Monday, December 14, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Ok, well not really here in Columbus, MS. It is currently 67 and drizzling. However, I am still very much in the Christmas spirit! I have all of my Christmas shopping, decorating, and wrapping done! Now it just needs to be December 23 so we can drive up to Minnesota and celebrate with real snow! Sorry for the lack of updates lately! On December 5th, two of my wonderful friends and fellow 10-04/10-05 spouses threw me a baby shower! It was great to have my Columbus AFB and Beans and Cream friends all together! It was wonderful and Brian and I realized how truly blessed we are to have made so many great friends down here. Baby Ross will be a very well dressed and well loved little man! :) That same day Brian took his test to get his commercial pilots license and passed! He will get that rating the day of his graduation. This week is his last week of flying. They've really been pushing his class hard to finish before Christmas, which leaves his whole month of January up to the 22nd flying stress free! He even had to go in one weekend and fly just so they could get done early. He has his last checkride this week as well, either Thursday or Friday and then he will be done! It's also his birthday this week, on Wednesday, so once he again he will be studying on his birthday, very much like studying for finals on his birthday while at the Academy! We are planning on driving up to Minnesota and being there from about the 23rd through the 4th or so, all depending on driving weather! We are so excited to see everyone and Rascal is excited to play in the snow and with Casey (my parent's dog). I have been feeling pretty good. My belly is growing every day and I can feel our little man moving inside me. Still no names decided on, I told Brian our 16 hour drive will give us plenty of time to decide! :) It's been really nice not working, especially since I have not been sleeping well. I keep waking up at 4 am and am wide awake and it takes me forever to fall back asleep. Oh well, good practice for the baby, right?! I have my next doctor's appointment this Friday. We have so many changes coming up in the next few months: assignment night (Jan 8) where we find out where we're going and what Brian's flying, graduation (Jan 22) where we will get our orders, moving to either a training base or our permanent base depending on which aircraft he gets, a whole new training phase, and a new baby! Whew!! We will try to keep this thing updated as much as we can to let y'all know where we're going and what we're up to! Hope everyone has a Merry Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Picture from my baby shower. Yes, that is Rascal wearing his big brother shirt helping me open presents!

Rascal in his santa suit, and not happy!

Much better! Notice the santa suit on the ground!

The Ross family at our class's Christmas party with our tacky sweaters. Rascal was not feeling it! And no, Brian was not forced to wear that! He picked that outfit out on his own and wanted to wear it! :)

Some of the 10-04 spouses and fiance!

My belly at 19 weeks

Belly at 20 weeks. Same shirt to show the little difference there is!
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