I forgot to get a picture of the tickets (though I thought they were in my pants pocket. they must have been thrown away with the Walmart receipt), or even the food or the theatre, but we had a splendid time. I'm glad I at least kept the thank you note that came with it for a little longer.
I think it's because I played the organ last week in church, so people actually saw me (as opposed to just sitting in the congregation, then hiding in the library during Sunday School and getting to Relief Society late every week because of the library), but I've been getting a lot more comments recently at church about "Sister Baker, I didn't know you were pregnant!" or the best one yet (which I don't believe for a minute) is from my visiting teaching companion while we were visiting teaching on Sunday "I was wondering if you were pregnant or not. You're still kind of in that awkward stage where you aren't sure if they are just gaining weight, or if they are pregnant." Somehow, I think I'm past that stage, thanks though. this might not be the best picture I've taken (in fact, I know it's horrible for showing size), but I'm still fairly certain it's obvious I'm pregnant, and not just gaining tons of weight (all in the front of my stomach, and no where else). (okay, venting over)
The ice cream shop next door to my work has two or three lilac bushes on their property. I get to walk by them every day to work. I LOVE how they smell and every time I walk by, I take a deep breath :)
It's been a rainy few days, so when I was walking towards this bush, at first it looked like all the flowers had been damaged by the rain. Luckily that wasn't so. I love these bushes that grow right by the Rexburg Tabernacle, which just happens to be right by the library.
As I was walking to Walgreens today I noticed that the trees lining the sidewalk were blooming, and I've never been able to smell them before (thank you pregnancy!)... man did it smell good! I'm not sure if it was these trees, or the others they had lining the street, but these are the ones I could get a picture of the blossoms (and it still smelled good).
It might be a bit early, but I decided to pack up the diaper bag for the arrival of our little boy. These are what are going to the hospital with us (along with some more boring stuff like diapers and wipes)
We went to the store to do our weekly shopping, and Brolums' was giving away little Marigolds to some of the women there. It made me smile. The real trick will be to keep it alive. for a while. We have it sitting in a window during the day so it might get a little bit of light. I guess we'll see how long it lasts.
I went and walked around the park today, wanting to start doing my 30 minutes of exercise that I honestly haven't ever really done. I was so excited to see that there were buds on the trees, almost ready to open!
(ps, sorry it's blurry. I took about 3 different pictures of these same buds, hoping that one of them would turn out okay (it was too bright to really see how they looked on the camera) none of them came out not-blurry.)
Besides the fact this is horribly blurry, here is the finished project, a diaper stacker! I didn't mean for it to take a whole week, but that's what happens when you run out of materials part-way through. If I were to make one again, I would definitely change some things (ie, make it much less wide at the base, and make the sides a right angle triangle, instead of an isosceles... and figure out a better way to close off the top) . I used a combination of these instructions, and this pattern. But all in all, I suppose it will work well enough, and hopefully serve it's purpose well. Next challenge is to find somewhere to actually hang it. because of it's design (meaning not flat, but triangle shaped) I don't know how well it would hang off the edge of the crib, but I'm guessing that's where it will probably end up anyhow. It can't very well stay where it's at, hanging right over the crib. hopefully it will serve us well in the coming months and years.