Saturday, December 15, 2007

Almost there

As all of the Harding kids pack up and drive home for the holidays, all I can think is.... I still have to work next week. Ugh. No, this isn't my first year to do this, but it still stinks! I don't think I would notice it as much if half of the town didn't just pick up and drive off today. :) In the mean time, I guess I should take this opportunity to wrap gifts, do laundry before we travel to visit family, figure out what needs to be packed, etc.

I'm having a hard time believing Christmas is a week from this Tuesday! This year has flown by, and it's weird to think that I'll only be working at the co-op for another semester. I'm going to work as long as I can through the summer, but when baby comes, it's time to stay home! Casey is working more hours at the TV station and helping out with the occasional wedding video which has helped a lot. Slowly, but surely, we seem to be making it through this difficult year we've had. The future is looking up!

For now, I think it's bed time. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I still can't believe it!

I know it's still early, and a lot of people say you should wait... but I can't! I've never been good with secrets, and this has been a BIG one.


With the holidays coming up, it'll be after the first of the year before my first in depth doctor's appointment, but I've been consulting with the nurse about a lot of things. Of course, Tara is on staff as my personal dietitian. :) This is only week 6, and my first appointment is at the end of week 10 (which feels like forever away!).

Please pray a LOT because I'm a little nervous (*huge understatement*) about how far we have to go. We're really excited, and I wish I could've told everyone in person!

I guess I need to get to work. Love to all!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Holiday Tag

Thanks to Kim, I'm going to update my blog. :) I haven't felt much like updating about life because it's just been crazy with work, but I think I'll enjoy filling this out.

Welcome to the Holiday edition of getting to know your friends.

1. Wrapping paper or gift bags? I'm the worst with wrapping paper, so I usually stick to bags. Casey's in charge of anything in a box.

2. Real tree or artificial? I prefer a real tree, but we don't have room for one yet. Ours is a sad little artificial tree that sits on a table.

3. When do you put up the tree? ASAP after Thanksgiving!

4. When do you take the tree down? Usually after we get back from our holiday travels and have rested a few days. January... ish.

5. Do you like eggnog? No way.

6. What about Fruitcake? I don't think I've ever actually been brave enough to eat it.

7. Favorite gift received as a child? There isn't really one that jumps out in my mind.

8. Do you have a nativity scene? No--I really don't care for those.

9. Hardest person to buy for? Casey's dad

10. Easiest person to buy for? Tara (she wants a little of everything) :)

11. Worst Christmas gift you ever received? I think I must have the worst memory ever...

12. Mail or email Christmas cards? I love to mail them, but I'm usually late because I want to stamp them myself.

13. Favorite Christmas Movie? White Christmas--we watch it every Christmas Eve!

14. When do you start shopping for Christmas? Late November... ish

15. Have you ever recycled a Christmas present? You bet!

16. Favorite thing to eat at Christmas? Chex Mix, cheese balls with crackers, and green bean casserole

17. Clear lights or colored on the tree? Colored

18. Favorite Christmas song? I love ALL Christmas music ALL the time!

19. Travel for Christmas or stay at home? Lots of traveling--Casey's family is in Ohio, and mine is in Tennessee.

20. Can you name all of Santa's reindeer? Can't you?? :)

21. Angel on the tree top or a star? Haha, this is a source of contention in my family. Ask mom about her big plaid bow sometime. :)

22. Open the presents Christmas Eve or morning? Christmas morning

23. What is the one present you want most this year? Money to buy Stampin' Up supplies!

24. Most annoying thing about this time of year? Freezing cold weather

25. What I love most about Christmas? Spending time with family and eating good food

Feel free to copy and paste with your answers--Merry Christmas!!!