Thursday, December 4, 2008

I'm back....

I've been really bad at updating my blog, sorry. We had a great Thanksgiving; visiting both sides of the family on the same day wasn't as overwhelming as I anticipated it being. Noah did a great job and slept the whole time we were on the road! We truly have much to be thankful for! While we were at my parents house we attempted a family picture. We ATTEMPTED. Here's some of what we got:

I'm thinking this one is probably our best one:

At least Hylke and I were able to look at the camera and smile at the same time! :)

I guess naptime isn't the best "let's take a family picture" time! :)

Trying to get a cute picture of Noah in his Thanksgiving "outfit" (can you use that word for boys too??) wasn't easy either. Like I said, naptime is not a good "smile for the camera" time. :)

Finally, one where he is looking at the camera!

This past week has been a full week. We were gone Sunday-Monday morning saying goodbye to some of our closest friends, Mark and Amber Poncy. Our friendship with the Poncy's has grown over the past 5 1/2 years. The first time I met Amber was at our wedding (she was Mark's girlfriend at the time, and his guest to our wedding). Hylke and I were both in their wedding, have served in ministry with them, have boys that are 2 1/2 weeks apart and are expecting girls 6 weeks apart. Mark recently accepted a position as a high school youth pastor in Littleton, Colorado, so they packed up and moved out this week. We are glad we got some time with them before they left. And, to all my CO friends, it looks like we'll finally be making the trip to visit everyone! We've been intending on making a trip, but we actually have something on the calendar now!!

Tuesday was a day of recovery for me and Noah: unpacking, laundry, cleaning....all the fun stuff. :) Wednesday Noah and I went to an open play time at My Gym. We (Noah) had a blast climbing, jumping, spining and figuring out how best to make mommy run all around. :) I'm realizing that being pregnant, and chasing an 18 month old (tomorrow) all around My Gym is, well....exhausting! We both took a great nap afterward.

This coming week is even more full than this one has been! We have a JH service project, 2 Christmas parties, an overnight trip to Disneyland and dr.'s appointments! WOW! I'm less than 3 months away from having sweet Elliana. With December already flying by, I know it won't be long. Here are a couple little prego pictures (26 1/2 weeks):


Janna Widdifield said...

Eeeeeeee! I am squealing with joy about a Colorado visit! I can't wait. When you are coming?

Amy said...

Soo cute!! Great pics!

Julie said...

fun times, jodie! love your pictures. you look great!