Thursday, January 24, 2013

Just 49 to go...

You did it!  THANK YOU for all of your help and for the kind comments.   I am committed to those 50 posts I promised!   Can you even stand the excitement?!!  (;   Parker and Taylor are thrilled-- they love to read the blog and have complaining lately that we haven't been writing often enough.  If tonight is any indication, they will not let me slack in those 50 posts.  ("MOM, have you written tonight yet?"  "MOM, don't forget to post tonight!"  "MOM, you promised 50 posts, remember?"  "MOM, don't go to bed until you write!"  etc, etc.)  I told them to thank my friend, "The Muse," and my mom, "LaRita," for beefing up the comments.  (:

Speaking of two cute boys, Taylor and Parker had a basketball game tonight.  They played GREAT and are so much fun to watch!  I'm so proud of them, if still a little bitter about the prank they pulled on me.  There is a lady that attends their games (her grandson is on the team) that is so cute.  She is enamoured with the kids and with our family dynamic.  She'll say things like, "Oh, there you are--  the lady that sits around and eats bon bons all day!" or "Oh, there's Miss Serenity," or "So how's the lady with the peaceful, easy life?"  She makes me smile.  Sometimes just having someone recognize that your load isn't light makes your load a bit lighter, don't you think?  (:

Well, I'm sure you will forgive me if I wrap this post up quickly.  You see, I managed to drop a small weight on my finger earlier today, resulting in this:

If you can't tell, it's very puffy and VERY sore.  This means that every time I type an "s", "w", or "x" I wince with pain.  Fun.  I'm not sure which hurts worse right now-- my finger or my throat.  After two weeks of wiping noses every other minute and having all nine kids cough all over me and rocking and holding the sweet littles as they fevered, I finally got the lovely sickness going around our house.

At least I can lay in my bed and eat bon bons all day!  (;


P.S.  Is it just me, or were there a lot of those aforementioned letters in this post?  Ouch!


  1. You're a trooper, Christi! Hang in there. It's so hard to be an ill mother! Drink tons of water, take extra vitamin C, and get lots of sleep! As if you need any advice. ;)

  2. You're a trooper, Christi! Hang in there. It's so hard to be an ill mother! Drink tons of water, take extra vitamin C, and get lots of sleep! As if you need any advice. ;)

  3. That's funny, Becky. Sometimes my comments post twice also. Weird... Christi, so sorry about your finger and illness. It's not fair!!

  4. Hi Christi - one thing about your finger - it'll feel better when it quits huring - k? ;)

    Looking forward to almost two months of posts - heh - not like you don't have anything else to do!!

    And as for the Gma at the games - in many ways you guys really ARE Mr. and Mrs. Serenity - but that's because you are REAL parent - but also TRUE BELIEVERS - and that says something!

    Prayers you (and your finger) feel better quickly!

    hugs and loads of love - aus and co.

  5. So...that prank that your boys pulled on you actually happened in my family last week. 2 sisters, both at BYUIdaho. One is 22 and married to a military man who will be leaving her alone for 10 weeks so he can go to training and she can graduate. The other is 18 and just starting in her adventures at College. They both tried out for the collegiate dance team so that they could do something together and the older one could stay busy while her husband ia far away. They have been dancing together for many years on teams. The older one got cut in the first round of try outs, and the older one made the team. Really hard to understand and really hard to comfort either one. :( once again be grateful, your boys just wanted to tease you a little. (and how would you know they love you if they didn't tease once in awhile.?)

  6. Well, now I feel bad (putting you through pain...)-- but not really THAT bad. I can't wait to read your posts :) I hope you feel better soon! I make a really good chicken noodle soup if you need some. I'd love to bring some over.

  7. Since the boys are on you to post - put them to work doing a post or two. oops you said you or Jer. But don't think anyone would complaim.
    Lois - Savannah and Christopher's nana

  8. Make sure you eat those bon bons with your right hand! :)

  9. Poor Christi! I bet that finger gets bumped constantly, too. Ouch!


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