Christmas 2016

Ah, Christmas. I had so many hopes and dreams for this holiday! Life had other plans, I suppose! Ha. A present no one wanted showed up in the form of a nice little stomach bug and spent the weekend taking us out one by one. It was not cool.

It started wayyyy early last Thursday morning when Gracyn woke up complaining her stomach hurt. She was tired but I figured we had just eaten a few too many cookies the day before since she didn't have a fever and was acting fine otherwise. I texted my mom to let her know - they were already on the road down to Kansas City - and she agreed it was probably nothing major. Christmas plans were still on!

My little brother arrived Friday afternoon, we had a nice dinner and I prepped a few things for the next day's festivities - Christmas cookies, holiday movies, games, drinks and food! I was juuuust getting into bed a little past midnight when Leighton started throwing a fit from her room. She woke up and would just not quit. She demanded to be rocked and held for the next hour. I finally tried to lay down the law and left her in her room when she barfed all over her crib.


We were up until 3am while we waited for laundry to dry and the puke smell to dissipate. TMI? Sorry but hashtag real life, right?!

Leighton woke up on Christmas Eve feeling seemingly fine so we spent the day relaxing, decorating cookies for Santa and playing. We had a big spaghetti dinner planned but by the time it was time to eat, my mom was feeling icky. It hit me on Christmas Day - the ABSOLUTE WORST day to feel like complete shit - and my dad felt sick the day after. The only ones left standing were Justin and my brother and I'm convinced it's because they were drinking hard alcohol all weekend long. ;)

Needless to day, the holiday weekend did not go as planned and I was super bummed about it all. We tried to rally and the girls ultimately had a great time opening gifts and playing with new toys but it wasn't exactly what I had in mind. Santa still managed to pay us a visit and the girls are obsessed with their new wagon. Can't wait for it to warm up a bit so we can go for a nice walk. It'll def come in handy with walks to the pool this summer.

I managed to snag a few pics between piles of laundry and feeling nauseous but it was rough! We didn't even get a family picture on Christmas Day! Total fail! Haha. There's always next year, I suppose.

Here's to hoping the sickness has ran it's course and we welcome 2017 happy and healthy!


  1. So sorry it was a bit rough for you guys but looks like you made it through and had a little fun, at least. :)

  2. Have to agree ... not the Christmas we had planned but we were in it together! Next year, all your dreams can come true ... and a family picture for sure (tripod and shutter remote to the rescue)!! ;)

  3. BOO! I'm so sorry! I hope you guys are all feeling better!