Friday, January 3, 2014

Life Lately

Where do I begin with the past few weeks?!  Pete and I had a couple of fab dates, including a little spa getaway, in preparation for the madness that could ensue any day now with the arrival of our little lady Sadie!  We prepped for Christmas, used Pete's vaca time to its max potential by finishing up some final projects around the house and in the nursery, had a magical Christmas, a wonderfully mellow New Year's Eve, and all managed to get sick in just three weeks!

I feel like my emotions have been all over the place as my due date gets closer.  I'm exhausted, but restlessly preparing, feeling guilty about another baby's arrival encroaching on my first baby, Jacob's, time, and, yet, completely and uncontrollably, excitedly anticipating Sadie's grand entrance into our world.  I know these emotions will be even more all over the place once she gets here, so bear with me as my posts may feel a little like the roller coaster I'm on.  I'm sounding crazy, right?  I'll let you in on a secret.  Motherhood makes you that way.

Here's a peek at what we've been up to during my little posting hiatus...

^^dinner at Verde before the John Mayer concert.  It was our first time there and it really was great.  I'm all about ambiance when I'm doing one of my favorite things...eating.  This place has great food and ambiance.  Definitely a must-go in Baltimore.

^^The only shot I got at the John Mayer concert.  Sufficiently awkward.

^^The view from our room at the Four Seasons Baltimore.

^^I seriously had the best pedicure of my life at the FS Baltimore Spa.  Also had an amazing couples massage, mani and facial.  I've never been more relaxed in my life.  Mission babymoon= smashing success.

^^Just a pretty Lamill latte.

^^Yay for finally getting Sadie's hospital bag all packed up!  I'm hoping to get to a post shortly on exactly what's included.  Aden & Anais swaddle blankets and a couple pretty headbands are "musts"!

^^My sweet Jacob boy and his equally adorable cousins before Christmas Eve service.  They performed "Silent Night" in sign language as we all sang by candlelight, and it honestly was one of my top five proudest moments as a mom.  Jacob, who was so crazily excited for Christmas and almost impossible to keep quiet during the sermon, got so serious and focused for his performance.  He paused to politely smile and wave as we video'd on our phone and I think my heart will remember that feeling forever.

^^A glimpse of our Christmas card!!  via Shutterfly  Everything is more festive with a gold confetti graphic.

^^Kiss me at midnight!  It's the New Year!!

^^ On our way to my grandmothers for New Year's dinner.  In love with my new Anthro coat I got from the hubs for Christmas!  It's sold out already, but you can find a similar coat here.

I hope you all had a lovely, warm and memorable holiday season and we wish you the best year yet in 2014!

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