Friday, October 15, 2010

Quick (Photo) Takes Friday!

Since my posting has been rather spotty lately, I thought it would be fun to post pictures for the 7 Quick Takes Friday...

1.  Last month, some dear friends threw a wonderful baby shower for me.  Among my many favorite memories, I was most touched by the fact that several friends from the IF support group came to celebrate.  Talk about true friends!!  Baby showers were always hard for me while enduring IF, so my IF friends' presence meant so much.

My friend and fellow local blogger Kerri!

The lovely hostesses!

2.  A huge event took place in my home state, the World Equestrian Games.  My Irish Dance group was invited to perform along one of the walkways leading towards the event areas.  To my pleasant surprise, I was still able to dance some of our routines by toning things down a bit and wearing sneakers.  I even turned a maternity dress into an impromptu costume!

3.  As I mentioned in my previous post, we finally FINALLY found & purchased our first "family" car.  My hubby and I both have driven sedans for a long time, but needed a car with more space for baby gear.  We were pleasantly surprised to find this model; it's big enough to haul baby stuff but not too large for me to maneuver around town.  I'm still trying to figure out how to get the blue tooth to make phone calls through the radio....  A huge bonus/nice providence was that the car salesman didn't give us any B.S.  He had previously lived in Southern California, so he and I reminisced about InNOut Burger, L.A. traffic, and the like.

 3.  I've been washing all of the blankets, linens, tiny outfits, etc. for the baby.  Finally, we can put all of those things in the nursery.  I should mention that this room has always been our guest room.  The previous owners painted it pink.  When we found out our baby was a girl, we decided to keep the color.  Yea for (slightly) less work!

 Our new glider/recliner.  I've slept in it one night already.

4.  Last weekend, my hubby and I went on a "babymoon."  It's a trip that a couple takes as their last hurrah before a child arrives.  We've had more than 4 years by ourselves, so we enjoyed savoring these last moments of togetherness while our child is quiet and portable. :)  Also, I was rather emotional about missing my brother's wedding and stressed about completing baby tasks; this getaway really helped me relax.  We had a very laid back, low cost trip to Cincinnati.

It may look like a tropical getaway, but this waterfall graces the tropical room at a local conservatory.

5.  I saw this ridiculous sign in our hotel bathroom.  Would you pay $15 for one of those bath towels? 

6.  I LOVE cats.  I actually invited  my friend's cat, Willow, to the baby shower.  She is the friendliest cat in the world.  At this point, our house is pet-free, so Willow is my "vicarious" cat.  My husband loves this because she lives at someone else's house.

7.  Finally, besides the coffee shower favors that I gave out, I also gave each guest one of these.  I'll never forget my IF journey, and I hope these little flowers will remind others to pray for those affected by IF.

Have a blessed weekend!!


Joy Beyond the Cross said...

I love all the pictures and the cat invitation to the shower is so funny! I love cats too, so I think this is a great way to compromise with your DH! Also, I think the shower favors are so thoughtful and beautiful! Have a great weekend and God Bless!

mrsblondies said...

Great pictures! I love the favors from the shower.

Anonymous said...

Great pics! Love the flowers you gave out at the shower - that's a great idea!

Ann - Building a Nest said...

Love the pictures and love that glider. It looks so comfy! Nice favors, too.

Complicated Life said...

Seriously, that glider looks awesome. What brand/model is it?

The "babymoon" looked like a blast-savor these last moments and sleep! ;)

#5-What a great way to let people know that they'll be charged if they steal anything from the room! I like it.

Molly said...

Where did you get your glider? I like it....we need a new one :-)

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

Wonderful pics!! The nursery is so pretty! You are getting so close!

CL, I agree... it's a clever way to let people know not to steal the towels, or else, ha ha!

Leila @ Little Catholic Bubble said...

Wonderful pics!! The nursery is so pretty! You are getting so close!

CL, I agree... it's a clever way to let people know not to steal the towels, or else, ha ha!

Percolating Petals said...

Molly, we got the glider at the baby store on Nicholasville Rd. :)

I'm jealous of your cats, JBTC. Glad to hear everyone liked the favors!

I can understand the hotel not wanting people to steal stuff...but those towels are so thin and uncomfortable, they're not world the $15!

Anonymous said...

what sweet favors! wow, you are so on the ball with your baby activities, tasks, nursery, etc. We have nothing done -- yikes! I love that glider too!