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We decided to fly home for Thanksgiving this year, as I will be too far along in the pregnancy to travel during Christmas time. It was so nice to be in Oregon for the fall – it has been years since we’ve seen the leaves changing color. And we ended up having very pleasant weather for almost the whole week – it rained only on Thanksgiving day, of course. Baby put on a good show with lots of moving and shaking, which I guess was his way of saying hi to his grandparents and aunts and uncles. Chris’ family joined my family at my Grandmother’s house, and we had a lot of fun cooking good food, chatting, and playing Cranium. It sure was hard to leave this time, knowing things will be so different when we see everyone again!
My first baby shower was originally scheduled for this weekend, but at the last minute we ended up rescheduling for a later date since several people couldn’t make it. Unbeknownst to me, Chris had been conspiring with my sisters Libby and Kimmy for weeks, and had bought them plane tickets to fly down and surprise me for the shower. When they heard the shower date was changed, they decided to come down anyway and spend the weekend with me. So I had quite a surprise when they all walked in the door late Friday night! In fact I had been having kind of a bad day, and my brain was so confused to see them standing there, that I just stared at them for several moments and didn’t give them a very warm initial welcome. Of course I perked up after that and we had quite a fun-filled weekend, complete with our own baby shower over brunch, a trip to the Getty Center, and plenty of time playing Beatles Rock Band. I couldn’t have asked for a better weekend!