The Hahns

The Hahns

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Family Date Night and More Snow!

The kids love going places.  Really anywhere is great (although Landon hasn't been too excited about the grocery store lately!).  So we took them to TGI Fridays, they love the kid's Mac and cheese, and Strikes and Spares.  We played black light mini golf,  rode go carts , and played arcade games.  It was a great evening!

 We got more snow!  So much that school was cancelled.  I never heard the exact amount, but we had 12 inches at our house over a few days.

Sickness update

I see that I also haven't updated on my "mystery illness" yet.  On January 4th, I went in for my appointment and found out a lot of things were wrong with me . 😩  My vitamin D was really low, I had systemic yeast,  my adrenal glands weren't doing all their jobs and were stressed out by everything else, and I had mono at some point.  Also I was tested for lupus (negative) and Lyme Disease (negative).  I have 5 different prescriptions/supplements that I am taking.
3 weeks ago on Jan. 29th I finally returned back to work for 1/2 days in the afternoons.  All of the supplements are helping!  I was so glad to be feeling a little better and be able to do some things!  I'm not out of the woods yet, though.  My doctor thinks I have an autoimmune disease and I have an appointment with a rheumatologist on March 1st.
I am also on a crappy diet of NO sugar and very little carbs.  Basically anything that my body would turn in to sugar, I'm not supposed to eat.  So I've cut out all pop, desserts, and most processed food because it all has some sort of sugar product.  It is taking awhile to get used to and I am frustrated some days when I have to make a separate meal for myself.  But I feel so much better than I did that I'm willing to do it.  I still get tired easier and there are times when my arms feel prickly, but those symptoms still let me get out and do things.
I am so blessed by everyone who has supported me, asked questions, given money and gift cards, cards, texts, etc during this time.  God is good.

January review

So, I was told I hadn't blogged since Christmas...which is true! 😁  Here's what we've been up to in January:
Every once in awhile, someone isn't feeling well, we sleep in too long, or the weather isn't good on a Sunday and we have "home church".  The kids plan the service and let everyone know what their role is.  This month, Landon preached the sermon and played a Christmas song while Emmy did the children's story and led praise singing.  It's always so insightful to see what they are learning about God.💒

 We have had a TON of snow this winter and the kids have enjoyed playing in it (well you have to make Landon get all dressed and go out, but then he loves it).  One evening, the Davis crew came over to sled.  Matt made a ramp for the kids to jump and they loved it.  They all played until dark.❄

 Landon also started Vertical Basketball.  He is on the Seahawks and Matt is coaching again.  I just love this program.  They have a practice, game, and devotional each Saturday morning and most Thursday evenings.  Landon loves basketball (just like most other sports!) 🏀

Friday, December 29, 2017

Christmas Eve and Day

Christmas Sunday
The kids got a Lego Advent Calendar (in the back of the next picture) this year.  They spent a lot of time arguing about whose turn it was to assemble the Legos.  Next year we are making a list!  It was fun to see each day, though.  On Christmas Eve, Santa lets our elf, Tricky have extra magic so the kids can play with him.  Then, Santa picks him up in his sleigh.  The kids look forward to this day all year long!
Tricky got into all kinds of trouble from taking candy to teepeeing our Christmas tree.  He made his own gingerbread house and had fun writing notes to the kids.

new Christmas pjs

Santa's plate of goodies
Christmas morning, Emerson was up at 6:30.  Landon slept in a little longer, but by 7:00, they were ready to open stockings and presents.  Emerson asked for Hatchimals and a Fuji Instant Camera.  Landon asked for sports cards and an IPhone.  They each got one thing on their list!

Landon and Emerson always love picking out presents for each other.  They use their own money and usually do a pretty good job picking out gifts.
We had a white Christmas this year so I made the kids go out in the snow for a picture (neither one was very happy; it was pretty cold! ❄)  Right after this, Emerson complained that her head hurt.  I took her temperature and it was 101.  So, she and Matt stayed home while Landon and I went to Christmas at the Clarks.

Our host and hostess

pretty ladies
Caleb did a great job opening his presents up after his nap.
We brought home presents for Emmy and Matt to open.
We had a wonderful Christmas season celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus.  Glory to God!

Cookies and Christmas Brunch

Every year, we get together with the Davis family and decorate cookies for Santa 🎅 (and eat a few ourselves).  The kids enjoy playing together and it's always nice to share a meal and talk.  The kids are getting much better at figuring out how much frosting and sprinkles is appropriate for a cookie. 🤶

"Alicia, you have to take my picture." 💗

Those look delicious!!
We also enjoy having our annual Christmas brunch with the Hahn family.  We usually get together the morning of Christmas Eve, but since that fell on a Sunday this year, we went on Saturday instead.  We missed Nate and Sara.  They came up for Thanksgiving and celebrated Christmas then.  It's always a nice relaxing day.  We also went to see the new Star Wars movie together in the afternoon.
Emerson picked out some parrot earrings for Gma.

Being a 9 year old boy, Landon thought the title of this book was hilarious! 🤣

Matt supporting Christmas and Star Wars at the same time!

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Mystery Illness

So, at the time of this blog post, I have had some "mystery illness" for over 5 weeks.  I've been to my family doctor 3 times, had several blood tests run for anemia, thyroid, mono, hormones that have all come back normal.  I then went to Crossroads Healing Arts, a holistic place where they ran more tests.  As of today, I am still waiting on blood tests to come back and have another appointment on Jan. 4th.  I just feel really run down and tired all the time.  I can do a few things, then have to sit down and rest.  I don't feel sleepy tired, but my muscles are tired.  Not achy, just tired.  It is super frustrating that I do not know the cause of this yet, but I have to keep faith that God is in control and we will figure it out soon. 
I have been so blessed by my family.  Matt has been mom and dad and is doing a fantastic job.  My parents and Cathy have been getting the kids to school and practices.  My church family has been so kind in sending cards and asking how I'm doing.  My school family got together a sunshine box for me with things to keep me busy.  They've been understanding and supportive of all the time I've had to take off.
I do hope to know soon so I can do what I need to to start feeling better.  As Landon said, "I'm ready to have regular mom back, not sick mom." And I agree!

Christmas in Snowflake County

On December 10, Landon and Emerson performed in the church musical, "Christmas in Snowflake County."  It was super cute.  All the kids, and adults, did a fantastic job.  Emerson, Tessa, and Avery had 3 special dance numbers (ballet, tap, and line dancing) that they did front and center.  Landon had a solo in a Christmas rap.  It's always fun to see the kids enjoying themselves!

Two days later, the 2nd and 3rd graders had a performance for school.  Unfortunately, Emerson got sick and had to stay home from school that day so I stayed with her while Matt went and watched Landon.  From what I heard, it didn't go the best, but not everything does.  Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Matt's 40th birthday and S.N.O.W!

This is the only picture I got of Matt on his big day.  The students and teachers at school wore Star Wars shirts or black to celebrate him turning 40.  His friend, Jamie, also made a slideshow of pictures of the birthday boy.  I'm glad we got to go to Las Vegas and celebrate early because I still didn't feel like going out to celebrate.
We've had some early snow and the kids have loved it!
They've been on the sled, built snowmen and snowforts, and enjoyed being outside.

Emerson built Mrs. Nunemaker so I could see her out the window and not be lonely!  She lasted a few days before melting away. ☃