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!
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.
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!
Child of God, wife of a farmer, mom to a miracle, RN; picture taker, animal lover, Spanish speaker, world traveler, former high school teacher. I love food, knitting, blogging, and living in a small town. I write about a little of all of the above!
Brad is my husband of 6 years and the reason I live across the branch. From a very young age he knew he'd be a farmer. God gave him the love and the talent -- and he's the best looking and the best dressed farmer I know! He's funny, creative, and he's the most wonderful husband and father. He's the one that can make Blair light up like no other.
Blair is four! We are so blessed to have her. She was born very sick, but God gave her strength and brought her through it. She has hearing loss called Auditory Neuropathy and wears hearing aids. She also has chronic lung disease, but you wouldn't know by seeing her! She is the busiest, funniest little thing who keeps us laughing and on our toes. I thank God for her every day.
Leighton is the happy roly poly who joined our family this summer. He has been a joy and is as sweet as his big sister! He's such a blessing, and we're so thankful for him!