Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Project Life 2013 Post #7 + GIVEAWAY!!!

This Project Life post starts with April 2013.
I'm also hosting a GIVEAWAY for a set of JADE EDITION Project Life cards!

Keep reading for the details.

Sadly, Kendyl fell off her bike and broke her leg.
It has been so hard and so exhausting for the past month.
Left Side: Trip to the ER on April 3rd. Right Side: ER and the orthopedic surgeon on April 4th.

Left Side Close Up
ER and x-rays (you can't give someone like me a disk with pictures on it and not expect me to print them and add them to my project life layouts! haha)

Right Side Close Up
Left 2 Pictures: Leaving the ER with crutches and they took us to our car in a wheelchair.
Top 2 Pictures: At the orthopedic surgeon, getting a split up to the thigh
Flowers and balloon from the best daddy ever

Left Side: Random pictures of Kendyl in her wheelchair.
Right Side Insert: all her Get Well cards she has been getting.

Left Side Close Up

Basically, every picture you see from now until 3 months will be of her in a wheelchair.

Right Side Close Up

Left Side Insert: Back of cards pocket
Right Side: Kendyl's BFF came over to keep her company.
Right Side Insert: the bottom 2 4x6 pictures are in an insert. They were reading magazines.

Close up of right side WITH insert

Close up of right side WITHOUT insert

Left Side: Random Pictures
Right Side: Matt's 1/2 marathon

Left Side Close Up
--After a doctors appointment, we went to Orange Leaf. Kendyl learned how to roll herself around by herself with the wheelchair and she was going around and around (we were the only ones there so we weren't disturbing anyone)
--Picture of Kendyl passed out after Orange Leaf (she NEVER sleeps during the day)
--Pictures of our 11 year anniversary
--Picture of Kendyl and grandma
--A really sweet note from one of my very good friends (because it's been really hard going through this broken leg ordeal)

Right Side Close Up
Top left corner is a picture of his medal

Left Side: Pictures of our backyard
Right Side: Pictures from the mall

Left Side Close Up
It was such a gorgeous day and my bottle brush (my favorite flower) was in full bloom. Also practicing with the macro and aperture settings

Right Side Close Up
Other than the doctor and Orange Leaf, Kendyl would not leave the house. She didn't want people starring. She also can't walk at all - she can't put any pressure on her leg. So we have to carry everywhere. Getting out of the house and into the car is an ordeal. It's painful and takes a long time. We finally got her to go to the mall. We went to American Girl for lunch and then to Build-a-Bear. She had so much fun and it was so nice to see her smiling and laughing. There have been a lot of tears and being upset.

Full Layout: Sugar Land Skeeters Opening Day
We went with our really good friends and Kendyl's BFF to the baseball game. It was sooooo cold but we had a great time. Trying to keep a smile on my baby's face! :)

Left Side Close Up
Top Row: The team mascots came to game via helicopter - it was so cool
Middle Row: I took a panoramic picture with my iphone (one of my favorite things to do) and cut it to fit in the 4 pockets
Bottom Row: Kendyl got a Skeeters tattoo and took a picture with Swatson

 Close Up of Right Side
The left 3 pictures are an insert

Left Side: Back of insert
Right Side: View without insert

Left Side of next page
April 19 - At orthopedic surgeon for x-rays.

Have to wear the splint for one more week, then she gets a cast.

That's it for this week!

Linking up with The Mom Creative!

Now for the GIVEAWAY!!
Winner will be selected on Friday, May 10th

I'm giving away a set of JADE EDITION Project Life cards!
50 3x4 cards, 30 4x6 cards

Just leave me a comment, including your email address, and you're entered to win!! If you choose not to leave your email address in the comments then check back here on Friday, May 10, 2013 to see if you are the winner. Otherwise, I will email the winner!

If you follow my blog, leave another comment saying you did for an extra chance to win.
Thanks for visiting my blog!


  1. I enjoyed reading you story for April and love how you documentary it. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  3. Wow! What a brave little girl. I broke my leg skiing when I was 6 and had a cast up to my thigh so this brought back many memories. Glad it looks like she may not need surgery. Happy healing!

  4. Wow that is rough! My son just learned how to ride his bike without training wheels and is still pretty wobbly on it. Sometimes I wish I could just keep him in a bubble so he can't get hurt! Your pages look great though. onehappymommyof2@gmail.com

  5. Your daughter is adorable! She looks like she is a trooper. I hope her leg heals perfectly and that she'll be up and running around in no time. vicki.terlap (at) gmail.com

  6. Awesome pages! How is your daughter doing with the cast?

  7. Awe great pages and heal up soon little one! Thanks for a chance to win.
    tinasewsandembroiders (at) verizon.net

  8. Love your work, thanks for the chance to win!!

  9. Oh my goodness! Poor baby. I can't imagine. Hope she heals quickly!
    LOVE LOVE your garden spread. Makes me want to go out there NOW and take some pictures of my own. Looks wonderful!

  10. Wow - your daughter has had a rough time, poor thing! My daughter had foot surgery in November last year and we went through a lot of the same things - no weight on the foot for 12 weeks! It was quite a challenge, but we managed to make it through. Thank goodness kids are so resilient. Good thing she doesn't need surgery. Hopefully she heals quickly and is back on that bike this summer!

  11. Wow - your pages are so bright & cherry despite the difficult times. I love your use of color. And fun to have a chance to win Jade!

  12. What an ordeal you've been going through! Hope you continue to see improvements in her leg to avoid surgery.

  13. Oh my goodness, your poor girl! What a trooper she is, though. Hope in spite of it all she is able to have a wonderful, memorable summer. Thanks for the chance to win. My email address is brennatay at yahoo dot com.

  14. hope your Daughters leg is on the mend. I broke my knee 18 months ago and was in a wheel chair for 8 weeks, not fun at all.

    Great pages and Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. Love your pages! My email address is mcmahan3@swbell.net.

  16. Wow ... your poor DD. Hope her leg heals w/o having to have surgery.

    1. Oops, I'm Cheryl and my email is memaw2wm@verizon.net.