Saturday, June 27, 2009

Long lost friends

Last Sunday, I got to visit with my good friend Kristin, who was vacationing in a town about 90 miles away from us. It's been several years since we'd seen each other and I'm so glad I got to visit with her and her family. I met her husband for the first time and her 8-month old son (I should have taken pictures of everyone!). Kristin and I were roommates in college for several years and I'm always glad when I can catch up with my old college friends and roommates.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

My first quilt!

I just completed my very first quilt top! In April I attended a class at a local quilt store and learned what little I now know about quilting. Since then my mom and my sister-in-law have been great sources of information and have answered all of my quilting related questions. I still need to put the whole "quilt sandwich" together on my first quilt and I'm hoping my mom, who is a super quilter, will be able to help me with that this weekend when we go visit. Picking out the fabric and putting the quilt top together was so much fun and I think I've actually gotten a little hooked on quilting. I even have my google reader set up to check several different quilt blogs (thanks, Katie!). I tend to lead more toward liking the non-traditional and improvisational styles of quilting. Anyway, here are a few pictures of my first quilt top.

I just love this Mary Engelbreit fabric and I'm excited to get the quilt finished in time for the baby!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Our First Garden

Last weekend, Mr. Rochester's parents came to visit and helped us put in our very first garden! Ever since we moved here last year and were able to rent a house (instead of living in another apartment), we've been talking about how we want to put in a garden for the summer. And we finally did! Although, I will admit that I didn't do much to actually help putting in the garden. Mr. Rochester and his dad did most of the work. We were able to plant all sorts of vegetables like peppers, squash, tomatoes, beans, and cucumbers even though it is a little late in the season to begin--we're just glad to at least try to have a garden. Here are some pictures from the planting event.

Check out the dirt on my gloves--evidence that I helped a little. Oh, and don't mind my mismatched, snug-fitting clothes. Since the garden day, I've started wearing Mr. Rochester's shirts and shorts around the house so mine don't fit so snugly.

Since last weekend, the seeds we planted have actually sprouted little green shoots. I know we'll have to wait awhile for any vegetables but I can't wait to eat them in a few months!

Monday, June 15, 2009

DC Pictures

Okay, here are some pictures from our trip to DC from a few weeks ago. The first two days we were in DC, the weather was really hot and humid and then it rained and cooled everything off for the last two days we were there. We really enjoyed visiting some fun places in DC. Here is Mr. Rochester at the Arlington Cemetery.

The first day we were in DC, we hit three different museums and also visited the National Mall. (And yes, by the end of the day, we were exhausted.) One of the museums we visited was the Museum of Natural History. We really enjoyed seeing all of the exhibits on dinosaurs and sea life. Here is Mr. Rochester being swallowed by a huge shark.

Our second day in DC, we made a trip to Mt. Vernon with a friend of ours. It was so neat to walk on the grounds and see the house where George Washington lived. Here we are all hot and sweaty.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Google Reader

I'm sure all of you probably already know about Google Reader but a friend of mine recently showed it to me and I think it is awesome! It's a great way to keep track of your friends' blogs and when they were last updated. Just click here, log in to your google account, and enter your blog subcriptions and it will tell you when your friends post new blogs. Like I said, I thought it was great and just wanted to share in case any of you might have been behind the times like me. :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The new date

The baby's birthday has been determined! Today we had another doctor's appointment and we scheduled my C-Section. It felt kind of weird to schedule the baby's birthday because I've always felt like babies are just born when they are born. Our doctor wanted to deliver the baby the week before my due date but the C-section date only ended up being four days before my original due date because of our doctor's schedule. So the big day will be on July 30th unless I happen to go into labor before then. After our ultrasound today, our doctor told us that our son's weight and some of his measurements are two weeks ahead of my weeks in pregnancy. I got excited thinking that maybe the baby would be early but then when our doctor said that he would still deliver the baby at 39 weeks, I was a little disappointed. Today's ultrasound looked great and our baby seems healthy so far. So really, I only need to wait it out about 8 more weeks!