Jan 2, 2011

Our rockin' New Year's celebration

My husband was literally counting down the days to our new years eve celebration. We had planned it at the beginning of December with some good friends of ours. New years eve my husband comes home early and his excitement is through the roof.

We finish packing and hit the road. It's only about an hour drive to our friend's ranch. The whole way there he talked about hunting, letting little man play on the land, spending quality time with friends, and playing games with friends.

We pulled up to house and our friends came out to greet us at the truck. When we took little man out of the truck he took off running. He loved the open space!  We unloaded everything and settled in. The men talked about hunting and when to get the char-coal going. The women discussed birth experiences and having babies. Two other families showed up with their little ones. We had 5 kiddos total, three who were under six months. Everything seemed to be going great....

It was time to put little man to bed, so hubby grabbed the pack n' play and took it upstairs to set it up. Everyone was downstairs talking, eating, and swapping stories. I realized that it had been a while since hubby went upstairs. Finding that odd, I grabbed little man and headed upstairs. As I was topping the stairs I could see hubby laying down on the bed. I knew this wasn't good. My husband goes 90 to nothing all of the time and hardly ever sits or even naps!

I walked into the room and asked him what was wrong. That's when he shared that he had just started feeling sick. We both knew that we couldn't stay. Shortly after he was full blown sick. The men helped load our truck and I drove us home. For hubby it was the longest. car. ride. ever.

Not long after arriving home I was full blown sick. I called some family to see if they would be able to watch little man but everyone had plans. Hubby was so sick he couldn't get out of bed and I was almost to that point. I had no idea how we were going to take care of two kids. God blessed us by Cohen sleeping the entire night. We were both sick all night long but by morning hubby was feeling better. At least well enough to watch kids while I slept. So thankful for him!

So that's how we rang in the New Year. How about you? Did you do anything fun?


  1. Aw I'm sorry you guys were sick. We spent the week leading up to New Years with a sick boy and a sick hubby. Now Mommy is sick. :( It seems a lot of people are sick right now.

  2. Yuck! We had the stomach flu over Thanksgiving...being sick over the holidays is the worst! Hoping you all feel better soon!

  3. Oh no! I'm so sorry your sickness threw off your awesome plans for New Year's Eve...my baby girl and I were both sick with a stomach virus the week before Christmas! It was awful!

  4. oh no! That sounds awful! So sorry you guys were sick! Hope everyone is feeling better now!

  5. I hope you are both feeling better by now. Did you eat something bad? I will be praying for you!
    Both of us have a bad cold and are better today. No new year's eve fun at church as planned and didn't even go to church today but on the road to recovery! Hang in there my dear!

  6. It wasn't anything we ate, just the stomach flu that's going around. :( But we are both much better today!

  7. Oh, that is awful! THe job of mommy never stops, even when mommy is sick! I have been that sick before, it's amazing but somehow you make it through!

  8. Oh, I am sooo sorry to hear about your husband getting sick.. What a let down for him :(. I too had a similar situation only the party was at my house and I was upstairs cooling my daughter down who had a fever and croup that came on in a matter of HOURS!!! What the what? oh well...there's always next year right?

    Oh yeah, I awarded you the TRENDY BLOG AWARD today on my blog!!!! your blog is totally trendy :)

  9. That really sucks. Hope you're better now. 2011 can only get better from here! (knock on wood!)

  10. Oh no!! Not fun!! Hope you guys are feeling better. We spend Christmas 2009 the same way...in bed, sick, praying for the energy to walk. Get better soon!!

  11. I have heard that the flu that's going around is terrible- a lot of elderly people have been hospitalized. So sorry that's how you "Rang in the new year" but maybe your friends will let you have a "redo" for your husband's sake?
    Maybe you could secretly plan a Valentines Day weekend there to surprise him?? :)
    (random-I ALSO want to run a 5k soon! I hope we both achieve our 2011 goals!)

  12. There is definitely a "re-do" in the works! We can't wait for it!

  13. Ewww...that's how I rang in the New Year last year, so I was grateful that the Lord blessed me with an "uneventful" New Year this year!

    I certainly hope the boys don't get it!

    By the way, I made my blog private, so if you want to have access to it, shoot me an email at stephanie.byerly@comcast.net and I'll send you an invite to it.

  14. Not quite the new year you had planned - with that kind of start everything from here on out should only be better.

    Hope you are all feeling better.

  15. We had the sickness too. It seemed to spread like wildfire. I hope you all get well soon! I can't wait to see more pictures of your adorable boys!


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