What's Been Going On?

Hey everyone!  Hope that the New Year is treating you great.
I am sorry that I have not been around much lately, but it has been a bit crazy and hectic here for a while. Things are getting back to normal, so be ready!  

Just wanted to give a little update on to what has been going on around here.
(You know, to show how crazy it has been!)

The last few months of 2016 didn't have us at 100% health wise.
Savannah had a rough go at it.  She was sick for a while and we determined she had Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease.  After seeing the doctor, we finally got over that one.  Then, with the crazy weather in Georgia (that is a whole new post waiting to be written) we had her eczema flare up ridiculously bad. I was putting lotions, creams, oils on her and it just kept on.  I'm talking about up during the night screaming, clawing her skin and everything. Not fun as a mama to see your baby girl suffering and you can't make it better. We ended up taking her back to the doctor, since it was not getting better and she seemed to have some other issues going on.  Yep, she had a secondary skin infection going on. Once we got medicine in her for the skin issues, she started to heal on that, but then she was sick like the flu or something.  Let's just say, it wasn't a great end to the year health wise.  She is fine now, growing like a weed and my baby girl is officially not a "baby" anymore. TIME CAN SLOW DOWN and I will not be mad.  Add to her sickness, once school break started, Broxton was sick and just wanted to lay and rest all day. Totally not like him, so as bad as it was to see him sick, it was nice to have the snuggles and cuddles again.

Not all of the end of the year was bad though... Just a rough patch.
We had the brothers comes stay for a while and it was nice having them here.  Broxton and Savannah loved having the big brothers around and it was great to spend time with them. When you have teenagers/ twenty somethings it is hard to get everyone together at the same time, so it was a great way to spend the holidays!

So yeah, what else did we do?
There is a little area near us that has lights up for the holidays, we normally go and check it out.  It is nice to walk around and look at the lights, so we did that one day.   
We also made cookies (I need to learn how to bake, as that was a big FAIL, but it was so fun trying!)
We watched movies, read books and played games.
We decorated the tree and Savannah has had a blast with that.  I have had to move the ornaments up because I can only say no about 7 million times before I start to lose my mind and she thinks it is a fun game and wants me to say it about 9 million times.

We heard of this amazing house that has like 275,000 lights in their yard.  Of course we wanted to see that, so we headed out to see that one night and in turn found another house that had lights that went to music. (It is on my Instagram, if you want to check it out, as is many other things we have been doing!)
We went and saw a few Santa's, we went to Lanier Islands, we went to visit family, we even got a trip to Chattanooga in! 

We got back into playing Pokemon Go.  
We have been trying to do as much as we can, as you know, it is all about the memories.
Some of our best times have been doing nothing major, but to hear "that was the best day ever, mom" always makes my heart happy!

We didn't make it until midnight for N.Y.E. but we did have fun celebrating around 9 ish.  Ha ha ha. It was fun for us, so that was the point!  
N.Y.E. came and went and we were ready for school to start back.
Then, the tornadoes in Albany, Georgia happened.  Then Ice in Atlanta happened.
(I will be talking about both of those soon!)

What have you been doing lately?


  1. You were busy! I love that light up Christmas tree at night picture!

    That sucks Savannah had yet another sick infection. Was she on antibiotics for the Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease? I just ask because you can get thrush from antibiotics. I wonder if she got the skin infection from them. Maybe not though. I'm glad she's better now. How frustrating.

  2. I'm so glad baby girl is healing well and doing better. It's so hard watching our kids being ill and unable to take that burden.
    It's rough in some seasons.


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