On a funny note, we all caught a glimpse of a yellow-bellied marmot (I kid you not) that had climbed into the engine of one of our cars and refused to leave! It was hours later when a somewhat inexperienced animal control worker sedated and removed him. Mean little bugger!
This weekend, my best friend Sunni threw me a baby shower at her place. It was fun to have a couple of good friends and my mom/sisters show up and once again have an excuse to talk and have lots of fun! Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera out, but I know pictures were taken and those might be up later. Among the activities were a book to write down the "virtues" each guest wanted to "bestow" on my baby (like Sleeping Beauty!), guessing the girth of my tummy with lengths of yarn, and eating goodies! There were prizes, treats, a "cake" made of diapers, blue decorations, many cute/useful baby gifts, and lots of talking and laughing. I had a great time!
On another happy note, we have made our biggest purchase yet and bought a new car! (Well....new to us!) After several weeks of research and looking into a couple of duds, we found what we think is a great fit for us as well as a good deal. It's a 2006 Saturn VUE. It is a small SUV with a 4-cyl. engine (less power, but better gas mileage), has 53,000 miles, and is in great shape! Also, we bought it from a nice couple that just wanted out of the payments, so we had a lot less hassle. So far, we really like it!
Recently, I was able to help my mother-in-law can some peaches from her tree (delicious!) and she let me keep some. It's fun to learn the trade from someone with all the equipment and a lot of experience.
This is the most recent picture of my preggo belly, I thought some of you from far away might like to see. :) As of today, I only have 3 weeks until my duedate! I'm still attending a childbirth class and getting the baby things ready... I'm anxious, excited, and nervous!