Two weekends ago Jonathan and I went to explore a little botanical garden we pass on an almost daily basis, Simpson Garden Park. It is about a three minute drive from our house. They had nice paths through acres of garden and open space. The weather was gorgeous, and while I have to admit I waddled for most of the time, it was nice walk. Here are some photo highlights:I can’t really even pretend to tell you what types of plants these are. Gardens and flowers aren’t really my strong suit…but they sure are pretty!
Monthly Archives: May 2012
Lately I’ve been realizing that I was spoiled for the four years we lived in Florida. I look around now at Facebook and in blog-land and see pictures of something we’re missing here in Ohio. The beach. While we didn’t go to the beach that often when we lived in the Sunshine State, the option was there…about 1.5-2 hours away. We could take a day trip to St. Augustine, one of my favorite places, and just soak in the beauty. It is strange…there were many times when Jonathan wanted to go to the beach and my response was, “It’s too hot”…”You’re going to be fishing, what will I do?”…”It’s kinda boring.” Can you believe that?!? Now I see a photo of a friend at the beach and I long for it. You always want what you can’t have! So, in honor of my beach craving, I present some of my favorite beach photos…
Cape Cod, Massachusetts 2004
Somewhere on Oahu, Hawaii 2008
Vilano Beach, Florida 2009
Cozumel, Mexico 2011
Vilano Beach, Florida 2009
(one of my first and favorite pictures of my niece Lily)
It appears as thought I haven’t written anything since November 1st. That is a long time and a lot has happened. Back in the fall and early winter I just didn’t feel like writing. I didn’t feel like moving from the couch…I blame it on the baby. We found out we were pregnant at the very beginning of November. A few short weeks later, I started not feeling so hot…which continued until about last month. Aside from being pukey, I have really enjoyed being pregnant. I love watching my belly get bigger. I love looking pregnant. It is the one time in my life when I’ve been happy to have my belly stick out! I am almost 31 weeks now, and our little guy is due July 7.
In the last few weeks (or months) I’ve been working on lots of baby projects. Pinterest has been a dangerous place for me. As soon as I see something for the nursery or for the baby I feel compelled to make it. Right then and there. Some of the things I’ve done (or I’m still working on) are:
- Dino Loopy
- Loopy Block
- “Moby” style wrap
- Two Ring Slings
- Cloth wipes
Projects I haven’t started yet:
- Changing table/dresser
- Rocking chair
- Rain gutter bookshelves
I’ll get some pictures of everything I’ve done and begin to share my experiences of making a nursery soon. For now, all you get is my hand drawn floor plan:
I promise not to neglect the blog for six months again. You have my word.