I have been on a new car kick lately. Can we afford a new one right now? No. In our near future? Yes. Will I change my mind between now and the next 8 months about what I want? Of course!
Right now I go back and forth from this...
For those of you who know me you are thinking, what about your love for the blizzard pearl Prius? Well yes, I still love the idea of my sweet Prius and no gas guzzling machine will ever compare to her. But, being the type-A monstrosity that I am I thought to myself... (insert thought clouds and dreamy voice, maybe Morgan Freeman perhaps) I will not own another car between now and when I have kids. And loading children/dog/strollers/car-seats into a vehicle seems much easy in an SUV than a car. I am planning ahead for my sanity and my lower back!
One of my bestest friends in the whole world was induced in Nashville, TN this am at 0800. I am so sad I'm not there, but I cannot wait to see that sweet baby. She didn't find out whether she was having a boy or girl, so I am EXTRA excited to find out whether I am an Aunt to Charlotte or Ian Sloan.
Here are some preggers pics I took of Meghan and her hubs while they were here in Nov...
A couple weeks ago, Trist and I were home waiting for Dad so we could go for a walk, and the fire alarms (both inside and outside the apartments) started blaring. I could hardly stand it and my poor pup was whaling in pain. I was so thankful I was home with him to retreat outside, because little did we know it would last over an hour. I guess at this point I should let everyone know there was NO fire! The fire department showed up and let us know the alarms went off because there was a large surge in water pressure, tripping the alarm system that the sprinklers had gone off.
It was an eventful day but interesting nonetheless. At least it was daylight and we were able to play on the playground with Trist until the madness stopped.
Casey is a good friend of my sister's and an AMAZ-ing artist. I LOVE all of her work and I cannot wait to have a home and buy some more work. We have a great piece above our bed and now our sweet boy hangs over our dinner table. Thanks Casey! Check our her work here
I definitely feel like this Christmas trumped last Christmas. Not that last year was bad, but this year just felt so much more tangible and special. Praise Jesus for no more illnesses this year, frequently played carols, and a tree stocked with ornaments (I guess many people were appalled that Matt and I were not buying ornaments by the case load, and instead accumulating over the years, because we went from 3 hanging ornaments to about 40 gifted to us this year). Not to mention our stockings actually contained stocking-stuffers this year.
Christmas eve we met my dad and his girlfriend at Le Peep for a fabulous breakfast that included my very own plateful of gluten-free french toast. Shout out to a willing waiter for concocting this for me!
Christmas Eve-ning we celebrated with my mom and stepdad, and we were one animal short of a funny farm (a bountiful Border Collie, crazed French Bulldog, a molting Murphy Bunny and two game hens... the last two in the oven of course).
Our Christmas morning was exactly what I had envisioned. I slowly sipped my warm chai in my matching owl pajama set, listening to carols and praying for all God's fruitful blessings in my life. Once my lover rose from his slumber, we exchanged gifts and enjoyed our alone time as a family of 3.
A Christmas miracle... Snow!!!
Loving my cranberry colored NorthFace
Later that afternoon we celebrated with Matt's family, where the crazy festivities continued... four-legged friends running amuck, A Christmas Carol rolling in the background, and a drawing contest amongst siblings.
Holiday Tom's L-O-V-E
Matt might have won the drawing contest.
The theme was "Walri (singular Walrus) riding a Gondola"
Thank you Jesus, for such a special time to glorify your birth and love on those around us.
My husband and I were joined in holy matrimony, July 17th, 2009. Matt is a 5th grade teacher and I'm in Nursing School. We love each other, those in our lives and we deeply understand God's love for us. So here's to making memories!