What I Was Up To – December 2017

Moving on to December!

One of our co-workers, Stephanie, left for another job, so we had a goodbye lunch for her. The baby was only a week old at this point, but my sister in law was here helping out, and Doug was still home, so I got to join my friends for lunch! It was great catching up, though sad to say goodbye for now to Stephanie!

IMG_6891

Willow thought the bassinet was a bunk bed!
IMG_5860

Our niece came to visit the baby and brought us some super cute chocolates:
IMG_5877

At the Pond – maybe a baby heron? There are a couple of Great Blue Herons that nest here.
IMG_5873

Mike and Gloria came over and helped us put up the Christmas tree, since we needed an extra pair of hands. It was nice to have them come over and hang out. :-)
IMG_5951

Cards Against Humanity did a holiday special and it was awesome.
IMG_E5975

This was playing with two different apps – a Portra app of a Snapchat filter. If only I really looked like that!
IMG_5979

Our sister in law cooked a bunch for us while she was here, so we could freeze some stuff – and she made awesome sauce and meatballs!
IMG_5988

I missed the holiday potluck (sad panda!) while I was out on leave, but they staged this picture for me. Joe won the ugly sweater contest, and we had some long-running inside joke about handshakes, I don’t even know.
IMG_6007

It only took 2 weeks for us to finally play as a band again! Between me being very pregnant and tire and Kevin building a new house and the new one not being ready for us yet, we hadn’t played in a while. We were missing our drummer, but it was still nice to be playing again.
IMG_6011

IMG_6012

Another letter from Cards – they gave 100 of the poorest people who signed up for this, 1000 bucks. It was pretty cool, and it was heartwarming reading what people did with the surprise money.
IMG_E6048

My “best nine” from 2017.
IMG_6067

We tried to take Christmas selfies in front of the tree. I had mommy and me bows from a friend, and I made Willow wear one. She’s like WHY?
IMG_6118

There’s a Pokemon on my baby’s head!
IMG_6170

IMG_6171

IMG_6182

IMG_6275

Scallops! And risotto! Since I was at home, I was able to get over to the seafood market with the baby.
IMG_6209

The baby and I were on our way to meet Kevin and Jenna and Doug before band, at a restaurant. I passed by the local pond, and there were a TON of people across the street from it at the baseball fields. I was like, huh. I got a few more blocks and while at a light, a notice popped up on our Valor chat that there was an unown… at the baseball fields. It’s only the rarest of the Pokemon – one I had never seen in all my time playing. This was before the scanner was helpful for finding them. So I pulled a u-turn and headed back to the baseball fields, hoping I would be in time. And I was! I pulled in, and caught the unown (it got out the first time, eep!) and there was my friends Mindy and Connor! And they hadn’t seen the baby yet (who was snoozing in the back), so they got a peek on her. It was super fun!

IMG_6222

IMG_6223

Beer and band!
IMG_6236

IMG_6294

IMG_6295

Here’s our tree:
IMG_6297

Janine and Ron had generously offered to babysit so we could see Star Wars, while I was still pregnant. So I bought tix! And then December 16 rolled around and they had since renovated the theater at the mall, and we enjoyed some nice recliners and Star Wars! And popcorn in BB-8’s head! Thanks for babysitting Janine and Ron!
IMG_6314

I wore my Rey boots of course:
IMG_6316

I saw this guy at the theater – he actually ended up having the seat next to us!
IMG_6318

We were supposed to have Hanukkah with Mike and Gloria but Mike was sick. :-( So Gloria came over and we had a mini celebration at our place.
IMG_6337

We have a water club at work because the water is “totally fine” to drink, so we pitch in for a cooler. Joe tried to pay Don for the water with “JoeBucks,” which was awesome.
-1

One of my Xmas presents.
IMG_6676

Posted to our chat:
IMG_6679

We were at the mall and walked by Pottery Barn and they had Harry Potter bedding and I fell in love with it and they had coupons and discounts on their website, so I totally bought them. This is the store display.
IMG_6769

Snapchat filters are fun!
IMG_6784

IMG_6786

Willow spent the winter napping on my scarf.
IMG_6900

I really like the Zangoose pokemon. Very Ziggy Stardust.
IMG_6940

IMG_6945

Delibird is purportedly like the Pokemon Santa so…
IMG_6979

IMG_6980

Willow enjoys winter – lots of nice things to sleep on and in.
IMG_6996

This is January – but there’s our new bedding!
IMG_7173