Tuesday, December 30, 2008

**Christmas At Our Home**

Christmas at our home with the tree all decorated, the girls hanging on Santa. And my Husband sitting by the fireplace. The girls hanging on Santa was actually taken at a Breakfast with Santa.

(Our own Town within a Town)

This is our own little town within a town. We had been adding to this collection but this year we did not. We actually have another little village underneath our tree every year. Our neighbors just love it we have it in our foyer and it can be viewed from outside. My husband enjoys putting this together with his youngest son and our grandchildren. Just had to share this with you all.

****Christmas is here and gone****

What a wonderful time of the year! the grandchildren and children just loved everything.

Very Interesting To Me I Found This Today. " Beauty is in the eye of the beholder"


This saying first appeared in the 3rd century BC in Greek. It didn't appear in its current form in print until the 19th century, but in the meantime there were various written forms that expressed much the same thought. In 1588, the English dramatist John Lyly, in his Euphues and his England, wrote:

"...as neere is Fancie to Beautie, as the pricke to the Rose, as the stalke to the rynde, as the earth to the roote."

Shakespeare expressed a similar sentiment in Love's Labours Lost, 1588:

Good Lord Boyet, my beauty, though but mean,
Needs not the painted flourish of your praise:
Beauty is bought by judgement of the eye,
Not utter'd by base sale of chapmen's tongues

Benjamin Franklin, in Poor Richard's Almanack, 1741, wrote:

Beauty, like supreme dominion
Is but supported by opinion

My Beautiful Daughter Christina

Hi here I am again still playing around with this. There is a lot to learn, I just posted a picture of my beautiful daughter Christina. Christina is such an inspiration to all who know and love her. She cannot talk or walk but her expressions say it all. We all complain of everyday aches and pains or life in general. Christina usually has a smile on her face no matter what. This child has experienced more pain in her life then most. Christina has alot of medical issues one of them is severe scoliosis, along with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. This child can be happy and smiling one minute and the next she can be in respiratory distress in the hospital on a ventilator. She is well know in the hospital in the Lehigh Valley Area. She amazes even her doctors that care and treat her, for someone as complexed as she is. Christina always pulls through, Thank God. Today she is still sleeping away in her bed with her nurse by her side. Christina will sleep until 12:oo somedays and others she is bright eyed and bouncing about by 7 a.m. We also have a special link to Wheels for Christina, Helping the Special Needs & Developmentally Disabled. This is the charity we are making the aprons for, we hope to sell lots of them.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Handmade Aprons and retro type aprons

Hi I have been busy making handmade aprons and retro type handmade aprons. I have been busy buying up material and throwing different colors together. I have some aprons hanging in Alice's Pantry in Jim Thorpe Pa. I am always on the go doing something if not taking care of Christina, I am busy cleaning house or crocheting or running errands. I tend to bring my grand children home from time to time and boy do they keep you hopping. Sometimes I feel so young and other times I feel so tired and worn out. I'm also new to this blogging thing, so I hope I can get it to go well. I am trying to figure it all out so I can download some pictures of what I am working on. Well until next blog!!!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wheels for Christina

Our Story

My Beautiful Daughter Christina

Our story starts with the birth of this beautiful little girl. Christina was born with Cerebral Palsy, by
the age of 2 she had her first grand mal seizure. Christina has been hospitalized quit a few times
over the years for pneumonia's and other respiratory issues. Christina has severe scoliosis and
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which has her depending on oxygen 24 hours a day

In 1997 Christina had a feeding tube inserted, Nissan fundoplication for refluxing. Later she
had the tube changed from a gastric tube to a jejunum. She is tube fed 100% nothing by
mouth at all, everything goes into her small intestines. Christina is a very special child, she
is non-ambulatory, non-verbal and struggles with various health issues. This little princess
usually has a smile on her face, unless the sun is in her eyes or she is tired or in pain.

This Princess of mine tells me she loves me everyday with her eyes and glowing face. I will
never hear Mommy I Love You, but I see it everyday. I (mom) transport Christina to and
from doctors appointments, family visits, shopping and other outings. I lift my princess in
and out of her wheelchair and into the front seat of our van, which is getting harder to do.
Christina is dead weight since she is non-weight bearing and at the age of 25 she now weighs
137 lbs. We always have a caretaker with us during transports, this caretaker spots us with the
hopes that we do not fall.

Up until 3 years ago Mom worked, I gave up my job to care for my princess. We work at
supporting Christina to the best, but we are now in need of some help. This is why we started
Wheels for Christina with the intentions of getting a Wheelchair accessible van. Our plan is
to keep this going to help other families with similar situations.

We will be posting another page to this website to sell aprons and afghans for this charity all handmade by mom and a caregiver. Visit this web site at www.wheelsforchristina.com