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Monday, December 5, 2011

Playing catch up...

Hello, friends!

Sorry for the delay between posts.. a few things have happened... let's catch up.
First of all, we found out after 8 months of trying, we're pregnant!
Can't wait for July 14 to welcome Baby Derksema. 
We're not going to find out the sex ahead of time.
Our boy name is Edward Michael and our girl name is Evelyn Kathleen.
I have two best friends who are also pregnant and we are all due within a few weeks of each other.
More best friends are currently trying... hoping we'll just make a big Summer of it!
First trimester is complete on New Years Eve.  Cheers to getting some energy back!
Double cheers to not throwing up at all!
Shout out to my Uncle David who suggested a title for this post that just didn't quite make the cut...
 "Gettin' Jiggy with the Derksemas"

Also, in addition to my full time job, I've joined forces with Kitsap Chair Covers, an awesome local business offering specialty linens and chair covers.  Near and dear to my love of event planning and a great way for me to earn some extra income during maternity leave and *ahem* possibly afford me the opportunity to stay home full time one day.
Check out the website, and then call me to book *wink*:

Brian finished his first quarter of school in the Apprentice Program at PSNS.  He is loving working there and is making friends and excelling in his trade.  I couldn't be more proud/relieved.
Thankful for the health benefits and insurance for us and baby.

On the house front- we are still preparing to buy our first home.  Our current home has only two bedrooms upstairs in the finished part of the house, so we will be outgrowing it soon enough.  We plan to be here at least another year as we continue to save and get ready to buy our dream house.  We've made a goal, this is the last place we will rent!  Luckily we have amazing landlords/ friends who we rent from here who have allowed us to live in and care for the house as if it were our own- hence the painting and projects.  We'll continue loving it and happily bring baby home here and pass it back off to them when the time is right. 

We just put up our tree this weekend and Bri and my Dad hung the lights on the outside of the house... it's looking good around here. 

I have some projects in mind and am excited to start on baby's room... I'll be blogging about those.  And I'll start them just as soon as I can muster up some energy!

Right now my main project is crafting up this babe!