Sunday, December 28, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas this year!

It was SO nice to have 5 days off, I can't remember the last time that happened. Now that Sunday is almost over, I'm actually ready to log onto my computer and check out a few work items in the morning. It's my last official week of work, so that is a new transition for me. I'm really only on call from now on, and going in for my last day on Tuesday. Crazy to think Im only 3 weeks away. She is moving more and more and running out of room. I'm still very fortunate to be feeling great. Getting a little swelling on the feet and hands, but certainly can't complain.

Christmas was busy for us as usual. Although it's wonderful to have both families in town, it makes for lots of running around at the holidays. Both our families are very accomodating and make the meal times a few hours apart so we have time to rest our bellies before eating another big meal.

A few shots from Christmas eve at my parents house. Why we didn't all take a photo together....I'm still not sure.

Mike and I (as you can see belly is growing by the second!

Matt, Steph and Mya

My parents and my moms sister and husband (can you tell my dad is thrilled to be in the photo!)

This weekend I also had the pleasure of having lunch with Zac and Jaime. Zac's family is from Sac so I get to see her at the holidays when they are in town which is always a nice treat. Jamie- how was the bread? :)

And just a cute photo of the pets. It still cracks me up that they are the best of buddies. Sydney was just napping on her bed and Max strolled over and laid right next to her.

Have a great week and a safe and Happy New Years!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Tis the season...

As if holiday parties weren't enough this time of year. We thought we'd throw in a wedding and couple birthdays just to make us even busier.

Tuesday night we had the Coldani office Christmas party, it was a good time, with great food. I had to pass on the wine and limoncello, but it's fun that Nick works at the office so the Kernals can join in on the fun. Always great to see Dylan too of course.

Then off to SF for my work Party. We had a delicious dinner at Kuletos! Some photos below of Drew and all the girls and Lois and all the boys. Everyone drank plenty, it was a funny event to be sober! I have worked there for 5 years so its a weird feeling as I start working from home this week and not working much after December. I know they will be fine, but I worry about my clients!

Friday we headed to Fresno and Visalia for Riley Chaney's Wedding. Annie was a beautiful bride and it was great to visit with Gino and Erica during the reception.
We even ended up hitting Dog House Grill on the way home. For all you SLO Firestones lovers, its exactly the same as Firestones, but in Fresno...delicious!!

Saturday we came home and spent the evening celebrating Trent Diehls 30th bday. A Mexican fiesta and poker playing took place! Bre and I took a belly shot. She is only 6 weeks behind me and having a girl as well. She is FINALLY showing, and Im growing at a rapid pace.

Hilder and I showed up in the same outfit that night, so everyone thought it was funny to have a "Before and After" photo.

Sunday, I did sleep in which was nice, but didn't get much other relaxing done, trying to get all the last minute Christmas shopping done, baking and Christmas cards out!

The baby is moving a TON, which feels neat and weird at the same time. She has moved so at this point a C section isn't necessary so that is great news to me! I know where she is positioned so it's crazy to feel her feet and hands move in my stomach. Can't believe I'm in the last month! Moved the bassinet into our bedroom tonight and ordered the recliner for the baby room. She'll be here in no time!

Monday, December 15, 2008

35 Weeks

Well a couple days shy of 35 weeks, the time really is flying by.
Please keep asking "are you ready"....its more like "ready or not here she comes"

You can only plan so much. Yes I think we have the essentials, but until she is here you don't really know what to expect.

But what I do know is the next 2 weeks are busy as ever! Holiday parties, bday parties and our last wedding of the year!

This weekend we had the pleasure of having a Holiday Dinner with Kernals, Avansinos, Bruno, Timmer and Chris. Great to catch up with everyone. The drunken karaoke at the end of the night, may have been my favorite part. Or Chris reading some stories out of the "Thought of the Week" book and learning even more about the Timmer. ;)

Saturday I helped Summer get the UHAUL...whoo hoo she is finally moving into her beautiful new house in Lodi, its fun having her live so close. And only in Lodi, do you go to the coffee shop and get forced into taking a photo with Santa when you are not a kid!

I also helped Mikes mom and sister bake cookies all day. It was a long day but fun to visit and have some of the baking out of the way.

Saturday night my brother and Steph had a housewarming party. Their house looked great they have worked so hard on it the last month to get it ready to celebrate with family and friends.

Sunday I did do some resting, wrapped Christmas gifts, ran errands and watched football. Mike made a delicious Pesto Lasagna, and we kicked Bre and Trent's butt in fantasy and made it to the Championships....wish us luck, we'll need it.

Monday started my first day working from home. The flexibility is nice, but it is an adjustment. I did have the pleasure of visiting with Nicole and Jackie during the day which was nice. Jackie and Gianna came for a visit. While I was there they both slept, but looks like they were more active later in the day. Cute pics girls and Jacks- thanks for making the trip!!

Off to the doctor on Wed, and then I start my weekly appts, that means she is coming soon, scary! I have been having a little swelling lately but not too bad, still no complaints. Growing at a RAPID pace but to be expected at the end.

Until next week...have a good one!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Busy weekend, almost 34 weeks!

This weekend was super busy!

Friday night we went to dinner with friends and ended up staying out until 2am!
We went to a bar Id never been to in Lodi and it was very fun. Laid back bar, with music and a shuffleboard table.

Saturday morning it was off to the 1st annual "Sarah's in town" Holiday Run. We had a good group and did our own 5K around Lodi Lake. Kristen, her mom Patti, Sarah and Conner, Nicole and Dylan, Nat dogg, her cousin Megan, me and my mom. We got some exercise in early that foggy morning then went and had breakfast at the Rader family's new Chalkboard Cafe. Be sure to check it out, they serve breakfast and lunch and it was delicious! It's on California street, go have a bite!

Saturday evening was our annual Mother-Daughter Christmas "Fiesta" Party.
This year Marla and her mom Hilda were the gracious hostesses. We had a great time seeing everyone and their mothers too. I think this was the 11 or 12th year we have done it. Kristen, Patti and Sarah even came in costume! Nice work girls.

No rest for me, Sunday it was up early to go to the niners game. Tailgating of course! The niners even won, what a bonus. Summer LOVES Brett Favre, so that's why we went, it was fun to see him play although he pretty much underperformed that game.

All in all great weekend, but I'm exhausted and off to bed! As you can see I'm growing at a rapid pace. The doc said she is breech, so I'm trying to think positively that she will turn over before my due date....Id like to avoid a C Section at all costs!!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Too funny not to post!

At one of my showers, I received the bouncer and swing. The generous gift givers had already put them together for us, so they have been hanging out in the dining room waiting for the baby to get here so she can use them.

Well...last weekend I noticed what looked like black hair in the bouncer- its tan, so easy to see. I told Mike, "Thats funny the cat must be checking out the new additions to the house, and left some evidence."

Well.... he left a lot of evidence this time. Guess he thinks that this is his new bed.

And I was worried about the dog thinking all the baby toys were going to be her toys...little did I know the cat would also be a problem.

Fun Fun I love my pets!