It has been raining all night and all day so far, and I love it! I just like being inside and hearing the rain and having the heater on and feeling all cozy. It hasn't rained very much at all, so I am enjoying it! Yesterday was quiet and I spent most of it hanging out with my Mom at my parents' house. I think I have mentioned it before, but if I haven't..here's an inside glimpse into my marriage: Every night before we go to sleep, Mark and I read out loud to each other. We choose a book together and then read about a chapter a night, rotating who has to read and who gets to listen. We've finished three books since we got married, and right now we're reading a Bill Bryson travel journal called Notes From a Small Island. It's all about him backpacking through England. I read it years ago, before I went to England, and i am loving reading it again with Mark. I highly recommend any books by Bill Bryson. He is hilarious and his travel journals are just one funny adventure after another. I have five of his books..so good!
My brother in law, Ed, is going to Chico for a weekend visit. His plane gets in at midnight tonight, in Oakland, and Mark is picking him up. So, Mark will probably get home at 3:30 or 4:00 am. Yuck. He doesn't have to work tomorrow, but we do have an appointment very early in the morning. We'll see how he manages that. This weekend is so busy for us, which makes me a little sad because I'm leaving Monday morning for two whole weeks! I wanted to spend a lot of time with Mark this weekend, but..oh, well. The best and worst parts of the weekend happen tomorrow. I am getting blood drawn tomorrow, which I absolutely hate..but I'm also getting my first ultrasound!! I am so excited to see our little baby and hopefully get a more accurate due date. Although, I have heard that drinking all that water and waiting for a couple hours is not fun at all. Ugh. This weekend is going to go by so fast and I am a little anxious about flying out to San Antonio by myself. I haven't traveled by myself in five years, and I never liked it. But, It's worth it! I can't believe I finally get to meet my niece. By the end of this trip, I am going to know her very well since I'll be spending 8 hours a day alone with her! I will miss my life here, especially all my friends and my church. I'll miss my cell group. I'll miss Gidget and Chiyo. I'll especially miss Mark! I love him so much and my favorite part of the day is when I see him walk through our front door after work. But, at least my best friend is coming with me. This is corny, but knowing that I have Jesus with me, no matter where I go, really calms me down and makes me feel so secure. No matter where I go, God is with me and the Holy Spirit will guide and comfort me. It's so awesome!