the 12 days of christmas, truncated and backwards (or, some christmas #'s that make us happy):

3. Our third Christmas as the Wests. (Also, our last Christmas before the Wests become a family of 3 and not 2.)

2. The second annual Christmas Eve family variety show.

Instead of drawing names to give presents to cousins, we put together a little talent show on Christmas Eve. I like this new tradition; instead of thinking about what everybody wants and what we have to buy, we get to appreciate who everybody is and what's been important to them in the last year.

This year, we listened to musical performances and written thoughts, saw artwork and fancy cupcakes, watched a yo-yo show, etc. I showed off some needle-felted crafts I made and C. showed off his muscles by doing push-ups.

1. One move, 35 miles up the road.

If you must move, I recommend doing so at Christmas time. We have boxes and boxes of books to open once we finally set up our bookshelves. We like the books we have, so opening them up later will feel like opening presents.

Also, if you must move at Christmas time, I recommend setting up decorations first—before unpacking anything else. Now, if I could only find some socks.

7 comments:

janel said...

I really like the talent show idea! We are doing our Cmas shopping in a post-Cmas sale at IKEA...we're going on the bookshelf sale day. Maybe we can meet you there and bring you some socks!

Megan said...

Oh Kathy you look simply ADORABLE!! I'm so excited for you guys!

Misti said...

You are THE cutest prego lady ever!!!

faith said...

Merry Christmas! Hope the move went smoothly.

Ali and Brian said...

Kath, you are beautiful. I'm so happy you're becoming a family of three. I loved this post.

Danielle said...

What a pregnant babe! You look awesome. I love hearing your funny baby news and thoughts.

Doug and Angela said...

You look beautiful!!!