Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Recap

Well, Christmas has come and gone....we had such a great weekend with Jeremy's family. Here are a few pics that I took over the past few days:

Uncle Jarrod, Hutch, and Jeremy

Lynn & Casey

Our Christmas tree, which by the way is already in our backyard. I actually took the ornaments off Christmas night & was so excited to see it go this morning. I love putting it up each year, and I love taking it down.
Not everyone gets to sit on the table during Christmas Eve brunch. AND, if it had just been Hutch and his parents, he would have been in a chair. I did have to be the mean Mom when he thought it was funny to actually stand up on the table. He had this look of, "Come on, Mom, live a little...."
The game that Uncle Jarrod wishes he had never invented. He didn't say that, but I know he was thinking it- if not the first time Hutch remembered, then the 25th for sure. If anyone is looking for a way to work out their legs over the next month or two, just head over to our house. Hutch loves this.
Hutch is saying, "A-gin? A-gin? A-gin?" x 100. Seriously. He knows a man's weakness is being the victim of repetition. And he uses it to his advantage every day. Every day.
Hutch must have been a good boy this year to have walked away with the loot he received from Santa! He even received a personal message from Santa Claus!

He was a little overwhelmed at first and not sure what to play with first.
Jeremy hates this hat, but that is ok. Hutch didn't seem to mind wearing it while watching Elmo last night. Of course, I think he was so wrapped up in watching tv, he forgot he was wearing it.

All smiles!!!!
I hope everyone had a great Christmas! Still no Hazel yet, but we are ready! I really didn't want her to come before Christmas, so we made it. I have been really busy today shopping and cleaning, so hopefully that will trigger something. Regardless, I know my next post will pictures of our new little girl! XOXO

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!


"In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”
So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told." Luke 2:1-20

May all of you and your families have a wonderful Christmas, and a blessed 2011!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

I'm No Martha Stewart

...in case any of you were wondering. I always love baking for the holidays- I usually make goodies for our neighbors, friends, coworkers, and Hutch's teachers. So, I decided I would knock this out this weekend. I went to the store Saturday & just racked up a bunch of ingredients so I could have a fun assortment of things to choose from. While my Andes-mint-chocolate chip cookies were divine (only had enough for one neighbor, though), my egg-nog cookies were by no means picture perfect. A huge thank you to Tammy for sharing her family recipe on her blog, as the cookies were super tasty (who doesn't love a sugar cookie with homemade frosting?), but my presentation was far from brag-worthy. I guess these soft, icing covered gems just aren't made for confection bags. These particular little bags I scooped up have fun windows in the front to display the treats on the inside. Maybe not such a good idea- as my frosting coated, sprinkle covered sugar cookies looked like one big melted mess. Oh, well, I am still having Jeremy deliver them tomorrow. I put way too much work into those babies to let a little messiness get in the way. Hey, it's the thought that counts right?

In Other News.....
  • Hutch had his first sleep over at his Uncle Jarrod & Aunt Casey's Friday night. From what I hear, he had a ball. Hopefully, this will be the first of many visits on down the road? :)
  • In case you are on the edge of your seat wondering- Hazel is not here yet. I went to the dr. on Friday & I am at a 3! So, I am definitely making progress. My dr. said that I would most likely make it to my Wed. appt., but she can't guarantee anything after that. We are hanging in there!
  • I finally went to see Harry Potter today...I thought it was really good, except I missed several scenes during my 5 trips to the bathroom. Really. That is how many times I went. No exaggeration. Sitting down for a 2.5 hour movie when you are 9 months pregnant is probably not the best idea.

Is everyone ready for Christmas? We are!!!! I will try to post some Hutch pics soon- we have definitely had some good opportunities for some, but I have been too tired to grab my camera. Or lazy, maybe. Anyhow....I promise to take some soon- will definitely take a bunch over Christmas!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Nesting.....A.D.D. style

Being pregnant, I have heard the term "nesting" quite frequently. Not in reference to me, but in reference to all of my other "used-to-be-pregnant" friends. I have always laughed at it, as I haven't really experienced this desire- I really don't think I ever really felt the urge to "nest" while I was preggers with Hutch. For those of you who have NO idea what I am talking about- people often refer to getting your home, life, or what have you ready for your new addition. This may involve cleaning, buying lots of things, getting rid of stuff, etc.

This weekend it hit me full force. And because I have a slight case of A.D.D., I attacked my house like a tornado on flat land. It was a bit annoying, really, and not just to Jeremy. But, I would start out with a closet, and then somehow end up scrubbing counters after walking something out to the garage. It would take me about 15 minutes to realize that I had not planned on starting the kitchen yet & that I was currently wrapped up in another task. Our house looked like a disaster area until about Sunday afternoon. Lucky we didn't have any drop-in's.

So, Hutch's room is a little less cluttered- we finally moved the changing table out into what will eventually be Hazel's room (guest room until all our family heads back after the holidays and Hazel's arrival) and moved in a regular dresser. All of the baby stuff in Hutch's closet has been moved over for Hazel. My floors are mopped. I don't know if I will get around to switching out my shelving paper in the kitchen (this weekend I almost stopped what I was doing to run to Target to pick up a new roll. I just happened to open a drawer to put something up, and thought, "Oh my gosh! This shelving paper is HORRIBLE! Why haven't we switched this out? This needs to be priority. I need to take care of this NOW." ) or convince my husband to paint the trim on our fireplace or take some of Hutch's old clothes to a 2nd hand store, BUT I feel so much better. Yesterday evening, I just couldn't help thinking, "Ahhh. I am ready now."

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Last One Standing

Hello, everyone!!! Just an update for all of you- all my prego friends that were due in Dec. have had their babies. SO, it's just me! It has been alot of fun having so many friends who have been pregnant with close due dates, but it's really weird to be the only one left!

I went to the doctor today & it looks like little Hazel Claire is right on schedule- or maybe even a little bit ahead of schedule, per my dr. We have been scheduled to be induced on 12/30. My doctor is actually out of town that day, so she said that day wouldn't work for her- I asked if another doctor could do it because I'm not really that picky. Intern in town, maybe? A nurse you really trust? :) She has me set up to be induced by another doctor that I have met before & that I actually really like, so that is good! Maybe Jeremy will like her better than Dr. S. We will see...
We are super excited & so anxious to meet our little girl. Hutch has NO idea what is about to happen to his "only child" little world. I kinda feel bad for the little guy, but I know he will eventually adore his little sister, so it makes me feel alot better. Jeremy & I are taking off work 12/29 & have declared it "Hutch Day", since it will be his last day as an only child. We are going to take him to all of his favorite places, starting out with the Chik-Fil-A playscape.

I will keep you all posted! How are you holidays going so far? Ours are great! My sisters were in town last weekend & we had SO much fun! The weekend was super low key & included lots of good eating, a movie (Burlesque, for those of you who are interested), church, and a pedi. I wish we could get together more often b/c I LOVE my sisters TONS and am so thankful for them. I wish I had pics to post, but I actually didn't take a single one.

I hope everyone has a great rest of the week- come on Friday, get here already!!!!