January 21, 2015

It's been a long time....here's what we've been up to!

Good evening! It has been a long time since we last visited. We have had a lot going on here at our house.
First of all, we had a great Christmas. We were all happy and healthy and that was enough. Darbee got some neat toys and we had a ball playing with everything. Her favorite was a Polaroid camera and an electric ride on scooter. That thing will fly!

On Dec. 29th, Darbee had surgery to remove her tonsils. After six cases of strep since August, it was what needed to happen. Poor thing has been on an antibiotic for months. The surgery went well but the recovery was rough! Most days were a lot of this.

I felt so bad and so helpless. Getting her to drink was nearly impossible.
I was so happy when she finally ate a little and felt like playing some.

 Thankfully now she is back to her happy playful self. 
We celebrated New Years at home since she was not feeling good. We had noise makers and party hats and champange glasses with juice. Darbee also had a confetti gun that she got to shoot in the house ONLY because she couldn't go outside. I am still finding confetti in my living room. Haha

Darbee's American Heritage Girls troop had a mother/daughter banquet a few weekends ago. It was a lot of fun! They had a silly winter dress up booth...we had fun at that!

Good Mommy news!  I got hired at Darbee's school! I am working as a teacher's assistant 1/2 a day for now on the two days she attends school. I love it!  I just love her school and am so happy to be a part of it. Last week, I helped out in the first and second grade science class. They are studying volcanoes and were building ones out of clay to explode. 

This past weekend, Darbee, Nana and I took a girls trip to Pigeon Forge. We had such a good time.

We shopped in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
Darbee has a rock project due at school in a few weeks, so we mined for gems to get some neat rocks. That was a lot of fun and she is ready for her project!

We had fun at the arcade too! I love these getaways with just us girls. Such fun tomes and great memories!

We are back in the groove of school after Christmas break and surgery. We are learning about pronouns, the Turks and Constantinople, ten frames and ordinal numbers in math and volcanoes in science. So much fun!

I enjoyed visiting with you again! 

Until next time....


  1. Good to hear from you Holly! Congrats on your new job! So happy to hear Darbee is feeling better. You are certainly busy!
    Be blessed,

  2. Poor little thing, she must have been miserable with all that strep! So thankful she is now back to her happy pretty self!
    Girls trip out :) ! So thankful you have the job!

  3. We needed those few rainy days to make us appreciate the sunshine ones even more. God was good and so thankful things are back to normal with Darbee Rae. Had a wonderful time on our trip. And love you working. On those days I am working on my crafts also. Love you and Darbee Rae.

  4. So glad Darbee Rae is her happy self once again..and what a fun girls trip you all had. Janice

  5. Congrats on your new job! Glad you guys had a good holiday season and that Darbee Rae is feeling better. That sad face was pitiful! Poor girl! :(

  6. Love you girls! ;)