Monthly Archives: December 2010

Early December Happenings

This past week has been filled to the brim with fun and exciting activities. Enjoy the photos below!

On Friday, Dec. 3rd, my mom and sister came over to help me decorate my house for Christmas.

After a couple of failed attempts (and a few tears!) at setting up the tree and securing it so Snickers would not knock it over, we found a plan the worked! The tree is tied to the chair (see the gold ribbons sticking out out of the right side??) and tied to the table it’s sitting on (cleverly concealed by the tree skirt). It’s been 5 days and so far, so good….but there’s still time for her to figure out how to destroy it!

Our Fire place. Next year we will have 3 stockings!!!!

The cedar chest Mike’s grandma gave us when we got married. Right now it houses games. Soon it will house baby toys!

Our Piano



Later that evening, my mom, sister and I attended Calvary Chapel Moreno Valley’s Ladies Christmas Celebration! It was a wonderful time of fellowship and food.

Me and Mom, ready to go!

My bestie Jessi and I

The stage


The next afternoon, Saturday, Dec. 4, my Aunt Diane hosted a Welcome Home party for her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Sveta who returned safely from Afghanistan. They are both in the Army and were stationed there for quite a while! We are praising God for their safe home-coming!  We also celebrated my cousin Amber’s birthday.


Terry and his daughter Isabella


Amber, Steph and I (the 3 preggos!)


Cousins David and Andrea


Amber with her adorable daughter Teagan


Sveta, Kage and Me


Cousins Stacie and Daniel, and Uncle Jeff


Cousins Elizabeth, Serenity & Nicholas

I have A LOT of cousins!



On Monday, Dec. 6, my sister and brother-in-law, Steph and Judd, drove me out to Upland to pick up a crib I found on Craig’s list for the baby! Judd also had to go to El Monte and Buena Park to pick up some car parts, so we spent most of the day driving. And since we were so close to Knott’s Berry Farm, my pregnant self requested a quick stop to get a funnel cake! YUMMY!!!!! There was also a crazy bird man at the gas station I couldn’t help but snap a few pictures of too.  Below are the pictures from that adventure.

My crib, and Judd’s car parts


Judd and Steph


Funnel cake  before


Funnel cake after – it didn’t stand a chance!


The crazy bird man


Notice the bird on his head


I feel so incredibly blessed to have the family that I do! I am also so thankful to the Lord that my back has held out this long and that I have been able to do most of my normal activities lately. I can’t wait to see what the rest of December holds – not to mention the next year!!!

Time is Flying By!

I can’t believe it has been a whole month since I have written in my blog! The days seem to fly by when I am feeling well. And I have been feeling well much more than before. I started getting prenatal massages every two weeks and up until now (last night was torturous!) I have felt like my old (somewhat messed up) self. I forgot to turn the heater on last night and I think that is why I was in so much pain. I got up this morning and turned it on, heated up my rice bag, and made some hot chocolate. I am feeling much better but I’m afraid if I move too fast or turn a certain way, I will be in big trouble. I suppose having to be so aware of my movements is good – keeps me in constant communion with the Lord. I have always noticed I pray more when I’m in pain.

November was a really good month for my physically, but not so much mentally. I found myself worrying so much about things – family relationships, my cluttered house feeling like it was closing in on me, the baby…the list goes on and on. I spent a lot of time reading my Bible and praying and I also started to write down the projects that need to get finished before the baby comes. This seemed to help my anxiety a little, but even last night I was freaking out thinking “What if the baby is a boy??? I am not sure I could handle a circumcision!!!!” I am sure all you moms who have boys are laughing at me right now, but I gotta say I’m still a little freaked out this morning about it! LOL.

Mike asked me what I wanted for Christmas and I decided that I wanted projects to be done. There are so many things to do- furniture needs to be moved out of my office, soon to be nursery, and into various other rooms in our house. The piano needs to be moved back into Mike’s music room, the entertainment center needs to be moved to another wall, the book cases (now in my office) need to be moved to the living room wall that now has the entertainment center. My desk needs to be moved into our bedroom, the baby’s dresser/changing table needs to be painted, not to mention the nursery needs a new coat of pain! AHHHH!! Obviously none of these things can be actually done by me, so having all of it done as a Christmas present seems perfect. It’s all I really want. That, and to spend time with my incredible husband. Only 16 more days and he has Christmas Break. This is also the amount of days until we find out if Baby Levitsky is a boy or a girl!! I think I will take my sister’s advice and make a paper chain! You know, the ones that we made in school to count down until Christmas!! I think I will make it green and red and use it as garland and decorate with it!

My next post (hopefully not in a month!) will show some of the Christmasy things coming up- our decorated home,  the Ladies’ Christmas Dessert and maybe some pictures from my cousins’ Welcome-Home-from-Afghanistan  Party this Saturday!