a snowy day

 We made it to Indiana ahead of the winter storm predicted to sweep across the country and were rewarded with a major snow day when we woke up on Wednesday! At least six inches fell at my in-laws' house so naturally we dug through closets to find old snow gear (notice Deric's He-Man hat) and headed out into the freezing temps. I only lasted long enough to make snowmen and take a few pictures, but Deric and his dad stayed out all afternoon clearing off the driveway. It was so much fun to tromp through all that snow despite the icicles that formed in my hair by the end of the hour. I can't remember the last time I've seen enough snow to make snowmen. Take a look at Deric's snowman that's rocking the "nerdy office worker" look-- a tie, pipe, glasses and a receded hairline. Snow Day 2012= best Christmas gift so far (ahem, Christmas still to come when the whole fam arrives.)


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our not-so-wintery wonderland to yours! (Here's hoping for a white Christmas as we make the trek to Indiana to celebrate with Deric's family.) Hope your Christmas morning is full of joy!


what a typical December night looks like

I talked to my dad on the phone yesterday and he mentioned my lack of blogging lately. I told him it was because we've done nothing blog-worthy lately, and that could not be more true. Amidst all the Christmas parties and events, our nights at home have been b-o-r-i-n-g...and I like it. At 16 weeks pregnant now, I've thankfully graduated from the nausea stage to the two-hour-nap-every-day stage and yet I'm still exhausted when 8:00pm rolls around. (That's also why there are basically no Christmas decorations up yet besides the tree and stockings.) We have been playing a ridiculous amount of Monopoly, however. It's low-energy and a better alternative that watching tv all night, plus I'm finally developing a little bit of strategy and winning every so often! So Dad, here's your recap of our crazy exciting December. ;)


Its (probably) a boy!

At our 12 week appointment, we got a big surprise when the ultrasound tech pointed out a few things on the monitor and told us she was 99.9% sure it was a baby boy. (Don't worry, she asked us if we wanted to know first, to which I said "Heck yeah!") Seeing as this is eight weeks earlier than the usual gender reveal, we're restraining ourselves from buying blue for a few more weeks, but we are focusing on boy names (since we really don't have any that we love). All that said, Deric is psyched about a son and I'm not sure what I'll do with one, but I do know that if he's a mini-Deric I'll be perfectly happy!

As my cousin Megan said, the evidence is pretty compelling. ;)