House = Warmed
I took this picture of my beloved city while waiting on the library steps for Matty to come whisk me back to Dorchester.
This weekend we had our first big bash at our new place and it was super, duper fun. Lots of friends came by throughout the day and night - work friends, HONO friends, high school friends (of Matty's), friends of friends; it was lovely. There was a ton of food and beer (of the root variety for me) and lots of laughs and good times. There were even a couple little ones running around the backyard being adorable. It really made our new home feel like just that - our home.
I can't wait until we have a permanent little one around; she is going to be here in a few months now, though the running around will take a while, I hope. It will be so, so wonderful to finally meet this little lady who is the center of our lives and thoughts and window shopping. By the time she is born her little floating fetus will have been in more states than I had been in by the time I was 20 and this weekend we will cross into Canada with her smuggled away inside my tummy. I hope they don't make me claim her at customs!
Niagara Falls Hilton in a room overlooking the Falls. Never one to doubt my travel intuition, Matty let me book a King suite with a Falls view for Saturday night and promises to take me on the Maid of the Mist boat ride too. What a good husband I have; he didn't even get mad when I realized (after pressing the send button) that the hotel I booked was actually in Canada and not on the US side as I had thought. Thank goodness we both have passports!
I am looking forward to our romantic jaunt up North, and have decided that this is the beginning of the first annual Anniversary month. Usually, we only have Birth month (in May, when our birthdays are) but now we have another wonderful thing to celebrate, so why not take the whole month, right? Right!
In addition to Niagara, Anniversary month will consists of a fancy dinner out on our actual wedding night (perhaps Aquitaine) and then a trip to Captiva (anniversary/baby moon) the following week. I am very much looking forward to an entire week on the beach, in the sun, with just Matty, my belly and my library books to keep me occupied. I am not even feeling run-down or in dire need of a vacation, which almost makes it better, because it's just something awesome that we get to do instead of something that we are going to die over if we don't get it as soon as possible. Not to say that I can't use a little extra r&r these days, what with this big ol' baby bump I'm lugging around to board meetings (for my new position as a board member of the Boston Cyclist's Union), volunteer projects, dinners out with our friends, trips to find the perfect bookcase for the nursery (I am still on the hunt) and all those other places and activities that make my life so full and awesome, but you know, such is life when you are Stefanie.
This is the rug that pushed me over the edge and made me stop buying gender neutral things for the nursery. If we have a boy later, we can get another rug! Also, check out that bump!
And finally, a short list of other things that I love so much right now:
- The new season of Breaking Bad
- Greek yogurt with honey and granola
- Dr. Pepper (I have to limit myself, seriously)
- Going from my living room to my guest room/office then out to the porch, just because we have so much room and I can
- Looking at the man I married almost a year ago when he talks to my belly (that I love the most on this list)