1. I am typing this late at night after a long day (during which I didn't take a nap, if that helps you clue into how tired I am), but I enjoy "7 Quick Takes" so much that I really didn't want to miss out.
2. I went to a Cubs game today. They beat the Yankees! It was very exciting, although admittedly my husband is the Cubs fan, not me. If you must know, I love both the Angels and the Dodgers (and no, I can't pick one over the other).
3. I just learned a new game tonight - Fill or Bust. It was really fun, to the point of being addicting and I think it would be a great game to play as a family. I'll have to keep that in mind, although it will be many years before our little one will be able to play. The game says age 9 and up, but David's little cousin in only 6 and could play it as long as someone else helped with adding up the score for him. I'd never heard of it before, and if you haven't and you love discovering new games, you should try it out. Since it's just a card and dice game, I assume it's relatively inexpensive.
4. I just found out that my cousin and his girlfriend are expecting a baby about five weeks after us. That means that both my husband and I have a cousin that's expecting (well, their significant others are) and we each also have a second cousin whose expecting (actually, in both those cases, it's also the significant other whose expecting). Why is it that I didn't know a single person who was expecting or who had a baby last year, but this year, there are four (five including us) in just our families?
5. My husband's aunt and uncle know a young couple that is moving to Raleigh about two weeks before we do. How is that for a coincidence? They are stopping by the house to meet us tomorrow so we'll know someone in our new city.
6. My mom has been going to garage sales recently to look for baby things. Since she lives so far away from where we will be, there isn't much she can buy (only small things she can mail or bring to us when they come out to help us move), but since we are planning to visit over Christmas, I suggested she find something for the baby to sleep in while we are there. There is no use buying something new for only a week or so, but I thought she might be able to find something that will work for $10 or so at a garage sale. Well, apparently she's found tons of baby clothes, a couple baby carriers, a car seat (so we don't have to fly with one), and a whole wardrobe of maternity clothes for me. She is very excited with all she's found and I'm thrilled for the help, since we don't have much money, but she may be going just a tad overboard. And I think she forgot all about finding something for the baby to sleep in. How exactly do you reign in a (very excited) first time grandmother?
7. When my husband and I were married 11 months ago today, I could not have imagined that less than a year later we would be joyously awaiting the birth of our first child. In all the discussions we had about children prior to our wedding, we were firmly decided that we would wait at least the two years it would take for my husband to finish school before we would start trying to have a family. Yet less than five months after our wedding, we were actively trying to get pregnant. Those first few months that we were together as husband and wife, we felt and increasing need to reevaluate our reasons for postponing pregnancy and in turn began to read more of the Church's teachings on marriage, sex, and family. I can't possibly fully explain how God changed our hearts so quickly and drastically in a "Quick Take", so look for an upcoming post devoted to this topic!
Have a blessed weekend and check out the rest of the "7 Quick Takes Friday" posts graciously hosted at Conversion Diary.