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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

A Very Strange Christmas

After all the excitement leading up to Christmas this year, I had to miss it.  I loved all the new recipes the boys and I tried out, the new crafts, the shopping, wrapping, Advent activities, looking at holiday lights, celebrating with friends, our annual Christmas Tea, and finishing up the school quarter strong.

And then, I went and got H1N1.  I cannot believe it.  I don't know a single person who has it.  I have no idea where I got it, but it hit on the 22nd and I got the official diagnosis on the 23rd.

Luckily I got to celebrate with my little family on the 23rd before heading to the doctor.  David packed the car up for our big trip south, and then I found out I was contagious and couldn't go.  The family stayed with me for a couple of days and then headed to Mississippi without me.  I was proud of David for taking the boys on his own - it's quite a long trip.  It would have done me in by myself.  They were all so excited about seeing their grandparents and cousins.  I don't think I've ever been as sad as I was when I told them goodbye.  I cried for quite awhile and then fell asleep.  After 4.5 days they are almost home and I can't wait to see them.

I am feeling better and am ready to spend the rest of our break with my boys.  Just tired and sleeping a lot.  The silence about killed me, but I think it helped the recovery overall.  Since I'm the photographer, I don't know if I'll get any photos of the Christmases in Mississippi this year, but here are a few from our time together.

Opening a gift from Santa.


From Aunt Amy - we love science projects!


Brennan is an inventor.  Santa brought him a special notebook to keep all of his invention designs in and we got him this game that he saw at the Louisville Science Center and just HAD to have, even though I say "no" since Christmas was right around the corner.


Gingerbread Cookie kit from Aunt Jeanne.  We love to cook around here!


Not quite Snugglis but close.  Soft throws for cuddling up on the couch and watching movies - one for each of the boys so they won't steal mine all the time :)


I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

1 comment:

Nalamienea said...

awww... total bummer! I hope you've gained your strength back and can enjoy your boys' time off. :)