1. I was at work doing some therapy with this cute little 87 year old female who was pretty ornery. She talked a lot and was full of personality. We walked in the hallway and she made it known to everyone she walked by that she was doing great and that she's ornery. When we got back to the room, she again said that she was ornery, then proceeded to violently tickle my baby bump. I asked her, "are you tickling my baby?" and she said, "Yes! And I'm going to pet her, too!" and then she began petting my belly. And then all of a sudden, she got serious and started to gently rub my belly. She looked up at me with tears in her eyes and told me she was going to pray for my baby and me. I literally started crying then and there. I think when someone tells you they have/will pray for you, it's the biggest compliment. She made my day and I will always remember her.
2. Ehren, my sister, and I drove up to Omaha this weekend to visit our cousins and participate in the "Ugly Sweater Run". It was so good to see our cousins as Thanksgiving/Christmas isn't the same anymore. We had some great quality time making cookies, shopping, veging out, and of course the Ugly Sweater Run.
What I am not looking forward to: Getting bigger and not feeling comfortable in my own body. I know it will give me guilt since my body is doing what it needs to do to create a human, but it's still hard to deal with. I'll just avoid full length mirrors from now on :)
My cousin who had her baby on Thanksgiving was not able to come to Omaha but she sent lots of pictures and videos. Harper is just so cute and perfect and I get this stupid grin when I look at her. It's amazing to see the first great granddaughter and I'm so happy for my cousin and her husband. What is surreal is that when I look at her I have to remind myself that I will have one of "those" too! I can't imagine how I'm going to feel about my own when I feel that way about my cousin's baby. Ugh. Humans are capable of so much love and I can't wait until my love tank is even more full than it already is.
Week in review:
We have a family message board on Facebook called McLovin because our family is made up of McCauleys and McCunes. This is where we communicate, share funny videos, and of course new pictures of the newest great grandchild. When we got out of the car in downtown Omaha, the first thing we saw was this store called "McLovin". We had to get a photo. And post it on McLovin of course.
Who needs a rolling pin when you have a wine bottle?
I don't know if Rudy is hoping Ehren will drop his cookie or his beer.
Andrew Wiggins, baby.
The runners getting ready to head out for the the "Ugly Sweater Run". Aren't they hideous?
Josie cruising in at an easy 21 minutes. No big deal.
It was a great weekend full of cookies and cousins and Christmas sweaters. I think were thinking of making this a tradition from now on.