Just Being

This weekend was spent celebrating my Father-in-law’s birthday, spending time with my Grandpa-in-law (who’s in town for a few weeks), shopping, eating and spending lots of time with friends. I also reached the 17-week milestone in pregnancy (yay me!). This 17th week has brought a new round of exhaustion. I’ve been so exhausted that any sort of production was near impossible.

Today, we were busy setting up my in-law’s house for an upcoming wedding. At some point, there was nothing left for me to do and all I wanted was to go home. My Mom-in-law questioned my anxious gloomy look and I told her I could not stand standing around doing nothing. I wanted to go home, write, clean, pay bills and just be productive. Enjoying doing nothing has never come easy to me, and I’ve been feeling extra behind on my to-do list lately.

Mom-in-law looked at me with concern and then asked why I wasn’t happy to just be with everyone. “How often are we all here? How many times will all these boys be together?”

I sat in the hammock and thought for a minute. I supposed she was right. It’s not often that we are all here just spending time together. After all, we are all getting older, and soon enough we won’t have time to just hangout. I decided to stay and try to enjoy just being there.

Here’s a look at our Sunday of fun:

Mmmm fresh tomatoes
Mmmm fresh tomatoes
Grandpa Mike enjoying ice cream on the porch, Happy Grandparent's Day!
Grandpa Mike enjoying ice cream on the porch, Happy Grandparent’s Day!
Our friend Derek's Ultimate Frisbee soccer game, go team Jollytown Lollypop!
Our friend Derek’s Ultimate Frisbee soccer game, go team Jollytown Lollypop!
Grandpa Mike enjoying the game
Grandpa Mike enjoying the game
Derek repairing his shoes
Derek repairing his shoes
Such a hot day.
Such a hot day.
Getting lights ready for the outdoor wedding.
Getting lights ready for the outdoor wedding.

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We ended the day with ice cream from Sweet CeCe’s, an enormous group grocery shopping trip (that’s when you know you’re getting old!), Insanity,  a scary movie and junk food.

But, tomorrow, I swear, it’s back to work!

Cheers!

1 Comment

  1. I can’t wait to see pictures of the wedding; I bet it’s going to look gorgeous at the Zimland house!

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