Saturday, January 05, 2008

Finally back to blogging

Isaiah's Christmas Picture
Ohmigoodness, it's very hard to get back to blogging after an extended break. There's so much to be said, to show, but so difficult to put the right words together. I hope you all had a lovely holiday. We had a very peaceful, fun Christmas with family and a very excited almost 2 year old. I really underestimated how much he would enjoy Christmas. We only gave him a few things for Christmas, and after he opened them, John and I were both wishing we had more for him. It was great to open presents at our own house and to see Isaiah creeping down the stairs to see what Santa brought. John and I shared the sentiment that we now understood that Christmas was possibly more exciting as a parent. Very hard to believe! I received several lovely gifts from John, including a brand new bike, which I very much look forward to riding and getting in shape(finally). John's whole family chipped in and bought us a beautiful new grill. We were definitely spoiled this year! I ended up making about 95% of my gifts this year. Of course, I forgot to take pictures, so I'll spare the boring details.

New Years Eve was a little hectic around here. John ended up running a fever and having to go to the hospital for several days for antibiotics and observation. We were all joking that John had good timing because his parents finally took a little vacation for the first time since the whole ordeal, and then he ends up in the hospital. I guess someone was missing the attention. wink wink. Anyway, it turned out that he was fine, but his blood counts were really low and they needed to keep him for antibiotics and observation to ensure he didn't get a bacterial or viral infection. Luckily my sister was here visiting to help me out around the house and with Isaiah. That was definitely a lifesaver. John was annoyed he had to stay for a few days. He's not the type of person to enjoy sitting around doing nothing. He's home now and next week he'll start his last round of chemo. whoohooo for that!

Anyway, I've been busy trying to get my house put back together. Our dining room, which doubles as my sewing room, actually stayed completely clean for an entire week. No fabric scraps, threads, scissors. Nothing. Then I got the itch to sew again, and well, it's a mess. Perhaps the New Year will bring me luck in organization. I doubt that though.

It's good to be back. I've certainly missed my bloggy pals. Hopefully soon there will be something crafty to show!




10 comments:

Karyn said...

I know it's hard to get back to blogging after a break, but welcome back and Happy New Year!

Anina said...

Welcome back Katie. I was starting to get worried about you. I'm glad you had wonderful family Christmas in your own home. Good luck to John for his final round.

Lisa said...

Welcome back! You've been missed! I was hoping your absence was because you were off doing something fun, not spending time at the hospital! Glad everything is okay.

Sarah and Jack said...

Look at Mr Cutie Pants there! Adorable.

Artsy Momma said...

Glad to see you back, glad you had a good holiday (besides the mini hospital stay!)

I am having the same trouble of getting back into the swing of things . Next week is the first full work week for me so I am hoping that it will get me back on a normal schedule which means normal posting again. I miss it but like you I cant get the words to form into something I think is worth wild to post!

Mary said...

I've missed you, Katie! Glad you are getting back into the swing of things. Sounds like a nice holiday, even with the hospital trip.

jessi said...

welcome back! What a fun picture of your fabulous little guy!

lera said...

Happy New Year, Katie!

Glad to hear that John is okay. That must have been worrisome.

Katie said...

so glad you are back and that you had a great holiday. i am glad to hear john is okay too! can't wait to see more crafty things from you this year!

Chara Michele said...

Welcome back! I took a bit of a break too and I think I am just going to jump back in:)