Ok so first for the big news! As most of you should know by now, we are expecting our fourth child and third daughter on March 24th (or in my case two weeks later) .
Between watching the heartbroken faces of three of my friends miscarry in the last 6 months during the first trimester AND the big wedding in Iowa AND Tadd and Carri's baby shower, I had to wait slightly longer than I normally do to tell anyone. Especially Joe who just gets too excited not to mention it.
Here's the little wiggly girl all snug in the belly pudge that her brother Jackson left her. :-)
We hosted our 9th annual Chili Cookoff last weekend and I managed to WIN! With a green chili that took my four days to make, smoked the pork shoulder and roasted my own peppers. Yahoo!
Just look at that beast! I made a cumin and salt crust and smoked it all day, turned out amazing.
Of course adding a major life event like birth and another child does come with it's own stress like the fact that my last day with Verizon is supposed to be the end of March, which will also be the last day of my insurance. Although for the first time ever there are a ton of options to just go out and buy insurance through a CO-OP like our bank(s) or even COSTCO offers it. So while it may be a little more expensive than Verizon's offering at least we won't go bankrupt. The silver lining (other than welcoming an amazing little person to the world) is that Verizon can no longer ship me off to Pittsburgh due to the pregnancy. :-)