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Where do I even begin!?

It’s been a roller coaster of a year so far.  2012 started off with devastation. First with Chris’ work shutting down their branch with no notice, leaving him unemployed, then with the sudden, tragic loss of my Grammy.  It definitely seemed like this was going to be the worst year of our lives.  But we have pushed on and kept our chins up, as we know Grammy would want us to do…and I’m usually a very pessimistic person, so I’m not going to lie…it was hard to do.

You know how people always say that optimism breeds positivity?  That if you stay positive and keep your chin up that good things will come?  …well, they’re right.

First Chris’ work gave him a pretty decent severance pay.  Then by some miracle of God he received his annual bonus (that he’s never once been able to collect in previous years).  These two unexpected bonuses saved our lives…and our mortgage…and our visas.  We were even able to get away on vacation for the first time in, well, ever!  The furthest we ever “vacationed” was usually camping in Grand Bend, or our honeymoon to Wasaga Beach.  Not this time!  The Hobins packed up and flew to Runaway Bay, Jamaica for a week!  A week of fun, sun, food, heat, fatigue and nausea! ….wait, fatigue and nausea?…

Yes, fatigue and nausea.  A few weeks after we booked our amazing all-inclusive 2nd honeymoon vacation Good Thing #2 happened.  I found out I was pregnant!  We hadn’t really been “trying” trying…it was more of a “let’s let fate do its thing”.  And fate has blessed us with, well, we don’t know yet! lol I’m at 14 weeks now and I don’t even have the “find out the gender” ultrasound booked yet, but I hear it happens within the 18-20 week mark…so we’ll see! But we DO want to find out!  We’ve been busy cleaning out our 2nd bedroom, re-painting and reading…a lot. lol  It’s all still a little overwhelming but we’re  both so, so excited!

Pregnancy has been pretty good to me so far.  No morning sickness, so that’s awesome!  I’m finally into the 2nd trimester, so the fatigue is wearing off and I’m slowing getting my appetite back, although I’m still not a huge fan of meat…as long as it’s chopped up and IN something (sandwich, salad, etc..) then I’m ok. But I haven’t had a steak or chicken breast in God knows how long lol  The only downside so far is a ceased SI joint (pelvis/spine) which rendered me couch & icepack bound most of this week. But I’m getting treatment for it and it’s already getting better.

On to Good Thing #3…which is bittersweet to me, but ultimately a very exciting thing!  My parents are moving!  My family has lived in that house since my parents got married about 31 years ago.  It’s sad to think of anyone else other than us living there (not that I live there anymore…but it’s still very much one of my homes).  SO many memories…good and bad of course…but so, so many.  Not that my ridiculous hormones are helping either…I tear up every time I think about saying goodbye to the house lol

My Mom & Dad have bought a very sweet 8 year old farmhouse out in Hagersville.  It has all the adorable charm they’ve always wanted in a farmhouse (2 acres of property too!), but only 8 years old!  So it’s got all new everything and no worries of old cracking foundation, or yucky old septic tanks.  It’s even got a nice big out-building for my dad to convert into a nostalgic gas station/workshop/garage.  Which is where he’ll keep his ’71 Buick Skylark and ’65 Buick Riviera of course 😉  I am SO excited for them!!

See what I mean about roller coaster?  From the worst year every to possibly one of the best!  And BB Hobin is due December 19th! So this is going to be the best Christmas I could ever imagine!  Although, the pessimist who still dwells inside my head can’t stop making me think I’ll end up overdue and stuck in the hospital for Christmas morning lol But I know that it’ll be worth it…and either way, a Christmas none of us will ever forget!

Oh! and Chris did end up getting another job!  He’s working where I do, helping in the shipping dept., which he seems to love to do!  Hopefully come January he’ll be able to re-apply for city transit again and get a job driving bus (which may not sound glamorous but it pays damn well!).  Which would be another blessing as we’ll need all the savings we can get…we’ll be PARENTS by then!! 🙂

Here’s a few photos to sum up all I’ve just rambled on about – Please stop by my LD Photography Facebook Page to see more photos from our Jamaica trip! While you’re there give me a ‘like’ too! I’ll be your new best friend! 🙂 lol  You can also click the link on the left side of this blog for another direct route to my page.  Thank you!

Jamaica! Dolphin Cove

Jamaica! Martha Brae River Rafting

The view from our room! ❤

Ultrasound at 6 weeks – not much to see! But it confirmed I was in fact pregnant! lol

Ultrasounds at 13 weeks – just…WOW!

More from week 13! in the bottom one we watched BB wiggle and stretch and flip right upside down! Amazing!

Goodbye old home – You’ll be missed dearly.

Mom & Dad’s new place out in Hagersville ❤

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