"I used to think being a kid on Christmas was the best thing ever, but it turns out having kids on Christmas is! " - Growing a Jewel
It's the calm before the storm, the Friday before Christmas... baby sleeps, husband works, and the family hasn't arrived yet. I want to take some time to just jot down a little about these past few months.
Crazy is the best word to describe it. After Thanksgiving came and went Brandon and I felt for the first time that we could truly just zone out a little and enjoy our new home. Wow! Un-freakin-real! We own yet another home, yet this house will be our abode till otherwise. Hopefully our kids will have the stories and adventures of the cul-de-sac on Misty Plum Court in the sweet Mullbery Village. The woods behind our home will be the forest of many many adventures and explorations. Our back porch will be filled with laughter and sweet times with friends and family, and our rooms will be full of the great stories of the Fancher's upbringing. These walls will be filled with laughter... oh, what memories await us in this place.
It felt odd being here for the first month. I'm not used to wood floors or more than two rooms to put things in. I felt lost.... I felt cold. Yet... a new rug, a fireplace, an 8 ft Christmas tree and a new light fixture sure made "cozy" it's home.
We love our cottage. In fact we adore it.
We went to a tree farm this year and cut down our own tree. It was super sweet. Next year though, we will be looking much closer to make sure a spider egg nest hasn't found its home in our tree. And that is all I will say about that.
I remember last Christmas being the first magic of having a little child to show Christmas to. This year it's sweeter, and I'm sure next year will be even sweeter with two kids--one who is fully engaged in Christmas. Laef is sweet as pie... he grows teeth like he grows hair, and I can't make it stop. I love looking back through last year's magic and how it was more for me and Brandon than it was for even Laef. Seeing Laef run through the Christmas tree farm and having to chase him was pure joy. He loves yanking the stuffed ornaments off the tree and hiding the glittery ones. He oohs and aahs over everything shining and sparkly and is wowed by all the new.
I attempted to let Laef make his own wrapping paper. We did pretty well.... maybe.... Let's just say I'm not the mom that loves crafts and messes.
In other news... I'm now (still) married to a handsome stunning man who is now in his 30's. Yep... Brandon hit 30 this year. He is a remarkable dad and husband.
Yesterday I took Laef to see the bear orchestra in uptown Charlotte. It's like 25 robot bears who look like they are playing instruments. Laef looooved it.
So I wanted to share a few photos of our home. Granted we have been here about a month and a half... so I can't wait to paint and make it more my own. But I wanted to show it off a little...
I will post photos of our bedrooms later.. ;D
So we also wanted to share probably the most exciting news this month.... yes... we found out what our new/next upcoming Fancher's role is going to be.....
Yes... its true... I am still the queen of the Fancher cottage. Boys! Boys! Boys! Can I just say how relieved I felt when Brandon exclaimed in the ultrasound room, "I think I see something sticking up there... is that what I think it is?" oh yes.... Thank you, Lord... My heart was so so so thrilled to find out that Laef will have a brother.
About a month ago I had a crazy sweet dream that made me so happy. In the dream my friend knew what I was having (she had seen the ultrasound before me) and she said, "Are you ready to find out?" and I was like "Yes! Tell me..." and she said "It's a boy... but God told me to tell you something.... He is giving you a boy not to prove anything to anyone but specifically this is for Laef. He need's a brother and a best friend."
So that was the information I had gotten a month ago, along with a million people telling me it would be a girl.
We bought Laef a teepee for Christmas and his room is huge. It will be the perfect play room for my boys and I am so thrilled to have boys.
As far as Christmas goes.... I will post this on Christmas day after I have revealed the gender of baby Fancher #2 to my family members. We are currently in Ohio having Christmas with my Grandma. I have my fingers crossed for a white Christmas in my Grandma's 100 year old home in Conneaut, Ohio on Lake Erie. My favorite Christmases and summers were spent with my Grandma. She was/is the best at making the holidays and my childhood magic. I wanted Laef to spend a Christmas there while everyone was in good health. I'm so excited for her to meet him.
Well.... not much else. I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season and that you see all the people you love dearly this season.
I will try to post again soon, for my massive amount of followers. ;D lol.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!