Sunday, October 27, 2013

Hocking Hills

Friday I got off work a little early and Jamey came to pick me up at the BWC office downtown. It was 1:00 and a beautiful fall we went to Hocking Hills. He went his first year out here but I never have made it out. It was beautiful. The leaves were all changing and luckily they hadn't all fallen down. We parked our car at Old Man's Cave and hiked a couple miles to Cedar Falls. We then took another route (longer but faster) back to the car. There were no crowds, the weather was perfect with our fleeces and on our way home we ate at this BBQ place with the best cornbread I've ever had. Perfect day trip.

little one

On October 8th I was at work eating my lunch and got a text from Jamey. Wreaked havoc on my heart. He said he thought we could get into the ultrasound lab and try and find the sex of our baby in only 2.5 hours! Aahh! I got off work early, he got off work early, and we made it happen. Our baby was more accommodating than either of us anticipated and I hardly had the camera ready when Jamey was telling me the sex. Most fun day ever.

Our official appt with our doctor was just this last week (and luckily she confirmed Jamey's findings). Definitely a boy. And not a shy one. We are so excited. I have been so protective of this baby, for obvious reasons. I just really started showing this past week and today at church it was fun to be able to have others be happy with me. So I decided it's finally time to share with the rest of the world. 

We are having a baby. A little boy. He's due March 2. We couldn't be happier.

Sunday, October 20, 2013


Last month Jamey and I had a 4 day getaway to Chicago. Neither of us had ever been and it was fun to experience it all new together. I admit, I've decided the place is not for me - not to live. But, it did have some great attractions and we had a great time together. This was our first trip that we took for us and we let ourselves indulge a bit. We are typically so frugal and while we didn't go crazy, we did let ourselves be there and enjoy the city (ie we ordered appetizers and drinks at dinner, we overpaid for tourist spots, etc) and we didn't feel guilty about it at all. The motive for going was part of Jamey's Step 2 Board exams - the oral portion. he got that out of the way the first day and then it was game on!

Warning: lots of pics coming

chicago deep dish pizza. soooo much cheese

 cinnamon roll from Anne Souther's - more delicious even than it looks

slithery slimy animals that want to eat Jamey

I love seahorses

Willis Tower overlook...I got some serious vertigo stepping out onto that deck

Chicago Dog

the Bean! at Millenium Park

sunset tour on the Chicago River and out to Lake part of our trip

Ohio vs Michigan crossroads on the Magnificent Mile...Jamey was happy to see Ohio on top