I've given the Sunday Collector blog a little facelift! Go on over, check it out, and give Briar some love. x
My baby will be two in 5 weeks! This is insane. I'm torn between hating Audrey growing up and LOVING this age. It's so. much. FUN!
BABY #2 //
34 weeks. Due in 6 weeks. Let's do this.
Go time is approaching quickly, and you know what? I'm really looking forward to it this time. I'm looking forward to a positive experience this time around. Being more focused and present during labor. Not being scared out of my mind. I wouldn't say that the birthing Audrey went terribly, it didn't. It was all pretty straight-forward, however I was totally and completely overcome with fear. This time, I'm approaching it head on and I feel much more ready for what comes. Whatever comes. I feel at peace. I feel excited?
Also... Random note: My belly button is completely gone. Like... it's just flat. Gone. So weird. haha
The garden is long gone. The dead tomato plants have been ripped out. The climbing beans have been removed (except for a few stubborn bits that made it onto the roof and gutter). The cucumbers are a memory of summer past. We let everything go to seed so we could collect seeds for our garden next year. There's something very satisfying about growing your own food and sowing seeds that you collected from last year's harvest.
That said... Gathering lettuce seeds is kind of tricky. Have you seen them? They're kind of like dandelion seeds so they blow everywhere. We gathered lots but lots were scattered. We now have HUNDREDS of tiny little lettuce plants that have carpeted our forlorn garden. It's kind of really awesome.
For some reason, we left the jalapeno plant and the banana pepper plants where they were. I'm not sure how they missed being torn out with everything else, but they did. AND they've flowered again and produced a bumper crop! The jalapenos will be ready to harvest in a few days! HOW COOL IS THAT?!
THE BEARD //
The beard underwent a trim (for work). I was incredibly nervous about the change... but I love it. A very gentlemanly beard if there ever was one!
My man is pretty daaaang handsome! Ow ow!
KNITTING & QUILT //
Unfortunately, I've not been able to work on the blankets as much as I wanted to. The good news is I've been very busy with blog designs! Such a blessing.
I should still have time to finish everything before Baby gets here but it'll be down to the wire! Kind of exciting :)
AND NOW FOR SOME BIG NEWS...
For those of you who missed the Te Awamutu show... good news!
"The response you gave us on the Luke & Lydia NZ Tour blew our minds! We are rapt. And completely grateful.
The guys at Walton Street (Te Awamutu) were such a dream to work with and theirs was the first show to sell out. So to celebrate a great tour, they are hosting one final show." -Lydia Cole
Barring that I haven't had a baby too early I'll be there! And singing with Mr. van der Wel.
Come and say hello. If for nothing else, come check out Walton Street Cafe. Because they're amazing.
Also, Luke and Lydia. NEED I SAY MORE?!
See Facebook for more details.