1.) get pregnant
2.) survive pregnancy
There are literally whole months of ’08 that are a blur. Like September? What even happened then? Did we leave the house at all? Oh yeah… I threw up a lot. And slept an insane amount. And that’s about it. Ugh.
2009 is going to be SO much more fun.
Anyways how about some random holidayness to finish off the year?
Christmas Eve dinner at my parent’s was funtimes. We ate our traditional steak dinner:
mmmm… individual roasts….
And admired my parents’ not so traditional tree:
Close up all of the decorations are fishing lures:
Not just any lures – my dad designed and manufactured them. He’s going to launch a website selling them sometime soon. If you’re into fishing they are the Peerless Predator Lures and they are awesome.
We did our traditional Christmas Morning Family Portrait even though we had no tree or presents to pose in front of this year:
This year we used a little Santa toy to get Dexter to look at the camera. Next year I’m guessing that sentence will be the same only with “baby” substituted for “Dexter.” Matt’s wearing the one and only gift that we exchanged with each other – but that is deserving of its own post.
The rest of the week was spent in a blur of holiday parties – both with family and friends. I have no pictures of any of it, though, because for some reason I kept forgetting my camera. So now I’m waiting for people to send me pictures… hint.
I did have a few days off and on Tuesday I joined the afternoon sit and knit at Birds of a Feather. So much more fun to be at a yarn store at 3:00 on a Tuesday than at work! But dangerous. The Cleveland Knits West group is doing a Shalom Cardigan knit along and I got sucked in completely. Here’s what it looks like:
But I’m going to knit a version that looks more like this:
Pic from here on flickr
I figure the 3 buttons at the top with the open bottom should look nice both now and post-maternity. I’m knitting an in-between size so it should possibly work out. At least I keep telling myself that… good thing it’s a quick knit!
Most of that was accomplished on National Hangover Day – which we spent as God intended: on the couch with good friends, bad movies, and pizza.
Btw the only one who can match the “we need pizza STAT” enthusiasm of a group with a hangover is a pregnant lady. I was all over that business.
Happy 2009 Everyone!