Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Well I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I know that we sure did. It was a busy holiday for sure. We started our celebrations this year on Christmas Eve at my dad's house. We had a tasty dinner and opened gifts. We had a great time there. Then Christmas morning Josh woke me up at 6 to open presents. (It's part of his little kid syndrome) We both got some fun things and had a great time watching each other open presents. Then Josh made me Swedish pancakes aka Crepes for breakfast. We didn't really dare venture outside too much becasue we were in a blizzard!! However, we ventured to my grandma's house for a little while and enjoyed being around family. Then yesterday we got together at my mom's for a celebration with her! Again, a great meal!! We had so much fun exchanging gifts again. Who really gets sick of presents?? We got some really cute things for the baby that just get me all the more excited for him to be here! I just cannot believe that Christmas has come and gone already. Part of me is a bit relieved while the other part is sad! Regardless, I hope you all had a great Christmas and I hope you have a wonderful and Safe New Year's.

P.S. We are officially under 100 days now until Baby Doan gets here!! YAY!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Birthday Festivities

Well we survived the weekend! It was a lot of fun and there was a lot going on. Saturday morning for Josh's birthday and the Swedish holiday of Santa Lucia Day I got up early and made Josh cinammon rolls and hot chocolate and took it to him in bed. Then he opened some presents from me which were a new jacket and a video game. Later on in the day we went and saw the movie Four Christmases and went to dinner at Tepanyaki. Then that night we had some of my family over for cake and ice cream and some games and of course, more presents for Josh! I know I have said this many times before but I absolutely LOVE holiday's with Josh. He is like a little boy with his anticipation and excitment. He loves toys, games, and the works. It makes it so much fun to prepare and surprise him. On Sunday night I had the rest of my family over for dinner and leftover cake. It was fun and exhausting. Now we get to focus our energy and attention on Christmas in just 10 short days!! Can you even believe that?!?!?!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Happy 23rd Birthday Josh!! I love you and I hope you have the best birthday ever! I will blog about all we did on Monday.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

It's a Wonderful Life

Last night Josh and I got to go to the Odyssey Dance Theatre performance of It's a Wonderful Life. It was so great! We both had a great time watching this dance performance. It really made me wish that I was still dancing though. This show was so great to help get us in the spirit of Christmas even more. If any of you have an opportunity to go, I strongly recommend it.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving and our Busy Weekend

It is so nice to finally have a minute to sit down and not do anything!! We have been extremely busy. Our Thanksgiving was great! Josh went and played a game of football with guys in the ward while I got ready to go to my grandparents house for our Thanksgiving meal. When he got home he got ready and we headed over there. It was such a good meal and always great to spend a holiday with family. After the turkey I was ready for a nap so we came home and rested a little bit before we went to my mom's house to plan out our shopping adventures for Black Friday. After that we just went straight to bed because before I knew it I would be up again to shop!!

These are just some pictures from Thanksgiving at my grandparents house.

Next came the Black Friday shopping. I went with two of my sisters (we were missing one, who had to be at home with her children) and my mom. We got up about 3 and headed out to Kohl's and Sears and Target. It was raining and wet and a little cold. But that didn't stop us from doing some crazy good shopping. We got everything we went out for and did it with plenty of time to spare! I met up with Josh later and came home and slept for about 2 hours before Josh and I went out shopping again. We were out for almost the rest of the day before we came home and put in Home Alone 2 and wrapped presents.

Saturday after a day at work we decided to put up our Christmas decorations. That was a lot of fun and it looks great if I do say so myself. In the second picture below you can even see how my baby bump is coming along. It's definitely there. Then last but not least, yesterday night we went over to my oldest sister's house to celebrate her birthday and to have another Thanksgiving meal of sorts. It was such a nice time!! I have a feeling this is how my whole month is going to be, but I love it! It will help pass some more time before our baby is here!
Sorry for such a long post this time.