Well with 4 days left until my due date I'd say nesting is officially in full swing. I have been cleaning and organizing and to-do listing and more cleaning. I told Soren I feel like I am cramming for a test and that as a long as the baby isn't here yet, I've got to keep charging along to get things done. Unfortunately that usually means I over do it and wear myself out. So although the bathroom is calling my name to clean it, I'm taking a break to catch up on the blog.
September was a busy month for us, especially in regards to ONE little BELT. I had the opportunity to fly to Utah for a day to do a boutique sale with my dear friend from college Seidi. Soren and I, especially Soren, worked so hard a long all month getting things ready to go. We printed pamphlets, made over 90 belts, put together packing and a table display. It was quite a whirlwind. The trip was a great get away (all by myself!) and also great experience. We didn't sell as many belts as we had hoped but the exposure was great and we have a good inventory for Christmas now. Thanks so much to Seidi and Danny for putting me up and helping so much!
Our table at the sale.
Seidi and I at the airport-trying again for a decent picture together. :)
Easton and I have been spending lots of time together too. We do lots of sidewalk chalk and playing catch in the parking lot. We are usually having more fun than is pictured below- we just couldn't resist a picture of Easton's face-plant in wet chalk.
Last week we took him on a family date to the Children's Museum in Everett and to Taco Bell. We all had such a fun time. Easton loved all the kids at the museum and all the awesome exhibits. Hopefully tomorrow we'll make it on one more family date to the pumpkin patch.
We are pretty sure he doesn't understand the concept of a brother coming his way, but he is getting much more clingy to me. I think is suspects something. Either way we are doing what we can to enjoy the last few days as a one child family.
As part of my nesting, I have also been couponing A LOT. I feel relatively well stocked on a lot of things now and that eases my mind. Here is a picture Soren snapped on my way out the other night. I usually go on Monday or Tuesday nights after Easton is in bed. Soren wanted to capture the 4" coupon binder in this shot as well. :)
Soren's most recent news is that he got a new bike! This isn't a great picture of it, but if you know anything about bikes you should still be able to tell how awesome it is. :) He dented the frame on his old one this summer at Youth Conference which aparently made it unsafe to ride. Thank goodness for the REI return policy because we were able to return his dented bike and exchange it almost straight accross for this upgraded bike. He is just thrilled and hopes to get a few accessories for his upcoming birthday and Christmas to make it just right.
All in all we are very excited for this new little tiny one to join us. It feels very strange to be on the eve of something so life changing, but time will pass either way so we are just trying to make the most of it all. We will try to keep everyone updated as soon as things start happening. Otherwise, wish us luck!