Brian has made a resolution this year to go on 52 dates in 52 weeks. This is a pretty ambitious resolution considering the fact that we will be having a brand new baby within the next 6 weeks. He's determined, despite the creativity it may require, and since he's my favorite person to be with, I'm thrilled. So, with that, we went on our first real date of the year! We enjoyed a slow and lazy morning and then, with google maps in hand, started off on our date. We spent the first part going to a few furniture stores. This may not sound very romantic, but we had received a gift from "The Grandmas" that has given us the ability to actually buy a few things (all of our current furniture is either hand me down or from craigslist) and considering my love for creating a cozy atmosphere at home, this was a perfect way to start. It actually paid off in the end because we scored an awesome deal on an area rug at Crate and Barrel (over 75% off!!). The next part of our date was probably the best. Brian likes to find remote, unique or unknown places to eat and he definitely did that this time! Knowing my love for a good burger and fry, he researched for the "best burger and fries" place in town. This lead us to a teeny tiny burger joint named Skyline Restaurant that was literally in the most random, remote place in the west hills. There was one waiter/cashier/host who looked and sounded like the guy in Rocketman and only about 5 booths. 50's memorabilia and kid's drawings were the decor. Although we had laughed as we drove up because the building was in sad shape, the food inside was awesome! (See Brian's blog for pics) We ended our date with a movie and are now enjoying some chill time at home. It was a great day. I'm so thankful for a loving husband and the best friend ever!
Posted by Jenn Becker at 7:51 PM
I was reading one of my favorite blogs this morning (Brandiandboys) and she mentioned her survival tactic of list writing. She also featured a new notepad she recently purchased. After this I began to think about how much I would not be able to survive (with sanity at least) without pen and paper. I am a list maker through and through. As I've been getting ready for the baby I've been list writing like crazy! There have been lists and lists to amend the original lists and the cycle goes on and on! I may have a problem. In the midst of increased technology, you'd think I'd be all about getting some type of palm or pc system that would make all of this writing more efficient, but I simply cannot let go of the act of writing onto paper. I actually find joy in crossing things off with a thick, dark line and then tossing the paper when it's completed. So, with that in mind, I would like to mention one fun website for my fellow list writers: www.knockknock.biz. This site is stocked full of different forms of notepads, check lists and more, all with a cool, retro feel. Happy list writing and organization to one and all!
Posted by Jenn Becker at 5:41 PM
Not much to say today other than I am so ready to have this baby! Sure, we don't have everything we need and have only taken 1 prep for birth class, but the discomfort of a baby in the 91 percentile pushing everywhich way inside of me is beginning to outweigh my control freak tendencies of having everything ready and in its place. Whew! Just had to get that out there! Here's to crossing our fingers for an early delivery!
Posted by Jenn Becker at 9:39 AM