For Thanksgiving Willie's parents and brother Adam came out from Omaha. We made a great dinner, played music, went to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and played cards. Willie's mom Kathy kept my kitchen spotless. I really enjoyed having family around. I had some free time to go running, work in the garden and go to the bead store. It was a wonderful holiday. I wish we saw Willie's family more.

Willie and his boys in his new library chair.

We all went to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. It was really snowing. The canyon was also full of fog so we couldn't see to the bottom, but it was still so beautiful. Hank and I hung out in the visitor center and I watched the video on the cayon while everyone else did some exploring in the snow.

Thanksgiving dinner was delicous and beautiful. It was a breeze with everyone helping. Willie bought a few flowers for the occasion and I collected some herbs from the garden. They were the only things still living after a few good frosts.


Wyatt has been exploring the performing arts. Sometimes I hear him in the front room saying, "Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls". His favorite song as of late it the rock 'n roll version of itsy bitsy spider.











It's been 7 weeks since Hank was born. I think we are starting to adjust to having a new baby around. He is adorable. He is so warm and snuggly. He just started smiling and he sleeps a lot. Today was his first trip to Colorado National Monument which we tried to do two weeks ago but we ended up getting in a car accident (no one was hurt but the car) which ruined our plans. He slept on the whole hike. Wyatt just loves him and holds his hand in the car when he's crying. We love Hank so much. We are really glad he's part of our family. I am really enjoying him. I struggled with post-partum depression so long after Wyatt was born and the stresses associated with a preemie that I don't remember just enjoying having a baby around. Even in the middle of the night I'm happy to see Hank and feed and hold him.


I'm really glad I'm not pregnant anymore. Some people really enjoy that time, but for me it felt like the longest 39 weeks of my life. I'm so glad he's finally here! I have my strength back now and I'm feeling good. I can bend over and I started jogging again this week. I'm underslept which I think will last for a while, but I'm getting enough sleep to function. I was retaining so much water towards the end of my pregnancy that I lost 35lbs in the two weeks after Hank was born. I think I'll have to work a little harder to get the rest of the weight off. It obvious I'm getting back into the swing of things because I have a new post of our blog.

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