While I refused to listen to any holiday music until Thanksgiving was put to bed, it’s all fair game now! In fact, the Flints are full throttle in the yuletide spirit!
Our little tree is making its second appearance in our little apartment.
Yep, the lights still work! Hooray!
We started the tradition of getting a new ornament every year. Here was our first holly day together in 2009:
Kitty and chile...how fitting!
This year’s is one we got in Santa Fe a couple weeks ago. It was made by a local artist so its extra special (and cute!):
One of a kind!
And here are a couple of my other favorites:
I'm not sure why this isn't a duck but anyway....Oregon! 😀
It wouldn't be complete without Hello Kitty.
It sure didn’t take long for the kitties to start checking out the tree…and getting nice and comfortable.
India is nice and cozy.
The night cap of the evening:
Yes, it’s going to be another wonderful holly day season, indeed. 😀
Okay, I guess it’s been a month since I posted the last tummy shot. I’ve sure popped out, no?
He's a growin'!
Yesterday marked 24 weeks for the little guy baking. We’ve finally felt him kick but he’s not super active…yet.
Russ and I hadn’t been to Santa Fe since we went to see Neko Case back in March. Finally over that crazy hangover, we decided it was safe to venture back to see another show. Happy as can be, we saw Over the Rhine for the third time this year and, as always, they put on a great show.
Karin leading the last encore song.
Before the show, we tried to check in to our room at Fort Marcy Suites (all the signs still say Fort Marcy Compound. Yes, a compound!) but came to find out that housekeeping hadn’t visited our room just yet. We were just going to tell them not to worry and just have it ready for us when we got back but they gave us a free upgrade in room instead. We went from the most modest room to one of the swankiest 3 rooms suites ever. It was 1,600 square feet; that’s bigger than the house we are currently building! 😛 Hooray for free upgrades!
I neglected to get pictures of the inside (bad Woz!) but remembered to snap one as we were leaving. This isn’t the building the room was in. This entire building was the suite. 😀
We also have another free night there coming to us!
Thankful for the time change, we were up bright and early (what we call bright and early) and headed to the plaza in search of breakfast. We had a lovely little nosh at Louie’s Corner Cafe. We got a kick out of the names of their breakfast items and had to check it out. They were really nice and made the yummiest soy hot chocolate.
We'll be back!
We spent the rest of the late morning/early afternoon walking around town. It was a GORGEOUS day and perfect for the motorcycle ride that was gearing up in the plaza. It looked like a Toys for Tots ride as each bike had a toy strapped to it. We seemed to have forgotten our hog at home, so we sat this one out. 😉
I picked up a few goodies with my birthday money, including adorable little bunny chopsticks. My favorite purchase of the day, though, was one I thought would look nice next to our Day of the Dead bride and groom hound doggies that we got not long after we tied the knot this summer. And with the Dot on the way, it was just fitting.
Momma and the Dot
Too cute right?
The perfect weekend getaway. 😀
In case you haven’t heard the news, we learned last Tuesday that the Dot is a boy! We present to you, for the very first time, the Dot’s first official foot shot! 😀
A little Flint Footsie!
And just for fun, here’s one more of what I’m baking:
Gosh, he's flexible!
If you wonder what sorts of things we do for on our weekends, the truth is, we never know what we’ll be up to on any given day. This weekend, though, we did attend a birthday party for an adorable 3-year-old named Juliet. Oh, did I mention she’s a donkey?
An entire carrot cake for the birthday girl.
Here’s me showing with a little bit of the baby bump coming through:
The Dot is almost 22 weeks here!
On the building front, we were SUPER excited to find out so much work had been done on our house this week! Just last Saturday the lot was still just dirt but now it’s this:
We're going to live there!
He looks so cozy in the kitchen already doesn’t he?
I'll have a Shirley Temple with extra cherries, please!
Living room ceiling.
And since we began this post with a foot shot, we will end the same way. 😉
House construction feet!