Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas from the Joneses!! It has been a very hectic (and cold!) holiday this year! We celebrated last night by getting together with Nolan, Paige and my dad to open presents. It was just like old times having everyone together at the holidays again! The night before we went for our traditional movie before the holiday (Harry Potter!).

We have had a few visitors lately. Savanah drove to Orlando during her winter break from work to come visit us! It's always great to catch up with old friends (I say old but really college wasn't that far in the past..haha!!). My dad is also staying in the area for the time so it is nice to have him in to visit as well!

Rusty has been working the third shift at Universal. He was promoted to a lead position for the month to manage a team of non-Universal employees while they trial a third shift (10pm to 8:30am). He has been having a hard time sleeping during the day so I know he will be happy to return to a more "normal" second shift starting January. It is weird both being on nights because it seems like someone is always coming or going. I will be happy when things get back to normal but I'm not sure what normal is!

The last time I wrote I forgot to mention our trip to Miami to see Grant marry his fiance Erin. It was a beautiful and intimate wedding and I'm so glad we got to be a part of it! Grant really has grown up quickly over the past couple of years and we are glad to see him so happy!!

At the start of this month we gathered up a group of friends and headed to Blue Springs State Park to camp! It was the coldest weekend I remember camping in a long time! The first night we were there, a small storm passed. Turns out it was a cold front! The next day was cold but the night was down right freezing (literally!!). For a pregnant lady making lots of trips to the bathroom away from the heat of the fire it was not a good situation! Overall we had a great time with friends but we all decided the last night was so cold we could forget about cooking to Perkins we went! The next camping trip will definitely be interesting with 2 little ones!!

Lastly, but not least, we got to catch another glimpse of the babies at our recent 20 week appointment!! THEY ARE BOTH GIRLS!!! Big surprise there, but we didn't really have a preference, just healthy! They were very active and the ultrasound tech had trouble capturing their images because they were moving so much!!! In the end she got all the images and the babies (and mom) are doing great! They are measuring right at gestational age except for their leg length which are measuring a week ahead of time! Yikes! We are going to have some tall daughters....Rusty is already dreaming about a volleyball
Hope everyone has a great Christmas and a happy new year!!