8.13.12 – Weekend Recap

13 Aug

The weekend flew by as it normally does. It felt a little strange for it to be just the two of us, since we have had so many visitors lately. However, we enjoyed some quality time together and took advantage of one of our last weekends before becoming parents. Here’s a quick recap:

Friday: Date night! I had a hankering for some Panera Bread for dinner and enjoyed trying the mac n cheese for the first time (yum!). Then we headed to the movie theater to see Hope Springs, which we both really enjoyed (I recommend it!). We played a few arcade games including PacMan and Space Invaders (throwback!) and almost won a stuffed animal in the claw game before calling it a night.

Saturday: We ventured into the city for the 28th annual Dutch Festival at the Reading Terminal Market. We enjoyed a yummy breakfast at the Dutch Eating place before exploring the special booths set up with Dutch Amish crafts and goodies. Outside I got a little taste smell of home at the petting zoo. They had baby chicks, a cow and her calf, sheep, goats, pigs, and a mini horse and her colt. They were all pretty cute. The pig was the most entertaining going crazy over her water dish and rubbing her bottom against the fence to scratch an itch. They also had a bluegrass band as well as buggy and mini-horse rides down Arch Street.

Here are a few pics:

We went home to relax a little before tackling our broken glider in the nursery. The company is supposed to be sending us a new one but told us we could keep the broken one. We don’t have much faith it will be here anytime soon, so we wanted to try to fix the broken one.

Before and after:

Kyle isn’t necessarily known as a “handy-man” when it comes to home improvement and fixing things, but he was Mr. Fix-it this weekend! We are both very proud of him. :) I am one happy momma with the nursery officially complete.

Sunday: We traveled north to attend church. Our Associate Pastor from our Bloomington-Normal church recently accepted a job and moved out our way with her family. We enjoyed the service and going to brunch with Dave, Becca, and Baby Eleanor afterwards. It feels great to have friends living nearby. I spent the afternoon enjoying the beautiful weather on the back deck while Kyle enjoyed a little “me time” indoors. We got some Chicago-style pizza at Uno’s for dinner, and video chatted with some family and friends before calling it a night. I love technology!

All-in-all it was a successful, enjoyable weekend. It feels pretty strange for me not be stressing about going back to school right now. It is a little bittersweet, but I am definitely enjoying making final preparations for our big life event! I definitely don’t miss my back-to-school nightmares and endless to-do lists, and I am extremely grateful that I will have the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom for the immediate future thanks to my hardworking husband. I’m feeling very blessed and counting the days until our little one finally makes her appearance!

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3 Responses to “8.13.12 – Weekend Recap”

  1. Lloyd Shook August 13, 2012 at 8:38 pm #

    It looks as though Kyle is turning into a really handy guy to have around. Love, Gramma and Granmpa.

  2. Lloyd Shook August 15, 2012 at 10:50 pm #

    Jamie, In case you have a baby bumbo seat  and have not seen it on TV. It has been recalled because 17 baby’s have had fractured skulls after falling over with them. All’s well here. we are looking forward to some cooler weather. Hope all goes well for you and Delaney. Looking forward to her arrival as I’m sure you are.

                                                 Love, Grandma and Grandpa Shook

                                                          

                                           

    ________________________________

    • jamiepott August 16, 2012 at 12:14 am #

      Don’t have one of those. Thanks for letting me know. All is well here too–counting the days!

      Love,

      Jamie

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