Weekend Things & Our Drive By Baby Shower

I woke up with such a happy feeling in my heart ❀ We had our baby shower yesterday afternoon and even though it had to be reconfigured to a drive by affair (life in the age of COVID-19 is just so so strange), I thought it was perfect and we had the best time with the best friends and family and felt so super spoiled and loved afterward.

I’ll circle back to the big event, but let’s start with Friday, when my sis and Wayne came over to join us for a backyard movie night. We watched The NeverEnding Story, which I felt like I hadn’t watched since I was a kid but then it all felt so familiar as the movie went on. That scene with Artax will still mess you up as an adult though! Also, not to ruin it for anyone, but Falkor gives off a weird vibe. Anyway, it’s still a pretty great watch!

Who knows what we did on Saturday (a mere day and a half ago that I can’t fully remember πŸ˜‚) but I think it involved light cleaning of the house, lunch delivery from Salt & Grinder (we both ordered potato salad as our sandwich side and it came as unseasoned mashed potatoes??), one movie and half of another. I liked The Squid and the Whale a lot actually but one Noah Baumbach divorce movie is probably enough and Marriage Story is better. We started 20th Century Women afterward but didn’t finish it till yesterday. Joey really liked it but the plot felt super weak to me.

Sunday! Baby shower day! We got up (well, I got up and Joey was already up and had waffles made ❀) and got ready and then my parents, my sis and Joey’s mom came over to get set up. I’m not going to lie, it was super nice to not leave my house and just have everyone take care of everything for us. My sis and I picked up 70 donuts and stuffed them in the cutest bags while the moms finished up party favor bags and the guys set up tents and then Lori unveiled this incredible diaper cake she made us. Can you even believe it?! She even put pictures of me, Joey and baby in our seats πŸ˜‚β€ I love it so much!

We weren’t entirely sure how this would go, to be honest, but we hoped people would show up in a staggered manner and they were welcome to park and get out for a little bit, or stay in their car if they’d rather. I think everyone ended up getting out and it was so nice to chat with all the family and friends we hadn’t seen in MONTHS. We managed to sneak this shower in before Hannah and Becca had their own babies and I’m so glad they were both there! Also, our block has something like four houses on it and one of them is unoccupied currently so we were basically able to take over the whole street, which was so nice. We all kept masks on and it was hot, hot, hot, but I don’t think it was so bad!

Everyone cleared out shortly after 1 and the seven of us moved inside for lunch and presents! My mom brought quiche and salad and I’m so glad because right then, I realized how hungry I was. HIT. THE. SPOT. After everyone was fed, Joey and I tackled our mountain of gifts and wow, just wow. We’re so blown away by everyone’s generosity and love. We got a million Rockies clothing items and baby is set for at least the next two years πŸ˜‹ I can’t wait to wash all the teensy baby clothes we got and stock his little nursery with all the things he’ll need ❀ Also, it was pretty wonderful to open everything in this smaller group setting.

So now I am just floating on cloud nine feeling so loved and excited and happy and like we have 8 extra donuts to eat! πŸ˜‹

Life Right Now

Lovely readers, I am at a total loss for how to address you all right now. In my small personal bubble, things are happy and wonderful and I feel so so blessed. And then I go on Twitter or watch the news, and god, do I feel guilty and self-centered. I’m not sure how to balance the joy of my personal life with the utter sadness of the world outside of it. I am just trying to put one foot in front of the other right now and while there’s been lots of unpacking and blissful backyard dinners and gender announcement celebrations, there MUST also be time to listen to black voices, to educate myself, to literally put my money where my mouth is and donate, to admit that as a white person, I have a huge role to play in all of this. I hope you are making time to do the same.

And with that, I will leave you with some shots of life lately, including Andi’s napping spots in the new house, all the beautiful flowers my mom and sister have given us, a halfway through pregnancy bumpdate, me actually leaving the house to go someplace besides the doctor’s office and BABY BOY!!!! Can you believe it?! Not going to lie, I was SO anxious to know baby was healthy and definitely breathed the biggest sigh of relief after that anatomy scan. We are so thrilled πŸ’–