It's been longer than I thought since I wrote last! We have done some exciting things since then, however!
Doug and I celebrated our birthdays. Mine was on the 30th and his was December 7th. For my birthday Doug gave me a netbook and a gps system. I actually couldn't believe he got me those two things!! I LOVE the gps and the computer is good, but it would be better if it were faster!! I just don't have the patience for that little 1gb netbook! Doug had a pretty good birthday as well. I designed a Buffalo Bills sweatshirt for him and he got surround sound speakers for the living room. I guess that's a gift for the whole family, but he's the one who wanted it! We also had two dinners. One with my family and the other with his.
School is over for the semester! Finally!! I'm just waiting for two more grades to come in so I know how I did. I've done better, that's for sure, but it wasn't terrible. Word of advice, don't take a foreign language online. You will fail.
Zach and I went to meet our newest cousin Audrey this past weekend (my cousin Elizabeth had her in September). Audrey is a sweet baby with rolls for days!! It is so cute!! I love all of her sweet chubby rolls of goodness! Zach had a great time playing with Beth's dog, Dora. She is so incredibly playful. We were chasing her and she would go from room to room as if she were hiding from us, but wanted us to find her! Zach laughed the whole time! She is also very protective of the little ones. Beth has stairs and of course Zach wanted to climb them. I told Dora to go get him and not let him go up the steps and she would go over and lick him as if to make him stop. If he was able to get past her, she would lay down on the steps blocking his way and lick him. It was so neat to see, and pretty funny. I wish our dogs were like that. They could care less about Zach. They wouldn't rescue him if he were about to fall off a cliff. We also saw my brother and his girlfriend Jessye while we were there. She is 13 weeks pregnant now and finally starting to have a little baby bump. It's very cute. As nervous as I am for them, I'm pretty excited to have a new niece or nephew!
Let me say that it is very trying traveling alone with a one year old. He did pretty well on the way up, but dinner was a bit challenging and the ride home had its moments. I had to stop at Wawa on the way back to get gas and change him and I learned that Wawa does not have facilities for you to change your child. I was shocked. What major gas station/food source, one off of a major highway, doesn't have a changing station?! The Wawa outside of Fredericksburg, that's who. So I changed him in the back seat of our truck, with his little bum sticking out, in the cold rainy weather. He cried and screamed the entire time. I would have gotten in and closed the doors, but 1, you have to first close the back door in order to close the front door and 2, there wasn't enough room for the both of us back there. Thanks Wawa. So in effort to try and make it up to him, I bought him a very small package of goldfish crackers. His favorite. He was doing really well putting his little hand in the bag and pulling out 1 or 2 at a time and then I got on the on ramp to 95 and heard a rip and then a giggle. That is NEVER good. I turned around and somehow he was able to rip the bag in 2 spots and the inevitable was about to happen. Thankfully I had some bags in my purse (the ones you can put dirty diapers in) and I grabbed the back and carefully put the fish inside the other bag. Needless to say, I still need to take the dirt devil to the carseat. So for about 15 miles he picked at the goldfish that were in his lap and under his butt. I slept pretty good that night.
I think that is all for now. I need to go check on him. He's too quiet.