Tuesday, January 25, 2011

All the News...

First of all, notice anything different? That's right, I got my braces off today! Then, I went straight to the regular dentist and got a good cleaning, so my teeth are feeling great. I'm very excited to be approaching the end of this journey. It was March 31, 2008 until January 25, 2011 so almost 3 years of braces. Mike used some computer website to figure out that I actually had them for 2 years, 9 months, 24 days, 23 hours, and 30 minutes. Not that we were counting! Of course, I will have to wear a retainer for awhile yet. I have to go back next week and pick it up, but still a major improvement.

It's been a busy few weeks, which is why I haven't posted much lately. I was in Reno two weekends ago to attend Lesa's baby shower, which was really fun. I didn't take many pictures, but we had a good time. I also got to spend some more time with my mom, grandma, and Aunt Shirlee, which is always fun!

I did take a couple of pictures of the nursery Lesa and Colin have created for their little Samuel Ethan, and I also got to see my handiwork up on the wall, which was cool...I think they turned out great and match the room really well. It's a very bright and cheerful room that I'm sure Samuel will love. We are all hoping Samuel will be well and healthy soon too!

In other news, baby Jackson is doing well. I've started to really round out and gain weight quickly. It was funny today because Jackson apparently didn't like the sound of the high speed polisher they used to get the cement off my teeth after removing my braces. He started kicking as soon as they turned it on and kicked more and harder than he ever has until they turned it off. It was high pitched, but not exceptionally loud. We spent Saturday finally putting away all the things we got at our shower and getting Jack's room a little more organized. There's still a lot to do, but it feels good to have gotten started at least. Of course, all the random castoffs that were stored in the closet in that room are now piled on my desk in the basement, so now I have to clean the basement next weekend. Sigh...It never ends, does it. Still, everything is going really well.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Baby Shower

We had a great time yesterday at the baby shower. Rolayne did such a great job of planning and organizing the shower, and then everyone helped out with the setup. I had so much fun visiting with everyone and playing games (even though everyone thought my stomach was much bigger than it is!). And, it was really special that my mom, grandma, sister, and Great Aunt Shirleecould come for the weekend too! We got fabulous gifts to help with the baby too. Everyone loved the baby's room, even though it's only half finished, and all the items we got will help finish it more. Plus, this baby will be very well dressed too! I truly have amazing friends and family.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Christmas Pics

We had a lovely time visiting Mike's family for Christmas. Everyone got spoiled, including Aspen and Jackson! It was so great to see everyone. Here are the family group pictures.

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