Thursday, August 26, 2010

End of August already?

Despite all my huffing and puffing (and I really am) around town, all's well. I am sitting at the desk in our bedroom overlooking our across the street neighbor's house. A short little gray house edged with white impatiens. and awaiting a sitter so that I might meet the girls out for "drinks." I'm tired today but only because I ran around doing errands. Grandpa took Abba to the park this morning, and she stayed over there for the afternoon. It's a shame I can't get it together enough to do some artwork during times like those, but I can't help but feel like there's so much else to do. This house still feels big to me, and I know it'll take time to feel really settled. not just the wow, great house, we have all the boxes unpacked kind of settled. Rather... the kind of settled where there are actually pictures on the wall and you own a real dining room table.

I am about 36 weeks along now, and I'm feeling a mixture of dread and excitement. I can't wait to meet this baby and I CAN NOT wait to find out if it's a boy or a girl. (Anabelle says there's a "baby sister" in there every time we ask.) But then there's the no-sleep issue, and that makes me tired just to think about. It seems like perfect timing though... the summer is slowly coming to a close and just as soon as the beaches close and school is back in full swing, we'll have the baby and settle in for fall.

We did a little family photo shoot at the Bahai Temple's gardens on Monday. What an evening. It was absolutely golden, and I know we'll look at the pictures in a few short months and wonder at how green and blue and soft everything looks right now at the end of August. Here's our "Coming soon" sneak peak. We sort of look like a page out of the Sear's catalogue. But in a lovely way of course. And my, that husband of mine is indeed very handsome.

In other news. Abba pooped in the potty for the first and only time the other day. I tried to find a balance between letting her know how exciting that is by jumping up and down and congratulating her and not getting so carried away that I might embaress the rep who was measuring our windows for blinds.


  1. Hey Kate!

    What a beautiful little photo shoot of you Browns! You all look so happy - I wish we had followed you out of the ol' LV. I'm looking forward to hearing the news about your next little one! Give my buddy Anabelle a hug for me!

  2. The pictures are BEAUTIFUL! You all look wonderful.

    As for settling into the house... It takes time. Ann and I hung the first two paintings the other day (almost exactly 6 months after we moved in). It took about an hour and half of my tools, which were strewn about the living room by the end of the intricate procedure. The things still aren't really even, but they're off the floor. So, I guess little by little it happens. Takes a long time, though.

    I can't wait to hear about the newest little one. Won't be long now! I have no strong feeling about boy or girl on this one. I lean a little toward girl, but maybe I'm swayed by Abba's vote. At the same time, I don't want Patrick to be overpowered by the girls. ;-) Either way, it will be wonderful!