Daddy's Home & Christmas is Near

 Josh got home last weekend after bad weather had him stuck in the village for a little over 12 hours.  Thankfully he got out and managed to find room on all the other flights he needed!  I was overjoyed to see his face & bring him home late Saturday night.  Sunday was a family day-- we just hung out, Josh made pizza (with help from our littles) and we watched the Seahawks game. (And by "we" I mean Josh and the boys, because I went upstairs and took a nap. It was lovely.)

Monday we went to get a Christmas tree and on the way, we stopped at our favorite swimming spot to check out the rising waters.  It was crazy to see how all our favorite "jumping" rocks were under water.  During the severe flooding the waters rose all the way into the parking lot, as you can see in the pictures below. 

Tuesday we went to see my grandparents at the coast and enjoyed a lovely few hours visiting and catching up with them before heading back home.  My grandpa seems so great-- up & about with no dizziness and not as tired as he's been in the past.  (Yay!)  My grandma also seems good-- happy to see the grandkids and relieved the flooding they had in town is gone! (Double yay!)

Yesterday the boys decorated rice krispie treats with their cousins & grandma in the morning, and then went for their dentist appointments in the afternoon.  After that I was able to sneak away to dinner & a movie with my parents to celebrate my mom's birthday.  It was so nice to be out with other grown ups, knowing the boys were perfectly content (ecstatic may actually be a better word) to be spending the evening with their beloved daddy.  

Today I went to the chiropractor (we're still working at keeping my low back pain under control) and the grocery store to pick up ingredients for cinnamon rolls which we will make this afternoon.  

I am about a month from meeting my little girl (which seems unreal) and the third trimester exhaustion has hit with full force.  I find it very difficult to keep my eyes open, but when I lay down to go to sleep I find that I can't get comfortable or  I have to go to the bathroom or my Restless Leg Syndrome (which is made worse by pregnancy) makes it impossible to fall asleep.  Nonetheless, I am trying to get as much rest as possible because I know it will only get worse once she's here. 

I feel smaller this pregnancy than with the other two at this point.  That's a nice feeling.  Although it's still really hard to move around at eight and a half months pregnant!

I hope you have a wonderful holiday & I'll be back soon to report on ours!

(Now for pictures-- here's the river...)

(See the water line from the bad flooding?)


And here are pregnancy pics for fun:
34 Weeks with Carly
34 Weeks with Logan & Jack
34 Weeks with Wyatt

And Christmas Tree Farm pictures:

1 comment:

Hannah Middleton said...

I'm so happy for you that Josh is home! I'm sure that makes everything seem wonderful. You may have mentioned this before, but do you plan to go back to the village after Carly is born? Just curious :)