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January 7…The Countdown Continues

27 Dec

Heidi and I are going to our (most likely) last DR’s appointment before our baby boy is born! We can’t wait. Heidi can’t wait the most, though! Funny how God designed a woman to so desire to carry the child in the womb at first, and then towards the end do nearly anything to get that kid out. Interesting….

We had one of our most special Christmases this year. Just the two of us…um, three of us. Unlike the Kranks, we did not boycott Christmas, but we did buck the trend of visiting every living relative and driving hours and hours. So we had a quaint breakfast of blueberry pancakes, opened gifts from family and each other, and then sat down for a home-cooked ham dinner, prepared by yours truly.

Later in the afternoon we drove three houses down our road to have supper and dessert at Heidi’s cousin’s house and there I was introduced to countless Chute relatives. I got to jam with some incredible musicians. My distant third or fourth cousin removed thrice and then squared once played my favoritest instrument in the world: uilleann pipes. If you’re wondering what you could get me for my birthday or Christmas next year, look no further and shop here: Lark in the Morning Store.

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Posted by on December 27, 2006 in family

 

5 responses to “January 7…The Countdown Continues

  1. Jonathan Dodson

    December 27, 2006 at 4:57 pm

    sounds quaint indeed! We had a pinball christmas–Tyler, North Dallas, Dallas, East Texas, back to Austin. whew. but good in it all.

    Your hair buzz looks great man.

     
  2. Josh

    December 27, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    Glad to hear you had wonderful time celebrating Christmas, albeit a pinball Christmas. But that’s probably what made it special.

    The buzz is the only way to go now. I found a comb in my desk the other day and thought, “Wow. I’m never, ever gonna need or use that again.” Kind sad, kinda weird, kinda true.

     
  3. flacie

    December 28, 2006 at 2:20 am

    That would sound neat with “In Christ Alone”. Peter, Theresa, and I really like Celtic music. We’re a wee bit Scotch-Irish.

    Re: baby-how exciting! If you and Mrs O would want free babysitting or meals, do let us know as we would be so happy to oblige!

     
  4. flacie

    December 28, 2006 at 2:21 am

    “free babysitting” in the future.

     
  5. corey thomas

    December 28, 2006 at 6:36 pm

    that’s awesome! we did the same thing this year. instead of driving all over we just stayed home on Christmas day. it was wonderful with just the 4 of us. we had a french toast breakfast, opened presents, played with toys, took Michael (our 3 year old) to see Charlotte’s Web and then cooked a roast chicken Christmas dinner! i’ll steal your word… quaint!

     

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