These past two weeks of nonstop fun have taken their toll and I've spent today curled up on the couch getting caught up on everything with a touch of a cough/cold. New Hampshire was wonderful, just not a very relaxing vacation. My family has about 3902 things going on at the same time and between art shows, political events, church things, and keeping the sisters company during late homework nights (which were every. single. night -- silly high school), a nap was always on my mind. I got back with enough time on Friday to wash and dry one load of laundry while prepping two posts (silly NH grocery stores that don't carry what I need) before kissing Ben hello and getting back in the car for a weekend in Cincinnati.
A few things:
- I am feeling so blessed to have such wonderful friends as I sit here on the couch and stare at the corner of baby gifts that is taking over the living room.
- I am grateful that my days of early morning seminary are behind me. I may have woken up to my sister's alarm last week, but at least I got to go back to bed at 5 am when she got up. (seminary is basically daily bible study class for the four years of high school)
- I like living with my husband. We've spent plenty of time apart since we've been married (last year I think the days totaled almost 2 months)... but generally I like it less and less. It is always great to be back together and to fall asleep in the same bed (even if I cacoon myself in my body pillow).
- I've been wearing these shoes around the house (I started in New Hampshire because of the vast wood floors at my parens) because by the end of the day my feet hurt. I guess carrying around an extra 25 pounds is taking its toll.
^^This evening Ben and I spent some quiet time catching up and going through baby shower presents. We have yet to buy anything for this little one so all the tiny outfits and little toys have really made this pregnancy more exciting. It is hard to believe that we're going to have a baby big enough to fit into some of these -- but I can't wait.
^While we looked we sipped on some white grape juice (fancy fancy) and munched on a few new Hillshire Snacking goodies including these genoa salami small plates and honey mustard chicken strips. For someone a little sick and totally exhausted, I was so happy to pull these out of the fridge and have something yummy to snack on with zero prep. The salami was a tad spicy for me (Ben loved it) but I was a huge fan of the cheese and the chicken with dip.
^How darling is this little sweater and striped polo onesie?
^and this little fox hat?? I was even more thrilled when I found out my friend made it!
We love this family, and not just because they've let us live out of their guest room on a biweekly basis since we moved away.
^a 27 week baby bump
It wasn't until I met that little boy a year and a half ago that I first thought I could be excited about having a baby boy. (not pictured: T running around in only the shirt, tie, and hat for the remainder of Sunday)
^Ben getting some parenting practice in the cutest playroom I've ever seen.
#spon: Thanks to Hillshire for sponsoring this post!