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Friday, December 9, 2022

Life Lately-- Christmas-y Version

 Hello friends! I hope you've all had a nice week. Just like the rest of you, we have been busy around here! I wanted to update you on all the fun we've been having. 

First up: baking cookies! We baked our first batch of Christmas cookies a couple weeks ago and the kids had a blast. We made some traditional Christmas ones (trees, angels, gingerbread men, etc.), but then the kids pulled out other random cookie cutters too. Liam baked several cat cookies and LG made several baby stroller cookies. 😆 They are certainly creative!

Monday, December 5, 2022

December Goals

 Good morning friends and happy Monday! I hope you all had a nice weekend. Ours was busy and packed with Christmas fun. On Saturday morning we met Santa, and it was the easiest/most fun year yet. Lily Grace wrote a list of her and Liam's toys and read the list to Santa. 

Friday, December 2, 2022

What I'm Priming: November

 Hello there and happy Friday! I hope you all had a nice week. Our week flew by, which is always a good thing, right? We have no complaints! Today I am sharing what I Primed in November. Here's a look:
Wednesday, November 30, 2022

What's Up Wednesday

 Good morning friends and happy What's Up Wednesday. 

Monday, November 28, 2022

From a Floridian Thanksgiving to a Flu-Ridden Thanksgiving

 Good morning friends and welcome back after the holiday weekend! I hope you all had a lovely time celebrating with your families. Our Thanksgiving plans did not turn out like we had originally planned, but we still had a very nice weekend and have much to be thankful for!

Last Sunday, the 20th, Lily Grace started feeling a little under the weather. Liam had a cold the week before so we didn't think too much of it. Then, Monday morning, I woke up to a text message from one of LG's classmates' moms:

"Good morning everyone. Just a heads up because I'd want to know with the upcoming holiday, but (her son) tested positive for the flu on Sunday afternoon."

Uh oh. 

LG was sleeping in, which should've been clue #1 because she's our early riser... when she finally woke up she had a temperature of 101.5. We called the pediatrician to make an appointment and were told there were no appointments available, and to try Urgent Care. We tried Urgent Care's website, again, no appointments available until Tuesday. (Is this happening in your area too? EVERYONE is sick right now!) We gave her some medicine which brought her fever down a little bit, but she ended up peaking at 103.5. On Tuesday morning, her fever had broken, but when we took her to her Urgent Care appointment she tested positive for the flu. 


We were supposed to be visiting Devin's 94-year-old grandmother for Thanksgiving. We obviously could not take the flu to grandma. She did not currently have a fever, so the doctor told us she was safe to be around people once she was fever free for 24 hours. Since she didn't currently have a fever and we were staying in an AirB&B in Florida anyway, we figured we would drive there and hunker down in the AirB&B until she passed the 24 hour mark. She napped while we packed up the car, and then at the very last second Devin woke her up and put her in the car. I turned around to back out of the driveway and saw our sweet girl was miserable again. I said "Devin look at her, I think her fever is back." Sure enough, she was 101.5. We decided to stick it out at home until we passed the 24 hour fever-free mark. We snapped this pic to send to the family we were supposed to be meeting in Florida: