Thursday, January 1, 2009

Exciting News and Holiday Greetings

South Seaport Tree
We started the Holiday Season off with our feet running in November and are finally home and taking a breather for the first time in six weeks.   We kicked off the season with three weeks of visitors starting with Tyler's family for Thanksgiving, then my Aunt Suzy and her daughter Deni for a weekend, and ending with my sisters and husbands and a few friends.  

Before I get to the highlights and Christmas, there are a few big announcement that I have been meaning to share:

#1 Number two is in the oven and Chase will joins the ranks of BIG BROTHER on May 26

Training started with cousin Soren over Thanksgiving

#2 My younger brother Matt received his mission call to Catania, Italy (March 11th)

#3 Cara, my sister-in-law is expecting child #5 in July 

Ok now back to the highlights...
 - Museum of Natural History (warning if you attend with Chase he is not a stop and look kind of kid, he prefers to look on the go)
- Thanksgiving balloons
- Thanksgiving Day Parade
- Rockefeller tree
- Holiday windows (Macy's, Bloomingdales, Saks)
- Trains inside Grand Central and Citigroup
- Amy Ruth's (Chicken and Waffles anyone)
- Shrek the Musical
- South Seaport tree lighting
- Levains Bakery (3x and yes I ate them and yes it gave me heartburn) note: I only get heartburn when I'm pregnant and sugar does the trick
- Lots of good food
- and let's not forget the SHOPPING

South Seaport
Thanksgiving balloons
back row - Tyler, Minde, Linda, Ryan and Melissa
Front row- Chase, Keira and Soren
Chase and Keira working on Thanksgiving crafts before dinner
Waiting to see Santa at Macy's Santa Land
Still waiting...we saw Santa and only had a mild break down
Chase and mom - trains at Citigroup
Chase - trains Grand Central

One last note on this post, after all the visitors left we had two days before Chase and I flew out to UT and let's just say he became really, really sick if you can't tell from the picture.  On Monday he spiked a fever of a 103 hardly slept, I gave him some Tylenol and Mortin and decided if he woke up the next morning I would call the doctor.  He woke up and his fever had come down, we ran a few errands, headed home to put Chase down for a nap, an hour later he woke up with a fever of 103.6, I called the doctor at 3:30 explained that I was flying out at 7 the next morning and saw the doctor at 4:45.  He was put on antibiotics and for the next week wouldn't leave my side.


Mike and Ariane said...

Congrats on #2! I had a gut feeling you were prego, don't know why! That's cool about Kara, too!
Looks like you guys are doing well. Oh, love that photo of you and Chase at the trains. His little look at you, so cute! He adores his mom! You're a great mom and #2 is lucky!

Beth, Cody and Morgan said...

Yay for #2s! We are so excited for you guys and can't wait to watch our little boys become big brothers together! My how the time flies. I got tired just reading that post of all the wonderful things you did and all the visitors. I hope you had a great time in Utah and Chase recovered quickly!

familia Bybaran said...

It looks like you guys had a great time (except for the getting sick) and congrats again on number 2. I can't wait to meet her/him.

Levi Smylie said...

So sorry you were sick. What timing, eh? BUT YAY FOR THE NEXT BABY!!! (this is Rebecca_

sunnyandmarc said...

Great news, Christensens! Hope you're feeling well Minde.

Kris and Linda said...

Thanks for all you did to make it a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mom