Friday, September 10, 2010

All rolled up in one package...

Well, I am finally back! Between recovering from my surgery and having issues with blogger, I am finally able to post something! Has anyone else been having issues with blogger??? OK, on with my post...Things have been a little crazy around here! Our life has been turned inside out and upside down, I'm having to learn how to accept the help of others and let my family do things for me! Which is a hard task, when I 'm just use to doing it all myself. I'm learning not to feel guilty for accepting all the help I've been given and instead just be grateful! I am grateful, very grateful! I have been very blessed to be able to have my mom and husband here by my side, helping me keep my house in order and my children happy! If it wasn't for them, I'd be very tired and very stressed and my house would be quickly piling up with things to do! It has been beyond hard to hear my little boys ask for me to hold them and have to tell them no, their little minds not being able to understand my inability to physically hold them. So I have to wait, wait for someone to help them on the couch to sit next to me. But, it's only for a short time and soon I will be good as new! I just keep reminding myself,the closer I follow doctors orders, the faster I heal and I avoid anymore trips to the surgery room! All this craziness has made me realize that things have got to change, especially with my lifestyle habits. So, as soon as I am released to do something other than walk, things are changing around here. Our family is going to attempt ignore all our southern family food traditions and start eating better! We are going to need your help and encouragement too, its hard when every time you visit with family(which is about every weekend) attempting to find something is not fried is quite daunting!
So, I said I was rolling up things in one package, well I am! Since I've been gone I have missed out on my regular photo challenges and group participation! Well, I've already let you in on my bigger picture moment, now how about some Sweet Shots that also happen to fit the theme for The Sunday Creative!

The weekend before my surgery my family and I went to a few antique malls, a flea market and a quiet little stroll on some land near our house....Well we hit the jackpot! I ran into all kinds of finds this past weekend!

I found an old cardboard suitcase and some weathered books.
I also discovered an old rusty scale that just happens to boast my state's capital on the side!

I added to the pile an old silk and lace dress complete with gloves.

And to just add to the weekend finds, we discovered some gourds growing wild just off the path we choose to walk that evening!
Like I said, a weekend full of great finds, right?? Not to mention I managed to snag all these treasures for around $20! I just loved these shots from my weekend of treasure hunting and if I had not been in surgery on Tuesday I would of posted this next picture for Sweet Shot Tuesday. I thought these shots fit the theme, Timeworn, for The Sunday Creative quite well and I just happened to already have the shots before the theme came up, it just worked out perfect!
I'm glad to be back and sharing all my wonderful finds! Hopefully I can get myself updated on all your wonderful blogs and get back into the swing of things!!!
Don't forget to stop by all the wonderful link-ups I've mentioned in this post!
The Bigger Picture Blogs: Hosted this week by Sarah at This Heavenly Life


  1. Gorgeous photos! Hope you are back to your old self very soon.

  2. hope you are feeling much better soon, and that your new commitment to a healthier lifestyle really takes hold. you can do it!!

  3. So glad you're back :)
    Feel better...
    And gorgeous photos, as always!

  4. wow, these are such lovely finds and the compositions in each shot and just fantastic.

  5. Those are beautiful pictures! I'm glad you're home healing, and that you're starting to see the goodness of letting people help :) And good luck with your new healthier lifestyle!

  6. Great pictures, Brooke!
    I'm so glad the surgery went well. I'll be praying for healing to continue. Feel better and enjoy the rest of the weekend. :)

  7. Wonderful vignettes you set up! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

  8. Thank you all for your kind words and well wishes! I'm getting closer to myself everyday! Can't wait to actually be able to pick my kiddos up!

  9. oh, what fab finds, each one. and so beautifully photographed, you are so creative Brooke.
    I've been too busy to make my blog rounds and didn't know you had surgery. I hope you are on the mend and back to your old self soon.
    ♥ maureen

  10. I'm hopping over from Madeline Bea's 365 page - I really like the textured finish on these. You've done it very well.


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