A very belated Merry Christmas and an only slightly belated Happy New Year to all of you out there in blogdom! We are back from our wonderful trip to Atlanta, and you are beholding a picture of my very favorite Christmas present of 2007. A brand new nephew! This is Thomas John Sinkus, and he was born early so that his Auntie Nancy could meet him!
My sister was having a planned c-section this time around and I tried to plan our visit so that we would be there. However, they wound up scheduling the c-section for Dec. 31st, and we were slated to leave on the 30th! I was very, very sad. But, God knew what I wanted and he delivered (literally!) in a big way. My sister went into labor on her own on the 23rd, and Thomas (a.k.a Tommy-Boy, Tom, and T.J.) was born via c-section on the evening of Sunday, December 23rd. Boy, was I happy!! My sister, Beth, surprised us all on Christmas day by arriving home less than 48 hours after her c-section. She's a superhero!
So, he's pretty darn cute, eh?
Our time on the East Coast was just fantastic. We all loved spending time with my mom and dad, Beth and Paul, baby Thomas, and my adorable niece, Meghan. Here she is embedded in soap bubbles:
Meg calls me Nancy-Nancy. Apparently Auntie Nancy was a bit tricky, but, needless to say, I love it! It was awfully hard to say goodbye to everyone when it was time to head home.
We also got to spend time with the Runkles in SC and the Henriques' in AL. What a blessing to be able to see such dear, dear friends on this trip! I will post pictures as soon as I get them off my hubby's laptop and onto this computer. It's a bit too technical for me....gotta get that cute tech. guy on it :-)
So, we are all home and in one piece. The kids were very good during the flights and I managed to change a ridiculously malodorous 11 month old while balancing him on the tiny little sink in the airplane bathroom. I think I have reached the pinnacle of motherhood. It's all downhill from here.
So now we are trying to establish a routine again. It's been a difficult few days. Apparently 4 year olds take longer to go from EST to PST. Dear Gabriel keeps gracing everybody with his sparkling personality at 5 something-or-other every morning. That's fun!
I will have to type another post later about my second favorite gift. Let's just say it's a kitchen gadget that makes some rather delicioso stuff! Gustav bought it for me...and has been enjoying it immensely himself!