Monday, February 20, 2012

Shades of Rosey...

I'm in a "stop and smell the roses" kind of state right now. The next couple of sentences are real life so it might not be uber rosey, but it's my life right now....

My Papa is in the hospital and he's very sick. We learned last Wednesday that he might not make it and they started some life saving dialysis treatment on him. He has responded fairly well but he is still incredibly weak and it's taking a toll on him physically. We're hoping for a really great response and that he will feel better than he has in a while! His life has drastically changed (and my Nana's too) as he will be on dialysis for the remainder of his life. I know that is overwhelming for them and I am praying they would feel peace about that and know that we are all here to help them.

This is a very busy time for me at work so I am trying to juggle everyday life of home, laundry, dinner, and Dave with visiting with my Papa in the hospital (because that's where I want to be), lots of things on my to-do list at work and general life. I think I just need a really good cry....and maybe a trip to the beach...instead I'll be taking a trip to Houston for 7 days for my conference.

Back to life...this weekend I had the privilege of celebrating my sweet friend Sarah and she gets ready to be married! My mom was a hostess for the shower but with my papa in the hospital I helped make the ever popular Magnolia banana pudding! It's a crowd pleaser! I had fun seeing friends, celebrating Sarah, and laughing. I needed a good laugh! OH, and the NYC cookies my friend Meredith made....to die for! Are they not the cutest?


The precious bride!

Me, Sarah, my sister- Kristen, and Lindsey (bride's sister!) 2 sets of sisters the same age and good friends. SO fun!


Making the good stuff! For the Banana pudding recipe click here.


The finished product...yum :)

I have felt a bit overwhelmed lately. I've honestly been in a bit of a funk and I'm so grateful for the moments I can smell the roses...a pizza party in my papa's hospital room, showering Sarah, precious friends bringing us dinner last night (THANK YOU!), and the opportunity to just get it all out with a good cry...because sometimes we just need to! Thank you to those who have prayed and are praying for my Papa and my Nana. Love you...mean it!

7 comments:

Lauren said...

definitely sending up a prayer for your grandpa. My grandma has been in the hospital a lot recently and it takes a toll on everyone!

that banana pudding looks delish!

Jessica said...

Sending you lots of prayers friend!
The shower for Sarah looks amazing. :D

Holly said...

Banana pudding... get in my belly...

I hope your grandpa turns around. Prayers!

Tricia said...

Sending you and your family happy thoughts and lots, and lots of prayers. I know it's always such a struggle to deal with every day tasks, as well as life throwing you a curve ball. I'm sure you are being amazing with it all. The shower looks fun, and I may need to try your banana pudding - my hubs loves it. :)

All Things Yummy said...

I'll be praying for you family.

Liz said...

Those cookies are ridiculously amazing! WOW. And such a cute way you served the banana pudding.

XOXOXOXOXO

annalee said...

so sorry to hear about your papa.
i know the gift of your beautiful smile lights up his room.

and wow, you really know how to party right!