Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Purpose of Valentine's Day

As far as I can tell from looking at Facebook, the purpose of Valentine's Day is to brag online about the cool things your husband/significant other did for you on the big day. Now, don't construe from this that I'm a hater. I know some people really dislike Valentine's Day, representing it as a contrived, artificial holiday to celebrate something as deep and undefinable as love, but I am not one of these people. I actually think Valentine's Day is a great excuse/reminder to do something nice for your significant other. In fact, this year it was an excuse for Austin to book us a trip to Maui for the weekend.

I basically spent the whole time in a swimsuit or a bathrobe: relaxing, swimming, snorkeling, whale and dolphin watching, beach-walking, and having nice dinners with my husband. (Yes, I even wore my swimsuit to one of those. For a pregnant, sunburned woman, less clothes = bliss.)

Happy Valentine's Day 2013!

One up, Facebook posters.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mission: Completion


I just got done with my baby blanket project! I'm going on a little vacation soon and for some reason felt compelled to get this done before I leave. The pregnant brain is a mysterious thing.

I may have mentioned this before, but sewing is not really my forte. In fact, this:

has been my most useful sewing purchase to date, because I invariably spend more time ripping out stiches than sewing them. Yes, I could have bought a blanket for way cheaper and much less effort, and yes, it would have looked better, but I feel like being the third girl, this baby needs to have something special. Despite my general lack of sewing talent, this blanket was pretty easy. I looked up a bunch of tutorials but this one was my favorite because there wasn't a seam in the middle of the binding on the edge. A blanket like this was supposed to take one hour, but of course it took me two or three. I actually think that's pretty impressive, considering the kids have been awake/needing me the whole time I've been working on it. Thank you, Dora.