It was a good thing I had some help because Saturday, Marcus & I got into a four wheeler accident. It was freezing cold but super fun until I was driving. Marcus didn't know his uncle had strung this new fence until I was about to run over it. He thought it was a hot fence so steered us suddenly in the opposite direction. The four wheeler flipped on its side on top of me. He lifted it off of me & guided me under the fence & away from it. I struggled getting up; my legs hurt everywhere. I smelled gas and I thought I felt liquid running down my legs. We lifted my pants; I wasn't bleeding. He guided me back to the house, & I laid down on the couch & told his family what happened. They got me a heating pad, and I used that as much as possible for the rest of the weekend. It hurt a lot to walk, and Isaiah for some reason was extremely needy when he woke up from his nap. He would only go to the kitchen & eat with me. Thankfully after eating he was ready to play with his cousins.
The next morning it was very swollen & hurt a lot, but I was able to walk & make it to the next two funerals in heels! It hurt a lot, but it oddly seemed to hurt less in heels & when I was walking on it.
This is my leg the day after the accident.
And this is my leg today (three days after the accident).
I am soooo thankful that it wasn't worse. It would have been horribly disruptive to the weekend's events, and we have no insurance. Thank you Jesus! Also very thankful that this is only the second worse injury I've ever had. The first was when I was about six & I was climbing on the outside of our van. I fell into a brick wall & had a concussion. No hospitalizations. Nothing - I'm so blessed!
Marcus had two uncles & an aunt die the past few weeks, and all of the funerals were being held on the same weekend. So we all headed to Arkansas, where both Marcus's parents were raised. It was an emotional weekend. I didn't know any of the deceased, but it was eye opening because I kept imagining my brothers, sisters, & parents dying. I am blessed to still have them with me. Two of the services had amazing preachers - I am still in awe of how great they were & how awesome the messages were.
We were lucky to have babysitters for all three services, so we didn't bring the kids. But afterwards Isaiah wanted to come eat. He refused to speak to anyone until he found his daddy. He made me & Papa look in every room of the church until we found him outside.
It was Papa's birthday on Saturday. Marcus's mom commissioned us (Marcus & his brother) to buy him in iPad 4. He loved it.
These were two of the babysitters. They genuinely loved taking care of Eliana. It was so awesome! The lady of the house (Marcus's mom's sister-in-law) said if it was up to her, she would have had a house full of babies. She truly passed on her love of babies to her daughter & her two grandchildren!
Isaiah ate his first chicken leg. He's never been interested before, but this time, it was an awesome event.
This year we had Christmas in Houston the weekend before Christmas. (And then Christmas at the Briggs on Christmas day). It seemed like Eliana slept the whole time.
I am in love with this outfit.
It was pretty awesome to see everyone. Barney & Isy sadly didn't make it.
Sunday we went to church with Dovey. We were late & went to the back room. Isaiah made a lot of noise while Eliana slept.
There was this other little boy that kept trying to take my water bottle. Isaiah told him sternly, "It's not yours! That's Mommy's water."
Before Christmas dinner Sunday afternoon, I put Eliana's Christmas outfit on. I found it for a few dollars at my new favorite resale shop - Once Upon a Child.
She gave me the most perfect smile. Merry Christmas!
We had a big outing together while Isaiah was at school. First she joined me for a meeting with a client. She was so good until we were just about to leave. I fed her, then we went shoe shopping. That didn't last for long as she was pretty fussy; I managed to find some boots though. Then we went further north to visit my nephew in the hospital after his surgery. This was taken on the way back to the car.