I'm not writing much - I've spent the past hour going over a couple hundred pictures, trying to narrow them down, then making the image size smaller on all of them. Overall, the past month was a bit stressful with all the sicknesses and the situation w/ the van, but there were many great moments, too! I have to say, God was with us through it all. Things could have been a lot worse. I feel very blessed to have such a supportive family - we couldn't have done it without you all!
We had a wonderful Christmas day at Michael's parents' home, then going on to his Granny's house. We went to the park once w/ all the kids. We saw a large display of Christmas lights (for free!). Josephine went to her first Saints game - I especially love those pictures! Maureen's last iron check was 9.8 - it's amazing how fast it's going back up! Her last chest x-ray showed some fluid left in her right lung, but the Dr. said it's nothing to worry about so long as she's behaving normal, eating fine and has no fever. Veronica learned how to sit up on her own at the end of December. Veronica has fully recovered from RSV, as well - she's very lucky she didn't end up in the hospital like many babies do. Finally, the kids got to see a great show of fireworks from the front yard - I can't believe it's really 2008. All in all, it wasn't so bad!