So while I should be doing homework since there are NO kids in the house right now, I wrote a paragraph and became distracted by the internet. Maybe this is why everything I turn in is at the last minute......This blog post is a little run on and all over the place, but I have a lot of catching up to do! It is also not letting me post pictures so I will work on that problem tomorrow after I finish my homework.
December was a great month, right up until the end! We didn't watch as many movies or read as many books as I wanted to but we averaged about one a week, and quite frankly we just did not have the time with every one of us being in school. I have been trying to give the boys more attention and both Brandon and I have been trying to spend more time with them actually doing something. We went to a marriage care weekend at the beginning of the month that was awesome, and we learned that even though our marriage is great, our relationship with our kids needs work. We want them to feel loved and appreciated and we don't think we truly show them that enough. So we have started playing more board games and card games and doing craft projects with them, and Brandon has started letting Cody play Xbox games and Wii with both of the boys. It might sound small and trivial, but we have come to realize that spending 30 minutes of one on one time with them works wonders, and we are finally becoming the parents we want to be.
3 days before Christmas I was rear ended, no damage to me or the kids I had in the car, and only minor damage to the van, but what great timing. I went to my midwife and they did an ultrasound, everything looked great, but then I had to go to the hospital and get a more complete checkup. Luckily we have amazing friends that let the boys stay the night with them! I was in the hospital for 3 hours before going home and everything there looked perfect too! I was sore for a couple of days but that went away. I never want to feel that exhaustion of the adrenaline rush leaving my body again. I was fine for about an hour but then I completely broke down and I slept like a log.
Christmas was amazing, our family loves to spoil us, especially the boys. We spent the morning opening presents and then went to Kari's house for dinner and Catchphrase. Cody and Brice were pretty sick over the whole 2 week break, and last week Brandon and I caught it. I think they are finally getting better but I have been getting worse. If I follow their timeline I should be good by the end of the week.
And now it's January. I can't believe it! I also can't believe we will have another little boy in less than 2 months. There are 8 people here that I know of that are pregnant, and we are all due back to back except one or two. I was told I would leave Volkel with a divorce, a baby, or a Polish pottery collection, and I was really hoping for that pottery, but I am so excited we are having a baby instead. I love the name we picked out, I love that he will actually have his own room and a crib (Brice never did until we moved here) and I absolutely love that he does not have to go to daycare for at least a year and a half. I also can't wait for my baby shower :) 3 of my best friends are planning it and I know it is going to be awesome!!
Most of the people I know are not making resolutions this year, and I am the same. I have a few goals I need to accomplish but that is about it. The first one is to graduate college. I have 7 classes left and planned them out to be done in September. It will be 7 years in May that I started working on this degree, and I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I can't just skate through classes anymore either, so wish me luck! I also just realized I need to update this more so the family without Facebook knows what's going on. I have tried being on there less, so maybe I can just swap them and be on here more! We will see. I say all the time that I will and then I don't, but maybe the baby will help me :) I know there are numerous ways I can work on bettering myself this year, but I will take them as they come. Being a better mom is on the top of the list, and that will always be a work in progress.
I think that is it for now, Cody will home in about 30 minutes so I need to get back to work. I wanted my homework done this morning but I still have an hour before I have to pick up Brice so there is time! I will definitely work on the picture thing tomorrow.