I'm full of Christmas spirit!


We had a really great Thanksgiving at a friends house here in Korea.  Met some new people, ate some yummy food, and just relaxed!  Although I wish my husband and I could have spent the day with our family back in the states, we still enjoyed our day and were able to Skype with our families later on that night.  And I just have to say, thank GOD for Skype!

And now.. my favorite.. putting out the Christmas decorations!  I absolutely love everything about this season.  We put up our tree, wrapped some presents, put up the rest of the Christmas decor, set out all the Christmas-y smell good candles, and hung pictures and curtains (we are still getting settled after getting all of our things shipped over here... it's getting there!).  Right now I'm downloading a bunch of Christmas movies:  Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Carol, Elf, Christmas with the Kranks, Santa Clause 1-3, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, etc.  I can't decide which one I want to watch tonight!

Just a few things I love about Christmas time..

Snow!  So beautiful.

Hot chocolate... HOMEMADE hot chocolate.  And I make the best! ;)
Because the holidays give you a good excuse to wear more shimmery makeup than you normally would!
Christmas BAKING.  I have a lot of goodies that I want to make.. can't wait to share them with you!
PEACH PIE.  Not really Christmas-y... but I have one in the oven right now and it smells SO good.  Can't wait to have a piece with a huge scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!!

We've got some exciting news!


We're pregnant!

We knew for about 3 weeks before we started telling our friends (which was the hardest thing to keep quiet.. ever) because we wanted to have an ultrasound before we started telling people.  Just to make sure everything was a-okay.  We had an ultrasound at 8w1d and the tech said everything looked perfectly normal.  We saw our little baby in there moving around and the flicker of the heartbeat.  She said it looked strong.  It was truly one of the most amazing things I've ever seen.  I cannot wait until we get to see our baby again!  Our next appointment is in about 2 weeks, and I'll be 11w3d.

Our little nugget at 8w1d.  Even though it's pretty blurry, it's definitely the most beautiful thing I've ever seen!  We're praying that the rest of the 1st trimester (as well as the rest of the pregnancy) goes smoothly.

Right now I'm 9w1d and want to barf every 15 minutes.  I mean, some days are better than others.. but the bad days are really bad.  I swear it lasts all day long.  The things that absolutely do not agree with me include:  anything with red sauce (spaghetti, lasagna, etc), bananas, the smell of the dishwasher, strawberry yogurt (not the best coming back up), meat, eggs, milk.  I'm sure there's more and the list grows every day.  I'm ready for this part to be over with now.  And I'm sure my husband is too.  :)