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    The Christmas That Was

    Yeah, so that’s a pretty pathetic title but this Christmas is kind of the Christmas that was. There was a lot of sickness, overwhelm and exhaustion, it definitely wasn’t as exciting and restful as I had hoped.   + FROM THE WEEK + + Ephraim finished his medication for pneumonia just in time to celebrate Christmas. + we celebrated our immediate family Christmas on Christmas Eve and there were some awesome reactions from kids when they opened their presents, I’m glad I got it on video. + speaking of video, I intentionally filmed a number of different scenes from the week and am putting together a little Christmas week video.…

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    Sickness Invades Our House Once Again & Merry Christmas!

    We just don’t seem to be able to banish sickness from our house, it’s been one thing after another and this week brought even more sickness to our home.   + FROM THE WEEK + + Monday was our thirteenth anniversary! Jared’s mom came over and watched the kids for the afternoon while we went out. We had a very romantic date of buying new glasses at Costco and shopping for stocking stuffers at Dollarama. Honestly though, it was just nice to get out of the house without kids. Unfortunately Jared was sick so it date ended earlier than we planned. + a random thing to note: you know how…

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    Unexpected Thanking, Funny Quotes & Christmas Choir

    I feel like these weekly reviews are getting later and later. Ideally I would like to write them on Sunday, usually it’s been Monday and this week it is Tuesday. Oh well, maybe next week.   + FROM THE WEEK + + I went to the doctor on Monday to follow up on my infected arm from last week and it was pretty much back to normal! Now there is just a sore that needs to heal but there was no more pus and my arm was no longer swollen. + Buzz and Woody had another visit this week and as we were loading the boys back into the van…

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    The Week in Review – Volume Six

    We are in full on Christmas mode here, glittery crafts and all! That being said, the Christmas season doesn’t feel like it did as a child (that magical feeling), does it ever feel like that as an adult?   + FROM THE WEEK + + I was right last week, we were hit with fevers for a few days this week, it went from Rae to Buzz. They were pretty intense fevers where the child was left with zero energy, so much so that they didn’t even want to watch TV, you know your child is sick when that happens! + Buzz and Woody’s worker finally came for her first…

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    The Week in Review – Volume Five

    This was not an easy week. At 6:00 Saturday morning a child woke up soaked in pee, while I was bathing said child another child plopped outside the bathroom door complaining of a headache/fever, that feeling of overwhelm when you have two kids that need you to do two different things at the same time pretty much sums up how I felt this entire week. Also, the month ended and I didn’t finish sharing all my adoption awareness posts, I’ll continue sharing them every now and then even though the official adoption awareness month is over.   + FROM THE WEEK + + while last week was unusually warm, this…

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    The Week in Review – Volume Four

    This week was mostly good with a few hard moments. My highlight was definitely when all six of us sat on the couch and watched The Grinch. It was a reminder that I want to get better at enjoying the daily moments as a parent.   + FROM THE WEEK +   five years!   + We started out the week last Sunday by marking five years as a legal family of four aka Ephraim’s adoption anniversary. We didn’t really do anything in particular for the day but we did make pizza for supper and my family came over to watch the last half of the football game.    …