Thursday, September 23, 2010

fall is my favorite & 31 weeks

All time FAVORITE season of the year.  I remember even as a kid it was my favorite.. loving the changing leaves, the different smell in the air, APPLES galore in Oak Glen, and wishing I could live in the hay maze at the local pumpkin patch.
But.
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I'm in the desert (don't get me wrong I LOVE Arizona).  It's just not as easy to find those changing leaves (Virginia- even Utah- was better than my hometown in California in that department).  BUT.  When I do see those colors I stop and soak them in.  I appreciate them more.  When I was prego with Brody we had a couple trees right outside the pediatrics office that I worked at and I watched every leaf fall off.  Even though it still feels like death outside right now that'll all soon change and I can't wait!  I LOVE fall time.

Yesterday morning I woke up particularly energized and decided it was high time I decorate for Halloween.  It feels SO good to have my few decorations sprawled around my living room.  Some of these I made as a kid- I have a lot more halloween decoration collecting to do.

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What else did I do before my twelve o'clock class?  Why, I found these two long pieces of scrap material my sister gave me years and years ago.  I finally got my sewing machine from my mom (it's been sitting in Virginia since Christmas).  So I made a table runner.  I didn't measure and I'm no seamstress- in fact, I haven't sewn a thing since I was in young women's (on a machine anyway- I've always sewn by hand! Remember?)  I was proud of myself!
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Thanks Anne for the fabric!  (hop on over to her blog, she's doing a giveaway)


Oh and a quick pregnancy update- haven't done this in a while...
Things are good, life is good.  I still feel more pain than I expected but I can manage as long as I'm not super active running around all day.  I'm not too stressed with school or my business, let's keep it that way.  People stare like I forgot to put pants on but so far no strangers groping me.  I get Braxton Hicks contractions like 20 times a day (I've been having them since 16 weeks and I was really worried about that at first).  Brody wants to be held allllll the time "I want to hug you!" It's hard not to pick him up so I do most of the time.  Doc says everything looks great, we have a healthy boy on the way.  I can't believe I'm down to single digit weeks!
31 weeks

16 lovely comments:

Marissa said... Reply To This Comment

Today it felt a lit bit cooler. Hopefully the temp continues to go down!

Connie said... Reply To This Comment

Yes! I felt that too- and it was great! Even if it still is 90 something (:

Anne said... Reply To This Comment

awesome connie you must be nesting! the table runner looks great! I even forgot I gave you that, haha glad it got some use! Thanks for the shout out on my giveaway!

Jennifer said... Reply To This Comment

I felt that a big pregnant belly worked great for holding a 2 year old. Just use it like a shelf and put them on top - its practically hands free!

shirley elizabeth said... Reply To This Comment

Holy crud you are too cute. I'll happily take all your big belly stuff once Hyrum's here and you're tired of looking at it.

Cute cute decorations! We stopped by JoAnn's yesterday to pick up some fabric and Mike spent about twenty minutes in the Halloween aisle picking it over. SO excited for the season!

Alexandria said... Reply To This Comment

I love your decorations! I love, love, love fall, It is hands down THE best season.

I am so excited to see your new little bundle of cuteness. You honestly look beautiful Connie. All belly girl, all belly!

xoxo

Mauri said... Reply To This Comment

love the changing seasons! Of course, I'm from CO so...AZ is a bit different but great in it's own way :) I dont miss living in snow all winter. Love your decorations and your little belly is so cute! Hope these last weeks go quickly for you!

Devin & Ruthann said... Reply To This Comment

You look great! Your baby will be here so soon!

Lauren said... Reply To This Comment

But in the desert we get fall til Christmas. I love it!

You look great. You make me want to dye my hair brown!

Melody said... Reply To This Comment

You used to say to me at Brody's age: I want to hold you! I did so love those times with you, they go by too fast! Cherish that---tell him, I want to hold you too! Anywho, what a fantastic job on the runner---it looks great! You can make me one anytime you have the time! Love, Mother

Jess said... Reply To This Comment

Your decorations look adorable! Fall & Halloween are such a fun time of year! The bump is looking so cute... getting close!!

Whitney said... Reply To This Comment

I love this time too!!! IM getting all my decorations together! YOU my friend are definitely the most beautiful pregnant woman ever.

ashley wright said... Reply To This Comment

Love your fun fall decorations! And you are seriously straight out of a magazine.... SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jennifer said... Reply To This Comment

You look absolutely AMAZING! I love reading your blog although I may not comment very often.
Hope you had a great weekend!

Karm said... Reply To This Comment

awwwI LOVE FALL too! You need to come up to the White Mountains in October to experience the changing colors of the leaves... and the nice cool chilly air... I'm excited for it already. Awww a few more weeks to go!! you're doing awesome!!

Bonnie said... Reply To This Comment

You look great & Brody is SO cute! Can't wait to see the new little guy!