In other news, all of a sudden it's become Christmas-time! Hurray for that! There is Christmas music on the radio, and we're going to pull out decorations tonight -- how fun would it be to bring the baby home to a festively decorated house! (Very fun is the answer you're looking for.) It's also served as a reminder of how different our lives are going to be with a baby, and Christmas is the first big example of that. Normally we would fly back to Texas to see our families, but this year we might be staying put here in a totally new city. We're waiting until she arrives to decide for sure. Even then it's going to be hard, though, since we have no idea what life will be like with a baby, and how she and I will be feeling by Christmas. I've found myself missing the traditions that we had in San Diego too -- like Kristin's annual Christmas party (2006 pictured above), Thanksgivmas, Fun Times gift exchange and all the December birthdays. I miss our friends in San Diego, and the urban family we had built with them.
That is not to say that I'm not excited about new traditions and the new family that we're about to become, but this Christmas will be a very stark contrast to last Christmas, regardless of where we spend it.