The Byrum Family

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Since Christmas

First of all, where in the world has the time gone?!!! Does anybody else find it a little crazy that it is FEBRUARY!!! I haven't posted on here since before Christmas, and I am feeling a little overwhelmed with the big project of updating on everything that has happened since Christmas. I will do my best.

We had an amazing Christmas this year. Excited doesn't really capture what the boys felt about Christmas. Let's just say they are both still talking about it and asking when it will be here again. It's almost impossible not to feel and partake in their joy as it is completely infectious. We wrote letters to Santa, baked him cookies, left carrots for the reindeer, drove around and looked at Christmas lights nearly every night in December (slight exaggeration), cut our own tree, decorated it while listening to Christmas music, visited with Santa more times than one, opened up new pajamas on Christmas eve, spent Christmas eve with our family, cooked a big breakfast on Christmas morning, sang Christmas songs till we couldn't sing anymore, ate tons of goodies, made tons of goodies, gave baked gifts to our neighbors, decorated the inside and outside of our house with all the Christmas decor, some old some new, overall I can safely say that we accomplished our mission in making Christmas memorable for our boys. I have a feeling that it will just get better and better, but this year gave us a glimpse of the innocent joy and love that Christmas can bring to our children.

Since the boys can't stay up till midnight and don't have any concept of SLEEPING IN yet, we didn't really celebrate New Years eve the traditional way. We were all fast asleep in our beds by midnight. The boys way before that...and while everyone else was celebrated a new year, we were catching up on sleep. I can't think of a better way to bring in the New Year...

Since the holidays have come and gone, it seems like time has been in fast forward. I swear last week was just Christmas. Kaden is going to school still Tuesday and Thursday mornings and still loving it. He has made some friends and has his first birthday party to celebrate with friends that he has made. Austin and I continue to spend the time while Kaden is at school doing things together. We have taken walks with friends, gone to the library, gone to the park, wondered around the pet store, and have really enjoyed the one on one time together. The boys have been playing so great together lately. They are finally at ages where they can lose themselves in imaginary land and play their hearts out. I'm not gonna lie, there is still lots of fighting over toys and squealing arguments, but overall, they really do play well together.We have spent many January days hiking with our family and spending time together enjoying this beautiful place we call home.

Austin has been talking so much lately. The other day he walked up to me and said "Howdy Partner"....He will also climb up in my lap and say " I lub you mommy...and best friend". It really is the cutest thing you have ever seen. His personality is just so funny and we love him so much.

Kaden continues to be the one the sweetest boys I have ever known. He is very sensitive and loving, a total momma's boy. He is hilarious and makes us laugh daily. He makes funny noises, makes up funny words, shakes his booty and distorts his little face into the funniest faces. He is one of a kind and we can't get enough of him. Sometimes I want to go into his bedroom when he sleeps and kiss him. He wraps his arms around us and tells us he loves us and just says some of the cutest things you've ever heard.

My Mom has completed her 3rd chemo treatment and she has to do a least one more. She looks great and feels good for the most part. She has her treatments every 3 weeks, she has about 7-10 days of feeling very low energy, has bone pain, and she has had some pretty bad headaches. However, she does have some really great days in between where she gets recharged for her next round of chemo. Overall, I think we all feel pretty blessed that she is taking the treatments so well. She had labs done last week for her to be tested to see if she carries this certain "cancer gene", and from there we will know a little more about the cancer that she has and also what precautions need to be taken for her future health. Also, if she does come back positive, I will most likely covered as well to have the test done, which will allow me to be monitored much more closely in my life. So there is a little update on her. Continue to pray for her, as she still has good days and bad days. She continues to inspire me. I am so thankful for her.

1 Post a comment:

Elise said...

I love the update!
you are such an incredible mom! your boys are going to grow up to be such well-rounded, great people!
I'm so glad your mom is doing well.
It's been a breath of fresh air to see you a couple times a week, even if it has been just for a few minutes