Summer is my favorite season — mainly because I love the warm weather and sunshine, but also because there’s so much to celebrate!
Last Tuesday, we celebrated Jordan’s 28th birthday with a laid back dinner at home. This is the seventh birthday that Jordan and I have spent together, and I couldn’t help but think of how much our celebrations have changed over time. Gone are the days of elaborate dinners downtown — this year Jordan requested pot roast and ice cream cake, and that’s exactly what he got. I’m a fan of a relaxing night at home, especially during the work week!
After a short work week, we had more celebrating to do with a long 4th of July weekend. Friday ended up being a little bit cold and gloomy, so Jordan and I got all of our cleaning and yard work out of the way on our day off. That night, we went over to my parents’ house for an early 4th of July BBQ. I have no pictures to show for it, but we enjoyed dinner and dessert before ending the night with sparklers.
On Saturday morning, I got up early to do a quick barre workout before Jordan and I met my sister and brother-in-law at the local 4th of July parade. It’s become one of our traditions, and a fun way to start off the day!
Despite being in my 8th month of pregnancy, I felt like my energy came back for the day and I was able to socialize, swim and enjoy the day without feeling like I needed a nap. I only had one slight emotional moment (not even pregnancy related) when Jordan thought it’d be fun to go down the water slide on a raft…and just barely missed falling over the edge and hitting his head on the cement. Boys. Thank goodness he landed in the water, and his cousin caught it all on her phone, so he was able to see just how close [to hurting himself] he was!
We ended the night by roasting hotdogs over a bonfire and watching the fireworks at the local park. It was a long day, but a fun one!
And now, it’s back to reality. Jordan and I have our hospital tour tonight, so I’m anxious for that! We get to learn how the check-in process goes, see the rooms where we’ll be delivering/recovering, and get registered so we don’t have to worry about that on the big day. I can’t believe how real everything is starting to feel!
Have a great Monday!
What did you do for the 4th of July?