Thursday, April 18, 2013


I keep meaning to post an 11 month old update, but we're pretty exhausted around here. With the news that Dave's parents' house (thankfully for now just the basement) is flooding in the Chicago area today, we've had enough of this week.

Here's a recap of the week:

 Dave's step-brother ran in the Boston Marathon on Monday (and thankfully he and his family is safe!), Tuesday night was our scare with the buddy and now we hear that Dave's parents can't get out of their house and their basement is flooding with no let-up in the forecast. There's actually additional family issues going on that I don't care to blog about, but it had already been draining us and causing sadness for the past couple of weeks. So, needless to say, we're mentally and emotionally exhausted.

It's hard to not feel discouraged, but we must take these opportunities that thank God that family is all safe and sound despite all the worries and tragedies that potentially could have happened! I can't imagine what life must be like for those this week that DID lose a loved one or were touched even more directly by the tragedy in Boston. We are grateful, just exhausted. (Also, I don't even want to get into how furious/disappointed I am that the background check legislation didn't pass yesterday. Somehow this feels less political to me and personally defeating, even though I'm not even an activist.)

A cute photo update will come soon, I promise! Hopefully sleep will as well.

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