Hey guys! How was your weekend?! If you have a blog with a weekend recap, feel free to link to it in the comments section:)
This weekend I felt like getting outdoors. In summers past, I used to wake up early and that would let me get outside in the morning hours before the heat got unbearable. Since being pregnant I’ve never felt so tired IN MY LIFE and on the weekends I haven’t been waking up until between 8-9am (when it’s already too hot to go outside). I don’t enjoy being stuck indoors all day.
So this weekend I was intentional about making getting outside work. My parents mentioned they were going up to the lake, so Saturday morning Andrew and I headed up there for the day. I was craving a good float.
We picked up Chick-fil-a breakfast on the way. Breakfast biscuits…
and iced coffees…
As soon as we got to the lake, Maggie ran and launched in. She loves the jump & splash.
Then we put on our suits + sunscreen and went swimming & floating. At 22 weeks pregnant I’m feeling very buoyant and being in the water feels INCREDIBLE. By the end of August the lake will heat up, but right now the lake is still cool.
If you ever struggle with seeing yourself in photos, I think this podcast episode does an excellent job of explaining seeing yourself in photos / mirrors is an opportunity to practice being kind to yourself. Mirrors and photos should be used as tools of acceptance, not tools of change. <3
Snacks + lunch.
We napped in the afternoon and Maggie swam some more. Then, much to Maggie’s disappointment, we headed home around 4pm.
Snack on the way home!
Once home I spent most of the evening in our backyard doodling with watercolors and finishing listening to Big Magic on Audible.
For dinner, both of us just wanted something easy, so I made us some oatmeal and set out a mini toppings bar.
Sunday I set an alarm for 7am. I got up and went for a walk around Rice University before the heat intensified. All the while listening to Season 4 of the Start Up podcast…it’s a fun one if you like business-y / entrepreneur stuff. Season 4 (starting with episode 4 and on) is all about the craziness that is the ex-American Apparel CEO.
I needed to get the grocery shopping done, but first needed breakfast. So…
I tried out a new crepe place + coffee shop. I wasn’t impressed. Won’t be back on my own. If I’m sitting down to eat at a restaurant I’d prefer actual silverware and seating available inside…it was teeny inside. The coffee was fab. But the atmosphere + crepe was meh.
After breakfast I sat for a bit, listened to another podcast and stared at my belly haha. You can see baby girl kicking on the outside of my belly now. It’s a lot of fun…but mostly just insane and so cool.
Then grocery shopping! Post grocery shopping snack…
After grocery shopping I made a lunch and worked on a recipe for this week.
Later I napped (a must lately), we went to evening church and then grabbed some dinner at a noodle house. Udon for me!
We’re watching our friend’s pup for a couple days, so that’s gonna make for a fun beginning of the week. Maggie can act like a grumpy old woman sometimes, but so far she’s being nice.
Our friend’s brought one of my fave cookies to say, ‘thanks for watching our pup!’ So I enjoyed ’em before bed with a glass of milk.
And they brought us super cute onesies for baby girl. Look how cute?!!
I’m in love with this boho baby line my sis-in-law told me about and I’ve registered for so many things from this shop!
And that was our weekend! Super grateful for time spent outside. On to Monday!