This week we celebrated our military heroes. The girls were out of school for a bit. We had lots of free family time. We also had some sickness pass through. I think Ellie and I had a night of food poisoning, although I can't figure out what it was. Phil had a cold (meaning he thought he was dying and stayed in bed all day- of course that was his day off of work). Now we're passing back some sniffles, nothing much, not enough to hold us back from anything. But that means everyone is sleeping more (or should be sleeping more). Living in Jacksonville we're surrounded by military heroes. So, I usually take it for granted- missing my ID card to military discounts and the nice gym on base. It takes a day like Veterans day, reading all the Facebook postings, to remind myself that I really am thankful for all those who have served and all the rights and liberties I have. That's pretty amazing. MOPS was wonderful on Monday. Ellie liked going on her day off so it was a win-win. The speaker was Dr. Linda Miles talking to us about relationships with husbands, mothers and in-laws. She gave some really insightful points- so much so that I've had a few post-therapy sessions with friends this week! I had a down day and worked on getting "the new boy"'s room ready. I moved all Abigail's clothes out and now she's sleeping on the bottom bunk with Marly on the top. I had been stalling this move for so long, not prepared for the battle. It turns out, it was a super easy transition. 'Bout time something was super easy around here! Now I just need to masculinize the room and move his things in (from the dining room). Maybe one day this week? I'll do a before and after shot so you can see it. I had a day of appointments on Thursday starting with a birth center appointment. Everything is going well. I got a rH shot then headed to get an ultrasound. I'm so glad I arranged for Gara to watch Abigail for me. That was an awful experience. I had to wait an hour to get in and was almost late to pick up Marly. Luckily, everything seems to be fine. My low-lying placenta must have grown up with the baby. He kicks like crazy! It's pretty neat that if someone touches my stomach, he kicks them! Friday was a busy day! We started bright and early with Dunkin Donuts (I signed up to bring a dozen for a teacher book fair preview at Ellie's school so we all got a treat, too). Then, we had a playdate at the Fire Station. Then, we had a play date at the Harmon's. I hadn't seen Jamie since she became a stay at home mom so it was so nice to catch up with her. We went out with a fun new group Friday night. The Boozers and their pals: Deimlings, Trobaughs and Wilhelms. Dinner at the Brick then drinks at Mojo's. Just what we all needed- a night of belly laughs! I love that! Saturday was low key. This was the first weekend in a long time with no plans! It was chilly so we went to OP mall to ride the train and get a few new clothes for Ellie. She loved that! We all took a nice, long nap that afternoon as it got colder. We met the Applegates at Moon River and checked in with the Bentons and Dearings while there. Today we went to mass, missed seeing all our Catholic buddies, so we headed over for breakfast at TCC, which Jan was right, it IS an amazing deal! We caught up with our old neighbors, the O'Steens then did a family shopping trip to WD. After nap we took the boat out for a spin. It warmed up today so it was a nice afternoon. We enjoyed lots of family time tonight, all about the Bravos, no trouble!