When this summer began, I just knew I would have tons of time. Tons of time to blog, cook, travel back and forth to Pryor, have dates with my husband, prepare for the baby, and just enjoy.
I have done all these things, but not as often as I wish because I haven't had "tons of time". I don't know what it is about summer, but the days just fly by!
I'm almost 15 weeks pregnant! What?! When the summer began (well, Memorial Day), I was 5 weeks pregnant. I can't believe how fast it's gone. It seems like we were just telling everyone. Now, we're 5 weeks from finding out what the sex is! I'm 2 weeks from school starting! I have thoroughly enjoyed this summer, but I wish time would slow down for the next few weeks.
Well, I wish the next 5 weeks would hurry a little so we can find out the sex, but I wish school would take just a little while longer to get here. I love my job, but it's hard starting all over every year. I have to get my classroom ready all over again, meet a whole new set of students and memorize their names, begin teaching the routine all over again! It's hard.
Nonetheless, a lot has happened this past week that's allowed me to enjoy summer all the more! Last Friday, we had a big Rial family get-together. My Uncle Charlie was down to help my Aunt Rhonda with a few things, so we all gathered at my mom's house to eat dinner and fellowship. The last time he was here, just a few short weeks ago, it was under different circumstances. This time, we laughed, talked about old times, and looked through a lot of Locust Grove high school yearbooks from the late 70s. It was so fun! I was in charge of dessert that night, so I made apple pie and oatmeal raisin cookies. They were definitely a hit:)
I also took my 13 week preggo picture. The size of a lemon:)
P.S. It is hilarious to watch Heidi eat a lemon! Can you believe she does that?!
Anyway, then Mom, Cassie, Cal, and I headed to Dallas this week so Cassie could get have her first dress alteration fitting. It looks amazing, I just love it! I can't wait until it fits perfect and she can bring it home:) We also met Callen's sister and she and I got fitted for the bridesmaid dresses.
*Sidenote, I normally wear a size 2 or 4 in dresses, but since I'll be 37 weeks when I wear Cassie's bridesmaid dress, I had to order a 16! Isn't that hilarious?! I couldn't believe it:)
Anyway, we also bought Cassie's birdcage veil and hung out in Meridian, TX, at Callen's parents house. It is a gorgeous house:)
His mom decorates amazing and cooks and we had a great time antiquing with her. We also had a great time hanging out with her miniature donkeys. Aren't they cute?
They all have names and they do tricks like "shake hands" and "kiss". It's awesome! We had a great week and I'm looking to fill my next few before school starts with many more like it!
Oh, and here's my 14 week preggo picture. The size of an orange. It's definitely getting bigger::) I have to wear my bella band pretty much all the time now!