Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Let's play catch up.

So mom came down, December 8-11. Lots of shopping, eating out and pure exhaustion. We went to Katy Mills and walked, literally, until we dropped. My feet haven't been so sore in a long time. But, sure enough, we got up and went for more shopping the next day. We were up early for the JCPenney sale, so it wasn't too crowded yet. I finally found a pair of comfortable black dress shoes. Yay! Mom finished up most of her shopping too. We met Kim and family on Sunday for church and brunch at Rio Ranch. A little more shopping and back to the airport.

On the 12th, Bryan and I went to see A Very Merry Pops at the Houston Symphony. What a great show. They upgraded our seats when we got there and we had a fantastic view of the stage. All the christmas songs - it was so neat. And the baby had a great time - especially when they asked us to sing along.

We had COM volleyball playoffs, but lost in the first round to the first place team. We did manage to win a game, so not too bad. Bryan and I did a little bit more shopping last weekend and are finally finished (I think.)

The baby is constantly awake - at least that's what it feels like. Bryan was feeling him last night and I guess pushed a little too hard because the baby kicked him right back. You can now see him moving through my clothes. Weird, but neat.

We head out to Florida tomorrow night. We're spending Christmas there this year. It's supposed to be nice and warm for Christmas Eve, and then maybe a little bit of rain on Christmas Day. It's been a while since we've seen every one, so it'll be fun. Grace and Grayden have gotten so big.

When we get back, I'm flying out to West Texas - Bryan has to work next week, so he's driving out later to meet us for New Years. Hopefully we'll be able to haul the cradle back in the car. So, Merry Christmas, in case I don't write 'til the New Year.

Thursday, December 8, 2005

Baby loves Daddy

Last night, Bryan rested his head on my belly and starting singing and talking to the baby. Of course, the baby started going crazy...twisting and turning, kicking. Very neat. Bryan's voice is so deep, it probably sounded like thunder going through all the amniotic fluid.

I measured my waist yesterday too. At 22 weeks, its 38 inches at the thickest spot. Crazy. But its nice to look down, see my belly sticking out, and not have to worry about trying to suck it in.

We won playoffs. Good thing, since we may be out of the league for a while - at least I will be. We played very well, probably the best we've played all season.

Mom's coming in tonight. A huge cold front has stormed across Texas. I checked the weather earlier in Muleshoe and it was 1 degree, with a wind chill of -11. Hopefully Mom's plane will be able to get off on time and through Dallas - which was also hit hard yesterday by the cold. It was about 34 this morning when I came in to work. Not sure what all the plans are for this weekend, we may head out to Katy Mills. Then probably just shop around here.

Monday, December 5, 2005

The House is Glowing

After coming home to three more neighbors putting up lights, Bryan and I went on the hunt. No lights at Hobby Lobby, Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Garden Ridge...finally at our Target we found 4 boxes of white C-7s. We snatched those up and headed to the other target, where we found another two boxes. And we got miniature red and white for the bushes. We spent Saturday night and Sunday afternoon putting them all up. It didn't take long at all and the house looks so cute.

We also spent some time cutting back one of our Tallow trees. Bryan roped the top and then sawed...I had to pull the tree away from the houses. A little dangerous I'm sure, but turned out fine. We then had to saw/cut the limbs into smaller pieces for the dump.

The Baby had hiccups today. At least that's what I assume they were. About five minutes of rythmic 'bumps' - very neat. He usually kicks and moves around 3 in the afternoon, which helps meetings go by a little faster.

Bryan had his ring sized this weekend. Yay. It now fits nicely. And we had my cleaned - huge difference. Its crazy how much soap and gunk collects in those tiny spaces.

Friday, December 2, 2005


Finally Friday and I couldn't be sleepier. I'm not sure I'll make it to 4:30.

We played volleyball down at College of the Mainland last night. Nothing exciting, except unfortuantely, we made playoffs - which means we have to play again in two weeks.

We took pictures - are you prepared for the belly?

Yep - getting bigger by the hour. In fact, three co-workers commented today that I'm really showing now. Um, thanks? At least I have a reason to gain during the holidays.

Bryan got approved to work 20 hours overtime in the next week. Which will be nice $$, but that's a lot of working. He's staying late, starting today. Some Friday for him.

Dickens on the Strand is this weekend - and its supposed to be 85 degrees tomorrow. Yeah, 85 degrees in December. Really puts you in the Christmas mood. Oh, and Sandy and I went by Nicole's at lunch - her back yard looks great. She had flagstone and new sod laid this week.