And we're having...


We are so excited for Isaac to have a little brother to play with and just excited for another boy, too. I really didn't have any clue or inkling of what gender the baby was, although I thought maybe it was girl since this pregnancy has been so different than the last, but when we walked into the room where they did the ultrasound, I had a sudden feeling that we were probably having a boy. I couldn't be more excited and although I would have been happy either way, I'm really excited for another boy! I know Isaac doesn't completely understand what's going on yet but I constantly am showing him that 'there's a baby in Mommy's belly'. I think he will definitely have some jealousy issues, not even necessarily because I will have to give some attention to another baby, but because it's just me and him all the time and I think he'll miss being able to just snuggle up with me, just him, and all the time that we spend together, just the two of us. I know I will miss it too, but I know that adding another child to a family is part of life and there will be lots of sweet things that come along with it too, and I think Isaac will be really sweet with a new baby. Other than this exciting news, I turned 27 last week and although I don't feel the age, it's crazy to think I've lived this many years already! I feel so young still, but with the years come many new and wonderful experiences, new stages of life. I love where I'm at with my growing family, being a stay-at-home mom, and I really couldn't imagine life any different right now. Thanksgiving was very nice this year, we hosted in our humble little home and had Manuel's parents over as well as a sister I visit teach at church who had to work that night and wasn't able to go with her husband to the usual Thanksgiving dinner at her brother-in-law's in Oakley. It was great to spend time with them and I made my first turkey ever! It turned out great which I was really happy about! I made some yummy side dishes too, but to my own surprise, didn't end up making any of my own desserts! That's my thing, ya know, so it was a little strange not doing anything sweet, but I did buy an apple pie, and a pumpkin pie, and Manuel's mom brought Crema Volteada, a yummy Peruvian flan-type dessert. We had a nice time and even did a little Black Friday shopping the next day. We didn't go out very early but we did find a good deal on a new point-and-shoot camera for ourselves which we've been looking at getting for about 6 months now. It was so nice having Manuel home the entire weekend, which hasn't happened in quite a while since he works every Saturday. We're already looking forward to Christmas Break which is in less than 3 weeks now! The house is decorated for Christmas, and I am definitely enjoying this time of year! I'll have to post some cute pictures of Isaac in the next couple of weeks and give some updates on fun holiday activities too. As always, love to all our family and friends!