I can't believe it's been three weeks since I last posted! Let that be a testament to how busy our December has been! Work-wise, December in Chicago is the slowest month since everyone goes away for a week or two for the holidays. Apparently that's not the case in Tulsa, since I've been busier this month than any other month in my career, meaning John has had to take on the role of Mr. Mom while I've been working. He's a saint!
Here's a brief run-down of what we've been up to:
Henry officially turned one on December 5th. I'm still in denial that I have a toddler now instead of a baby.
We celebrated Christmas with my dad's side of the family on December 8th. Since we spent Christmas in Chicago last year with brand new baby Henry, it had been a couple of years since we had gotten together with my stepbrother and his fam. Below are my dad, stepmom, and Justin's two awesome girls, Jadyn and Jesi. Henry loved hanging with his cousins!
Kirby retired from OSU after 38 years! His colleagues hosted a great dinner in his honor on December 10th, and we were so happy to be included (even if I was a bit of a zombie from pulling my first near all-nighter of my entire life).
Henry was in a Christmas program at school and was the most precious little angel ever, even if he was sick (hence the rosy cheeks and red lips). Poor little punkin ended up with an ear infection that weekend. Glad he's well now, though, in time for Christmas!
Now that we have a real house instead of a condo, we have taken advantage of all the fun decorating we can do with lawns and front doors (clearly, we need to get out more). John put up Christmas lights for the first time ever, and we think they look pretty cute, especially the Charlie Brown Christmas tree in our front bed.
Henry has been busier than ever, trying as hard as he can to destroy everything in the house, or at least cause as much disorder as possible. I secretly love it, though, and am so excited by all his curiosity.
We are finally ready (I think) for Christmas! We did some last minute scrambling yesterday to get those last few gifts. Looking forward to lots of family time this week!