Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

Well, as I am sure you all know, last weekend was Thanksgiving. I hope that you all had a good time making memories with friends and family.

Our week was so crazy, I didn't even realize it was Thanksgiving until late that morning. Sad isn't it?

Our week was filled with sick little kids again. Brooklyn went to the doctor again last Monday. They put her on an antibiotic and an oral steroid in addition to her breathing treatments.

Tuesday night little Annalie got sick - that alone was quiet the experience at our house. Annalie and I ended up camped out on the front room floor so that Daddy could sleep.

Thankfully, it only lasted the one night. Brooklyn sure enjoyed the toast for breakfast though.

After spending most of the day watching movies and sleeping, Annalie was up and ready to go by the time Nick got home from school.

Nick decided it would be nice to spend some time alone with Annalie, so they bundled up and went for a walk to see the stars.

Then they came home and shared hot chocolate and donuts.

Thanksgiving was wonderful. I felt bad that I didn't get to help prepare dinner, but was so grateful that my family let us come over even with recently sick kiddos.

Friday, Annalie helped mommy put up the tree while Brooklyn took a nap. Every time I did something to it, she would yell, "Daddy, YOU'VE GOTTA COME SEE THIS!!"

Brookie sure enjoyed the little Bumble after she got up.

Saturday we woke up to a feverish little Brooklyn. Nick and my dad ended up giving her a blessing. She has been on quite the little health ride over the past month and I just felt so bad for her.

She spent most of the day like this:

While Annalie and Daddy spent the day like this:

Sunday was better and we were happy to have everyone feeling good for the day.

This morning, Annalie woke up stuffed-up and coughing. I guess life continues.

It sure does make you cherish the times when everyone is healthy and happy. I guess that's why we have times like this: so that we can be grateful for the good times and learn to find joy and happiness in each and every experience.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Life is funny. Just as you think you have things under control...everything goes out of control. So, I will try and make up for missing last week's posting day and summarize two weeks quickly.

Nick has been SO busy. I think we have seen him...well, I lied, we really haven't for the past two weeks. As the end of the semester approaches rapidly, all the projects and culminating activities are due this week (yes, the week of Thanksgiving). After that, he should be in the clear with only one more week before finals.

Annalie is having severe Daddy withdrawls. Nick finally got to be home while the girls were awake on Thursday night. He played with her for a bit before we went to bed. When she got up Friday morning, he was already gone to school. She said, "Where is he?!" When I told her daddy went to class, she said, "I don't like you mommy! I only like my daddy! And I don't like my Brookie and I don't like myself!!" Wow. Quite the frustrated little thing, eh?

She has even tried to pack up and go to his group project meetings on Sunday afternoons.

On a side note, we have been trying to fill the time without daddy with fun projects. We have been counting down the days to Thanksgiving with our "Thankful Turkey Cards". Each day we get to be thankful for something and do an activity to remind us about it. Then we add a feather to our thankful turkey when we finish our activity.

This week, we were thankful for turkeys. Look at the cute turkey Annalie made all by herself.

We also got to be thankful for our hands and had "fun" finger painting with pudding.

Brooklyn has discovered climbing and LOVES the rocking chair (and the stairs at my parents house, but that one scares me).

Brooklyn also spent all day yesterday struggling to breathe. So I finally broke down and took her to the after-hours pediatrician at 6 when they opened last night. According the pediatrician her lungs "sound like a chimney" whatever that means...I'm assuming it meant they didn't sound too good. So, now the poor little thing is stuck on breathing treatments every 4-6 hours. She tolerates them pretty well and they seem to be helping a little.

So...we are just is good. Keeping on, keeping on. Hope you all have a wonderful week. We love and miss you!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Crepe Night

Hey Guys!!! Sorry i havent put anything up here in FOREVER! Life is so crazy and I seem to just barely be keeping up. School is going great and I am loving life- My roommates are awesome and we have so much fun together. Here are some pics of our crepe night we had the other day because they had to do a french cultural activity for their French Classes. For future reference, Crepes + nutella +bannanas + whipped cream = Heavenly Deliciousness! Love you all!
My Awesome Crepe flipping skills

Left to right: Our friend Jenna, my roomates Bethany and Natassja getting ready for some yummy crepes!

Me, Bethany and Jessica getting ready to listen to some awesome French music (so they could count this as a French activity;))

Banannas, Nutella, Whipped cream= Brittany is one happy girl:)

Monday, November 8, 2010


So, sorry I'm late. Yesterday was nuts and I just didn't get to the computer.

This week:

1) Annalie got her first haircut (thank you Grams).

2) Brooklyn discovered "climbing." She was so proud of herself for getting all the way up there.

3) We found a rabbit in our house...the bunny apparently likes the fridge too.

4) Brooklyn decided she likes to chase lions.

5) Annalie decided she doesn't like letting Brooklyn chase lions.

6) Annalie finally decided Sparky is ok.

(doesn't she look like Nick in this picture??)

All in all, it's been a good week. Nick is keeping busy with school and is looking forward to Thanksgiving for a small break. He is considering graduating in August and completing his capstone project by spending the summer in D.C. What an exciting experience that would be for him. We'll let you all know when he decides what he is doing for sure.

Hope you all have a wonderful week! Love and miss you! Sending warm wishes from ever-so-still-sunny Arizona! :D