So, as stressed as I was for my family to all come into town at once, it turned out amazing! I love them so much and am so glad I was able to see them BEFORE this baby popped. Baby got plenty of attention and lots of squealing in his ears. And plenty of pressure from Aunt Beka. I swear she was trying to push that baby out so she could see it this trip! Just kidding, Beka :)
Friday, my parents stayed over and we just spent time together and went to dinner at Warren's, Derek's favorite. Thanks mom and dad! And the next morning I made yummy breakfast and then pretty much spent the rest of the day cooking a large turkey dinner. On your feet all day makes your pregnant feet double in size, pretty much. They watched the Ravens in the playoffs while I was doing that and they won! Go Ravens!!!
Later that night, Beka and her boy Nathan, who is a total hilarious sweetheart, and Joe and Tanya came over and played with our melodica's, danced OKGo, and ate fabulous turkey, if I do say so myself. It was very moist and delicious and I am very proud for the first time doing it. I will perfect it eventually.
Really, I am so grateful for my family. I haven't seen most of them since July/August-ish and I really needed it. I missed them intensly through the holidays and as chaotic as things get with them around sometimes, it's ok for things to be spontaneous and not go exactly according to plan. Although sometimes I have a hard time accepting that :) Just ask Derek.
I love you Mommy, Daddy, Beka, Joe, Nathan, and Liz, Rod, Zach, Marinda, Michael, Matthew, Paul, Dave, Mish, Micah, Haley, Jake, Abby, Branda, Kayla, Sara, Jason, Jalen, Guy Chris, and baby Seth!!!