this is the current picture that graces the wallpaper of my laptop. it was taken of me and my sister in law, jessica by 2 troublemaking gentlemen (ie my husband and my brother in law) who then proceeded to "doctor" it up somewhat (you may need to click to enlarge to fully admire their handiwork) as soon as sis saw it she screamed bloody murder. oh yes, we were in kauai at the time, having the most lovely vacation ever. i have it as my wallpaper to remind myself that i used to have a figure (and why did i used to have such an issue with my thighs??) and i am posting it today for all to see because jessica hasn't checked my blog for awhile and i know that she's going to soon and it puts a smile on my face to think of her freaking out when she sees this. love you sis ;)
in other news, i am sick. the kind of sick that sits in your head and refuses to budge no matter how many times you blow your nose. i have gotten through this whole pregnancy completely healthy and then, at the very end (and during CHRISTMAS nonetheless) i go and get all sick, with nothing to ease my pain but lame old tylenol. and lots of mandarins, of course. thankfully, it's just sitting in my head (and my throat and my sinsuses) and hasn't decided to reach down to make the rest of me all achey and i'm hoping and praying that with enough fluids (and mandarins) it will decide to flee by monday so that i won't spend christmas being all oozy and miserable.
i can't believe it's already the 23rd! when i was younger i used to go around on this day saying "today is the eve of christmas eve" and for some reason i thought that was pretty cool. i am really looking forward to tomorrow and think it's lovely that christmas eve falls on a sunday. we get to go to church twice; once in the morning and then again in the evening for the candlelight service, which is my favourite service of the year. i'm hoping that it being on a sunday will cause more people to pause and relax and perhaps not be so panic stricken on the last day before christmas and maybe, just maybe, realize what the true meaning of christmas is all about: God with us. i've been a believer ever since i can remember and that still gives me chills.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!