30 weeks..whoa! I just can’t believe we only have 10 weeks to go! Last week was a VERY busy one so I decided to do a lot of relaxing this past weekend. It was nice to spend some time at home with the doggies, chickens and Chris…and, I didn’t touch my computer at all until Sunday night.
We spent a lot of time outside and my parents came over for dinner and to see Baby B’s cute little room on Sunday! A great weekend and I’m feeling much better this week! I went to yoga on Saturday and Darcey and I walked the Monticello Trail tonight which felt really good. I find that when I exercise, I feel a LOT better overall!
A couple of Thelma & Louise from the weekend…
I thought January was going to be a quiet month but it was another crazy weekend! On Friday, my Grandly moved into to a nursing home. I was very sad that she needed to go there but she joked that maybe she’ll meet a boyfriend :) and it sounds like she’s actually enjoying all of the activities that they offer, and the food! I am looking forward to going to see her this week.
The Big Big Bennie-Fit on Saturday night was a lot of fun and a big success! Nelson County Life shared some great photos HERE. The place was packed! It was really cool to see so many people coming together to help out Bennie & his family!
Chris reminded me that Saturday was also the 3 year anniversary of the first time we met. Awww… So we went to Fry’s Spring Station for a little celebration on the way to the Bennie-fit. I had been wanting to try it for a while and it was really good! It was some of the best wood-fired pizza I’ve had recently…except for from the back of the Dogtown truck, of course!
Today I took a little road trip to Culpeper to meet up with some of my JMU friends! Random location but it’s pretty much central to all of us so we thought we’d check it out. We had lunch, checked out some of the cute little downtown shops and then ended the day with a great cupcake! There were really 5 of us there + Sarah’s daughter, Camryn but I only got a photo of Darce, Danielle and I. It’s so nice that we are all so close 15 years later! 15 years…ouch!
Sadly, while I was road-tripping, Chris called to tell me that our favorite chicken, Arlene, was killed by the neighbors dog. I never thought I’d be so sad over a chicken. I guess these two really did become more like pets. We will miss you, Arlene!
Wow! Has it really been a month since I’ve blogged! It’s been a busy one for sure! In case I missed some of July we filled our weekends with Dani & Bob’s Wedding, a trip to VT before Gary moved to Germany, a trip to VA Beach & then we moved! Whew…makes me tired just thinking about it all but it was a great time!
We’ve been in the new place for 2 weeks today and we LOVE it! Except for a dining room full of stuff we must not really need because we haven’t unpacked it yet, we’re all settled in. The dogs love the backyard and we do too…we’ve been weeding, mowing and gardening and today Chris moved the garden and compost. By garden season next year it should be really great back there! We’ve already gotten another chicken so now we have Arlene & Thelma and they are laying a couple of eggs a day. I was a bit nervous about having chickens but they are really easy and I like watching them…they are actually pretty animals!
Here are a few photos of the new place…it’s still a bit of a work in progress but these are a start! First, my office with the Cardboard Safari moose that I finally got to hang! Ellie loves hanging out under the desk.
The kitchen is my favorite room! It’s too bright to get a great iPhone shot of.
The living room… also very bright!
I also love the antique tub! The awesome new towels that we just got make the new bathroom feel like a spa!
And the awesome backyard. It’s not easy to find a backyard like this just a few blocks from downtown!
And, finally, meet Arlene & Thelma.
Next up on the project list is painting. We will be staining the porch and painting the columns and then doing some interior painting too. I think I’ll start with a small painting project tomorrow night…a window frame of photos for our wedding pictures. We bought two vintage frames from an antique store the last time we visited Floyd so I just have to choose a paint color tomorrow and then I can get started. Here is a sample of what it will look like (photo from Johnny In a Dress) and here is how I’ll do it. Photos coming soon!