Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while…I wish I could say my life has been so boring that there is nothing to post about, but it is actually quite the opposite. We traveled a lot in August and September, and I have been working quite a bit in October. Below are a series of “catch-up” posts with details about our recent adventures.
As I hit 36 weeks this week, we are now focused on enjoying our last few weeks sans baby…
Saturday, July 18, 2009
We recently ordered furniture for Baby P’s nursery, but until her dresser arrives, I laid all of her clothes on our guest bed. Below are some pics of the stockpile (some of these items are gifts for which I am VERY thankful!). I usually get ready in the guest bathroom in the morning, and I love to gaze at these and picture what she will look like in all of these outfits, at each different age.
Since she will be born in November, these boots are a requirement to help her survive the harsh Chicago winter!!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
To kick things off, I thought I would summarize our 4th of July weekend. We had a bit of a “staycation” here in Chicago, and really enjoyed our long weekend. On Thursday night, we had our friends Catherine and Chris over for dinner. Below is a picture of Catherine and I comparing our bumps…she is due a month before me, and is having a boy. I miss my girlfriends back in Texas a ton, so it is nice to have someone here in Chicago to share the pregnancy with!
On Friday, Brian and I hung out on our roof deck and got a little sun. We then went over to our neighbors’ place (Paul and Angela) and enjoyed some grilled “delicacies” in true 4th of July fashion (burgers, brats, you name it). We are so lucky to have such great neighbors- and there is a bit of a baby boom in our building. Of the 9 units, 3 are having a child in the next year!
On Saturday, we ventured down to the Taste of Chicago festival to eat a bunch of fair food and see my favorite band Guster. We had great intentions, however, the weather was AWFUL (60 and rainy), so we saw the band and left. The show was great, but the Taste of Chicago itself was a little disappointing. I went into it totally craving a corn dog (a la Fletcher’s corny dogs at the Texas State Fair). However, Brian was quick to dash my hopes by informing me that “they don’t do corn dogs up here.” I couldn’t fathom it! Why would a town that is known for “regular” hot dogs not take the extra step to embrace the corn dog? I sense a money-making opportunity. Alas, I was forced to settle on a prime rib quesadilla and some ice cream (poor substitutes). Brian had a pulled pork sandwich and we called it a day.
Sunday was the only truly beautiful day of the weekend. It was about 80 degrees, with a nice breeze, and SUNNY! We had breakfast on our roof deck, enjoying the clear view of the downtown skyline. Then we went to the Cubs game with Mike and Emily (Brian’s bro and sis-in-law). Thankfully, the Cubs won!