Well, this week has been pretty wonderful. It feels fabulous to finally share our big news publicly, and the outpouring of love we have received has been magical! Somehow, Baby Howe feels more real. This is happening. In addition, I’ve been feeling so much more like myself again (aside from one unfortunate nausea-filled 24-hour date with the bathroom floor). Throw in a milestone achievement for John at work, some rusty fall colors on the hillsides, and the anticipation of an itinerary-less 10-day road trip, and I’m a happy girl. Some weeks, it’s easier to stop and smell the roses because they seem to be everywhere. Welcome, September. Here’s a handful of smiles!
Late summer in the neighborhood.
John’s view most mornings.
Cholula’s immediate reaction when my prenatal yoga video begins. ZZZZZZZ
I spy autumn.
I never tire of Italian Sausage Soup– so delicious and SO EASY!
She wants cheese. (And let’s face it- she’s going to get it.)
I used to say it was a wine belly but now I can call it a BABY. #growgrowgrow
It took me 2.48 minutes to devour this Five Guys burger.
I treated myself to Bump Boxes! Last week, I used every nausea and heartburn relief in the box.
Starting every day with positive intentions.
I tidied my jewelry zone for the first time in three years!
View from the porch.
Happy garden bees.
Look! I found a random gross ball that wasn’t mine! It smells bad! I love it! Touch it!
Can’t eat salmon. Can’t get enough strawberries!
Three pounds of cucumber from the garden will be pickles soon!
I can’t wait to share this grilled tuna salad recipe with you. YUM.
Love is everywhere!
She’s my little sunflower.
Happy porch time!
Guys, I just find her like this.
Idaho, we’re coming for you this Friday!
Did you see my Labor Day feature on AOL Lifestyle’s Food section?
One year ago, we were celebrating 90 years of Grandpa!
Two years ago, I was missing Betty terribly.
Three years ago, we spent Labor Day at the Cliff Lodge at Snowbird.
Four years ago, we were still on the road in Betty, tasting wine a friend’s vineyard in Oregon!
And today, I’m taking a deep breath.
You know. Just the usual bliss.
One year ago: Almost autumn.