The sad thing about the following note is that it is to "catch up" since we kind of advertised our blog with the Christmas card/photo/note only to have y'all find it old news. Sorry. Hope we didn't lose anyone!!
Asa turned 5 and we had another intimate family dinner and celebration. He chose spaghetti for dinner. He also was rather persistent about wanting that number 5 candle - it was becoming more and more important the longer we cruised the grocery store.
We had a dusting of snow on December 16th - oh, how lovely. It didn't get much more than the photo can show but it was a delight. It was gone a couple days later as the temperature stayed rather low for a while. We've got snow for New Year's Day in the forecast but we're pretty skeptical. Locals say that the "snow season" is January through March. We've been getting reports back from home about all the snow there - after all that rain. For the first time in a LOOOOONG time it snowed on Christmas Day in the Battle Ground, WA area. And we're not there... bummer. Well, maybe this year the Titans will go to the playoffs and WIN!!!
Yeah, I couldn't make that sound sincere even in print, huh?
Kurt's parents came for Christmas. We enjoyed having their company. Jay was a little "gimpy" as he is having issues with his left foot and is on crutches. No matter though. We were in for the festivities anyway as the boys opened packages, we feasted on Christmas ham (that's just a ham eaten on Christmas, you know - I don't cook it any different... ha). Even Lucy was jazzed with her wrapped cookies to open and the fireplace blazing for the after treat nap. We missed everyone at home. The holidays intensify homesickness and our whole family felt it. If you are reading this, know you are loved by us.
My recovery has finally made a turn for the better. I have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and panic attacks. The medication has finally started to make a difference. Apparently the gall bladder thing was the "straw that broke the camel's back" and threw me physically into this rather bizarre funk of sorts. It's hard to describe and if I didn't experience it I would not really be able to relate to the condition. I've been blessed with a competent doctor, a supportive husband, and a really huge amount of encouragement from my mother and sister. My family rocks!
Until later, may the peace of Christ reign over you today and always.