I was going through pictures yesterday and found this one of Kody back in the puppy days. I just love how he had to grow into his ears!
Last weekend, as I'm sure those of you who are in school know, was Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.
And so I give my deepest thanks to MLK for having a weekend that usually falls either on or around my birthday. I loved it when I was in school and I love it even more now because Jon got Monday off. And since my birthday was on Sunday, I ended up getting something like a two-day birthday celebration. :)
We spent Sunday with my family which was amazing! I love spending time with them. And Jon and the fam spoiled me rotten with gifts. Don't you just love the birthdays where every gift you get is something you are excited about?
We went to a Japanese restaurant and did the whole Teppan grill experience. And here's the thing - I TOTALLY spaced that they cook 1) eggs and 2) chicken right in front of you. Oy! I just focused really hard on the soup and salad and didn't eat much of the fried rice. But other than that, it was delicious and I'm so glad we went! My mom and Jon made my favorite dessert ever, Oreo Smush (I reference it in one of the Lauren books!), and it was just the most perfect day!
And...drumroll please... I finished my deadline! Yay! Now, I just need to make a few corrections and send it off! I love being ahead of schedule!
Which means that this week has been chill week. I'm just letting my brain take a vacation this week, so I've been hanging out at the house, today I'm meeting a friend for coffee and just relaxing. I've got a stack of books I can't wait to dive into!
In other news, I'll be 16 weeks along on Friday and I'll be sure to take a decent picture then. I've also got a doctor's appointment that morning and I have to get blood drawn. :( I'm not a fan of needles. Never have been, probably never will be. I'm really not excited about it.
BUT...I'm not going to think about that today! I did want to mention, though, if you've sent me an email in the last, oh, four months or so, I promise I WILL respond to you! Hopefully between this week and next week I can write all of you back. I'm so sorry for the delay - morning sickness combined with a deadline didn't make it easy to get very much done. But now that those are both over, I should have more time to write you back!