It's been a low key few weeks at our house. It's been rainy, so we've spent a lot of time just hanging out at home, withe the occasional errand or trip to the park. I've done a lot of baking and cooking though, maybe I will put up some recipes!
It was so fun to celebrate my good friend Sarah's baby at her shower last Saturday. She is 7 weeks ahead of me, so being at her shower was kind of a wake up call for me! Yikes, I'm having a baby soon too! I forget sometimes in the busyness of life and running around with a toddler.
Sarah and the hostess, Ruth We had so much fun with the Jones' on Sunday night. They came over after church to eat dinner and to watch the season premiere of 24 with us! Yeah, go Jack Bauer! They brought steaks to grill, and I made baked potatoes. Dinner was delicious!
Owen and his Nana
On Monday Ryan had the day off for MLK day. We instituted a pajama day because it was raining and cold. So we just hung out around the house, watched movies, read books, and had some good family time!
On a pregnancy note, every thing is going very well. Totally uneventful. I had my glucose test yesterday, I've been keeping up with my regular appointments, but it's just not setting in that we're having another one! I guess I know we're having another baby, but it just seems so far off in the distant future. When I was pregnant with Owen, I spent all my time working on my baby registry, shopping for clothes, scouring Craigslist for deals, reading new mom blogs.. It sure is different already having one to keep up with! I bet that when the third trimester hits in a few weeks it will all start to set in, and I'll probably go into panic mode! Ha! Hopefully the 3rd trimester will come with that nesting urge too, which would be great. I could use the energy!
We had a different New Years this year. For the past 4 years or so, I've hosted a party at my house, but this year it wasn't gonna happen. So we went to a party thrown by my bestie, Ruth! It was a fun night, we hung out and ate and played games.
The fabulous food layout
Host and Hostess, Jeff & Ruth
Ryan & I (and a belly shot! This was at ... 24? weeks) Megan and Sarah - Sarah's due in March, our baby boys are 7 weeks apart! Megan & hubby Dale
Lance & Bonnie
The gang: Bonnie, Megan, Ruth, Sarah, Erin & Me The gang and their spouses: Lance & Bonnie, Dale & Megan, Jeff & Ruth, Matt & Sarah, Todd & Erin, Ryan & Me
December has been a busy month, and I'm kinda glad it's over. But we sure had some sweet moments, especially with this guy:
All decked out for a walk. Owen loves to be outside and explore, it's his very favorite thing!
He also has this hilarious habit of bringing me shoes - that match - from the shoe bin. I think he associates me putting his shoes on him to going outside. Subtle.
This day he brought me his matching red converse
Now for our Christmas! On Christmas Eve Ryan was off, so we made it a familiy day. After pancakes for breakfast, we headed off to the mall so Owen could see Santa.
Walking around outside before we left
Unfortunately the line was pretty long and the price to have a picture with Santa was pretty steep. So we decided we can start the tradition officially next year.
We had a low key Christmas Eve at home. Ordered pizza, opened presents. This is Owen opening his stocking. The mini M&M's were a hit.
At Owen's bedtime we packed up and headed to Gilbert to spend the night at my dad's house. Jesse was in town for Christmas break from the Navy, and Matt & Becky and the kids spent the night too. It was a full house!
Drew and Bella opening stockings Chrismas morning
Owen riding his trike from Matt & Bec
Dad & Lynn - just got married on Saturday!
Bec & Drewby
Me and Bella
After lunch we headed over to the Jones' to celebrate with them and Chris & Tara. In the chaos I forgot my camara at Dad's house, so I don't have any pictures at the Jones' :( But it was a great Christmas!