ it easy and spending our days recovering—

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Thank you so much Jodi for the sweetest get-well gift!  Something for ALL FIVE SENSES!  (A book for sight — Itunes gift card for hearing–body spray for smell–nail polish for touch–jelly beans for taste)

xoxoxoxo!!!

Valentine Bits!

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katherinemariesdotcom-021514Chocolate heart box snacks!

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Annual after school HEART HUNT!

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Thanks Christinmariea for all the amazingly fun goodies to add to our card making party!

katherinemariesdotcom-021514fValentine Candy Thief! Proof is on her chin!

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Sight word practice– Valentine style!

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A few lovelies from our handmade Valentine’s exchange!

Thank you so much Thuy (@mypaperpinwheel) and Lexi (@lexixd)

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Special LOVE Delivery!

Hope your Valentine’s Day was WONDERFUL!

xoxoxox!!!

A Bee Box!

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 This is the happy mail I sent out for a fun Valentine swap I took part in earlier this month!{#handmadeigvalentines} Each box was a bit different… some included a chocolate bar bumble bee, a note tucked inside a honey bear container, a secret message inside a party blower and a Bee Keepers Kit (DIY puppets)!

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xoxoxoxo!

 

Love Bug Juice!

Bug Juice– mix & enjoy!

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For this Valentine treat I used a mini bottled water and individual-sized strawberry drink mix.  The printable card is made from ultra heavy weight card stock and the bugs are made with light weight construction paper.

PRINTABLE DOWNLOAD HERE: love bug juice

(Three cards per 8.5 x 11 sheet. Words only– the center is open for kiddos to draw and create their very own little LOVE bug!)

xoxoxoxo!

 

Pink Sink

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copyright katherine marie 020514aA pink sink for a bit of Valentine’s play!

(liquid water color + junk drawer treasures + bubbles!)

xoxoxox!

 

 

 

 

SIL II

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xoxoxoxox!