when i finally managed to climb off my schedule high horse & resolved to accept the fact that the entire first floor would not be impeccable by the time my parents arrived on the 21st i took a deep breath & i found these to be some of our most cherished times yet in our little home. here is a wrap up of our dear december, starting with the most exciting news, baby “bean” is a baby girl!! (that is her darling little profile picture we stuck in the christmas tree) we are just sooo very excited!
(we got a little carried away with pictures after the sullen ultrasound lady (who told us not to take pictures) left the room..;) i wish it wasn’t blurry, but i was laughing too hard!)
here are a few more snaps of the rest of our time together.. strolling down town, getting bagels & walking pikes market..
breakfast at portage bay, a mocha sevilla at café fiore & a view of the locks.. (incidentally, i just realized how many pictures i take of food! it’s just so fun to photograph! really, we did a lot more than just eat.. though, we did a lot of that too!)
christmas day & mom’s homemade snow cake!..
the rest of our time was busily spent on household projects ranging from a new gas line for the stove, a new organized face to the kitchen, painting & a new railing for the stairwell. whew! we even managed to squeeze hiroki’s and a fancy dinner at mccormicks before they left . we are soo grateful for their help & miss them already..
oh, and lastly, here's a prego shot at 20 weeks! :)
Saturday, November 28, 2009
2009 was the first year i had ever, in my entire life (!!), gone to get a christmas tree the day after thanksgiving! growing up, my dad would insist we wait till (what felt like) the very last minute to get our tree. and then, because we lived in fire-prone southern california, the tree would be banished to the back porch where it would sit in a bucket of water for at least a week before being allowed it's short exhibition in the house as our living room focal point. this year, our very first year, in our very first home.. and the first time we've ever hosted christmas for my parents, it would be different! we headed out to the mountains with friends, found the perfect specimen and cut it fresh from the farm. it was enjoyed all month long. :) new tradition? perhaps! ;)