33 In Life

Good News & Bad News

Hello Rovers. Thanks for all the birthday wishes for Justin. He had a great birthday and an even better weekend away.

The good news is our weekend filled us to the brim…



and I can’t wait to share more about that.

But, the bad news is we came home to a few sickies…

We have one confirmed case of the “f” word {flu} and potentially two unconfirmed… which means our late nights this past weekend have not been made up for since arriving home. In fact, it’s been quite the opposite. As soon as I regain consciousness I’ll be back!

ps- Our chenille duvet in this post came from Linen Source. It’s a king duvet in white… and we love it. {Thanks, Sister & Miki!}

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  • Sarah
    February 23, 2010 at 9:19 am

    Oh no! Hope everyone starts to feel better!

  • angela
    February 23, 2010 at 9:24 am

    Uh Oh! Who were the lucky ones that got to keep them when they were sick??? Hope they are on the mend soon and that YOU don’t get it!

    Can’t wait to hear more about your trip. Funny: This morning at the Y while walking, I said to my friend *Darby hasn’t posted in a while. I hope everything is ok.* She said* Oh yeh, her and Justin were going out of town for their anniversary*. So funny, it felt like we were talking about a friend….well, you really are kinda!!! 🙂

  • Kellie
    February 23, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Loved seeing the pictures on Abby’s blog – can’t wait to hear all about it from you! Hope the kiddos get better soon and it stops with just the ONE!!!!! Stay well and get some rest, we can wait!!! :~)

  • Sara
    February 23, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Oh no – hope they all feel better soon! (Also, that you and Justin don’t get sick as well!).

  • kristen
    February 23, 2010 at 9:53 am

    oh my gosh i’m so sorry. we had all 3 + me down with the flu a few weeks ago. i really feel your pain and kinda want to cry for you. i do wish you all a really really quick recovery!

  • Ashley
    February 23, 2010 at 10:02 am

    This stuff is going around – everyone here in Huntsville is sick: flu, RSV, colds, streph (sp?). Kate and I are staying in and away from the germs! Hang in there, friend – give those babies lots of love! And, happy birthday/anniversary/vacation getaway – love some vacation time!

  • Lillian
    February 23, 2010 at 10:06 am

    🙁 Hope everyone gets better SOON!!

  • alison g. (brazil)
    February 23, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Oh goodness. That’s just the sort of thing that makes you take another five years before braving a weekend getaway! Sure hope the other two rovers get passed over by the flu bug, and that you all get some well-needed rest.

  • rustic rooster interiors
    February 23, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Ahhhh The f word… That’s awful! I was up last night with the E word {ear ache}! It’s not fun getting sick at all! Hope they feel better really soon!


  • Hillary @ The Other Mama
    February 23, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Beautiful! I can’t wait to hear about your trip!
    And about how you got the marker off JM’s tummy. 🙂
    Hope the f-word goes away real soon.

  • Tara
    February 23, 2010 at 10:49 am

    How is it that JM looks that adorable even when he’s sick?! So glad you had a fun getaway with Justin. Hope the kiddos feel better soon!

  • allison
    February 23, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Thank you Darby for adding that about the duvet!

    Glad you had a good B-day with your hubby, sorry about the kidlets being sick:( Wishing them a speedy recovery…

    Take care,

  • Melissa (melissab74)
    February 23, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Oh goodness! Hope everyone is on the mend soon and that you & Justin don’t get sick! Matthew is sick right now too. Haven’t been to the dr. yet…waiting to see how he does today. Hope we don’t have the f-word too!

  • Jan
    February 23, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    wasn’t planning on ordering a duvet cover this morning, but ordered one in walnut for the end of my bed. thanks for the recommendation!

  • duchess
    February 23, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Feel better soon!

  • Dianne
    February 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    So sorry to hear all the little ones are sick. It makes for very tiring days and nights. I am praying for them. Please continue to send prayers our way too. Things are not progressing very fast. xoxo

  • amanda
    February 23, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    feel better rovers…we are just getting over the stomach flu here, yuck, cmon spring!!!

  • Melissa
    February 23, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Oh, no! Feel better soon, kiddos– and don’t give it to Mommy and Daddy!

  • Tyne
    February 23, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    That picture of Rover is AWESOME! Sorry the fam is sick. Two of mine had the flu this weekend, but the rest of us (six of us) passed it up with smoothies that had ginger, slippery elm and aloe extract. Hope that helps. I avoided major pukes and probably dozens of loads of laundry… Feel better soon!

  • sloan
    February 23, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    oh dear, darby – that really IS the f word … sooo sorry to hear it! hope you guys are on the mend soon!

  • Amee Love
    February 23, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Awwww, poor John Martin! He is too cute even when he is feeling bad. I hope your little ones feel better soon; and I hope you keep your sanity and get some much needed rest. I will keep y’all in my prayers. I can’t wait to hear about your weekend away. Can’t wait for another playdate too!

  • Maggie @ Living the Life of Riley
    February 23, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Love the Rover picture. I am still laughing at it. Looks like he might be saying something else that starts with an “f” or maybe singing a Bon Jovi song. Ha!

  • Courtney Walsh
    February 23, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    oh, poor kiddo. I see he drew on his belly with a marker? Looks a LOT like my two year old’s legs did recently… washable my eye!!! It takes forever to get that stuff off!

    Love your top two pics…just beautiful! 🙂

    Hope he feels better soon!

  • Kelly
    February 23, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    I hope you feel better soon… and thank you so much for sharing the duvet information I so need one STAT!

  • Stefanie
    February 24, 2010 at 2:16 am

    I’m sorry you’ve got sick babies. That’s the worst. I’m praying that they’re all feeling better very soon. Glad you and Justin enjoyed your weekend away; I’m looking foward to hearing more about it!

  • pve
    February 24, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Woman, you deserve some love and some prayers and a sanity check.
    All mom’s and wives need that, right?

  • sherry
    February 24, 2010 at 8:49 am

    sorry the babies are sick, but i do love that adorable picture of rover!

  • Susan
    February 24, 2010 at 8:53 am

    Bless your hearts! I am so sorry! Hope all is well soon!

  • darla
    February 24, 2010 at 9:53 am

    i absolutely love seeing marker on your child’s stomach, it takes me back quicker than you can imagine…i spent many preschool days looking at my kids covered in marker. thank goodness it came off so easily in the bathtub! 😀 i also have 2 girls and a boy spaced out like yours…one of the reasons i love reading your blog. mine are now teenagers and i cherish the memories of when they were this age. Thanks Darby.

  • Megan Ayers
    February 24, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Thank you so much for the source of your duvet. I had a beautiful white chenille bedspread for years and it was my husband’s favorite. Years ago during a move it disappeared. We think we left it inside a dryer we donated. Seeing your post reminded me of that bedspread and I went to Linen Source and ordered one this morning! Thanks!!!

  • Mary Frances
    February 26, 2010 at 10:24 am

    I loved all the pictures of “big kids” in the snow…it reminded me of trips my husband and I took to Big Bear Lake with friends years ago! It always seemed when we took time for a little couple time, we would come back to sick babies, but that passes…as for the gorgeous duvet cover…I ordered one in Robin’s Egg Blue for my daughter’s old room…she has a beautiful apartment across town, but spends the night if we stay up too late on Mama’s Movie night…I also had one when I was a little girl…and pulled the chenille tufts out in my sleep…my poor bedspread looked like it had bald spots…boy did my Mama fuss over it!! I pray for you and Mommasis daily…even though today is a rare day I get to leave a comment. Bless you all always!
    Mary Frances

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