For starters, many of you already know that we are expecting baby #3 on June 27th. This was a huge surprise to us, but we are thrilled. Harbin has named the new baby, Baby Chik-Fil-A. When we told him we were expecting another baby, he asked what the baby's name was. We informed him that we didn't know what the name was yet, but that he could come up with something to call the baby while it's in mommy's tummy. He asked if it was a boy or girl (how smart is he!!!) and we told him we didn't know that yet. He decided Baby Chik-Fil-A was a good name, and so that's what we call him/her for now! We had our first ultrasound last Tuesday and Scott and I were able to see the baby and hear the heartbeat. We are amazed that Scott will be home for this ENTIRE pregnancy (Scott was at basic for my preg with Harbin and in Iraq for my preg with Catherine)- hopefully we'll both make it through!!!
The holidays have quickly approached us and we have enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Harbin had a blast decorating the Christmas tree this year. We put it up a few days before Thanksgiving because we knew we would be out of town over the Thanksgiving weekend. He put all of the ornaments on completely by himself- of course, they were all about 4 feet of the ground on the lower half fo the tree. Never the less, the tree looks great!!!
We are still in Chattanooga spending Thanksgiving with Scott's family. Mike and Mike (guys from Scott's unit) joined us as we celebrated with all of the Tinney clan. Catherine enjoyed her first Thanksgiving dinner of a turkey meat stick, sweet potatoes, and peas.
Yesterday the girls did their traditional Day after Thanksgiving shopping. This year was our earliest year yet, since all of the stores were opening earlier than usual. We took off about 4am and shopped until 4pm!!! Catherine joined the girls and was an angel the entire time!
As usual the Army has posed us with a new adventure for Christmas this year. Scott is having to go down and cover at Fort Benning (Columbus, GA) for the entire month of December. Fortunately, the kids and I can go with him. However, this means we will be spending Christmas with just the four of us and Kyle, a guys from Scott's unit who is going with him. I will attempt to make a Christmas dinner in our small hotel suite and we will decorate a 3 foot tree I usually put in Harbin's room. We are excited to have Scott home this year and despite our disappointment in not getting to spend Christmas with our extended families, we are glad that Scott is home and safe this year!
Well, that's about all that's new right now. I am working on getting all of my pics onto a website so I can show them all to you, but for now, these few will have to do.
Happy Thanksgiving to all!