Sunday, August 25, 2013

Time flies

The death of Google Reader has made me much less inclined to blog because, well... how is anyone going to see my posts?!? Oh well. Happenings since I last posted:

-This was a sad-face meal-for-one that I made while Joseph was gone doing his internship over the summer. Those 10 weeks took FOREVER... but at the same time it flew by. We survived. We learned much. We really appreciate that we can live together now. And we both agree we are never doing something like that again.

-Joseph and I went zip-lining during one of his visits to Provo over the summer. I was just barely starting to show so I'm sure the people running the thing were wondering, but not sure enough to say anything. It was super-fun and totally safe. Because really, if anything unfortunate happened... it would kill a regular person just as well as a preggo one so I'm glad I went for it.


-During one of my solo summer Saturday nights I drove up to Park City to see the Utah Symphony play the 1812 Overture live with REAL cannon fire. It was one of the most amazing experiences I've ever had. If I had a bucket list, that would've been on it. Seriously, I cried at the end. It was incredible.  

-The apricot tree in our backyard survived the loooong frosty spring and produced a ton of apricots. So I tried to make apricot-everything (shakes, cobbler, salad). This is a pan of apricot leather, cooking on the dash of the car--just the method my siblings and I used when we dehydrated it growing up! (much better alternative than baking it at 150*F with the oven door ajar for 6-8 hours like most recipes say. Especially when our kitchen on its own was about 87*F at any given time)

-Speaking of hot: I would HIGHLY discourage anyone from being the fattest part of pregnant over summertime. Especially in a place where they don't take air conditioning seriously. Many times over the summer it was hotter in Provo than Tucson yet Joseph was the one living in a nice central-air apartment while I lay sprawled in front of our solitary window a/c unit. And no one at church/work/stores seemed to mind having the a/c set at 78 degrees. I feel like I have been sweating nonstop since May.

-I bought the greatest maternity shirt ever. Joseph and I call it the kitten-party shirt.

-Right after he got back Joseph got called to be the 2nd counselor in the bishopric in our ward. Kindof funny to see him conduct Sacrament Meeting. Like, weird. I try to make faces at him up on the stand but he never notices.

-Today I am 35 weeks pregnant. Maybe it's just me but that went by FAST. I am totally not ready! But apparently neither is baby boy since he is STILL breech. Naughty baby. We've been praying for him to flip around. Feel free to join us. 

(This is me at 34 weeks)