Well, December has literally come and (almost) gone in a flash! In fact, it's such a blur that as I sit here trying to write down what we've been up to, I'm drawing a blank!
Guess I'll start with the most exciting news we've gotten this month....baby Herring #2 is a BOY! Honestly I thought I'd be just a smidge disappointed that we weren't having a girl, but the second I saw that male genitalia on the screen (I spotted "it" before the nurse told us), I was elated! All thoughts of pink and ruffles have gone away and now I'm just ready for some rambunctious fun around here! (As if we didn't have enough already.) Oh, you want to know if we've got a name yet? Why yes, thanks for asking...we can't wait to welcome Carson Clark to the family!!! Carson is just a name that Chad and I have always liked and Clark is a family name on Chad's side...it's his mom's mom's maiden name. Follow that? It's also Aunt Nat Nat's middle name and our cousin Harrison's middle name!
In other news Griffin went to visit Santa a few weeks ago and did a great job! We were worried that there would be a lot of tears, but Griffin was so excited to tell him what he wanted for Christmas (Thomas, Spencer and track) that he forgot to be afraid of the big, bearded stranger. Yay! Griffin even went as far as to give Santa (or "Clause" as he was calling him at the time) a big hug and blew him a kiss. Of course the on-duty "photographer" at the Santa booth that hour wasn't able to capture any of that....kept saying that he was waiting to see if G would smile....just SNAP, SNAP, SNAP away mister! Anywho...here are a few of the shots we paid for.
And just so we can see the difference a year makes...here's G and Clause from last year. (Not the same Santa. I'm a little disappointed.)
The rest of December has been filled with shopping, wrapping, playing (with choo-choos primarily), baking and eating. Though the shopping and wrapping are
almost finished, I'm sure the playing and eating will continue in full force for the next week or so. We're looking forward to lots of family gatherings in the next few days and some time down in Hilton Head as well.
If I don't make it back here before Christmas (and we all know what the likelihood of that is), allow me to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!