Oh boy, oh boy where to begin??
First - Christmas recap:
Our Christmas this year was, as usual busy, busy, busy. Never a dull moment when you have two large families to visit within a 2 day period. I know I always complain about having to make the "rounds" at Christmas time, but honestly it's all we've ever done and it always ends up being a good time....tiring, but fun, especially this year being 36 weeks preggers and jotting from house to house, let's just say I should've/could've been more of a team player this year! :( Anywho, Christmas was great at that! Donnie was excited about pretty much everything from his Spike the Dinosaur (Jr., I might add) to me opening socks in my stocking, he "ewwwwwed & awwwwwed" about most all the gifts we opened, it was pretty funny. Nolan enjoyed watching, he wasn't too much of a participant this year, oh how soon that will end.:) I also, might add that the kids did amazingly well at the Christmas Eve Mass this year, pretzels and gummies kept them satisfied...thank-you Lord! Not sure what has happened since, but they've been at each other's throats the last few days.... don't ya just love how kids can change in the blink of an eye! :/ Oh, my I almost forgot to add the BEST gift Donnie received this year....take a look, we'll be heading up to Dee-triot City tomorrow for the show & dinner! My brother is an Event Accountant for Joe Louis, Fox Theatre, Cobo.... so, these tickets were his X-Mas gift to us, how sweet is that!? Let me fill you in, as I'm sure lot's of you reading already know Donnie is obsessed with Dino's, and when I say obsessed I mean it, most of our life with Donnie involves something to do with Dino's on a daily/hourly basis... cartoons, books, Halloween costumes, Christmas gifts, Birthday gifts, even his conversations always end up leading back to Dino's somehow, someway.... even his preschool teacher mentioned his "love" for Dinosaurs....(mmhmmm, I know what she really meant was obsession)! So, tomorrow is the day, here we come Dino's!
Second - New Years:
Didn't do anything too exciting on New Years Eve....had to miss out on the Barczak's New Years Eve Bash, Bummer! :( Both of the boys were sick with fever's, so we stayed home and celebrated with take-out & a movie, not so bad. I did have to miss out on the highlight of my evening which would've been the lucky "nut" tree, cracking my walnut to see what the New Year had in store for me...Boo! But, Don and I did manage to relax and watch "He's just Not that into you", I liked it, made me think of my single days....man, those seem like forever ago! It gave me a few good laughs. :)
New Years Resolutions:
1) Patience (is a virtue)....that I NEED help with...lol! No really, I'm going to work on my patience this year, as I know I'll need it. With baby #3 on the way, in just 3 short weeks... work, motherhood/wifehood, classes, & other obligations, I need to just have some patience with things.
2) Relieving stress in a healthy manner....(something other than getting angry, yelling, or turning to alcohol ;). I do need to make sure I try to exercise this year, somehow I've got to make it a routine...I used to exercise a lot, like waaaaay back in the day, I would exercise almost daily (whaaaa, seriously where did those days go?)! Not only did it help me stay in shape, but it's always been a huge stress reliever for me. So, I'm going to try REALLY hard to do something at least 3-4 times a week, even if it's only for 20 min.
Well, it's coming to an end here soon, almost finished, I can't believe I'm actually saying that....only 3 weeks left! I'm 37 weeks right now & feeling larger than life! My legs and feet are swollen, making it uncomfortable to be on them for very long. So happy that it's almost the day when we get to meet the newest addition to our family, but I'm also anxious, scared, overwhelmed....not really sure how the adjustments going to be with 3 kids vs. 2, and all kids still being very young, ugh! just gets me anxious thinking about it! Someone PLEASE tell me I'll live through it! I know things will fall into place eventually, routines will happen, the kids & mommy/daddy will adjust, but I'm just still nervous.
Oh, yeah, NO NAME STILL: much help is needed! A few ideas:
* Rhenner (Don, not a fan...)
Give me your thoughts...PLEASE, or this baby is going to have NO NAME when he enters the world, poor little guy!
** Gotta go, pics. to come, I've got X-Mas shots of the boys, not sure where they ended up though??**