Friday, January 4, 2013

Our Christmas

This awesome handmade wooden truck was the kids' joint Christmas  present.

Our Christmas went a bit different than planned.  Christmas Eve we headed over to Seth's parents' house, as usual.  All went well until we were sitting in a Christmas Eve service and Joanna started throwing up - all over my lap.  Not long after we made it out of the sanctuary, I started throwing up too, although I at least made it to the bathroom.  Needless to say, our Christmas plans were thrown out the window and we headed home.  We spent Christmas with some of us laying around on the couch.  Dinner consisted of Sprite, Gatorade and crackers.  Not exactly on my list of "Things to do this Christmas".  

We did get to enjoy our family Christmas presents and stockings, and my parents dropped off a basket of Christmas goodies for us, including books, which were perfect for a day of laying around!  It was a nice day, or at least it would have been if we hadn't been so sick!

This pretty much sums up how we spent Christmas week!
It was extremely helpful that Seth got sick first and was better by the time I got sick!  Ezra only threw up once and Benjamin managed to avoid being sick at all.  Poor Joanna had it the worst and was sick for a week, but now is finally better.  And in case anyone is curious, what we think of as the "stomach flu" isn't really the flu at all.  Technically, the "flu" is more like a really bad cold, often with a fever, and rarely involves vomiting, at least in adults.  Makes me feel even better about my rejection of the flu vaccine, since it wouldn't help with something like this anyway!

Here's hoping for a much better Christmas in 2013!  =)

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