Nachos are a crowd pleaser around here!
Regardless of our busy schedules, we try to make eating dinner together part of our everyday routine. Most nights it is noisy and just a tad bit crazy, but we love it just the same!
Yesterday for MLK day, I took Rachel for a physical. When the doctor saw how low her hemoglobin was she sent us over to the ER for a possible blood transfusion. Not fun.
Thankfully, this local ER was not only effecient seeing us in less than five minutes, but the doctor on staff was wise too... sending us home with a prescription for iron pills three times a day. Had Rachel looked really pale, was lethargic, lightheaded, and such that would have been one thing, but she looked and felt fine indicating that this was something that had slowly been happening over the last year. Her blood work indicated low iron.
We have to monitor her over the next few months, but I think she will be okay. I'm thankful because no matter how safe blood transfusions may be in this day and age, not having one is even safer.
If I look at this as a blessing in disguise, I could see now that she understands the significance of eating better, something she had previously let go in one ear and out the other.
Just as Rachel and I got home, John was on his way out with half of the kids to go up to the snow. You might be wondering, "Where is snow in SoCal right now?" Well I don't think it was "real" snow, but a place that you pay to play that has man made snow.
I look at this picture and my heart soars. Dennis looks amazing in every way!
Jonny looks ready for the snow! Poor guy though... chapped lips are a regular thing around here.
Alex couldn't wait to go! Here he is getting ready to hop up in his carseat next to Dennis'. Since the beginning of the year California has the new law that you have to be eight years old or 4'9" now.
Lastly, in case you hadn't heard the news, we are adopting again. Please come check out our latest fundraiser-- a cute flower bag. Our adoption blog is http://becausehefirstadoptedus.blogspot.com/.