Wednesday, May 12, 2010

You Decide

It's been so long since I've blogged that I can't even remember what I'm supposed to blog about.

Well, first of all, last weekend was our annual girls trip! Two years ago Jenn and I flew mom to New York for her first time. SO MUCH FUN!! Last year I was seven-ish months pregnant and Jenn was four-ish months pregnant, so we toned the trip down a bit and went to Greenville. We still had a BLAST! This year, with me being a pregnant (again) mother of a 1-year old and Jenn being a pregnant (again) mother of a 10-month old, we had to tone down even more.... hence, Chapel Hill!! Admittedly, Chapel Hill is one of our favorite places to go, whether it's to walk or shop or just drive. And speaking for myself, I didn't care where we went as long as I could put on my makeup without 27 inches of whine clinging to me.

Okay, she's not always like that. But there have been enough mornings that that has happened that I couldn't wait to put on my makeup by myself! And wake up on my own! (Although I did still wake up at 7:07... I guess my body is so used to the 7am wakeup call now.)

We spent Friday night in Mooresville, thrift shopping on the drive up, eating at Cracker Barrel, and marveling at our hotel. One time forever ago, in Boone, Jenn and I stayed in a Country Inn & Suites. It was so incredible that I always try to stay in one wherever we vacation. This one did not disappoint - none of them have! Chocolate chip cookies in the lobby, a fireplace (for five months ago, you know), a lending library (borrow a book and return it the next time you stay at a Country Inn & Suites!!), huge rooms, entire hotel non-smoking, and a delicious variety for our complimentary breakfast! I always give them rave reviews and this time signed up for the "points plus" membership. I figure if we're going to stay at these every chance we get anyway, might as well start racking up some points!!

I guess that's enough about the hotel.

We shopped till we dropped Friday night - literally in Jenn's case. Mom and I, the book addicts we are, stayed up until well after 11pm reading. The next morning, after stuffing ourselves silly at breakfast, we headed off to Chapel Hill. We went straight for the Farmer's Market and thrift stores! I got several shirts that will mask as maternity shirts for the summer, cute shorts (I only own one pair!! Thanks Jenn for finding them for only $2.00!!), yet another incredible pair of 7 For All Mankind jeans from Plato's Closet (I am addicted to finding these now!), books which I did not need to buy, and several household items I needed like tupperware and a thermos for Stephen's lunch. I also got some groceries from Whole Foods and Trader Joe's since we don't have those around here.

That's probably enough. The best parts were the conversation and company, anyway. And those conversations are not going to be disclosed here.

Next on the blog agenda. As you know, we are having another bebe. The time has come - already - to find out if it's a boy or a girl! Tomorrow is our appointment. I believe with Brianna I talked about this day for weeks ahead of time. We made a pool at work, I put a poll on the blog, I talked on Facebook about it forever, I did several scientific tests to confirm the gender. But this baby? I've had to be reminded constantly of the appointment. There is just too much going on to remember a doctor's appointment!

Sorry, Second Baby. You have the Curse. But guess what? I had the Curse too, and I turned out mostly normal! Anything not normal about me is not from the Curse I'm sure.

Anyway... super fast informal poll. What do you think the baby is?? Twenty thousand points to whoever is right!

P.S. I have no feelings whatsoever. I was positive that Brianna was a boy, and we can all see how right I was about that.


Ken Loyd said...

My prediction: half Loyd, half Talbert. Get ready, World!

Brooke and Johnathan said...

I'm going to say girl!

Renee said...

I will speculate there will be another sweet girl in this family.

Gail said...

The odds have got to bring a boy into this family sometime. Maybe this time!