Monday, July 13, 2015

Life right now

We took a spontaneous trip to California last weekend to visit friends. Two days of driving + three days of vacation. Grateful for a husband who encourages me to move a little outside my comfort zone. I'm not sure I would've chosen to road-trip at 34 weeks pregnant, but the sunshine and ocean were good for me. One day, JD dug a deep hole in the sand for my belly and I was able to nap on my stomach (oh, what a luxury!).

Life right now:

JD // Just finished his Organic Chemistry class. Pulled off a C+ (he needed at least a C).  So thankful it's over! Teaching tennis lessons two days/week. Loving the change of pace of working on a new floor at the hospital. Preparing to submit PA school applications (third time's the charm, right?!) Reminding Summer to take pre-natal vitamins and rub Bio-Oil on her belly. Cleaning all the screens for The Sunshine Space. Doing most of the kitchen chores (dishes, sweeping, mopping).

Summer// Trying to figure out how to manage t-shirt orders and inventory for the shop. Complaining about back pain on a regular basis. Making to-do lists for the next month before baby #2 arrives. Stressing about not being at brother's wedding in August. Preparing Sunday lesson to teach to women's group at church. Folding laundry. Trying to manage normal work schedule with an oversized, tired body. Feeling bittersweet about Tenley growing up.

Tenley// Learning to spell her name (sometimes it's T-E-N-L-E-I. . . we're working on it). Asking to hold every baby she sees. Playing with the upstairs neighbors. Working on her confidence to let go of us at the swimming pool and float independently- with floaties. Requesting "Elsa braids" as her daily hairstyle. Putting away the silverware. Keeping the tune of familiar songs. Remembering scripture stories and telling them back to us. Referring to herself as a princess. 

It's hard to believe we're about a month away from meeting Baby Boy. We haven't chosen a name, but we're working on a list. We gave up our second bedroom for storage and studio space when we decided to start screen-printing, so we've been trying to figure out how we're gonna make our essentially one-bedroom basement apartment work for FOUR humans. I've been purging and sorting and making donation piles for JD to take to DI. JD jokes about how my "nesting" is in full swing because I'm constantly trying to figure out how to best arrange our nest.

We are so excited to watch the interactions between Ten and the baby. She already loves him so. Hoping she still likes him when he gets here ;)

Pictures: July 2015 // Pismo Beach, California
Taken by family friend, Abby Boulton

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