Friday, September 21, 2007

Jenny McCarthy on Autism

I was glad that I watched the Oprah show on Tuesday of this week in which Jenny McCarthy and Holly Robinson Peete spoke about being parents of children suffering with Autism. I was moved to tears when Jenny described being told her son Evan had autism. I remember that day like it was yesterday. The things that struck me the most was when Jenny described how she was trying everything to make her son well or responsive. I loved that she did not say that the wheat and dairy free diet was the "cure" but that it was a tool that works for her child but like chemotherapy it may not work for everyone.

I really dont want to be part of this exclusive club of mothers who can relate to a brand new word, or the joy of finally hearing the words "Mommy" or "I love you" from your child who wont even look at you. It is wonderful that Jenny is speaking out and providing a ray of "hope" to those of us looking for some answers, and a real understanding of our hopes and fears, as she understands them and lives them just like I do daily.

I thought that I would share that Jenny is speaking on a variety of shows in the next week. Hopefully you can catch one of the shows and maybe you too could understand just what it is like to live life daily with autism as a permenant member your family.

Jenny is appearing:
September 18th, 2007: Oprah Show
September 21st, 2007: 20/20
September 24th, 2007: Good Morning America
September 25th, 2007: The View
September 26th, 2007: Larry King Live

Also there is a very true and real article (Fighting for My Autistic Son by Jenny McCarthy) in the current People Magazine on news stands today September 21st, 2007. If you have any questions feel free to ask! I am sure that I dont have any answers but I am empathize with you and maybe together we can find some answers to why our children, why autism, and how can we meet it head on and see progress!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Fall Cards

I think that summer is finally on its way out here in the Pacific Northwest. I was preparing my cards for an upcoming class and deciding on a design for my swap cards for Regionals and this is what I have come up with. I think that they turned out pretty well. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Having an UnBeelievable Time at the Fair!

We have had such a great time this week at the county fair. Everyone has commented on the wonderful artwork and the time to share with each other has been a ture bonding experience for me and Kara! Come see me this weekend!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Caprise Cards

I love this set of cards. Thank you to those of you who post wonderful cards on your websites and blogs! These cards are in no way my own designs but definately worth lifting. It was wonderful to have the help of my customers in redoing one of the cards that was hard. We have a wonderful time making these cards. I am looking forward to making some fall cards this evening! Anyhow enjoy the photos!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Families Together-Family Enrichment Weekend

This past weekend my family participated in a Family Enrichment Weekend hosted by Families Together. We got involved with Families Together last year when we met Chris Curry and started working with her on getting the services needed for my son Harrison! The photos above are just a sample of the fun we had this past weekend. Enjoy!

New Blog for My Creations

Well I have finally taken the plung and started my own blog! I am so excited about having a place to post all my creations whatever products they are from. So here are a few of my first posting using CTMH cardstock, My Minds Eye, Basic Grey and Rusty Pickle! As you will see I love chipboard and flowers! Enjoy!