Summer vacation

I’m back at work today after a nice, 10-day vacation.  We were so lucky to have a good break but, man, is it ever hard to get back into the swing of things!

We spent our time off at the farm, which was really great.  For the first half (which included the long weekend) we were there with my family.  This is when we got the news of my sister’s pregnancy.  Then, my best friend came for a visit with her sister and her sister’s 8-month-old son.  It was great to see them, but Littleman was definitely showing some jealousy towards the baby.  There was a lot of: “that’s my mommy!”  We’ll have to work on that…

By mid-week, we were on our own, which was really nice.  D took a break from doing farm chores so that we could relax and spend time together as a family.  The weather was a bit on the chillier side, but we managed to squeeze in some swimming in our new pool.

Just kicking around!

Just kicking around!

 The big “toy” of the summer is the new John Deere Gator that my dad just bought.  D and my dad had been talking about it for a while and, to be honest, I didn’t really know what the big deal was.  Now that we have it, though, it’s pretty awesome.  We can zip around the farm and it’s way more fun than I expected. 

Littleman and his Gator

Littleman and his Gator

We spent some time by the creek, looking for frogs and went on an impromptu hike through the woods.

Wandering the trails...

Wandering the trails…


...and coming out into the fields

…and coming out into the fields

The garden we planted in the spring is slowly coming along and we finally got to enjoy some of our “crops.”  I was able to pick a few cherry tomatoes and an English cucumber.  Yum!  D’s pumpkin patch hasn’t been very successful and we struggled with a few other vegetables as well, but it was nice to see some stuff finally ripening.

I spent a few days feeling pretty crummy with headaches and nausea, which kind of sucked.  But then I had a couple of days where I wasn’t really nauseous at all, which sucked even more.  As it turns out, I’m terrified of not feeling sick.  Logically, I know that I’m reaching the point in my pregnancy where my symptoms may start to get a bit better.  But knowing that is not reassuring to me at all.  Even as I write this, I hope that I start feeling shitty soon.  Argh.

Anyway, all in all, it was a nice vacation and great to have some time away with my boys.


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