24 May 2010

Maternity Leave

I officially started maternity leave last Thursday!
In addition to resting up and increasing sleep (woo hoo!), it has been pretty busy. I was able to spend some time with my friend Melissa and meet her sweet baby girl Madeline. We visited, shopped a little at one of our favorite baby boutiques (because doesn't every little girl need some Snugs!), and had lunch at one of my favs, Sorcis. Kelly and I went out for a date, we ate at our favorite sushi restaurant and planned on going to see a movie, but we were both a bit tired so we Red Boxed it ($1.00 movie rental, yes please) and watched Avatar. Hmm... what do I say about Avatar...
Well, I'm glad I saw it, I understand why it received so many awards/nominations, but it wasn't my favorite, nor do I feel the need to see it again.
We spent a small fortune and fully stocked our pantry and freezers. I have actually had a lot of fun cooking and freezing meals, I'm curious to see if this is something I do beyond baby prep... We've also been busy getting last minute house projects finished (The Family Room & Nook are finally finished, so another post is coming shortly!). Top all that off with another visit from a dear friend, doctor appointments, massage appointments, and a breast feeding class, and that sums up my Maternity Leave.
But wait... I saved the best for last, my cousin Makenzie's Prom:
Makenzie & her date Eric. They are aware there is a bit of a height difference, he makes Kelly look short, and yes he plays basketball. But, back to Makenzie! I am so thankful she lets me tag along (don't worry, just to pictures, not prom). I absolutely LOVED her dress, she looked like Belle from Beauty and the Beast meets Miss America, and I mean that with the highest of all compliments! Gorgeous!
And, Makenzie with her parents:
(Aunt Michelle, I promise you this is a beautiful picture of ALL 3 of you! And Uncle Roger, I spoke with your agent, your Royalty Check is in the mail :)
After pictures, Kelly and I went out for Chinese Food with my aunt & uncle. I love spending time with my family, even after long, busy, or hard weeks, we always have a good time. Especially when Kelly misread a certain menu item and accidentally added the letter 't' to "Moo Shi Pork." I'll let you figure it out. Yes, we were tired and it was hilarious.

3 comments:

Stefanie said...

Makenzie looks gorgeous!! I can't believe how grown up she is! And her dress is fantastic!

June 1 is around the corner...so excited for you guys!!

Anonymous said...

What a perfect day of shops and food - those are my favorite places! You should try HG Bistro sometime too (on E. Main) with all the free time you'll have soon. (ha ha)

Christie C. said...

I had the same thoughts on Avatar :) LOVE your cousin's dress, she looks beautiful!

Enjoy your maternity leave :)