Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Day-Throwing Up---Oxymoron??

Well, this years Thanksgiving celebration has been very different....good for the scales but bad for tradition. To make a long story short....we have been sick here at the Holland patch for the entire Thanksgiving holiday---I have had a terrible bladder infection which included a high fever and throwing up, and Ty was throwing up simultaneously as he had picked up a stomach virus....this all started Wednesday night and last night Eric was up throwing up....we have spent today nursing him back to good health. Ugh...we missed all of our holiday brother came home and we have not seen him at all....Devan came from Toccoa with a friend from school....needless to say we haven't been very good "house hosts"....and Eric's sister and her family are here from Arkansas and we have only seen a little bit of them.

My precious husband has taken the kids and house over for several days while I rested...and Thanksgiving morning he told me "Happy Thanksgiving" and then reminded me that we had a lot to be thankful for...and we do... I obviously had a lot of time to reflect on the many blessings in our lives and there are so many that I take for granted.....but over and over I have had the reoccurring thought of how grateful I am that we were able to bring our little Cole home from the hospital. What a blessing he is to us....I am so grateful that he is ours to hold for a little while...

I hope that all of you enjoyed your Thanksgiving celebrations!! I am sure that someone out there ate enough for me, too!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

MOOOVE over Chick-fil-A come the Holland babies!!

Wednesday night was our Trunk or Treat at church...this year was a competition and so I flexed my creative muscles....but my husband beat me for first place as he was "Bubba" the mechanic with old, greasy clothes and "Bubba" teeth as well!! Oh well, it was cute....and I really do love Chick-fil-A!!! :)