Sorry it's been so long since I've posted pictures.
We had a wonderful trip to NC to see the families, celebrate Thanksgiving, and put Isaac into Toddler Overdrive. It was so much fun! We took a direct flight (bless those!) because of my impending due date--about the worst thing I can imagine is going into preterm labor in the Chicago airport.
When we got to Vance's parents' house, Dad decided to take Isaac out to see the tractor. I thought that was pretty strange, because it was 11pm, but hey, grandads are grandads. Things got stranger when no one answered the door, and after repeated knockings and a doorbell ring, the door mysteriously popped open without a greeter on the other side. I was confused. Vance and I went into the kitchen: no one there. Then he said, "come sit on the couch with me," and I realized what was going on....
It was November 27th. The fourth anniversary of our engagement. And Vance had recreated it. There was a fire in the fireplace, a dozen of my favorite roses, and champagne (okay, sparkling, but still). We sat on the couch just like last time, and Vance proposed again, and I accepted again. So congratulate me! I'm engaged! And just as thrilled to say yes--actually, more thrilled because I know how wonderful married life is--as I was four years ago.
The next morning, Zack woke up in adrenaline mode. "Nana nana nana nana! Papa! Papa! Papa Fwank! Dog! Nice dog! Albert dog! Seth! Baby Seth! Nana! Nana! Nana!" etc, for most of the rest of the week. It was hilarious. He's not usually that excited to be alive, but then again our little 700 sq feet of heaven doesn't house grandparents, a cousin, an aunt, an uncle, a horse, a Big tractor, a toy tractor, and a dog.
We also went to Raleigh for a day to see my family and celebrate Dad's birthday. It was short, but sweet. Isaac took a shine to Uncle AJ right away (I think they look a lot alike and even share some weird traits, like their aversion to creamy things).
Sorry I don't have more pictures--I forgot to recharge my battery before we left! Right now blogger won't let me upload pics, so I'll post a couple later.
Our second Thanksgiving was wonderful, but I was also relieved to be back and within driving distance of the hospital. Of course, knowing my luck, baby girl will decide to hibernate until the bitter end....