Welcome to the world Elora!
This morning niece number three made her entrance and we're so excited to meet her very shortly when we make our way to Chicagoland for Christmas next week!
Matt and I ran out of creativity on a pre-birth nickname for this one, so we just settled on BD3. Baby DeeWaard the III. Big sisters Abby and Kady got the nickname honors this time with Rapunzel and Tinkerbell, respectively. But, I guess those weren't nicknames. I'm pretty sure Abby thought Rapunzel was a viable option. We just had a conversation over the phone last week, while uncle Matt was visiting, and she was making up joke names for me instead of doing her homework. If I heard her correctly, between her giggles at her cleverness, Tinkerbell Homework was one she thought sounded pretty silly. Elora is much prettier!
In much less exciting news, five minutes ago I finished one of my graduate school applications. THE application. It took me like 8 years of mulling this one over, but I finally did it. It's done! And it was oh so tedious, having to mail four documents to the department and submit other documents online. Actually getting in to the program will be both a blessing and curse, so for right now, the important thing is just to celebrate the accomplishment of....
Yeah for 12-12-2006.
And with that, good night! I'm exhausted!