I won't even try to pretend that tomorrow's gender-reveal sonogram isn't all I can think about right now. I am so excited it's ridiculous. But I did want to drop in and say hello and share a few little things.
First thing's first: we got our tree up! I'm a fan of simple, so we stick to lights, ribbon, and classic ball ornaments (the majority of which may or may not be covered in gold glitter). Part of me, though, think's it's missing something, and I scoured Hobby Lobby yesterday for some fun/interesting ornaments and didn't find anything I liked. I might have to break down and head to Pottery Barn to see what I can find...
I also moved our "Peace" display from its spot above the piano this year. When I first got the letters last year, I had bought a "G" and an "r" so that I could leave it up all year round: "Grace" in spring, summer, fall, and "Peace" in winter. When it came time to switch to "Grace" in January, I painted the letters heirloom white because we don't have a whole lot of gold in our house when it's not Christmas. And I found that I liked it better vertical, so this became its new home.
I also got our dining table all done (pictures soon... I changed just a couple of things from last year), but I still need to do our mantel and my Christmas village. Apparently I was a little ambitious in thinking I could get it all done last weekend. :)
Apart from that, we've been taking it easy. I've worked from home a couple of days in the last week, which I adore. I broke down and bought several maternity tops/pants, which have been WONDERFUL. (Why in the heck don't we wear pants with elastic panels all the time?) I also ordered some things from Old Navy which should come in tomorrow, and I'm excited to see what works out.
AND we've been gearing up for Paris. I've got a rough itinerary which I'll try and share soon (probably boring to most, but I always think it's neat to see how people plan their vacations), and we've been gathering up all our warm clothes (temperatures should be in the 30s and 40s while we're there). Nine more days, y'all!