Monday, December 28, 2009

The Holidays and looking forward to 2010

Well, another Christmas season has come and gone. I hope everyone had a great time with their loved ones. We divided up our time over the past 4 days in Kokomo with Matt's family and in Valpo with mine. It always seems to go by so quickly, gone in a flash.
This Christmas was extra-special to me because it's the last one I will have before becoming a mom and I got to spend the holidays knowing I am with child. Hubby and I slept in really late on Christmas morning, thinking this will probably be the last where we'll be able to get up and shower and take our time, before the chaos of Christmas begins as parents.
I had such a great time with everyone, we really are so blessed to have our families and everyone be happy and healthy. I got some really awesome baby gifts, including baby's first Winnie-the-Pooh bear, a CD of lullaby music, some onesies (my first!) and some great baby books including the Dr. Oz/Dr. Roizen one which I already can't put down. Hubby gave me Inglorious Basterds which I already started watching last night, a bunch of clothes and books, perfume, etc. We have friends who say they don't exchange gifts with their spouse, but for us, we really enjoy giving each other a few special gifts we've chosen and Christmas only happens one time a year, so why not?
Another great highlight of this trip for me was seeing my little nephew Mark and spending lots of time with him. He's always been kind of reserved and quiet around Matt and me, and this time he really opened up and was so animated. Watching him really take to Matt was so cute and I know we will have such a great time raising a little boy or girl of our own. It melts my heart watching those two together.
This week, I'm working a short week so that will be nice. Wednesday we get out early and then I have Thursday-Sunday off. I'm sure I'll need to clean my house over that time, it's been a little neglected with all the traveling and holiday preparations...not looking forward to taking my tree down..maybe I'll leave it up another week or two longer :)


Mimi's Toes said...

So glad you had such a wonderful Christmas. We all did too. It's great to have such great families and not dread the holidays. I am so excited that you are going to be a mom.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I always love the gifts you & Matt get for each other. I'm so glad you get a break this week. We were in Orland Park today & are going to the Shedd on Thursday!


Erin said...

This is the first year my husband and I did not exchange gifts, because we were both sick right before Christmas... and it was sad!
How exciting to start getting those baby gifts.

~michelle pendergrass said...

If you have a child like mine, you'll get to sleep in on Christmas morning. We're always (always, always, always) up and coffeed before he decides to ramble down. It has amazed us every year for a full decade now! LOL

And I've already started buying you baby presents. ;) I'm SO excited!