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Ellie and I hang out while everyone else works hard

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An update: Ellie is doing great off her medicine so far! This means she has been in sinus rhythm and is showing no signs of being in distress off the medication. We are waiting the results of her 24-hour heart monitoring (which happened earlier this week), and if all goes well, she will be off of it. For good! Being able to let her sleep for the first time since she was just a few weeks old is a whole new world to all of us. We don't have to wake her up to give her a dose anymore. (Whole. New. World.)

Studio excitement: My new studio is under construction! A few of the men in my life + my mom are making amazing things happen over here. I am so lucky. On Monday I will share some photos of how far things are. It is kind of unbelievable (as in they are even building the ceiling in a way that the garage door can still go up and down. I just keep shaking my head in wonder.) If you are following me on Instagram or over at Flickr, you've been getting a few glimpses of the goodness.

How are things over there? I'm thinking about you (yes you) and wondering...


Reader Comments (16)

yay! i hope the good news continues!

August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne Shawler

THRILLED that EJ is doing so well. So glad you are feeling so positive about it! YAY!

Here: (Whistler) Exhausted from a long day in 32C temps, but a good type of exhausted. Husband & Indy are having fun and I am IN AWE of the mountains. I may have been born on the prairies, but the mountains call to my soul. It's no wonder I've read EVERYTHING on mountaineering! I am trying to drink them in, as much as possible. Class tomorrow with Viv-still haven't managed to catch up with her.

Also annoyed with myself that I forgot my temp tats envie at home. I had planned to put some on for my selfies. Darn!

August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLelainia Lloyd

fabulous news about EJ. so happy for you.

August 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeonie wise

Jump for joy!! Barbara

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

In the middle of the excavatelong I was having so much fun taking pictures of ME, no judgement, then.....the drunk driver interrupted my life, I am so grateful that I took these photos because if I had not made it, they would have been the last pics of me happy, I am ok and grateful to live and I mean live, getting out my jewelry and wearing it, trying new things,eating with the china, wearing the "nice" clothes, living it is such a complicated word, Thanks for asking!!!

August 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThesewingqueen

happy happy dance. could you give everyone there a BIG hug for me! can't wait to see it soon.

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkelly

What wonderful news. Here's hoping all the results come back as you need and Ellie can safely come off this medication.


August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterL. McG.-E.

Oh this is the BEST news. All of it, of course, but especially Ellie. I have everything crossed that I can over here hoping that this wave of good things continues and multiplies for all of you. YAY!!

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

such happy and good news! yay!!!


August 19, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterstefanierenee

Amazing! Awesome!

August 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarilyn

I am so happy for Elle. I hope and pray that her recovery continues to get better and better!!
Congrats on the new studio. I have been trying to convert a small bedroom into a studio. I need the extra bed when my son visits from CA. Unfortunately the bed and my drawing table will not fit in the space!!!! My solution may be to purchase a large chair that converts to a single bed....depends on how big the chair is.....if I could only make the room wider!!!
Have a great day!

August 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAngela

i am so happy to hear all of this...and can't wait to see what magical wonderful things you will do in that studio!!!

August 20, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergkgirl

Thats wonderful! Sending continued thoughts of healing to you and your beautiful little one.

August 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

That's such wonderful news, Liz!! I'll say a prayer that all is well with Ellie's test. : ) Waking up every night for a dose of medicine must be so difficult on all of you but I guess it's paying off. God bless and I look forward to seeing the progress with your studio. I need inspiration to get mine in better condition!! xo

~ Wendy

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy McDonagh-Valentine

Wow - that is so huge! I'm so excited that everyone gets to fall asleep and keep sleeping. What a blessing!!! xo

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie Jacobsen

wonderful news about EJ! prayers have been answered for sure. relief & goodness.
i'm so glad things are going well with the studio; can't wait to see pics.
i'm very happy for you & your family, for all the goodness that is coming your way. :) xo alane

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteralane

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