Friday, February 1, 2013

January Wrap-up!

So one of my goals is to blog at least once a month.  I decided that I really like to look back on my posts!  It's really like a journal of sorts, and this year I am going to document our comings and goings each month.  So here goes January!

Happy New Year!  Brian and I actually started the year off with seeing the movie "Les Miserables"!  I was so excited to see this!  It was a great movie!  The kids didn't go back to school until the 7th, so we had plenty of down time together!  The only problem is that Brian was still sick!  He ended 2012 with a bad cough which was keeping us both up at night!  By January 7th, he went to the doctor and was diagnosed with bronchitis.  He was pretty sick, but I was so relieved that he was given antibiotics!  Little did I know the rough road that lay ahead!  He was given the Z-Pack which is a 5-day course of pills.  They are very strong!  He had an allergic reaction to them starting on February 9th around midnight.  He was shaking uncontrollably, feeling very anxious.  We thought he was going into shock.  I called 911 and they took him to the hospital.  It was a long night for both of us!  We went and picked him up in the morning.  Two days later, it happened again and he was wisked off by ambulance to the hospital.  He spent the next week slowly recovering and feeling better.  Then, on the 23rd, middle of the night, Daniel came down with the stomach flu and proceeded to miss the next two days of school.  We were all nervous, but Brian was the only other one who caught it.  He got sick on the 24th  (Thursday evening) and was so sick for the next few days!  It wasn't until the 29th that he was really feeling like himself again!  So basically he spent the entire month sick!

Other exciting events for the month include:  Daniel finishing up his basketball season, Rachel giving her first talk in Sacrament Meeting - which she did a great job, Rachel being involved in Honor's Choir, Rachel starting her ASL class, and both kids getting their report cards - both Honor Roll!

Here are a few pictures documenting our month:

          These first few are of Daniel playing basketball.  He is a really good player!  It is fun to watch him play        this sport!  Great job Daniel!

 These next few pictures are at Rachel's concert for Honor's Choir.  This is an amazing event that she has participated in twice now.  You have to audition for this choir, and then you are put with other schools for a combined choir.  They bring in a guest conductor and they practice for two days....two very long days!  Then they put on a concert that is absolutely amazing!  We are so proud of Rachel for all her hard work!

 Rachel with the Honor's Choir Director
 Daniel getting Honor Roll for second quarter of sixth grade!  Awesome!
Overall, January was a month I would like to forget, except for a few events that were the highlights!  We have really learned to appreciate good health!  I pray that February will be healthy for all of us!  We had had our share of sickness!

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