Happy Holidays and Happy New Year everyone! Hope your holidays were merry and bright and that the new year will bring you much health, wealth, and prosperity!
Sorry for not having blogged much lately. Lots of stuff was happening. Things like work and trying to get my acts together before the onslaught of family for the holidays. I didn't take any food pictures since that was definitely not my top priority but I did manage to take a picture of my lil guy wearing his Christmas outfit:
Just so you know, Hubs and I are already thinking of pimping out our kids for modeling. I just recently looked at Chubster's 529(k) (which was started pretty much as soon as he was born) and even with our monthly contributions, the end result will probably only pay for one semester of college. Besides, they're never too young to start earning their keep, right???
We headed on over to Santa Cruz to celebrate the coming of the new year with our good friends J and G and their two babes (our boys are only three days apart). In addition to J becoming a business owner with her personal training, G took the leap and went to work for a start-up and is Employee #3 (go stock options!). On top of that, they decided they'd had enough of their rental in Mountain View and bought their first house in Santa Cruz. We couldn't be happier for them.
Though this wasn't our first time to their new digs, it's always fun being able to hang out with them and have the kids playing with each other. As you can see, here are the kids getting into the spirit:
We didn't make it to midnight here on the West Coast but Hubs and I toasted our friends to a better 2013.
Alas, it was not meant to be.
On Christmas Eve, MIL suddenly had difficulty breathing and had to be admitted into the emergency room where it was discovered that her lungs were filled with fluid. Later, she had half of the fluid removed (about 1.25L) but couldn't remove the remainder since it was excruciatingly painful for her. After waiting anxiously for the results, we were hoping that she had pneumonia.
This past Friday, 4 January, she was told that she had Stage IV adenocarcinoma.
Fuck you, cancer.