Sunday, February 26, 2017

Life Lately

I'm really behind on this post. It's been in my drafts for months but things have been a little crazy around here. We have settled in nicely to our temporary home. It was a little rough at first but we are feeling more and more comfortable everyday. It's tough taking your life that's been spread out through at 1,900sq foot home and condensing down to two bedrooms and a bathroom with minimal closet space. I bought up all the plastic bins and under the bed boxes at Target and slowly have found a space for everything... almost.

We finally closed escrow  and said goodbye to our sweet little home for the last time the weekend after Thanksgiving. The final days were chaotic and stressful to say the least. We made it a point to keep Grayson and away from the house which added another element of complication. It took Gray weeks after we moved to Napa to stop asking for home so the last thing we wanted was to bring him back to an empty house and confuse him more. We are so thankful for a smooth sale, even though it seemed to drag on forever with delay after delay.

We started November with a trip up to Oregon to visit my sister's family and my mom. She retired this year and made the move up to Oregon to be closed to my sister and her grandbabies. We absolutely love where they live. Gray and Nayeli had so much fun playing together and we got to love on our sweet new nephew Arlo.

On the last day of our trip, on the way to the airport, we received a call that brought the world crumbling down on top of us. We learned that Nick's mom was diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumor. The following months were a whirlwind of doctors appointments, meetings with surgeons, a hospital stay, and many tears. We cancelled plans for Thanksgiving and arranged for a quiet holiday at home with just the immediate family. Almost four months later, she is doing amazingly well. She is in good spirits and has been such an inspiration to our entire family.We are hopeful for the future and doing everything we can to remain positive and to reflect that positivity back on to her. It's so important to remember how, in an instant life can change.

Its easy to get caught up in the inconveniences of every day life. It doesnt matter how messy life feels, or how long our commutes are, or how chaotic dinner time is. Because together, we have everything.

1 comment:

  1. That is terrible! I am so sorry to hear that, but glad she is doing well and in good spirits. Spending time with loved ones is really the most important thing, whether you have a lot or a little. Sometimes we just don't know.



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