Yay for Friday!! Do you all have fantastic plans for the weekend? While Memorial Day means a holiday weekend for most, for those of us in the world of agriculture, it's just another date on the calendar. Which means with Steve traveling back and forth from the farm, I'll be finding something else that needs to be cleaned or organized in la casa or bouncing on my birthing ball with the hopes of speeding up this baby's arrival. Good times! To all the non-farmers out there, I'll be checking your Facebook updates for BBQ and beach pics!
In the mean time, how about a little 7 Quick Takes??...
1. Kick Ball With a Kickerlonging deeply to wake up in an abode perched on the wide open spaces of the country. I know I should be thankful for our yard, and really, after loving life on the farm, the boys are doing a great job of making the best of their contained space. They rotate from basketball to trampolining to kick-ball, which is their current fave.
2. Library, Liquor Store, Local Cafe
Some people might shirk small town living, but I say don't knock it 'till you've lived it. Although our town my appear a tad tiny, it's big on the important things: family, faith, friendship and fight (our boys are loving playing sports here!). Our main street boasts the most important necessities: a post office, two salons, one cafe, a liquor store and a library.
Yesterday, after the librarian asked, "You want to check out all of these???" I considered borrowing a dolly from the guy next door who was unloading the Bud Light truck at the sanity store, but opted to tote our good reads home in the stroller while Charlie rode on Andrew's shoulders. That's what big strong brothers are for!
3. God's Not Dead
I really do love all of the variety of ages we have dwelling at home right now. But, I must say, I'm especially enjoying the insightful conversations Steve and I get to engage in with the older boys. They teach us so much! This stage of parenting is really beautiful.
5. Bets on the Birth Date
Anyone want to chime in on when you think our little one will arrive?? Personally, I'm feeling June 5th. Not sure why that's the day that's stuck in my mind, but I'm goin' with it. Earlier this week at my pre-natal check, my doc surprised me by asking me how I felt about waiting two weeks instead of one before the next appointment. I about fell off the table.
You've got this, kid. His exact words. Nothing makes a near-forty woman feel fabulous faster than being called a kid. For insurance purposes, I did schedule an appointment for two weeks down the road, but I'm hoping that it's one I don't have to keep!
6. Who Are You???
I hate to admit it, but this quote is all too true for us. We're still debating names. Steve's #1 just isn't going to happen. Ever. And, I'll leave it at that. But, he's not giving in to my #1 name either due to an unresolved misfortune from the frat-house days. So the name saga continues. We've never gone to the hospital without baby names. The very second the baby is born, I have to be able to call him/her by name. It's a must. But, at this point, I'm considering a game of pin the diaper on the name or the ever trusty coin flip.
7. Blog Post Read o' the Week:
Ladies, read this.