Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Short update for the last month

Sorry!! It's been a crazy couple of weeks to say the least. I am trying to get better, and that requires me to rest frequently and TRY not to do too much. Yesterday I failed miserably at the last part... the 'nanna nut muffins pushed me over the edge! I am slowly but surely getting back to the way things were, so I thought I'd give you a quick update as to what we've been up to for the last month or so.

  • Waaaay back in mid December I had the priviledge to spend the day celebrating Christmas with my extended family. It was such a blessing to see everyone, and those of you who couldn't make it, you were sorely missed. The food was fabulous (fajitas with all the fixin's) and the company was even better! It was a wonderful reminder of how much a REALLY TRULY love my family.

  • I enjoyed a wonderful evening with some of the ladies from Co-op, and got a well deserved break from being a mom for the evening(thanks Big Daddy).

  • I was inspired to start a new business, and given a name for it to boot! Paper Mountains blog went live today, which means I met my goal for getting it up and running by mid January... Yea me!!!!

  • We spent a fun evening out as a family looking at Christmas lights and being lost in the wonder of it all.

  • I took several trips to see my family doctor for a crazy cough that would NOT go away eventually seeing a pulmonologist who still had no answers, just steroids...

  • We spent a wonderful Chritmas Eve at my parent's house culminating in a fabulous Vespers Dinner and sleeping children all around~ Ok, so they had to be seperated and no-one got to sleep without a good talking to, and sleep didn't come until nearly midnight and I was in tears, but sleep finally came for all of them. I am so blessed to have a mom and dad who love me and all my crazy life!

  • Christmas day was a blur, but the standouts were Maple Bacon Oven Pancake, watching the kids open their gifts in their jammies, and a great evening with Big Daddy's extended family. Good food, and fun company.

  • New Years was spent at the farm with Big Daddy's parents. It was uneventful in the best way, and we got to spend lots of time outside in nature, and Lovey L got to be with her Monkey and even rode for a while.

  • All my big plans for the start of the year were put on hold the first Sunday of the year due to breaking a rib while coughing (yes, it really can happen).

  • Fast Forward through the past few weeks of Vicoden and resting, and resting and Motrin, and more resting while the kids and Big Daddy were pulling my weight (which is considerable these days what with all the Vicoden and steroids) and here we are!

I am going to start schooling the kids again in something besides math and reading, and we'll be headed back to some kind of normal soon. Look for some Artsy Fartsy Wednedays and some other fun stuff dealing with RAD and our crazy brood coming soon.


  1. still looks like you accomplished a lot to me! We need to put a chick fil la play date on the calander....

  2. I was thinking the same thing Carrie said... My goodness...

    everything I want to school Gen in- well, there is never enough time...

    and p.s. how did I miss that you homeschool too???

  3. Yep homeschool mom for about 5 years now, thanks to Miss Carrie! She pushed me to really consider it, and I love her for it! Not that we've done much in the schooling department lately. You should see Carrie's homeschooling~makes me look like a hack.