Monday, December 10, 2007

We are back to normal...

Our lives have been crazy since Thanksgiving and I am so glad that it seems like we are back on a routine today. I know all my friends who have children understand how travel and lack of a schedule leads to many melt-downs! We were away before Thanksgiving to visit my grandparents in Arkansas and then we went to KS for Thanksgiving. We came home and the week after Thanksgiving my mom came here to help us paint the family room and kitchen. It looks so much better and I really like it. Well, while my mom was here Anna was really sick and ended up in the ER one night cause we thought she had RSV. She ended up having bronchitis or something you know they can do nothing about. Ellie had a cough and fever. Well, one day she woke up from her nap with a swollen eye and gunk coming out of it. I take her to the dr. and she had pink eye. While my mom was here on December 1st we found out my grandmother was taken to the hospice hospital and was not doing well. My dad got a flight to Dallas that night and the next day my mom and him drive to Arkansas. My grandmother ends up passing away two days later on December 3rd. Also, while my mom was here I got the flu and felt awful. I had a fever etc... and of course it lasted until we were in Arkansas for the funeral. I then get pink eye while we were in Arkansas and have to go to the doctor. We are finally all better and feel great! My grandmother's funeral was such a celebration of her life and how she's in heaven with Jesus! She looked beautiful and I believe it was exactly what she would have wanted. There were over 200 people there to honor her and it was very special. I am so glad that she got to meet Anna before she passed just 3 weeks later.
We are now home and have a week full of Christmas parties. However, we don't have to cook dinner another night this week so that is always nice. I hope you are all enjoying the season. We are trying to refocus on Christ this week as life has been so busy. I asked Ellie last night in the "Do you know what Christmas is about" She quickly responds REINDEER. However, she's pretty cute trying to sing Silent Night. I don't think I've mentioned that when you ask Ellie what she wants for Christmas she says a "race car". She wants nothing to do with a baby doll or anything like it! She does have a race car set that grandma got her that she will be very excited to open on Christmas morning... Have a great week!

6 comments:

HL said...

Hey guys! Your church looks awesome! Dallas sounds cool too. Miss you both. Much love to you!

HL :)

Tasha Via said...

So glad you guys are back on track. That's such a good feeling! We really miss ya'll too. I'd love to see some pictures of the new house=)

The Oakes said...

holly we all got pink eye and the flu last thanksgiving so i know how miserable you must have been, glad things are getting back to normal. love the reindeer!!

Desi Brown said...

Glad to hear you and your family are getting back to normal. Two kids during the winter is brutal. Sometimes it feels someone is always sick.

Sorry to hear about your Grandma. My Grandpa passed away two weeks after my husband and I moved to Portland. It was hard. Good thing we know where both our grandparents are!

Stephanie said...

Holly, what a crazy couple of weeks you've had! I'm sorry to hear about your Grandma, but so thankful to know she's in Heaven tonight with Jesus! I can't believe all the sickness you guys have been through in the last few weeks...I had pink-eye in the spring, caught it from one of the boys, and it is no fun! I had so much gunk coming out of my eye...yuck! Anyway, glad to hear you're feeling better...hoping to see some pictures of your new paint job!!

the broomes said...

What a crazy few weeks!!! Glad to hear that life is returning to "normal"...just in time for Christmas! We'd LOVE to see ya'll when you come to Atlanta. We'll have to try and work it out!