This weekend I determined two of God’s gifts in this season of my life:
In no particular order, both are better than ever, even in the second trimester when it is no longer about surviving days. I officially slept over 12 hours on BOTH Friday & Saturday evening and when I wasn’t sleeping, enjoyed a great date night out with Ry-one of the first in a while it seems where I haven’t begged off plans in exchange for sitting side-by-side on the couch. We lived it up and split our favorite burger, the Whiskey River, at Red Robin where I forced myself to also order a side salad to compliment the fries and other goodness.
I have thought about, looked at, despised, loved and been sick of food in general over the past few months more than I care to admit yet at the same time, there is something in me that is committed to nurturing this baby well, with an occasional burger here and there, but balancing those out with good things. I have always been interested in healthy eating but I think this little one is helping me heal some places that don’t know boundaries with food and it’s amazing to me how my body keeps telling me what I need. In addition to the great food, we just had a fun date together and it felt good to be out, enjoying time with my hubby. I haven’t thought about yet the MAJOR changes that having a child will evoke in our relationship specifically as much as I have thought about how he/she will change our life. Thankful there is a 9 month period from beginning to end to prepare and learn some of these things together.
As far as the rest of the weekend, on Saturday we dug into some more home projects and by that I mean Ryan dug into some home projects and I ran to get Subway for the workers and did some minor yard work. I also got to spend a few hours with my little nephew Lucas while his momma ran some last minute errands before sweet pea arrives TODAY! I finally get to become an aunt to my little niece this afternoon and God is so good. After the loss that Rochelle and Steve have been through, I am so happy and thankful to meet their healthy little girl. I can’t wait to get the call and hear all about her- I’m sure pics are to follow after we visit her tonight and next Sunday we will be doing a postponed Thanksgiving celebration with the whole fam including this little one- so much to be thankful for!
Sunday was more good stuff; church and then on our way out, literally as we were driving out, some friends rolled down their window and invited us to breakfast for lunch at their house with their 4 fun kiddos. We haven’t hung out with them in probably two years, and at that time they had two kids but have since adopted two more from Ethiopia so now have two boys and two girls, who taught me to play golf with skip-bo cards and made us laugh over a feast of French toast made with bagels, hashbrowns, bacon and scrambled eggs hot off the griddle. I also got a chance to sit at the kitchen counter with Tami after the meal and over full mugs (decaf) talk about life and friendships and everything in between. I have a feeling these next few weeks will fly by as we cruise into the holiday season and I’m looking forward to more weekends of sleep, carbs and whatever else is to come.