Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Surviving

When Evelyn started school in the fall, my only concern was that my poor child (who had never spent any time in daycare or at a babysitter's) would spend the entire school year sick. That's the one thing about staying home that can truly come back and bite you in the butt later on. She would surely be a target for illness.

What I didn't anticipate was that Evie would be fine...but mom and dad would have the worst cold and flu season EVER. Haha. Anything that our kids have gotten this year has taken them down for maybe a day or two...but when Eric and I get it, watch out. We are sick forever, and it hits hard.

This weekend while we should have been celebrating a milestone for our family and having a first date night out in over a month, we were couch-bound and miserable. The stomach flu that I thought was just a little thing (I totally lied to you all last Friday, I guess) lingered on and on and on.... Today is the first day that I'm feeling relatively normal and Eric is about 75% of the way there. I think I caught it a day before he did.

Luckily I was able to open the computer long enough to book our vacation and dining reservations for later this year, haha. Ain't nothing gonna stop me from that! ;) We got everything we wanted - hooray! So this weekend wasn't a total bust.

Also, yesterday was my brother Roger's 23rd birthday. Happy Birthday, little brother!


Yes that is my father singing happy birthday through the dining room window. My family is...awesome. Haha.

We ventured over to my parent's house yesterday evening (where I hope we didn't transfer our germs!) to see my brother and have dinner. I couldn't even finish my taco. It was a great taco, but...my stomach said, "No way. You're a fool." I'm glad we were able to get out in the fresh air for a while. The kids had a blast running around!

I can't believe my little brother is 23 years old. Twenty-three was a big year for me. Huge. I celebrated my birthday, got married, moved out of state, got on a plane for the first time, saw the ocean for the first time, found out I was pregnant, moved back home, and had my first baby. All before turning 24. So, Roger...good luck, buddy! Could be the craziest year of your life. :D

I thought I needed to check in just so everyone would know we're still alive. Barely, but we're here. I hope today finds you happy and healthy. Enjoy the sunshine!

4 comments:

Meagan said...

I almost hate to say this but we have been super lucky with sickness this year! *knock on wood* The worst thing that has come to our house is the common cold. I would have sworn the flu would infect us but it hasn't & fingers crossed it stays away!

Glad you guys are on the mend, being sick as a parent is no fun & it shouldn't be allowed!

Cassie said...

ha, no pressure roger. no pressure. lol.

get well soon!!

Heather said...

I have been feeling just a little nauseous for the past few days, and I keep praying the flu bug stays away.

I walked past your house last night with Cheeks. I was going to stop but your car was gone. My mom lives a few houses down from yours so I took advantage of the area to take her for her first outing :) We may go again tonight. If I see your car there, I'll knock!

Sarah said...

That darn bug! It keeps lingering around our house too for the past few weeks. It's frustrating. Praying it leaves your house like NOW!!

I had 3 kids by 24.. you have nothing on me lol ;)

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