Natalie was sweet enough to take some maternity photos of me and John when we were cherry picking, and I think they turned out great. See for yourself!
Sunday, May 27, 2012
We also went peach picking, which is just as easy and just as delicious as cherry picking. Lots of the peaches were so ripe you had to eat them standing in the field or else they wouldn't make it home in one piece.
After a couple hours working up an appetite in the orchards we stopped for a picnic of sweet and spicy cole slaw, zucchini appetizer, curried chicken salad, and whole wheat chocolate chip cookies. It was great.
They had gigantic baskets of loganberries for sale at the farm stand, and I picked up a quart.
What better way to use a lot of berries than to put them in personal pies? We bought the mini pie dishes just for this purpose, and they were perfect. I made enough homemade dough to make personal peach pies tomorrow. Don't you love long weekends? Happy Memorial Day!
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Lately I've been feeling most of the things the third trimester promises - exhaustion, swelling, and trouble sleeping. It comes and goes though, and lots of the time I feel fine. I've gotten the urge to get back in the kitchen, so I've been cooking 5 days a week again. It feels good to feel like myself, mentally at least (if not physically).
John and I finished our Childbirth Prep classes last weekend. It was eye opening to say the least, mostly seeing the painful look on every woman's face during labor videos. We got to tour the hospital where I'll be giving birth. Seeing a room very similar to where the "magic" is going to happen, was cool but frightening.
Only about 10 weeks left - give or take. Pretty incredible!
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Laura, Courtney, and Anika all looked gorgeous at the big Saturday night dinner.
I had a great reunion weekend and loved seeing all my old law school friends. The past five years sure have flown by, and I'm sure it will seem like no time until our next reunion is upon us!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
One of my favorite events of the law school reunion was the all-class BBQ. The food was probably the best of the whole weekend too (oh how I've missed Southern BBQ). Arianna enjoyed the pasta salad off my plate quite a bit, as shown in the above picture.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Going to Charlottesville for the first time in five years, I couldn't help but be excited about visiting the Lawn again. (What the heck were they doing to the columns though?!)
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
While chatting with his mama about pregnancy (she's due a month after me).
It was a great week, and I even got to see my parents, brother, and sister-in-law too. I love California, but it's great to go back East to see my friends and family!