I’m ready for it to be hot. I mean, like really sweltering hot. Yes, I realize what I’m saying and yes, I realize that I’ll be ridiculously pregnant this summer, but I still want it. I think this past winter really did a toll on my hope for any kind of summer and now, I just keep waiting for the long streaks of 80 to 90 degree days. I know it’s still only May, but these mid 60’s, lower 70’s just aren’t doing it for me. Bring on the heat waves please!
I don’t know if I ever officially announced this, but John and I set a date for our wedding. We are getting married on July 5th, so that’s a little more than a month away. A few things about this wedding: one, I’m elated and cannot wait to be married to John! Two, I’m trying not to stress in any way. We are doing a very small ceremony with just family and then hosting a big backyard picnic-style reception for family and close friends at John’s mom’s home in Connecticut. There really should be no worries, but with any big party, there is always a to-do list and naturally, I keep putting this off until I will be forced to scramble at the last minute. Typical. Three, I can’t say I’m exactly excited to put on a white dress at seven months pregnant and have a ton of pictures taken. Fortunately, I did find an appropriate white dress that I do love, but there is no hiding this bump and how huge I feel -every girl’s dream on her wedding day right?
I’ll be attending my first Red Sox’s game at Fenway next week. I got tickets for John for his birthday and while he is ecstatic, I’m just hoping it doesn’t rain. Okay, I am looking forward to seeing some baseball, and I really am excited to see Fenway. I’m just a little disappointed that this child’s first sporting event is Boston related and not Philly, but I guess I have less control over that influence than I’d like. I’ll deal.
Oh, and I doubt the Red Sox shirt (of my favorite former Philly player) will fit at this point, so there’s that.
I am starting to feel more “at home” here in the North Shore. While I miss my family in PA, and miss my friends in Chicago, it’s been such a nice change of pace here in Massachusetts. Things have slowed down (relatively speaking) for John and I, and it’s nice to be back on a somewhat normal routine. We really do live in a beautiful area – close to the ocean, close to the city, and close to so many lovely places in New England. I’m excited to see more of it shortly!
I’ll be making these this weekend. I still can’t get over how good a chic pea can taste when you blend it with almond butter and chocolate.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend everyone!