Friday, December 11, 2015

Christmasing in the Sun Room (Carter Update)

 Dear Ones, I'm happy to report little Carter had her 2nd chemo treatment yesterday and it went well.  After 4 times they finally got a vein for the port. Angela has some cream that she applies an hour before Carter needs to be stuck that numbs her little arm so she won't feel it. Well they had to poke her other little arm with no numbing cream. Angela said Carter was so brave. We're so proud of her. She really doesn't realize what is going on and that's a blessing. She was so tired and went immediately to bed when they got home. She will continue to have her blood work done weekly and will have a follow up with her doctor next Friday. He has sent a portion of her kidney biopsy to New York for evaluation. He says her case is so rare. Thank you for your prayers and we march on. God is so good and He allowed yesterday to happen and He straightened out the insurance bungle.

Hello, Dear Ones! Are you enjoying seeing all of the Christmasing going on in Blogland? I sure am. Well, today I thought I would bring you on out into my sun room that is all Christmased up.
 As I've told you before, I call this room "The Ark". With it's slanted windows and all, it reminds me of Noah's ark. Not that I've seen it or anything! :) Okie dokie. Yeah, I know, I still don't have some sweet little wooden chairs for the little table the previous owners left.
 I put a little 3 feet tall prelit tree in here and added Christmas balls. Maybe next year I'll look for birds and gardeny things. That would be cute, dont' you think?
 I brought out my bunny foo foos. I made these little harey things many years ago, like over 30 years ago!
 I poked down this little trio of angels along with a couple of wire cloches filled with Christmas balls, added some faux greens and called it DONE!
 Here's a closeup of my old vintage tablecloth. Don't you just love these colorful cloths? I have quite a few and am always on the lookout for another one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg!
 Just a little Santie cheer on the coffee table.
 As you can see it's just cold outside. This time last year we were covered up with snow. I love this little room.
It's always so nice to look out in the evening and see my little tree just twinkling through the night. Hope my neighbors like it and I hope you do too.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Do You Wanna Build A Snowman

 Do you wanna build a snowman?
C'mon out lets go and play
I never see you anymore
Come out the door
It's like you've gone away
We used to be best buddies
And now we're not
I wish you would tell me why
Do you wanna build a snowman?
It doesn't have to be a snowman
(Go away, Anna)
Okay, bye

Do you wanna build a snowman?
Or ride our bikes around the halls
I think some company is overdue
I've started talking to the pictures on the walls
(Hang in there, Joan)
It gets a little lonely
All these empty rooms
Just watching the hours tick by
(Tic-Tock, Tic-Tock, Tic-Tock, Tic-Tock)

Please, I know you're in there
People are asking where you've been
They say have courage, and I'm trying to
I'm right out here for you, just let me in
We only have each other
It's just you and me
What are we gonna do?
Do you wanna build a snowman?

~ sung by Kristen Bell


  1. I love your sun room. I would truly love to have one myself. Your rabbits are so cute! Everything is so festive and I would love to have a vintage tablecloth like yours. The last photo of your tree at night time is my favorite. I am now going to your older post to get an update on Carter.

    1. I have now read your latest update. Praise the Lord for answered prayers. Carter remains in our prayers. xoxo

  2. oh Sheila- I LOVE that room.. how wonderful to see all the outside and inside beauty at one time.. its absolutely Magical..

    Baby Carter is up on my blog and I hope you can stop by to see her and that she makes you smile..

    continued prayers for your sweet Carter and Holiday Blessings to you and your family.

  3. Every time you show that sunroom it looks different, but I seem to love it more and more! I don't see how you keep yourself from sitting out there all day!

  4. Your sun room looks so pretty. I love the vintage tablecloth.

  5. Shelia, I love this room! I would spend all winter here. All the red is beautiful with your white wicker. And I love all your memories and vintage touches.
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

  6. Continued prayers for Carter and your entire family. I know what a trying time this must be for all of you. I use that numbing cream, too, on my port each week prior to labs and chemo. I'm praying that little Carter doesn't have to have too many chemo infusions and doesn't suffer any of the side-effects.

    Your sunroom is wonderful, Shelia! The arch does make it resemble the Ark....I haven't seen it, either! The only thing I miss about our previous house is the sunroom. It was the best place to grow plants and flowers, and The Man made extra deep window sills just for that purpose.

    I hope all goes well with Carter and that you will all have a wonderful Christmas!

    Warm hugs,

  7. Hola Sheila, me alegra mucho saber que Carter se encuentra bien y que el proceso de la quimio no cause situaciones a Carter, es una niña muy valiente y sonrisa lo dice todo. Mis oraciones con ustedes en esta navidad y Año Nuevo..

  8. So happy to hear about Carter and that all went well. I love your sunroom and how you have it decorated. I am so happy with the lights and sparkles at Christmas, just makes me smile!

  9. Your sun room is beautiful and the slanted windows are a bit like the ark, yes :) SO glad to hear that it went well for little Carter! :)

  10. Bless Carter, a brave little one with lots of prayers from your blogging friends. A very Christmassy sunroom, love the vintage tablecloth and tree. I realized I'm more of a green, red, gold with blue and silver touches. Traditional Christmas colors.
    Kathleen in Az
    the bunnies are cute!

    1. Hi Kathleen! Thank you so much for your prayers. We really do appreciate them so much. I just love color any time and especially at Christmas time.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

  11. I am so happy for Carter. She is such a courageous little girl.

  12. I love your sun room, I'm so happy to read that Carter is doing ok. Prayers continue for the family. fondly ~ lynne ~

  13. Simply lovely! I'd love to sit there and relax Sheila!

    So happy Carter is doing well, I pray for him every night. :-)

  14. Oh I am so thrilled Carter is doing ok, still praying.

  15. Love your sun room the "arc"!!! It is beautiful and I love all the light out there. So cute how it is decorated for the holidays. So happy that Carter is doing well.

  16. Glad Carter is doing well under the circumstances. When have you had time to do all of your Christmas decorating? Bet you have your shopping all done, too!! Take care, Sally

  17. Your sun room looks beautiful, it is a really lovely room to sit and enjoy the outdoors from inside I am sure. I am so very glad that all went as well as it could for Carter, she and you have been on my mind, so I am glad to get news from you. I hope that she has a good weekend - and you too. xx

  18. Your sunroom is lovely all decorated for Christmas, Shelia. Your vintage table cloth is beautiful. The sweet Santa is so pretty on the table. Your neighbors are sure to enjoy looking into this festive room.
    I'm glad to hear that Carter is doing well with her procedures. We are continuing to remember her and your family in our prayers. ♥

  19. That is good news about Carter. As you know, she continues to be a part of my prayers and good thoughts. Keep those updates coming!

    Your sunroom is fabulous and I would just love to park myself in there and savor the season! It's lovely!

  20. How old is Carter? I prayed for her the other night but couldn't remember her name but I knew the Lord did. Will continue to do so.
    Love your sunroom. It is so festive. Love the song too. Love Frozen. Need to pull it out and watch with the kiddos again.

  21. Shelia, I am thanking God for helping Carter. I know it's a blessing for your family. I love your sunroom. So pretty. My favorite thing...the Santa in his car. Cute !!! Blessings to all, xoxo,Susie

  22. Shelia, so glad to hear about Carter. I continue to keep her in prayer.

    Your sun room is delightful.

    Be blessed, sweet one.


  23. I love your sunroom and I'm really pleased everything went well for wee Carter.


  24. Am so glad to hear about Carter! God is so good. Will continue to pray for her and the family and physicians.

    Love your sunroom. So festive.


  25. Oh I am so happy to hear about Carter. I have been praying for that sweet little girl. God is truly good and soon she will be running and skipping about.
    Your sun room is very pretty and I love all the decorations that you have out there. I just love that room.
    Have a great weekend.

  26. Carter is so brave. You keep giving that sweet girl hugs and kisses.

    LOVE your sunroom!

  27. Your sunroom is so beautifully decorated for Christmas!!...Soon I think we will be seeing a beautiful blanket of snow outside. We are actually experiencing some warmer weather here in NC...Have a great weekend Shelia!

  28. Such a lovely spot to soak up the Winter sunshine. I am so thankful that Carter is such a brave little miss. I think of you all always and send up prayers to our sweet Heavenly Father for His protection and guidance.

  29. Oh what a WONDERFUL room! I would be out there all the time, especially on nice, sunny days like you had there! Love all your special, pretty decorations. I only have ONE vintage tablecloth. Yours is SO pretty!!!

  30. Still praying for Carter and your entire family. I'm glad she's doing fine. Your "Ark" is so festive and pretty. I'm sure your neighbors love the lit up tree...who wouldn't?

    Jan ♥

  31. Good to hear things are going well with Carter's treatments. They get good about the shots and blood draws after a while. That made me laugh that you call the sunroom the arc! It looks great all Christmased up. The little tree is cute and I like the cute car with Santa in it. The rabbits are sweet!

  32. Hi Shelia, so glad that sweet little Carter did well and was so brave through her treatment. She is a courageous little girl and God is surely with her. Prayers continue.
    Love your sunroom arc!!! You decorated it so pretty for Christmas. Love the red and white and all the inviting details. Darling little tree too. Love your sitting bunnies.
    Have you thought about doing slip covers for the chairs and a pad on the seat underneath the cover? I know you can sew them with your talents.
    Merry Christmas!! xo

  33. I hope that Carter continues to get better, she is a brave little girl! Your sunroom looks so pretty and what a view you have. Too bad you didn't live closer I have 12 chairs sitting out in out garage! LOL

  34. Your sunroom looks so pretty, Shelia, and full of Christmas cheer. Thank you for the update on sweet, little Carter. Prayers will continue and may God Bless all of you.

  35. Keeping little Carter in my prayers, glad to hear she's doing well with the treatments. Your sunroom is wonderful - I would spend all my time out there!!

  36. Thank you for always updating us about your little Carter.♥

    Love your sunroom, and you know I love sunrooms. Yours is stnning. I hope you will share it with us at Pink Saturday.

  37. I'm glad Carter did well.

    Love this room and the decorations. So pretty.

  38. Shelia,
    Praise the Lord that Little Carter is taking to her treatments well, dear friend!!!
    I l o v e your sunroom!!!
    If I was there, I'd spend most of my days out on the porch!!!
    Your bunny foo foos can stay on the sun porch til well after Christmas!!!
    I think birds and a garden theme would make a lovely Christmas tree decor!!!
    Thank you for sharing your lovely home!!!


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