Archive for June, 2009

Father’s Day 2009

June 22, 2009

It goes without saying, I’m sure, that Father’s Day is not my favorite holiday. It was better this year; mainly because we had a fun distraction. We went to my in-laws’ house, which I wasn’t really wanting to do, but oh well. After picking Luke up from his dad’s at 3, we headed over.  It was a sunny day and they have a pool, so Luke was thrilled. I brought Hawaiian Garden and spent my time stitching, and of course it’s always nice to have a meal you don’t have to plan or prepare.

My in-laws’ best friends, who live just down the street, came over with their 8 week old puppy, which was the big highlight of the day. Luke was beside himself. He was completely enamored and followed the puppy around the entire time. He even got out of the pool for quite awhile to play with the puppy. Eventually he went back in the pool, at which point the puppy kept coming up to him. It was so adorable:

And, shortly after this next picture…

…the puppy ended up in the pool. We don’t have a picture of that, though. Luke was thrilled beyond words to “save the puppy”. He was asked if the puppy tried to swim but I don’t think the puppy had a chance since Luke had him out of the pool so quickly.

It’s in the very beginning thought stages now, but we’re toying with the idea of adding a puppy to the mix after the baby is born. Luke wants one SO badly, and it might not be a bad time for it when I’ll be home for a little while. But, we’re only just thinking about it; a dog is a lot of responsibility and we want to be sure we are willing and able to handle it before we take that on. We definitely will wait until we’re in a bigger house, at the very least. It was sure fun to play with a cute puppy for an afternoon, though.

Been Awhile, again…

June 17, 2009

Well, I guess I’ve really gotten remiss about updating my blog.  Life has been pretty busy lately! I didn’t want to say anything here until most people I know already “knew”, but tomorrow I will be 11 weeks pregnant. I’m due January 7th, 2010 and I’m still scared to death after the miscarriage last December. We had the first ultrasound last week and all is well so far. I don’t think I’ll be able to relax until there’s actually a baby at the end of it all, though!

I never posted about our trip to London, although I’ve had pictures up on flickr for awhile; they can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jillejones/sets/72157619123455459/ We were only there for five nights which is really not enough time to do everything, but it was better than nothing! We went to Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London, Bath, Stonehenge, Oxford, British Museum, and walked all over the city. It was a good trip except practically everyone smokes there which is disgusting. At least they can’t smoke inside restaurants or pubs anymore; that certainly made it a little more tolerable. Here are just a couple of pictures from the trip:

Westminster Abbey:

Tower of London:

We visited “Platform 9 3/4” at King’s Cross Station and went to the Bird and Baby where Tolkein and C.S. Lewis used to hang back in the day.  There are pictures of those on the flickr page also.

Since we’ve been home I’ve mostly been trying to stay awake and not puke. Good times. We made some alts in lotro for their kinship contest and got them to level 31, and I’ve been doing some stitching too. Hopefully I’ll make some decent stitching progress soon so I can post some more pictures. I’ll try not to let another month go by without posting again, honest…