While in Utah I watched as much HGTV (design shows) that I could since we don't have it. When we got home we had this strange urge to replace the lights in our kitchen, a project we've been wanting to do for a long time. That of course turned into three days of pulling/tearing/scraping off all the wall paper and a couple more of taking off the popcorn ceiling. Once the house was sufficiently dusty and resembled a construction zone I started school again and lost most of my momentum for doing the kitchen. We'll post pictures when it finally gets done (hopefully soon).
Another happening in our family is our unusually long streak of throwing up. We haven't gone a week since mid November that someone in our family hasn't thrown up. Every time I think our luck will change, it will happen again (like Alex's projectile vomit on the plane--a personal favorite--or Erin's various episodes at night). Last night I heard Simon, our cat, throw up at almost the same moment as Erin did. Amazingly, the cat's was the only one that got on our new carpet.
I feel that it was worth mentioning because with all that barfing, I should have been the one to be doing it since I found out last week that I am pregnant! I kind of feel like an airhead for not knowing; after all, it is my third time. Since I went from nursing to being pregnant without a period (but I'm normally not regular anyway) and not having any signs at all, I was completely surprised to hear I was about 16 weeks! My only clue was developing a gut, but I attributed this to getting older and needing to work out more. I will go on Tuesday to get a more accurate ultrasound, but right now the due date is June 30. We are very excited for this new addition to our family, and hey, finding out so late sure makes for a shorter pregnancy.
Here are some pictures from December.
Erin on Christmas morning