Established 10.30.10

Established 10.30.10

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Wrapping up 2014

Oh my blog.  I feel bad for it sometimes.  I haven't posted in over 2 months apparently.  That's because I blog when I have "spare time".  Apparently I've had none of that the past 2 months?  Not even once?  I probably have, but then think of something else to add to my to-do list and get preoccupied with that instead.  Pathetically, I have very few pictures of the past 2 months, so it makes me think, what on earth have I been doing?  For the most part, I've been waiting for winter.  Because winter (hopefully) means that my projects get done.  Wow.  I'm selfish and should probably work on that.... You see, I saw on my app the other day that our baby is due in 105 days.  To me, that sounds like 3 very short months with lots of things to do.  Karl's response when I told him "that's a 1/3 of  year.."  It's a good thing we balance each other out.
 1 thing I did document with a picture was going out with my sister in laws, mother in law and 2 nieces for my MIL's 60th birthday celebration.  We attended the Pella Tour of Homes and then went out for supper.  It was a very good night.  Everyone needs girl time.
 See those flowers?  I got those this week.  Karl literally drove to Pella, just to pick up and hand deliver me flowers at work for my Christmas present.  This is the 2nd time he's ever given me flowers.  Things like this you remember for a long time :)
 Dexter seems to think that he owns a spot in the garage....much to his dismay, he does not.  I might give in this week when it's supposed to be super cold because Kipper won't share the doghouse with him, but I don't want him to get to comfy and used to it.  He apparently thinks he's going to drive the ranger too, but that certainly will not happen...
 Catching up on posting garage pics...
 Tearing out the cement between house and garage so that we could get our basement walls fixed as well.
 Muddy mess...
 I took this pic from the upstairs.  The garage has siding on it and we can park in it :)
 We spent Christmas Eve day insulating & wiring the garage.  I wired and Karl insulated... jk, it was the other way around :)  I think Karl likes it when I work with him.  We discussed how 2 years ago we were working on Christmas Eve day getting our hogshed ready for an open house before we got our first round of pigs in.  One project gets done and we go on to the next.  After the garage gets finished, we will start working on the upstairs of our house.  Adding walls (constructing, mudding, taping) to make more rooms, finishing electrical, trim, window extensions, paint & carpet.  One of the 3 rooms will be the nursery...so there is sort of a deadline :)
 He's so handy.
 Putting together a breaker box.
Our baby is growing! 25 weeks this week.  I love taking a weekly picture to see progress.  I've had it many times where after the picture I tell Karl "oh I look like _______ this week".  And then I remind myself I'm glad I'm not an insecure person - I'm guessing some people could really beat themselves up taking pics like this.  For instance, my curly hair is about is big as my belly, and my stance is so far apart I look like I could bend over, put one hand on the ground and be ready to tackle a like a linebacker.  And then I laugh and think oh well!  I actually went to church right after this on Christmas morning and one of my friends and her mom said "Oh look at you, looking all cute & pregnant".  Funny how perceptions can be :)


I've been thinking about whether to continue blogging or not once the baby comes.  I'm considering doing more of a journal type thing for this next phase in life - you know, old school, like in a notebook.  Where I put all of my thoughts down, not just the ones that I think other people might think are worth reading on a blog.  TBD.  I really like pictures though that go with thoughts and looking back at both.  So with that, I'll say....until next time! :)