Pretty much I'm thankful for today, start to finish.
We had another great day of staycation. This was the first one that really seemed 'vacation' like- and it was wonderful. We went out for breakfast, made a not-so-quick stop at Kohl's and then went on to our local state park. I SO wish I would've had my camera... we went 'exploring' and ended up in a dried up creek bed and then eventually found water, and it was beautiful and a ton of fun. It was good to just be hanging out and enjoying being a family... and the perfect 70 degrees and sunny sure didn't hurt anything either. :)
We had to postpone our date night from last night to tonight because Cate ran a fever and was lethargic and grumpy most of the day yesterday. Thankfully, she seemed more herself today and our wonderful Aunt Rita and Uncle Kurt were free to keep them tonight, too. We decided to try out a restaurant we'd never been to before and went to Houlihan's down at the outdoor mall. We had Parmesan frites as an appetizer (fries, really) and I enjoyed a DELICIOUS meal of chicken skewers with peanut cilantro pesto and a spinach salad with blueberries and kiwi in poppyseed dressing. Jordan had the norm: bacon cheeseburger with bbq and ranch, and he was also pleased with his choice. We walked around, got dessert (carmel pistachio gelato for him, toffee crunch latte for me) and purchased new slip-slips (slippers) for the kiddos. We also made an exciting stop at the grocery store, and ended up just sitting and talking for a good while before getting the kids. It was really wonderful just to be together... I love hearing his heart, listening to what God is doing in the man I love so much. It's amazing to see the Lord speaking the same thing to both of us, challenging us and asking us to go deeper still... calling us to be men and women of prayer.
Anyway, it was really just a perfect day.
And now, if you'll cue the music and sing along... "You're so vain..." I'm going to post a few pictures that we took of me before going out tonight. As I mentioned a few days prior, I got my hair cut this weekend. We made an agreement that she'd cut my hair and I'd take pictures for her to put in her portfolio on her website-- she has a ton of clients with short hair and wanted to add some variety on her site.
Believe it or not, when we finished cutting (and thinning) my hair, there was an unbelievable amount of hair on the floor... it looked like we got rid of a ton. We only took an inch or two off the length, but added layers and thinned it out. I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I loved it when I straightened it, and tonight this took all of 5 minutes to do after washing it. So, without further ado... here's me (along with my 33 week pregnant belly):