On Saturday (December 11), we started the day with a doctor visit. We got to hear the wonderful sound of Dominick's heartbeat. His heart rate was at 145. I scheduled my next appointment for January 8 where I get to take the beloved glucose test. Oh, I can not wait! (Please catch the sarcasm) I think it may be time to lay off the blue kool-aid...well, let's not get too crazy...at least until after the test. ; ) After the appointment, Matt and Kathy came over to help us chop down our Christmas tree. There was only one problem...it was raining! But, we were troopers and went anyway! We still made it fun!
Rob and I running around like kids!
I thought this one was perfect...but no one else did. : (
The final pick! We brought this baby home!
Cold and wet...but still beautiful! ; )
I tried to chop this one...it was just a TAD too big...maybe next year???
We brought our chosen tree to the entrance where they put it in the shaky machine to shake off all of the needles. While the boys did that, Kathy helped me pick out a handmade wreath. It's awesome because it's in the shape of a candy cane! Good choice! We then went home for lunch and to dry off and warm up!
I decided to take a 23 week photo...and then had Kathy jump in. : ) These pictures will definitely make it into the baby book!
Auntie Kaffy and Me : )
That night, we all went to Mike and Janet's house. The guys (Matt, Rob, and Mike) went out for beer and wings. The girls (Kathy, Janet, Jonelle, and I) made gingerbread houses! Last year it was a hot mess - we tried to make them with graham crackers and frosting. It was a huge mess but a lot of fun! However, none of our houses stood standing. This year we decided on using kits. We all had houses, except Jonelle got an adorable train kit. I was super unhappy because both of my roof pieces came completely broken in half! Boo Hiss!
See my face?! I was MAD!
Broken pieces or not, we still had fun! I "glued" my pieces back together and put a nice reinforcement beam of cardboard in the house. I'm such a carpenter!
My finished abode!
Janet, Me, Kathy, and Jonelle with our "town" in the background!
I just HAD to get me some Natalie time! I just love her snuggles!
Isn't my little mostaccioli adorable?! Check out those cheeks!
We had such a fun day! We love spending time with our best friends - it makes life totally perfect.
On Sunday, Rob and I decorated the tree. We got a fir tree so it would be strong for heavy ornaments. Firs are sharp! I cut my finger trying to put on an ornament! At one point, I leaned forward and got stabbed in my hideous belly button! Ouch! Either way, it turned out great!
My little tree in the living room.
When we took our picture for our Christmas cards, we had a little mini family photo shoot. : ) Here are two of the best ones:
Our happy family!
Now it's time to finish wrapping the gifts and attend a few more holiday parties. This year we'll be having dinner on Christmas Eve with the Healy side and dessert at the DalCorobbo side. On Christmas day, BOTH sides will all be at our house! I can't wait! It's weird to think that next year we'll have an 8 month old baby to spoil!