From a night out at the Driskill to the flu hitting our home, this Holiday season certainly has kept us on our toes!
When we returned from celebrating with my parents in Houston, BC and I headed to our beloved Driskill Hotel for a blissful overnight staycation. We attended a fancy party hosted there that evening, and luxuriated in our beautiful room- complete with a corner balcony overlooking the city. Much needed and SO much fun!
Christmas Eve we took Iyla back to the Driskill, as our little lady loves that place just as much as we do:
We opened a few Christmas Eve presents:
Then more on Christmas morning!
We hosted my side of the family at our home for Christmas Day. I was set on having a nice home cooked meal, so invested in a fancy La Crueset dutch oven and served up a roast! It turned out pretty well if I do say so myself- and I am SO not a cook. Iyla also got to wear her fancy Holiday dress:
Unfortunately BC started feeling unwell Christmas Day, thinking he had allergies. On the 26th not only did my cycle arrive (super early with full on cramps!) but BC was knocked down completely with a feverish flu, which proceeded to last a good 5-6 days. We sequestered him to another room in the house filled with a Tamiflu prescription & other meds, hoping against hope that Iyla and I would remain well. I became a single parent for the duration of this time, which was exhausting and not quite the family Holiday we'd all envisioned.
Thankfully Iyla and I persevered, and BC is now on the mend! We were well enough and in good spirits to host a little gathering at our home for New Years Eve, and will make the most of these last few days with BC off of work.
Happy Holidays Dear Readers- here's to a gentle, balanced, productive New Year!