man, i have been sicker than a dog the better part of this week! sunday afternoon i was driving home from south austin and bam, felt like i'd been hit by a bus. my throat was beginning to feel sore and i was fatigued beyond belief. jake was sick last week so i assumed i'd caught his illness. by monday i had a mild fever and kept waking up in the night gasping for breath, my throat and chest were congested. since then it's been incredibly miserable, i constantly feel like my throat is going to close at any moment. on top of all that, i had the worst pain in my right abdomen saturday evening through today. i was very afraid that there was something wrong with my appendix, because of the fever accompanying all of this. luckily the side pain subsided this morning along with the fever. i still feel like garbage, this is the first time i've been on the computer for any length of time since sunday morning (except monday night when i had to do a quick task for work). as much as it sucks to be sick, my weekend was still pretty darn good.
why? because we had leila's second baby shower! my sisters stephanie, wendi, and ashley threw us a shower at the sanctuary in port o'connor. that place is so gorgeous and my sisters did a wonderful job. my brain is still a bit foggy right now, so i'm not going to go through and caption all of these. i'll just say it was wonderful to spend the afternoon with my sisters (except we missed laura!), mom, grandmothers, aunts, cousins, nieces, and friends. i love the women in my family and wouldn't trade any of them for the world. i feel very lucky that almost everyone in my family from the victoria, port lavaca, and poc area made the drive to attend! even great-aunt margitta came down from pennsylvania. i've had two lovely afternoons with my iowa and texas families, now i'm looking forward to our next shower in a few weeks with our austin friends and my favorites of jake's family.