December 18, 2008

Lots of Updates

So much has been happening lately!

First of all, I've loved having so many visitors for my Christmas Tour 2008! I never expected that many comments, and I hope to have more in the days ahead. I've been looking at different people's homes on Boo Mama's site (click on the button to the right) and it's been so fun.

Monday night, we had the special treat of hanging out with Hugh and Tiffany! To catch people up, Hugh and Kurt were best buds during medical school in Kansas City, MO. And Tiffany was in on the fun as well during those med school days. We've heard stories about each other and have connections through many people, but for the longest we've just read each other's blogs (since they are currently in Ohio, we had no way of meeting in person!). So they came into town for Christmas with their family in Mississippi, and we had a great time eating at P.F. Chang's and then hung out at our house. It was lovely to spend time together and get to know each other. And Tiffany gave me the CUTEST sweater and hat set for Evy---so sweet!




Yesterday, I had such a wonderful, sweet surprise. I heard the doorbell ring around 11 a.m., and beautiful flowers were delivered from my husband! I was so touched, because I love getting happy surprises that are unexpected. However, when I opened the card, there was more. It said, "Be at the hospital at 3:00 dressed for a fun evening." WHAT?!? I was floored. I immediately called Kurt and thanked him for the flowers, then asked what in the world was going on. He just told me to pick him up and we'd go from there.

So, at 3:00 I arrived at the hospital, and he had changed out of his scrubs into a nice outfit. He got in the car and I BEGGED him to tell me where we were going. He finally told me that we were going to see the Transiberian Orchestra!!! I had seen this show with my Dad last year, so Kurt knew it was a special memory for me. However, I did have one request: could we drop by somewhere and get earplugs? Last year, I came home with the worst migraine imaginable because of the loud noise. Get this: Kurt had already bought me earplugs :o) He remembered!!! That probably doesn't mean a lot to anyone reading this, but the fact that he had earplugs for me meant even more than the concert itself. He had remembered. I was so touched.

We had a great time at the concert! However, Evy was unsure about the whole thing. She moved and kicked the whole time, and when we left, I could just imagine her thinking, "Okay, Mom and Dad. Don't know what that was, but it's time for quiet!" After the concert, Kurt had one more surprise: we went to Parker House to eat a luxurious, expensive dinner (SUCH a rarity for us!). It was awesome. The conversation was awesome. And my husband is definitely awesome :o)



Tonight is our "Christmas" and we're exchanging the rest of our gifts. I'm so excited to spend time together and open presents :o) I'll let you know what else I get (other than a great concert and fabulous dinner!). Friday we'll begin our whirlwind Christmas tour (at least that's what it feels like), going back and forth for the different celebrations. But I can't wait :o)

In other news, I'm reading Twilight, and I'm in pretty deep. In just a few hours, I've read more than half of the first book, and then I'll move on to the second. I'm really enjoying it, but mainly because I love the author's writing style. I told Kurt that if I were to ever write a book, this is how it would sound. Very conversational, with sarcasm for comic relief. Love it so far.

Pregnancy is still going strong. However, I'm having a terrible time sleeping. And this isn't just tossing and turning; it borderlines insomnia, and it creeps me out. I can't fall asleep until the wee (and I mean wee) hours of the morning, so that makes me sleep late. And then it's impossible to break the cycle, even if I wanted to. So if you think about it, pray for my sleeping situation. Thanks, friends!

It's almost Christmas... I hope you're enjoying the season!


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11 comments:

JanMary said...

Hi there, I am back after BooMama's tour.

What a romantic gesture by your dh.

This night 11 years ago, was the night before my first baby was born. I remember it is an exciting and nervous time, and not much sleep to be had!

I posted more of my memories of that night on today's blog post.

Kristal said...

What a sweet surprise!

And I just finished the second Twilight book and I'm gonna start the third tonight. So addicting! And I agree, love the writing style.

Ashley said...

I was just clicking around after stopping by your sweet blog on Boomama's tour.

What a fun surprise present! I love that your husband remembered the earplugs. That is just the sweetest :)

I read the entire Twilight series right before Thanksgiving. I teach ninth grade English, and my students LOVE the books. I resisted for a loooong time, but they finally convinced me--and I really enjoyed them. They were so addicting. They were so clever and witty!

The Clark Family said...

Kurt is the one that makes our husbands look bad! LOL! Let's see how he does three kids and 7 years down the road! Just kidding! Don't ever let the honeymoon end!

Have fun with all your Christmas festivities!

Cyndi said...

We went to see the Trans Siberian Orchestra after Thanksgiving and loved it!! Thanks for visiting my blog. Everything looks great! I love the trees on your mantel and your bedroom looks great so crisp.
Merry Christmas

Rebecca said...

Last Christmas Shawn and I went to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. We loved it! What a great surprise from Kurt.

I'm about to start the Twilight books. I've heard so many great things about the books.

Melody said...

Wow! Your husband gets major points for that! And I do know why you say the earplugs mean more...my husband cannot remember anything at all! I think it is just a man thing. : ) Keep us updated on Twilight...I have a few books I bought recently that I am reading but might start those when I am done with the ones that I have. Yes, I had a terrible time sleeping the last few weeks of my pregnancy...mine was more because my side would hurt and then an hour later the other side would hurt and i would turn all night long! I will be praying for your situation. Merry Christmas!

Katie said...

that was such a sweet gift from your hubbie - he must be very thoughtful to remember for over a year!!! and I hear ya on the earplugs issue...why do they make those concerts so loud anyway?

Christy said...

Okay, I am SO excited that you are reading Twilight. I think everyone HERE thinks I am a heathen.

But I love them.

I mean, yes, they are about vampires. But that isn't what to me the book was really even about. It was this powerful love story that sucked me in. I am going to post about it I think.

Your husband is so sweet! What a fun memory for you!

I am also jealous that you got to meet tiffany!

OH, have you gotten your swap box yet from the Mommy Holly swap? I haven't and I was wondering if I am the only one...

Tiffany said...

What a wonderful surprise! We had actually called Kurt the day before, to see if we could get together with y'all again, since we were going to be in Jackson. We didn't know it was going to be a surprise, though. WOW! What a sweetheart. We are both very lucky in that department. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed getting together with y'all. Seriously, it's the most fun we've had with another couple in a long time. I hate that we're going to move back, and y'all are going to move away. But, hopefully it will work out for us to get together every once in a while. Hope your holiday is blessed. Have a wonderful time with your family!

mrs.leah.maria said...

How neat that you were able to meet Hugh and Tiffany!

I am beyond blown away by Kurt! The earplugs certainly are the clincher.

I'll be praying for you my dear.

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