Did I mention that I am so excited? My brothers and their SOs are already at mom and dad's house. This will be the first Christmas morning that I will be at my parent's home in the mountains. The house that I grew-up in. The house that I live in for 22 years. How is this my first Christmas at that house? Well, because all of my extended family lived in New Jersey we spent every Christmas there. I loved my NJ Christmases but am glad for the chance to celebrate at mom and dads home. I love anytime that my whole family is together. So special.
I am also getting really excited about seeing Natalie on Christmas morning!! I think she will be thrilled and over-come with excitement. She didn't really get it last year but she is totally into the season this year. She is excited about celebrating Jesus' birthday. She is excited about Santa coming. She is excited about seeing her Mimi and Papa and uncles. I am excited for her. I am a child again through her. So fun!!
Merry Christmas! Rejoice! Rejoice!!
I have no doubt that when we play Dook this year that the result could be less than pleasing to me. They are good, really good. Man, it pains me to say that. But we are also good, with the potential to be great. I just hope that I don't put myself into labor watching it!!
If you are looking for feel-good Carolina story, you have to click here. Just grab the tissues before you go. Consider yourself warned.
When you live in a small house with limited hiding places it is very difficult not to go peak at your gifts!! And when, with just the click of the mouse you can find out where the gifts came from, well. It is taking every bit of self-restraint that I have not to cheat!! Really, I guess that I would only be cheating myself but still. The information is right there, waiting to be had!!
With only a week left to wait, I guess that I will make it....
We had a snow day today. We got a couple of inches, enough to make it an inside afternoon, my girl is not a big fan of the cold.
Anyway, we made sugar cookies (actually sugar bricks but anything with icing and sprinkles is great!). This was our first baking adventure together. Much fun!!
Now, if the cookies only tasted as good as they look. We will have to work on that...
I can't believe that I am 23 weeks pregnant already! That is craziness! I am going to be chasing this child around before I know it. I love this part of pregnancy. I am definitely looking pregnant, the baby is moving all the time and I still feel good. These are the weeks to enjoy.
So, here is a picture of one of the only times in my life when I will be showing off how big my belly is and trying to make it look bigger!!