Wow! Time just flies! I look back at the past weeks and wonder where the time goes! I'm in mega-nesting mode and have various projects started all throughout the house: getting Jack's clothes and room ready, getting birthday things ready for Aly, staying on top of the laundry and house because it kills me to think of leaving for the hospital with a dirty house and hampers full of dirty clothes! I know that the world will continue to turn even if I don't get all the birth announcements stamped and addressed before the birth, but I can't seem to turn my brain off! It just makes Chad laugh because this happens every time. The funny thing is, I'm laughing right back at him because as my mind spins about what needs to be packed and laid out for the girls when we're gone, his mind is spinning just as fast since we're in the thick of basketball season! So, with all that said, I'm posting some pictures of Jack's room and my belly. I know that these interest just a couple people, but since the couple people have been asking for these pictures, I thought I'd appease! Just as an update, the baby has dropped and I've started to dilate. If he could just hold off until after Chad's trip to Charleston and Aly's birthday on the 2nd, I'd be a much more relaxed Mama! (yeah right, who am I kidding?!)
It has been unseasonably (and unreasonably!) cold here in Georgia this week. I don't mind the cold until about December 26th, but then I'm ready for spring. Cold isn't so bad, however, when it's accompanied by snow! I don't remember the last time we had it here, but we took full advantage of the light dusting we got Thursday night! We went into Chad's basketball game in the barren winter-brown, and left in a quiet, winter wonderland! Luckily, it was still there to be played in the following morning:
Our little snow-angel
Basking in the sun (and the warmth of central heating!)
So, in the saga that is the Warner Family Camera, it is finished. Our poor camera is now extinct. And what perfect timing: right before Christmas! But with the help of modern technology, we were able to capture at least bits and pieces of the special day! Chad got a new phone, so was able to take pictures, which he sent to my phone (his email is not set up on his phone yet), which I sent to my computer, which I then downloaded to the blog! All these terms and technology that were foreign just a few years ago! So, they aren't the best pictures, but at least they are pictures! --As a side note...if anyone has or knows someone who has a camera that they'd like to sell for around the bargain price of $20 or so, we are so interested!! I want to make sure that we are able to capture Aly's approaching birthday and Jack's approaching birth on more than just a camera phone!!--
We had a wonderful break. The best part was that there were no games within a week of Christmas so we had uninterrupted time with Chad! We did what we love most: to hunker-down and spend some good quality time as a family. I had cooked, baked, and froze everything the week prior to Christmas, so I was able to spend the day mostly out of the kitchen too! As you can see from the majority of the pictures below, the highlight of the girls' Christmas was the umbrellas that Santa brought. (Caroline is, to this day, telling every stranger who approaches her, "I got an umbrella for Christmas!") I wonder how long Christmas shopping will be so easy?!