So I can already see that my blog posts will be less frequent during the holidays. Things are joyfully busy around here (i.e. lots to write about, but no time to write it!)
(1) Thanksgiving: wonderful time with Nana, Aunt B, our cousins, and not a single kitchen disaster (this totally makes up for the time I cooked the turkey upside down…)
(2) Happy Birthday to my husband (!): so grateful for the day this guy was born, the day I met him, the day I married him, the birthday we just spent with him and all the birthdays we hope to share with him in the future. Happy, happy birthday!
(3) Advent: As we prepare our home for the holidays, we are trying to prepare our hearts for a celebration of our Savior’s birth and our souls for the day He returns. How’s that for a “to do” list entering each day?!
(4) Update on E: Thanks to all those praying for E, and to the doctors who have cared for her and advised us (this includes her primary care doctors as well as additional doctors in our circle of friends & family who have offered insight and counsel). It looks like we are on the tail end of a cold that really hit E’s respiratory tract (and then took a short break before hitting it again even harder), and we have learned a lot about what to look for and do if something like that happens again. Not since E was a baby have I snuck into her room just to listen to her breathing at night. Let’s just say I have done that several times this week (and into S & T’s rooms too, even though they have been fine, and E is truly fine now…). Those breaths are so, so precious. E (and her mama) are breathing very easily now, praise God!
(5) Update on the blog: I’ll check in when I can this month, but there is so much living to be done right now I can barely find the time to write about it. So think of us as we dress E in a sheep costume for the church nativity play, head out of state for an early Christmas/family gathering, taking E&S to see the Disney Princesses on Ice, help T eat despite his new obsession with the words “no” and “yuck”, welcome family into our home for Christmas, and celebrate every moment of hustle/bustle AND quiet/peace we find in this holiday season.
…and remind me (after the holidays) to tell you about the e-mail I sent to Santa last week : )
Short version: I will continue to post when I can this month, but will be back to more regularly scheduled programming in January! Merry Christmas!