BBM, so good to hear from you! How are the midwife studies going? That's so sweet about you kids wanting another baby. That just shows how loving they are.
Mary, how great about you editing the magazine! That sounds really cool. Tell us more! And I'd love to hear more about your pregnancy - do you have names picked out? Birth plans? Inquiring minds want to know.
Sydnee, I wish I had it as together as you for the holidays! I am still finishing up a couple knitting projects. We haven't done cards yet and we haven't finshed decorating.
I hope the girls are all recovered from the stomach bug.
Mamabeakley, those picture you took of the generations of your family sound wonderful. What a nice thing that will be to have as part of your family history.
Alaskaberry, I hope you are having a nice visit in New England, and enjoying the "balmy" weather.
Amy, any special plans for you holiday break? And I'd love to hear what you've been working on for holiday projects. You always amaze me with your creativity and I love your Maine lifestyle.
We are still in the information gathering phase of our plan to house/property share w/our inlaws. They have a fabulous house on 5 acres near the beach, which is now too big for them. We are trying to find a way that we could buy their house and they could build an addition onto it for themselves. This would be our first choice, but I'm not sure if we can swing it financially. Our second choice would be to buy a propery w/them w/two houses or a house w/a good sized inlaw. It is exciting, but overwhelming at the same time.
We had an interesting day here yesterday. Mr. Puppy decided to chew on my very-first-sweater-that-I-ever-made-and-worked-so-hard-on. I turned my back for a minute. He silently pulled it off the table, dragged it into the kitchen, made himself comfy laying on it, and proceeded to chew on the cuff of the sleeve. I was devastated! I think it can be repaired (by a professional, not me). But I am still crushed about it. This sweater represented my lifelong desire of wanting to learn to knit and finally learning how. I am trying to let it go & move on (it's not like me to get so upset about a material thing), but I'm still struggling. The weird thing is, after he chewed on the sweater he had this wild chewing thing going on & destroyed two of his chew toys. I think because the sweater was wool, he sensed the animalness about it and got this primal hunting instinct. I called my husband at work & asked him to pick up some more rawhide bones. Thats seemed to help some.
Then we moved on to tree trimming with the kids. In the exitement of it all, puppy pees on the floor & then later LO (who has been 100% potty trained) pees on the floor.
But, we had lots of fun decorating the tree. I brought all the kids to the dollar store previously & they each picked out a gift for each family member. We exchanged the gifts last night. It was so cute to see what they chose for each other & how thoughful they were. I think this is going to be a new tradition for us.
So that's my exciting life! I hope you are all well and having a wonderful weekend!