Life is generally busy and we have plenty going on, so why is it I find it so hard to keep up with blogging these days? I don't know what it is, but the rest of you aren't doing it either so I feel less guilty about my lack of journaling.
So much has happened since I last blogged and I still have to upload pictures to my computer from half of the big events.
We had a great Halloween. Jack was a cowboy, Payson was an Indian Princess, and Lucas was Peter Pan. They were adorable and had a blast at class parties and parades, and trick or treating in Grandma and Grandpa's neighborhood on the trailer behind the four-wheeler. Although this year the four-wheeler broke down halfway through and the kids were devastated to learn they would have to WALK like the other neighborhood kids. Poor things. :)
Next was Thanksgiving which was just at Grandma's this year. We've gone out of town every year for the last several years and it was nice to just be home this year. Apparently I have no pictures uploaded of the grand event yet.
Up next was Christmas!! We kept things super simple this year. We didn't change any of our Christmas traditions, but we kept the getting to a minimum and focused on the giving. I thought the kids would be disappointed with how little they received but they were beyond grateful and even said it was the best Christmas ever! I was so proud of their giving attitudes this year. I think they were right. This year may have been our best Christmas yet.
After Christmas we celebrated New Year's at home. We were all sick. I bought a few party hats and blowers and some treats and things for the kids, but it was just them and mom this year. Jason was working, close family was out of town, and we didn't want to spread our germs. Despite everything, we all had a good time ringing in the New Year.
January is a big birthday month in our family. Mom and Dad plus Grandma and Grandpa and Payson all have January birthdays! So we end up doing Payson's thing and one big family dinner birthday party for the month and call it good. Payson chose to celebrate with her friends at Color Me Mine this year. The kids had a blast painting and we had pizza and cupcakes, per her request. I just love this 9 year old girl! I love watching her grow up. She's a pretty amazing kid, but you already know that if you know her.
February has been a pretty busy month so far as well. We've spent these last couple of weeks prepping as much as possible for this baby girl to join our family. I'm now about 38 weeks pregnant and feeling it! Just about everything that can be done in preparation for the baby is done. Everything has been pulled from storage and washed and set up and packed and whatever. We're down to the waiting part.
Here's the kicker, though. I've got about 2 weeks to go...and Jason left for work this morning...for two weeks. Awesome. So I'm praying that either baby waits for daddy, or my labor is just long enough for him to make it home. Worst case scenario, if Jason happens to miss it I have a great support team and I'm sure things will go fine. It will make for a story to tell later.
So I'm physically and emotionally prepared for an early delivery as well as the torture of a late one as well. And with my track record lately, the next time you'll hear from me here is when baby girl is about 6 months old! Ha!