August 5, 2014
... is going very quickly. I keep blinking and two weeks go by but such is time. With the end of July last week and only a few weeks left before I head back to school I thought I'd share a few of our summer highlights so far.
My mom came to visit us at the last minute for a long weekend in June and she came at the perfect because it turned out Nic had a big launch at work and spent most of the weekend slaving away. If she hadn't come, it definitely would have left something to be desired. We got to have lots of girl time to spend just the two of us. We spent Friday shopping around Pocatello and getting pedicures together. Saturday we took a day trip up to Idaho Falls. We got to experience their Saturday market which is right along the actual falls which are gorgeous. So glad she made the trip, it was a blast!
We of course, had our first ultrasound and found out the gender of baby Williamson. The very next weekend, Nic and I took the drive back up to Idaho Falls and registered for a couple of showers coming up. It was SO fun but also a tad bit overwhelming too. It was a good thing I had been given tons of advice and did quite a bit of research to create a list of things to register for, otherwise I'm sure I would have forgot something. Nic was in charge of the gun while we registered so he was a happy camper and left most of the picking and choosing to me.
Of course this summer has brought a whole lotta baby around here. Talk of a baby, time spent feeling baby kicks, and definitely quite a bit of nesting. There for a few weeks, it seemed there was a once a week delivery of a big item that came in a big box for the nursery (crib, mattress, dresser, shelves) and you would have thought it has been Rue's birthday. She has had a hay day partying in these ginormous boxes and providing endless entertainment for us. :) Our recycling bin however has not been a party. They really need to switch the pick up system around and pick up recycling once a week and garbage every other. Who's with me?! The summer has also been consumed with baby craft projects. The shower my mom is having for me in Meridian has a bow tie theme so I have been making bow tie centerpieces and bow tie onesies. As well as, I have been working on a pre-baby book with updates and letters to the baby. It has been really fun!
This last week our best friend's who are now living in Arizona came to town to visit! We hadn't seen them since last July so it felt like we had tons to catch up on and it was fun being able to show them our new house. They have a 2 year old daughter who is seriously adorable! She of course was too small to remember us from the last time we saw her but it didn't matter because she acted like she had known us forever she was so outgoing. She would grab my hand and say "Meagan come" and want to take me with her wherever she went. I loved seeing her interact with Rue too and give her a taste of what she can expect her home life to be like not too long from a now with a little boy around here. haha They gave us a couple of outfits for the baby before they left and I mean, how cute are they?! We love the Bradley's and wish they lived right next door. Maybe someday.
Perhaps the most liberating of all things this summer is a finished yard! It feels great to finally be able to say that! Nic and I have put so much of our time this summer into our yard and it has really paid off. We got motivated one last time and put the finishes touches on the front yard before planting grass seed. Now comes the divine break we have desperately hoped for. We plan to just sit back on our front porch and cheer on those little seeds while we watch them grow in. Then we will add bushes, tulip bulbs, and trees in the Fall. I seriously feel proud of what we accomplished together and my almost 7 month pregnant body is equally happy to take a break now.
As for the rest of our summer shenanigans not pictured are the endless Tastee Treat swirl ice cream cones enjoyed on our front porch and long walks around our neighborhood as the sun is going down late at night. The weekly date nights to the movies (trying to get as much of that in as possible before the baby comes) and the house projects we have finished on top of the yard. This summer is sure treating us right around here!