Wait a minute. Just waaaaaaait a minute. Christmas is over and it's already a new year? What the what? Did that go by crazy fast for anyone else, or was it just me? I hope it was great for all of you. We're lucky enough that all three of us were home at the same time (well, I never go anywhere). Julian's school had a nice long winter break, and luckily, Wade's school breaks are pretty much on the same schedule, so it's awesome that we can all be home together at once. This was our first Christmas in North Carolina, and it was beautiful and snowy and perfect. Last year we made the long drive to Florida to be with my family, but this year we decided to stay put and enjoy it here in our new home. It was a great holiday spent with good friends, and much eating of cookies, cakes, and other gluten-free baked junk food was done.
This is us on Christmas eve at our friends' house. Julian and I are working on perfecting the Uncle Rico pose.
Christmas morning. I love his face in this one, as he realizes he's just opened a sweater. As if he were somehow cheated out of a cool toy. He's like, "Um. A sweater?" *
I made a new purse over the break. My old one was getting very ratty and it was time to retire. So this is the new one, to start a new year. I wanted to bust it out before Nutella Butterfinger arrives, because I'm pretty sure my crafty days will be limited for a while when she's brand new on the scene. So, here's one side of the bag. I freezer paper stenciled a bird on a branch over the pocket. The little pins are from my friend Maggie, and they all have Beatles quotes on them.
The other side, with "let it be" done with a freezer paper stencil also. I definitely did not freehand this. I chose a font I liked, typed it up in a Word document, and printed it right onto the matte side of the freezer paper to make my stencil. Well, I had to cut it out before it became a stencil. But you know that already.
Lastly, here's my belly at 32 weeks. Doooooood. I have 8 more weeks to go until Nutella is born. This is crazy to me. In some ways, I feel like, "Yay! Only 8 weeks left!" And in others, I'm all, "GUHHHHHH 8 weeks feels like 8 years."
*If you're wondering why Wade is never in any of the pictures, it's because he's kind of blog shy. He's in plenty of our family photos, but prefers to not have his face all over the interwebz. So I haz to respect that.