Life has been kicking my ass over the last two weeks. After being on a zillion antibiotics for a zillion different infections, I started getting sick to my stomach. Like…I was so nauseated I busted out some stashed pregnancy tests, because why else would I be so sick? Luckily for me, I am NOT pregnant. After some sleuthing, we discovered that the prescription allergy medication I’d been taking was wreaking havoc on my body. So I’m off that now, and I’m finally starting to feel better, albeit congested. But I will take being congested over vomiting multiple times a day! Been there, done that, never want to do it again.

Anyway, life keeps going, even when you’re sick! A few weekends ago, we attended little Liam’s baptism. Liam was pretty excited about it.

lovely liam

The church was beautiful and the service was lovely. My brother and Ted’s sister, Megan, were the godparents.

god family

We also managed a rare family photo:

Last week, I was in Orlando for a conference. I loved the chance to reconnect with old and new friends (especially my favorite, Jen, who I don’t see nearly enough), but conferences are always exhausting and this one was no exception. When I arrived home, I was so happy to see Mike and the kids, who gave me the best welcome home ever.

I had a really lovely Mother’s Day morning. The kids gave me homemade gifts: a flower made of thumbprints from James, and a bracelet made of beads and a special shrinky-dink from Annabel. I also got this awesome pillow from Mike and the kids:

my Rigby Pillow


I cried when I opened it. I love that there’s a large picture of Rigby on one side, and then a picture of her with each of us on the other side. I haven’t been able to stop hugging it since I got it. I miss that puppy so much.

We had brunch at my parents’ house, where we were joined by the rest of the family. We spent some time trying to get Liam to walk to each of us. He was confused by the whole thing.

he's confused

We also got a really great photo of the moms and kids.

mother's day
Do I look like someone trying not to throw up? Because I was.

Then I came home and slept all afternoon and tried not to die. Stupid allergy pill.

Anyway, I hope everyone who celebrates it had a fabulous Mother’s Day!