Thursday, November 27, 2008

Favorite Holiday

Yup, that's right - Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. A time for great food, friends, and family. It's a holiday that everyone can enjoy, regardless of religion or nationality. This year I'm thankful for many things, but here are the ones at the top of my list:

-I'm thankful for my wonderful, loving husband, and our two girls. And I'm thankful for one on the way! (although we don't know yet if it's a boy or a girl).

I'm thankful to live near family, and that my girls can grow up near grandparents.

I'm thankful for my dear college friends, who even though they all live in other states, we remain close through email and phone calls.

I'm thankful for the many miracle babies I've seen born to many of my friends recently.

I'm thankful for this free country.

I'm thankful for the MLP community! It's so fun to have others share in the joy of collecting.

So huzzah for turkey and other fixins', let's get together with those we love and find joy in being thankful. :) Oh, and here's a little turkey, California style!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Halloween, pumpkins, and babies

For Halloween, Ava was a witch and Norah was a black cat. They were really adorable. They were even more adorable trick-or-treating. Norah would say "Thank-you, bye-bye!!" once she got a piece of candy. Ava said "Happy Halloween!" most of the time.

We had our Halloween party again this year. Fun was had by all, and I would have pictures of it, but our camera was stolen earlier this week (along with my iPod!). Bummer, I know. We replaced it though, and at least I was able to take more pictures of the girls' costumes.

This year we carved pumpkins as a family for the first time. One was a traditional jack o' lantern, and the other was the silhouette of a cat.

But our most exciting news is that we are expecting our third baby! I had an ultrasound on Monday to confirm the pregnancy, and I was further along than I thought by about a week. My due date is May 12th. I know Mason wants a boy, but in all honesty I think I'm having another girl. But we'll be happy either way. This time around my cravings have been for Cheetoes. Before this, I can't remember the last time I ate Cheetoes!