Saturday, December 5, 2009

For the first time in 8 years...

We have the opportunity to spend Christmas with family!!! Normally I would be working through the holidays, because people get sick all year, but due to my modified bedrest starting next week I have Christmas off. Also, for the past few years Eric has worked during Block Leave (mid Dec through beg Jan) but since he re-enlisted, he has to take his vacation days or he will lose them.

So, we are planning on heading to Fort Bragg to spend it with my older brother & his family. I haven't seen them since his med school graduation in May, and I look forward to seeing my SIL Michelle & my adorable niece and nephew. I called Michelle the other day and screamed "only 3 weeks!!!" She has been gracious enough to put up with my numerous phone calls, and mine & Mike's long conversations of swapping war stories.

My last two posts were not so happy, so I wanted to share this wonderful event that I have to look forward to. Michelle is also due the same day as me, so keep an eye out for AWESOME photos once I get back of all the fun we're going to have. Oh, and the best part...Koa gets to come with us!!

And, my baby shower is in one week! I know how much effort Vanessa & Kelsey have put into it, and I look forward to see lots of friends that I haven't seen in quite a few months.

That's about it for now, I've made my fudge for Girls Bake Day, so we'll see if everyone likes the changes I made from the original recipe.


Eric just called me from work (we both ended up working 6p-6a on the same night) and he has picked out the middle names for the boys, and I'm very impressed with his choices.

Cooper Aedan & Carter Amos

He picked Aedan, which is pronounced the same as Aiden but spelled the traditional Irish way (which is part of both of our heritage). And Amos, to pay tribute to his soldier that died in Iraq in 2004.

I have to say I'm quite surprised and so EXTREMELY happy that he didn't insist on using King as a middle name, like he has been threatening for the past 8 years ;o)


Michelle said...

I CAN'T WAIT??? I'm so excited. We are gonna have so much FUN!! haha.

Kristina P. said...

Great names!

Danielle said...

I love the middle names!

I wanted to have all Irish names, but Ben is more traditional. So, we usually end up making a list of names we can both agree on and then narrowing it down. We already have our girls names: Hannah Marie (Marie after my Granny) and Amelia Alaire (Alaire after Ben's Grandma).

Now if we would only have a girl (or two)!

Terri Lynn said...

I absolutely LOVE the names! First and Middle!!!

Missy said...

LOVE the names!

Wendyburd1 said...

What wonderful names, that is so sweet the Amos part. And I can't wait for you and Michelle to post pics!! You MUST do a side my side belly pic!! PLEASE!!

Wendyburd1 said...

side BY side I meant

Queenie Jeannie said...

Vanessa has my gift and I CAN'T WAIT to see your shower pictures!!!! I wish I could be there in person!

blueviolet said...

This will be a really fun Christmas for you!!! And next week already? How exciting!!!