Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Baby on Board

For vacation this year, Brad and I went on a cruise with my family! I made the Carnival pregnancy deadline by six days. Our boat took us to St. Maarten, the Bahamas, and St. Thomas. We had a lot of fun and ate lots of food. I think we each ate at least two ice cream cones a day along with the delicious meals every night and buffets for breakfast and lunch. Needless to say, I was dreading the scales at my post-cruise doctor's appointment! Brad says he sure misses that breakfast buffet though; it's much better than cheerios! I know we have many more amazing vacations memories to make, and I can't wait to take Blair next year!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Sealing the deal -- a name for baby.

Sunday was very productive. Brad and I put the crib together -- well, mostly Brad -- AND, we decided on a name for our daughter. I honestly thought naming this child was going to be a never ending battle. Each of us calmly suggested a name or two each night. Brad's name suggestions were usually on my too plain or too popular lists, and he didn't like any of the family names I suggested. The teacher in me didn't want our daughter to be one of four in her class either. So we thought and thought. It's a big responsibility to name an individual. That's forever.
So we finally saw Blair in a book, and both of us liked it. We waited weeks, and it kept coming back. So Sunday when Brad asked me my favorite, we agreed that we both were in love with Blair, and that would be it -- not too overused or trendy. Then her middle name, Alexandra, comes from my brother Alex. So, sealed with a kiss, "unless something falls out of the sky" as Brad said, she will be Blair Alexandra. I am thrilled with it.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A Summer Treat: The Taco Truck!!

Down here in dreamland, as my sister calls it, summer brings watermelon season, and watermelon season brings the Taco Truck! Brad and I both look forward to the taco truck's daily lunchtime arrival. They come around noon each day to feed the workers at the watermelon shed and in the fields, so we take advantage and grab a plate -- the food is so yummy. Each day, we are offered a choice of two meats served with rice, beans, and homemade corn tortillas. We have had chicken, pork, steak, and even stewed pork rinds! Most of the time, the food is spicy, and it is always good! Brad says our daughter is going to come out drinking hot sauce!

Gathering melons from the field.

Unloading onto the belt.

Filling boxes.

Cow food!