I have been throwing around the idea of getting pregnancy pictures taken when I'm further along but I have my doubts. All the photos I see are of half naked women exposing both breasts or at least nipples and practically showing their full butt. Maybe a women's modesty goes out the window when she is large and pregnant but I'm not sure I could be that exposing to a photographer - and would I want to display these in my home?
Not that Troy and I enjoy reality shows at all, although we do get obsessed with The Biggest Loser, but I have to admit our favorite of all time is So You Think You Can Dance. During each season of this show, I think there have been 4, we zone ourselves out for the 2 hours each week that it airs; unfortunately the show airs once a year for a few months so its a long time coming for the next season. Why am I talking about a silly reality show you ask.......???
Last night Troy and I went to the Puyallup Fair as most people do around this time of year. Since I couldn't go on rides and Troy wasn't into going on rides by himself or possibly getting stuck in a 2-seater with a crazy person, we decided to eat everything that crossed our paths. We also mozied along the exhibition halls looking at crafty stuff or special mop cleaners/nail art/food choppers/gourmet spices, etc. which seem to have not changed a bit since the 80's. Wouldn't you think that the fair supervisors would try to get some updated vendors to display their "amazing products that can change the world"??? Nope.
So after we had had enough of the walking and horrible indigestion we decided it was time to leave. As we were walking out of the gates in awe of the truly amazing people that populate the fair grounds this time of year, I spotted a somewhat familiar face.... then another, then another. I couldn't for the life of me spit out my words to Troy that the top 10 crew from So You Think You Can Dance was in line buying tickets to the fair. Troy then turned around and saw who and what I was pointing at and couldn't believe his eyes. There was Comfort, Will, Gev, Chelsie, Mark, Joshua and last but not least Twitch, our favorite right in front of us. These people whom we devoted our lives to for the last 3 months. Of course Troy and I being the balsy people that we are walked right up to them and I blurted to Twitch "what are you doing here"? He went on to tell us that they have a show at the Tacoma Dome Sunday night and are in town so decided to go to the fair. Of course Twitch being the incredible nice person that he is introduced himself to Troy and I (like we didn't know who he was) and we shook his hand in amazement. We went on to blabber that we loved the show and were their biggest fans, blah, blah, blah, then told him it was very nice meeting him and walked away. What a moment! As we were walking to the car we were like giddy kids after seeing someone famous - even though they really are just a bunch of teenagers/early twenties kids.
So that was my night, couldn't have been better. I just wish I had my camera with me as Troy and I would've been the coolest cats on the block.
Usually my weekends seems to drag on which definitely isn't a negative thing but this weekend absolutely flew by.
Friday night Troy and I went to my 10 year high school reunion at Pravda Studios on Capitol Hill and had a really great time catching up with friends and introducing Troy to some old friends that I haven't seen in years. We met up with the old crew and their husbands/fiances beforehand at Barca for some quick drinks before heading over to the reunion - was nice to catch up with the girls before everyone played the meet and greet game which is what is felt like.
I have to make a quick mention about our dinner on Saturday before the engagement party. I have been craving pizza in the worst way so I talked Troy into going to this place called Tutta Bella (http://www.tuttabellapizza.com/) which is off Rainier in Seattle (the nicer area of Rainier). Their pizza is just as good as what we had in Italy with the thin crust, awesome tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella or goat cheese, and a variety of different unusual toppings. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes a good pizza; and if by chance you want a salad beforehand their house mixed greens is unlike any normal mixed greens and is truly amazing.
Sunday we got to babysit Hayden which is my friend Leslie's daughter - she turns 2 in December and could quite possibly be the most precious little human in the world. She can't really talk yet but thinks she can, so she walked around the house talking gibberish in the cutest little girl voice I have ever heard. She was so happy the entire time and when it got a bit later in the night and she was getting tired she grabbed her book, blanket and binky and climbed up on our couch and plopped herself inbetween Troy and I and read the book to herself (she obviously can't read yet so she was just talking nonsense). This was possibly the funniest thing I have ever seen and Troy and I couldn't stop laughing. Each time we watch her it gets us just a little more prepared for what lays ahead, and if our child is anything like Hayden (boy or girl) we will be thrilled. I tried to take some pictures but each time she moved her head at the exact moment the flash went off.
I have to admit that life right now can't seem to get any better..... The weather is amazing, my pregnancy is going so smoothly with no hic-ups, work is great as always, and my husband is being ever so patient with me. I love waking up early in the morning to just sort of walk around my house feeling so completely at ease and so blesses that Troy and I have what we have, it definitely helps that the sun is shining so bright.
Yesterday afternoon Jeanne and I took Leah out for lunch for her birthday to the ever engaging Broadway Grill - the people watching up there is enough to make the trek to Capitol Hill... who needs lunch. Then last night I met the girls at Matador for our usual happy hour drinks and appetizers (water for me) and had such a great time laughing and talking about our typical girly stuff. Katie was able to take a few hours off from the twins and enjoy some time with the girls as well. Troy and I are going to my high school reunion tonight which I'm really looking forward to and tomorrow we have an engagment party that should be absolutely wild; whenever Danny and Liz have a big party it turns into a fun crazy mess - can't wait!
The pregnancy is going very well, we had an ultrasound last Friday for the 1st trimester genetic screening. My Doctor called me yesterday and my results came back 'perfect' were his words. I wasn't worried but nice to know that we have a healthy baby. Today I'm about 13 weeks and 2 days and I feel really good, just a bit tired which actually came later than usual.
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend...try to take a few moments to enjoy life and what you have.
2 Years ago today at Willows Lodge in Woodinville Troy and I made a promise to spend the rest of our lives together. After Troy being away for a month climbing Denali and summiting, along with all of his other expeditions as well as the excitement and wonder of getting ready for a baby I think we've had a pretty wonderful two years.
September 1, 2006 was the best day of our lives and I feel so fortunate to have such a wonderful husband who is also my very best friend. Here are a few pictures from our wedding....