December 7, 2014

Around and around.

I put up the Christmas tree in a different spot than last year and it's like a whole new world in here. I debated on putting one up at all. With showing the house I didn't know if I should do a real tree or fake, or maybe just skip it altogether. Then I ended up finding a fake one that looked real and then we put a zillion lights on it and I'm really glad we went for it.

I feel like it was just Thanksgiving and now the kids only have two weeks of school until Christmas break. I need to remember that I'm in charge of getting the goody bags for the kindergarten class holiday party and I am pretty sure I remember Gray mentioning that he signed me up for something in his class. I should probably look into that. We're sneaking in shopping for gifts (instead of us buying all the kids' gifts we're letting them buy for each other... with our money. It's been fun so far, but this means four separate trips over a very tight schedule.)

This weekend Ivy had long dress rehearsals for The Nutcracker and next weekend she has four performances. Of course I'll be helping at three of them and in the audience watching one.

Tomorrow Noah starts his prep for another procedure up in Seattle this week. This is kind of my way of sharing that he's been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and so, that's one big thing we've been battling and is basically where my head is 24/7 right now.

I remembered that the pets were out of food so Buddy and the gerbils just got a dinner of really good granola from the bakery and what was left in the bottom of a box of Cheez-its. They don't seem to be complaining. I'll go to the store tomorrow.


  1. I basically never comment on anything, but wanted to say that I love hearing your voice again. I am so sorry to hear about your precious boy! What a scary thing to be going through. I also read a blog called Kitchen Stewardship and her husband was diagnosed with Crohn's when he was fairly young as well. They have had an amazing turn around and thought there might be something of help in their story.

  2. My brother, my cousin and one of our really good friends have Crohn's...I am praying for your family as you make some adjustments! We have all found it helps to learn a lot from the Crohns and Colitis Foundation...every year we do one of the walks in our area. I'm going over to check out the post Heather mentioned! It's good to keep learning =)

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about Noah's diagnosis. I will keep your family in my prayers, friend. Big hugs. xoxo

  4. None of my beeswax, really, and I know it is unsolicited, but you may have to investigate Paleo, very low-carb (again!), etc. Modern grains are very problematic for many people, and you know he can thrive on the other foods. Best of luck with the chaos of moving, the speeding train of the holidays and all the rest that comes from having a large family. Carole


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