Thursday, December 25, 2008

Its A......


Yes its true, we are having a baby boy come May. We had the ultrasound last week and but I didn't look. The technician put all the pictures in a sealed envelope and sent it home with me. I saved it until Christmas morning and today we opened it. I sure had a hard time sleeping this Christmas eve.

My brothers and Soren were thrilled! My Mom and I were still holding out hopes for a girl, but maybe next time. It is nice to finally know. Now onto the names.....

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Rest of Our Holiday

The rest of our weekend we did some really fun things. We set up Christmas decorations on Friday and had a lot of fun. Friday night we went to see the Nutcracker here in Seattle. Soren surprised me with tickets a few weeks ago. It was so sweet of him. I think he even enjoyed his first ballet. :) The designer of this years set and scenery was Maurice Sandek, the illustrator for 'Where the Wild Things Are'. That was really neat to see because he has a distinct style. We had a great time getting dressed up and seeing the ballet.

On Saturday we went on a bike ride out on one of the many trails around here. It drizzeled the whole time which really wasn't bad. We were so amazed at the end of the trip at how soaking wet a constant drizzle get get.
Apparently along this trail there are occational sightings of bears and bobcats and when there are they post up warning signs. These signs explained in great detail that bears had been seen recently and what to do if you come in contact with one. Needless to say I was looking over my shoulder for the rest of the trip.

Thanksgiving 2008

We spent Thanksgiving on our own this year, which was different from usual. Since we have been married we have always gone down to St. George to spend it with Soren's family, but it didn't seem worth the drive this year. So we spent all our time together and tried to start some new traditions.

Soren had the idea to find a place to volunteer on Thanksgiving rather than staying home and eating all day by ourselves. I found a Catholic church down in Seattle that fixes meals and takes them to the homeless or the invalids. On Thursday we went down to the church and spent a few hours packaging the meals and then were rounded into groups to drive the meals around. A few weeks before the holiday the church had sent around sign-up sheets at the low income and subsidized apartment for the free meals. Soren and I went with another lady and her daughter to an apartment building to deliver about 30 meals. It was sad, but the people were really pleased for the meal.

At the end of the outing we found we had 3 extra meals that we were supposed to give out. We thought it would be a peice of cake to give out these extra meals considering we were in downtown and there are lots of homeless. But we were wrong. It took another 45 minutes to an hour to find anyone who wanted the food. Either people had already eaten or there were too many grouped together. It was quite an adventure.

Here we are that morning at the church.Here we are in the car searching for those people to give our extra meals to.