Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

This was our first Christmas away from family (since I obviously wasn't going to be traveling...). While we'd been a little sad when we first realized we'd be alone, we actually had a wonderful day! God has been so good to us in giving us friends that feel and act like family, that welcomed us into their homes and gave us lots of good food!

We started out the day by enjoying french toast, reading the Christmas story from the Storybook Bible, lighting our advent wreath, and then opening presents together. Currie then stuffed his first turkey and we headed off to church at OOC. (We've always wanted to attend their Christmas service, but have always been out of town.) After church we did a little more cooking, then headed over to enjoy quite a feast at our friends' house.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Project: Get Nursery Ready

Day two of Christmas break and we have seen a lot of progress already! We had a very kind friend come over and paint our whole nursery!! Plus, he put our crib together for us!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Project: Remodel Ugly Bathroom

This morning I took an extra long shower 'cause I knew it'd be my last in our ugly bathroom!! So I have a different place lined up almost every day this week where I'll be showering (for the off days it'll be sponge baths...). I'm just thankful that I have TWO weeks off of school, and we're praying we can get it done within that time frame. Please pray w/ us that there will not be any unexpected complications (even though every single person I've talked to have told us that there will be)! So far, so good. Check the facebook link for more pics.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

My brother's friend from church agreed to take these pictures for us after the service...I think they all turned out great!!

Just the kids...

The whole sch-bang! Yes, all 11 of us stayed in my brother's 3 bedroom house. I was thankful that my bros slept on the air mattress in the kitchen, my bro and sis-in-law slept on an air mattress in my nephew's room, my parents slept on the pull out couch, my aunt & sis slept on the guest bed, and WE got the master suite. :) Perks of being pregnant, I guess. Anyhoo, I was very grateful since sleep is a rare commodity these days!