There are pros and cons to being pregnant. One of them is slightly more comfortable clothing. I am not a fan of having to buy a whole bunch of new clothes, but I am trying to find some joy in mixing up my look a bit. There was also some luck because a coworker of my husband’s gifted me a bunch of clothes in my size since she didn’t need them anymore. To add to the luck, she is waaaay more fashionable than I am, so I feel cool in my new looks.
A downside is that almost all of my family and close friends live 3000 miles away. This means that I won’t be seeing them after a certain date for a while. In the meantime, I’m trying to make the most of my time with them. Another bit of recent luck has been a couple recent visits. My dad and stepmother came through for a couple days on their way to Hawaii. After they left, one of my best friends came for her first visit to the West Coast. There was lots of fun eating, walking, and exploring.
This is one of my favorite dishes anywhere–an antipasto from one of my favorite Italian restaurants.
We discovered a new brunch place, and I loved the biscuit. Do you like ketchup with your potatoes? I don’t really like ketchup unless it’s paired with mustard on a hot dog or burger.
You have to go through Pike Place Market. We go even without our touristy visiting guests. It’s fun with lots of things to see.
Besides good food we also had some cultural experiences with museums and outdoor exhibits. One of my favorites is a Chihuly glass exhibit by the space needle.
There is also a go-to spot for first-time visitors: a chocolate tour at our local factory! The chocolate samples are delicious, and I always have fun walking through.
We also like bringing first-timers to the downtown library with its interesting design.
For out of the ordinary events, there was this creature on the hill behind our house:
There was also my dad getting approached to be on a tv show….not sure if he’ll make it on or not.
There was also another special event, which involved the reason I picked the bouquet in the first picture, and a theme in the following pictures.
Did you figure it out yet? Well, it turns out that I was right, and the little kicker inside of me…here we go wrapping back to the first paragraph…is a baby boy! So, this summer I will be bringing a son into the world. (Wow! Crazy!)
Until next week!