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!