Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Home" for the Holidays

The last couple of weeks have been a whirlwind to say the least!  Between closing down school for the semester, Christmas with the families, and a very sick baby...we have been busy!

I could write pages on how blessed we are to have our families, but I will just say that they were very good to us this Christmas, again!  We had a great time being with them for the holiday, eating, opening presents, and just visiting.  Tucker was very spoiled by everyone!  He has entirely too many toys now, I guess we are going to have to donate some to the hospital.

The only dark spot on our holiday was Tucker being sick...very sick!  He wouldn't eat, he wouldn't play, he wouldn't drink, he didn't want to do anything.  Little did we know that he was fighting dual viral infections and that they could have put his life in jeopardy.  I'm not going to go into all of the details again on this blog, but Tucker was hospitalized from Sunday until tonight after he had some trouble breathing on Sunday morning.  Two ER visits, an ambulance ride, and 3 nights in the hospital later...we are finally home and well for the holidays!  If you want to read more about our ordeal, go to

For all of the bad that happened over the last week, we had one of the greatest moments ever tonight.  Tucker WALKED for the first time.  He has been so close to walking for weeks now, but tonight he turned around from the fireplace and took 3-4 little steps toward Dena.  After about 10 failed attempts, we finally managed to get it on video so that we could share it with everyone...Enjoy!

I have included some other family pictures that we had made for Christmas, but there aren't really any good pictures of Tucker at Christmas because he was so sick.

Happy New Year!