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We're Back!!

We had a fantastic vacation to the south of Chile! We were gone for just over two weeks and it was great. We are just getting the pictures and videos uploaded and ready for your viewing pleasure. Once we do, we'll send out an email with the links. :)

We're now back into the swing of things. The house is clean and getting organized, the yard is looking good and the car is starting to feel refreshed after that long trip. Der goes back to work on Thursday (already!!) so we're just enjoying his last few days at home. I've been doing some tutoring with my Norwegian students and will do a couple more days, just to get them back into English mode.

While on the trip, we discovered that Kirsi is ready for a big girl bed. She started to refuse to sleep in her pack 'n play after we were camping so Daddy had to sleep on the floor while Mommy and Kirsi got the two twin beds at the cabin! So, we've been busy getting her new room ready. Her new bed will come tomorrow and then the transition will begin. It's hard to believe that she'll be upstairs and in her own big girl room. Wowzers!

I've been feeling pretty good, pregnancy-wise. The heartburn has hit me hard again (about the same time as with Kirsi) but thankfully I have a big supply of TUMS to help me through it. I've been feeling a little goofy the last few days but I don't know if I have a bug or if it's pregnancy related. We'll see how it goes.
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