Hello friends! It’s weird to think that last year, on December 15th, it was Russell’s last day at his old company before they had to let him go (budget cuts). We did it folks. We lasted a whole year on freelance incomes and managed to pay our mortgage and all our bills. I hope it gets easier from here.
It’s been a stressful December. Russell and I joked that this holiday season and last year’s holiday season have been really stressful; so maybe next year’s Christmas with a baby will actually be easier for us. Ha. The month has zoomed by and we are only days away from Christmas (!!!).
Anyways, to celebrate, Russell and I threw a Christmas party for our last community group meeting of the year. I wish I took more photos, but here’s one Russell snapped while we played board games.
On Wednesday, Russ and I went to watch a ballet. You may not have known this, but this past November, Russell participated in the Nutcracker ballet as Drosselmeyer. Okay, the production wasn’t as big as the one we just saw, but it was put on by my sister-in-law who owns her own dance studio. She had asked Russell to play Drosselmeyer and he happily did it.
One thing Russ and I are trying to do a lot of during this pregnancy is to squeeze in as many date nights as possible. On Friday, we planned a simple date night. I baked us some barbecue chicken sliders which we ate at home, then we decided to walk around South Coast Plaza. (more…)