Hi there. Does it feel like I announced I was pregnant and then dropped off the face of the earth? I guess that’s sort of how it happened. I’ve written this post out in my head many times and always struggled to know how much to say about the last 2 months. On one hand, this is the place were I write about our lives and record our memories, on the other hand I hate dwelling on the negative. I think that some stories are best told with a little distance. Not so much that you only remember them with fond rose-colored glasses but enough to gain some perspective. So I think I will save any pregnancy stories I have for another day.
Here are just a smattering of pictures I managed to take during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I hope you can bear with me, this will probably seem a little disjointed
Christmas decorations were a little sparse this year but we did manage to have a beautiful, tall, and lovingly decorated tree.
My mom made snowflakes with us when we were children. My mom was an amazing woman who just knew how to do so many interesting things. Her brain was (and still is) a treasure-house of creative wonderment! Making candles, pressing flowers, brewing root beer,… I spent my childhood marveling at what she would come up with next.
We made Christmas cookies and I tried not to cringe too much when they piled candy and sprinkles on each cookie. How many times did I tell them not to lick the frosting knife?!! I planned on giving some of the cookies to the neighbors but decided that might not be wise
Mr. G turned six and we celebrated by having a movie and popcorn night at our house. G is currently fascinated with the Disney movie Cars 2 so we watched that, opened presents, and sang “Happy Birthday”.
Last but not least, I have these hanging on my fridge. It’s been a long time since I had sonogram pictures on my fridge.
It makes me happy. It helps me to remember that there’s a child on the way and there’s a good reason I feel the way I do Hopefully we will be finding out the baby’s gender soon. The children have their hopes set on a little girl… we shall see!