It’s the holidays and I’m giddy with excitement that I get those people up there to myself for the next several days. But first a quick personal update about real, REAL life. Life is good, but has been more challenging lately and writing as if it’s been seamless seems weird, right?
We moved yesterday and Birdie is sick for the fourth time this month. First the croup, which was a 2am Thanksgiving night emergency room run accompanied by a dose of steroids. Then a double ear infection which led to an amoxicillin rash that left her looking unrecognizable for days, which also led to another reluctant dose of steroids so she would stop itching and scratching her little skin to the point of bleeding. I’m not done. Then a bad cough that sounded like she was choking all day and night, and now another bad ear infection with a really mean sore throat that makes eating or drinking painful.
There are moments of greatness, but overall the last few days have been rough – and that was the very abridged version.
So a vacation from life/work/social media could not have come at a better time. I have kids to cuddle (and probiotics to shove down their tiny throats), a husband to date, presents to pretend were bought for me (we know who really bought that new navy blue sweater), a house to decorate, rearrange, and decorate a different way (plus another house to stage to sell), grandparents to catch up with / rely-on (and THANK for their early morning baby sitting), many, many games of hide-and-go-seek to play, and more ready-made ‘homemade’ powder pancakes to flip.
Plus even more run-on-sentences to write.
I know that I’m wildly lucky and privileged to have a family and a house. Hopefully none of this comes off as me just complaining, because I love all of this so much. But a break to be with my family is important right now.
I love you guys. I love my job. But I REALLY love my family. They are the winners the next couple weeks.
May we all (and this is SERIOUSLY all I want) just eat, sleep, and be merry.
From our family to yours, we wish you merry, merry, merry EVERYTHING.
P.S. Thank you so much for supporting this blog throughout the year and especially through November and December when sponsored posts are on the heavier side (which is how we support the now 8 person staff). We only work with brands we love, and we work insanely hard to create great content for each post, sponsored or not. So thank you for supporting, commenting, engaging, sharing, and coming back. See you in 2017, my friends. I love you and this blog almost as much as I love that crazy toddler, sick baby, and patient husband of mine. Cheers 🙂
Thanks, Sara for snapping this photo from Charlie’s 3rd birthday party (I may post the rest of it in January). xx