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December 21, 2010


Scrapbook Doll

Happy holidays for you and your family, and wish your husband a very good recovery
this is a very beautiful card

Danee Kaplan

I voted again.

As for your husband's surgery, I am nurse and this is my advice to you- become very friendly with the nursing staff but if you think the nurse isn't doing his/her job than speak to the charge nurse immediately to either clear up misunderstandings or get a new nurse.

The only reason to be in the hospital is for nursing care right? The surgery, and therefore the doctor's work, is done and you need to be monitored by the nursing staff. You should never have to tolerate a nurse that isn't doing the best job possible but at the same time a great nurse can make your experience so much safer and so much more fun. Let's face it, a lot of hospital time is just plain boring.

Your husband should be made as comfortable as possible at all times. Be sure to ask lots of questions and set clear expectations with the staff as well as determine their expectations as to your involvement- are you setting up his food and assisting with feeding him or are they? Are you calling them when he needs pain meds or are they going to come and assess him regularly? Are you to call them to get him up to walk or toilet or are they going to do it? Physical therapy (or similar) should only be done when the patient has good pain management and isn't overly tired so if you don't think he can handle a therapy at the moment- request the therapist come back later and take care of the problems before that time. Most hospitalizations that are miserable are bad because of poor, communication, unmet expectation, and misinformation.

I will keep your family in my thoughts.

Nicole Maki

Best of luck to your husband.

Lovely christmas card - everyone is adorable!

And, I voted :-)


Janet, good luck with tomorrow's surgery. i hope everything goes smoothly. my thoughts and prayers are with you, your husband, the doctors and your family. (((hugs))) Keely

Theresa Beaudette

I voted for you!
Theresa B.
Troy, MI


What a beautiful set of kids. What is that shoes I see on Blakely OMG! LOL Janet she is growing up way to fast, they all are. Thought and prayers will be with you these next few weeks.

Love and hugs Dusty

You know I would vote for you a million and one times and I tried but I don't do facebook so it wont let me:( sorry I tired.

Dorothy Schrader

Beautiful children. Voting again.


What beautiful children! And that Blakely just steals the scene, doesn't she? What a cutie-pie.

Best of luck to your husband ... prayers go out for a quick and painless recovery.

Christmas Merries to you and yours!

Leonie- Australia

Beautiful card & children. Merry Christmas to you & your family & good luck with the contest.

Renee J.

Oh, the card is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing! 'Wishing your husband a smooth recovery. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Janet!

Oh, darn, I don't have FB either. Good luck with the contest, though!


You have a beautiful family and your card is great. Best of luck with your husband's surgery and hope he recovers quickly. I would like to offer a helping hand if you need it. Since I live in Carrollton I am really close. Would be happy to babysit or lend a hand where ever needed. Just ask. Hope y'all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Leslie Kiley

Cute card. I love Cristmas cards that have family pictures on them. Thanks for sharing.

Verona H

I've been voting except, one day it said I already had. What a cute family, I'll be praying for your husband. The girls in our family like to do a "project" at Christmas, so we are going to decorate houses like the one in your picture.


Hi Janet, Merry Christmas to you and your family! YOur "little" babies are beautiful and growing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as your husband goes through his surgeries and recovery. Take care and God bless you! Your friend Michelle

Erin Ummel

Your kids are gorgeous! Sending prayers up for your husband. And going to vote again!

Amanda Sullivan

Voting.... Voting.... Voting.... Hope you win! Prayers and well wishes for your Hubby's speedy recovery!

Yvonne Blair

Janet, I will be praying the surgery goes smoothly and your hubby recovers quickly. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. And I will keep voting! Merry Christmas!

Ruth Beckett

Hey Janet, the card is great... those kids are so cute.. keeping your family in my prayers during this time... i believe i have voted for you every day and have done my best to get other people to do the same.. we shall see..off to see if it is time again to vote..


i voted again.....thanks for the opportunity....and will be praying for your husbands speedy recovery.

merry christmas!


voted once more.....merry christmas to you and your family!

Emma Tandy

What Beautiful Children and a fab christmas card hope all went well with your husbands op lots of love hope you managed to have a wonderful Christmas xxx

pam allen

love your card and pray all is well with your hubby. Hope you have a great 2011!

Melissa Mortimer

Awesome card and you have such beautiful children. Hope your husband's recovery goes well. :)

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