Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Wonderful Weekend

We had a very nice Thanksgiving weekend. We stayed in town and had dinner with a family in our ward. Of course, I took my camera and then forgot to take a group picture. The Simmons family has been a true blessing to Cory & I. I tutor 3 of the kids with their math homework, so that's been an additional source of income. They often feed me dinner when I'm there (and then pay me on top of that). They graciously welcomed us into their home for Thanksgiving, and let us bring all our laundry, so we didn't have to go to the laundry-mat (one of my least favorite things to do, especially whilst pregnant).

As we were eating the delicious feast Deena made, we went around the table and said the things we were grateful for. Cory said he was grateful for the true gospel and that no matter where you live, there's always a ward family there to take you in. The Simmons family has done that for us - taken us in while we're so far from home. I'm grateful to them for that. I'm also grateful for Cory, for I don't think I would have survived these past 5 months without him. As much as this pregnancy has been not fun, I'm so grateful that Cory and I will get to welcome a beautiful little spirit into our family.

Instead of going shopping on Black Friday, we slept in, cleaned house and went to a tree farm and cut down our Christmas tree.

We played Christmas music and decorated the tree. It was a nice alternative to the craziness that is Black Friday. Normally I love Black Friday shopping, but we live so far from any stores ... and I'm 5 months pregnant and just so very lazy :) We did venture out to the malls on Saturday, and just about completed all of our shopping. Hooray for us!

Here's a picture of the decorated tree:

And a picture of me at 23 weeks, with the tree. People keep saying to me "wow, you look pregnant" ... which I guess is a good thing, since I only have 4 more months to go!


Andrea said...

I would love to have a real tree someday. Yours looks amazing and so do you! For as sick as you've been I would've expected wrinkles and dark under the eye circles. I love the Simmons too. They're a wonderful family and they were always so willing to help us. I'm glad you guys made the best of it. I will be thinking of you all day Saturday!

MiriamR said...

You look Beautiful Sarah!! I love that picture!!

Brett and Emily said...

You look so cute! I love the dress. :) That's awesome you cut your own tree....looks really fun! We can't wait to steal you away for Christmas.

Brooke said...

Oh You have such a cute pregnant belly! I couldn't find your e-mail to send you an invite, I thought I had it at one point...anyway just send it to me and I'll get you in! Thanks! Merry Christmas!

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