Bliss Bits 9/25/2015

Two nights ago, I dreamed about a big bowl of rich, chocolate ice cream. (Having weird dreams is a pregnancy symptom I didn’t know about.) Parts of the dream were a tad stressful, because there were limited toppings and other people were grabbing them for their ice cream before me. In the end, I sprinkled oats (?), whole roasted peanuts, and chocolate sprinkles in the shapes of stars all over my treat before diving in with a large, shovel-like spoon. The ice cream concoction was unusual and delicious, which is sort of how I’d describe my life right now. We’ve entered the glorious fall season here in Park City and our life has slipped into a comfortable routine: post-summer, pre-holidays. But there’s nothing routine about growing a baby- it’s keeping us on our toes! Every moment is unusual and delicious. Take a peek at some of the happy moments over the last week or so.

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Beautiful sunny days at the park.

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And the next day, the high temperature doesn’t even reach 50 degrees!

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Mmmmm… onion soup on a cold night.

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There was a frantic dash to save our basil, kale, peppers, and cucumbers from the first freeze.

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I hung some basil for drying…

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…and made a BIG batch of pesto for the freezer!

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Look at those sweet eyes. GOOD GIRL.

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Did you see my recap of our blissful time at Red Elephant Ranch?

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I can’t wait to tell you about the 6 days of Idaho camping we enjoyed after leaving the ranch.

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And if you ever wonder where I get my love for camping…Here’s a recent pic of my happy Mama!

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We got home from Idaho just in time to see Mark Knopfler play under a double rainbow.

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Unique napping style.

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She perfected it when she was 10 weeks old. #OMG

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Baby-forced impulse buy.

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Pretty sure I just found my Halloween costume for this year. Am I right?!

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World Market has cute stuff for El Dia de los Muertos!

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I made SO MANY PICKLES this week. What a cucumber harvest!

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My pickles were the featured recipe of the day on AOL Lifestyle this week!

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This view will be all white soon. I’m enjoying all of the color while I can!

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John is getting ready to start on this year’s batch of homemade (very) hot sauce!

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Helping with laundry.

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A big smile for a delicious mocktail on a double date night.

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When your hubby wakes up early on a Saturday and picks up bagels and a GOOD decaf for me.

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Don’t let me go here again.

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It’s so much bigger already. There’s no going back!

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When Baby Howe gets thoughtful presents, Mama cries. I can’t help it.

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A autumn-filled photo from John’s hike.

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I went to a painting event with a friend- super fun!

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I baked you scrumptious and healthy zucchini coconut muffins. Stay tuned!

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I will bring them ALL home before the season ends!

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Last night’s caprese bruschetta dinner, courtesy of the garden.

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One year ago, John took me leaf-peeping on Empire Pass

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Two years ago, we were devouring treats in Boston’s Little Italy with John’s brother’s family!

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Three years ago, I donned a sombrero for a pre-wedding girls’ trip to Ouray!

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Four years ago, I was giggling with these tiny princesses.

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And yesterday, I chopped 4 inches off of my hair. Change is good.

You know. Just the usual bliss.

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