Better Late than Never

Well, I guess it's better late than never to wish everyone Happy Holidays!! It's been forever since I posted and I have no idea what has been going on but we have surely been busy. Of course, work eats up most of our time these days and Kate gets all the rest. The holidays were as wonderful as expected and we had so much fun in Decatur with my family. Seeing Kate and cousin Liza interacting together was the best part. These girls are sure to be best of friends. Kate certainly had a HUGE Christmas. The girl racked up!! It's nice to be settling back into a normal routine and gearing up for Mardi Gras. Kate turned 9 months old on January 2 and this is my favorite age so far. She is hilarious! She now has four teeth and those top ones are big. She'll bite you if you aren't careful and it hurts. She really wants to crawl but just can't quite figure it out. I think it is only a matter of days before she is off and won't life get interesting then? She "talks" all the time and has started associating certain things with certain sounds. Mostly she knows the dog as "D" and says it every time she sees one. She's eating much better but still prefers table food to baby food. Who can blame her? She had her checkup yesterday and weighed in at a whopping 22 lbs and 28 3/4 inches long. She's a chunk but it's adorable!! I really can't imagine it getting any better than this but I know it will. So fun!!

In adult news, work has been crazy. Starting a new doctor's office has it's challenges but I genuinely love what I am doing and the people I am working with so it makes it all worth it. It is so nice to wake up and not dread going to work. I miss Kate during the day but she loves daycare and her teacher and seems so happy there so I just trust that I am doing the right thing. I have started a new Sunday School based on the themes from "The Shack". It is wonderful. Last week we talked about Grace. Wow, is that powerful. Grace is an amazing thing (hence the song I guess) and almost hard to comprehend. I don't feel like I deserve how much God loves me but it sure is comforting to know that He does even when I mess up. That class last week was like this huge breath of fresh air. It really helped me prepare for another work week. I feel so blessed to have found this amazing church family that has already offered so much to all of us. It will be so fun to watch Kate grow up there. We have finally planned the NYC trip that we have wanted to go on forever. My mom, aunt and I will be heading to the Big Apple in March and I can't wait. My mom and aunt haven't been since they were teenagers so it will be so much fun to see the city with them. I hope it doesn't turn into the three stooges take Manhattan but you never know. We are really excited! I guess that's about all I have time for now. My New Year's resolution was to be more organized and take more time to do the things I care about (like blogging) so hopefully I will do a better job. I am really so impressed by all you super hero working moms out there who can juggle it all and keep your blogs up to date. Hats off to you. Hope everyone has a great week and enjoys this refreshing sort of winter weather.