Whew. It's been quite the last few weeks. Between preparing for homegirl, work, and a long weekend away, blogging hasn't made it on the to do list. I'm happy to check back in on some favorite blogs and share a little of what we've been up to..
We've been trying to get in quality time while still just a family of three so that's made for some fun family date nights, trips to the zoo, and simple, special time together.
The Mr. and I got to attend the Great American Beer Festival and had a great time. As you may know, he is a beer FANATIC and this is one of the top festivals in the world. It features thousands of breweries from all over the nation and and even more craft brews to sample. I was shocked at some of the comments and looks I received, both rude and supportive, but enjoyed my time with the Mr. either way. I wanted to holler - 'I'm pregnant people, not stricken-with-some-terrible-virus-where-I-must-be-quarantined. Just because I'm at an event where beer is served, doesn't mean I'm chugging all the beer like YOU are. Gah.' Anyway, we were able to try one in particular, called Utopias by Sam Adams that sells for $250 a bottle. Fancy, huh?! It was delicious. We also met and took our picture with Sam Calagione, founder and owner of Dogfish Head Brewing. He was as friendly and down to earth as can be; we have been and continue to be huge fans..!!
We then spent a long weekend at my parents' for some hunting and family time. The Mr. went out with his dad for opening of antelope season and the Little and I hung out with my parents. We spent lots of time in my mom's garden, where the Little would pluck and pop the most delicious cherry tomatoes in his mouth like candy (the ONLY time he'll eat tomatoes..)..
Played 'doctor' with Grandma..
Enjoyed the crisp fresh air and 'helped' in the garden..
Visited a local farm's fall festival..
In other BIG news, we've welcomed a very precious and adorable member to our family - MY NIECE!! She finally made her debut on October 3rd and even though we are miles away, we are so in love and counting down the days until we get to snuggle this squishy, sweet little girl. My sister (coached by my awesome bro-in-law) was a ROCKSTAR and delivered naturally and pain-medicine free. I couldn't be more proud.
Meet Elizabeth 'Ellie' Catherine..
So there you go. Consider yourself a little caught up. :)