so...like everyone else in the country, we got the flu. and it was a doozy.
it didn't really occur to me that it was "THE flu" when will came down with a fever the day after christmas.
maybe i was in denial- we still had another celebration to attend and besides that my out-of-state sister and sister in law were in town and we had big plans.
plans of long chats, girl days, shopping, pedicures, decorating, birthday celebrations, playdates with the cousins.....
all of which most definitely did not include horrendous coughs, fevers, chills, aches, exhaustion, stuffiness and over-all misery. (how's that for drama? ;)
it was a bummer. for everyone.
especially when we realized we had unknowingly infected lots of our family... including my sis and her kiddos and handyandy's family too. sad, sad.
but we did have lots of snuggles...
and we even tried to rally a bit for a new years eve party of soup and sparkling cider...but it was kinda miserable.
except for will who, since he was the first to get it, was also the first to start feeling like himself again. :)
this pic on the stairs pretty much sums up how much fun they all had being sick together. ha :)
and the kids had a lovely time on the couch being distracted from their coughs and runny noses with early morning cartoons.
then finally, several days into january, we started to gradually feel better! and we've been pumping the vitamins and green smoothies ever since.