Friday, December 29, 2006

The week in review

It's been a while since the last post because a lot has been happening. Obviously we had Christmas which was nice. We spent Christmas Eve at my aunt's place with my cousins and their children. We ate and ate and ate and then let the kids open their presents which was fabulous. I think they were more interested in ripping the paper than the actual gift itself. Boy did these guys score! Everything from dolls to clothes to money. Lucas received a sweater with Mickey Mouse on the front and when he saw it he yelled out "Chuck E. Cheese!". I know which mouse has that kid's heart.

When we got home I sat down on the couch and felt very cold. I put on a blanket, Shawn turned on the fireplace and I was still cold. I took my temperature and I had a fever. No wonder I felt so awful. I went to bed after taking NyQuil and was passed out for the night and most of Christmas Day morning. I felt horrible. My sister's in-laws came over, Shawn picked up my aunt and Shelley and Harold came over to celebrate with us. Lucas then opened up his opened up the rest of his gifts, which included hockey skates, a helmet and the infamous hockey stick from his Tita Dolores and Uncle Shawn, lots of toys from Granny and Grandpa, Uncle Miguel and Shelley and Harold.

Then we got the news that our adopted Auntie Belle had passed away. Auntie Belle was not technically related to either Shawn or I but we loved her just the same as if she were. She fought the bravest fight agaisnt cancer but in the end she was ready to be reunited with her beloved husband Phil. Shawn and I had gone to see her a couple of weeks ago in the hospital and she asked us about the baby. She was so excited for us to get her. We will miss her something awful.

So the year has come to an end for us and I'll be happy to put 2006 to behind us as in all honesty it has been an awful year for us. The only good thing to come out of this year is that we were DTC. We look forward to starting new in 2007 and hopefully have a much better year.

We are going to spend New Year's at my sister's so she won't be alone. She only has dial up there so I'm not sure that I'll be able to post while were there, I will wish everyone a very happy, healthy, safe and prosperous new year. May we all get our referrals this year (keeping fingers crossed) and be united with our daughters soon.


Tracey & Mike said...

I'm sorry about your Auntie Belle. And I'm sorry to hear you were ill over Christmas. I hope you're feeling better now.
Happy New Year and here's hoping 2007 will treat you much better!

Anonymous said...

Dolores, Joel and I have had you in our thoughts in the past week. Your 2006 has been so difficult and we know that it must have been a bittersweet holiday for you. Our wish for you is that 2007 brings you much love, much happiness and much health. Have a wonderful New Year's day!

Mark & Michelle said...

Dolores - glad you are back to blogging - I missed you this last week.

I have been thinking about you and thinking how this was going to be a hard Christmas. I know you have had a crappy year and I hope 2007 brings you much joy, health and happiness.

Lisa said...

Dolores I've had you in my thoughts and prayers. It has been a very difficult year for you and my prayer is that 2007 be your year. I'm looking forward to gettig together again with you in the WEST end of town this time. (That really was too funny having dinner in the East)

Anonymous said...

Hello Dolores,
Please can you add me to your links for OCT DTC.We were DTC on 10.10.06 Its
I'm so sorry to hear about your year and loss.Its been the same for us.I lost my Gran in August and also my Great Aunty and I know of many people who have been ill or died this year-its been one of those awful years.Like you are best bit was DTC and that our sons are doing well.Please come and visit our blog and Happy Mew Year.

Anonymous said...

Oh, Dolores, I hope this year goes better for you! I am so sorry to hear about your Aunt. Related or not, she was your Auntie in your heart, and that means more than blood by far! I hope that you feel better too! Get some rest, girl!

Thinking of you!


Anonymous said...

Regards to you and your family. Losing a loved one over the holidays makes things more difficult. Here's to a better year in 2007!

Doris & Dan Clark said...

I am sorry to hear about your loss. I had thought about you as 2006 ended. A fresh start for 2007 for you after a tough 2006.

Keep smilin!

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry to hear that you suffered another loss over the holidays.
How difficult all this must be for you.......
Know that 2007 will be a good year for both you and Shawn!!
And on the tough days, remeber all that you have to be thankful for, most of all one another and DTC!!!