My mom and sisters (yes, they both flew in!) threw me a baby shower this weekend, and I am still taking it all in. In fact, I think I'll be taking it in for quite some time. I'm completely overwhelmed with gratitude. I can't believe the outpouring of support and love that surrounded me (and Matt and baby, too!) I tried to relish each moment at the time, but as it is with most events like this, sometimes the reflection period follows the event itself.
...about you. My loyal readers. I know it's been over two weeks since my last post, but I've been a busy little bee around here, and I can't wait to share all of the random updates. In time.
Don't worry, you're not the only ones being neglected. The lawn is probably close to 10" tall right now. I wish I was kidding. In lieu of a house post, (since I don't have anything to share right this second) I'll just do a picture post of things that have been keeping us busy the last few weeks.
In between gardening and putting finishing touches on the kitchen tile, I found some time this weekend to take a drive to a local nursery I'd yet to visit. Shakespeare's Garden is nestled in a very quaint area of Brookfield, CT, just a few miles from home.
You might not believe this, but this past weekend, Matt and I did nothing around the house. I swear. No house projects, no laundry, no cleaning. You name it. We didn't do it. Crazy, right?
We had an excuse for being a bit lackadaisical. We were away in Vermont for much of the weekend and then had a chance to celebrate Father's Day with my dad late in the day on Sunday. It was a great weekend with family and friends and I took a few pictures along the way. They're coming up.
It's been over three months since the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, CT. Back in January, I signed up for a 5K to honor the families affected that day. Good friends of ours are close with the Engel family, who lost their daughter Olivia Rose in the shooting. Our friends were running in memory of that little girl and all of the people affected, and I was proud and honored to join the "Running for Olivia Rose" team and join the larger support effort.
I wanted to take a break from our guest room overhaul to write a post about our fun time away this month!
Even though the fall projects are lining themselves up, Matt and I took a semi-spontaneous trip to Texas! Does planning it a few weeks before the fly date qualify it for semi-spontaneous status? I'm a bit of a planner, so it qualifies in my book.
I hope everyone had an awesome weekend! We had some crazy weather come through on Saturday but today seems to be the start of a string of nice days. I'll take 75 and sunny all year long, please. Order up!