Saturday, January 2, 2016's 2016!

Goodbye 2015.  

You were mostly a good year.  Not necessarily spectacular, but you were good. 

That's assuming we overlook that Emma lost all her hair again, broke out in body rashes (GVHD or crazy eczema?), still has two viruses that have 'woken up' floating around her system annoying us, and that her immune system still is on vacation...other than that it was good.  We had a lot of fun times together as a family that we'll treasure.

2015 was much better than 2014, when it comes to the emotions.  But it was still hard.  Hard to do normal, easy things.  But, that finally seems to be passing (I there seems to be different degrees of it and it keeps lessening), and it's perfect timing for a whole new year to start. To feel like we can start fresh and new and hopefully have a healthy Emma by the end of it.  But, if not, that's okay too.  We're just super happy she's here.


This was a super spontaneous photo taken this evening.  Our last family pic of 2015!  I hollered at the kids to come in as-is, and we took several shots.  Too bad Rhysie is not very visible!

One of my resolutions this year is to actually make some resolutions.  I'm pretty sure I almost never do that.  But, one of the ones I wanted to do was a "gratitude 365", er...366, which is to take a photo a day of something I'm grateful for.  

I thought I'd start with this fellow here:
He put up shelves up in the kids' room today.  And, while he was doing it, I was thinking how lucky I am to get to have my best friend as my husband and how proud & thankful of him I am for all he does for our family.  Without him, I wouldn't have the family I have.  <3