Oh. My. Gosh. Y'all! IT'S MAY 31st!! This month just FLEW by! I know, I know, I say that EVERY month! But it is so true!
Usually, with these posts, I've tried to break things up into categories, like events and then favorite shows, books, podcasts, and blog posts I've stumbled on in the month. However, we had so much going on this month, I'm changing it up a little and here's a little bit of "a glimpse in the life."
We kicked off May with not just one, but TWO graduations. Both my brother and my husband's sister graduated with their masters -- my brother for art and illustration and my sister-in-law for speech and drama education.
That day was ridiculously crazy though! First off, Dan and I arrived separately because he was heading to the commencement straight from work while I was at home getting Elli ready. I ended up accidentally oversleeping, our dryer went out and the dress I was going to wear was still damp, so I had to scramble to find another one. Also being 8 months pregnant... that proves to be a challenge since I didn't buy a whole lot of maternity dresses. (I ended up finding a non-maternity dress that worked okay.)
Elli and I were also hangry... so on our way to commencement, we stopped at Chick-Fil-A (of course). And we arrived on campus just as the commencement was starting. We were sitting in the overflow room rather than the auditorium, so it wasn't a big deal. I found a great parking spot... but then quickly realized it wasn't all that great because I would have had to back out into traffic and the traffic on campus after Commencement is absolutely terrible! And so, I decided to look for another parking spot. In doing so... I backed out and ran over a giant cone... not one of those small traffic cones. I'm talking those 4-foot tall cylinder cones... And did I mention, as I did so, a crew of security just happened to pass by and witness the whole thing? Hah!
By the time Elli and I got to the overflow room, we missed the first ten minutes of the ceremony. Which is fine because it's the sammmmmme thing every year. We watched and cheered for our people and then quickly left to find them. Which was another part of the craziness because we had to find my brother and his wife and my parents AND find Dan's sister and their parents.
Originally we were going to meet my sister-in-law first, but they weren't clear on where we were supposed to meet them, so we ran over to find my brother since I knew exactly where he was. Elli, who was really good the whole day FREAKED OUT at the crowd of people and started to cry and "koala-bear" Dan. (You'll see it in the picture below). We have no good pictures of her with either family. After meeting my brother, we found my sister-in-law and took pictures with them. By this time, I was super hot and sweaty as it was a bajillion degrees outside, plus Elli was still overwhelmed with all the people, that I didn't take any pictures.
To celebrate the grads, we went to lunch with my in-laws and then out to dinner with my family and my brother's in-laws who were in town. By the end of the day, we were absolutely exhausted. As we were driving home, Dan told me, "Look, when I graduate with my masters, let's not make a big to-do. Because this is ridiculous." If you know my husband, he's super not into all the froo-froo and would rather keep it chill. I'm thinking when he graduates, we'll do a barbecue at home with family or something and keep it super chill. Something to think about...
Elli and I were able to celebrate my friend Ashley at her baby shower!! How cute is this photo booth wall?? Ashley is having a baby boy and is due a few weeks after me so I'm really excited that we'll have kiddos around the same age! Actually, at her shower, we were two of four preggos and we are all due around the same time. I think out of the four, I am the only one expecting a girl. It's a race against time now! We'll see who's baby comes first!
Another May milestone was our 5th wedding anniversary! I cannot believe it's been five years since Dan and I got married. Five years, two dogs, and two kids later, here we are. Even more so, I can't believe we will have known each other for TEN years. I'll have to write about how we met sometime down the road. Being the sappy person I am, the night before our anniversary, I flipped through our wedding pictures and home videos since I hadn't done so in a while. I honestly don't remember much of that day as it seemed to be a whirlwind of a day! But my goodness, we looked really young! And I am still obsessed with our bridal party pictures... I absolutely love the colors we chose (yes, we-- Dan had a say in our wedding planning. You'd be surprised at how particular he was about some of the details! haha!)
Five years ago, we always said that we wanted to do something fun for our five year anniversary... something like an Alaskan cruise or Hawaii or something. Well, we couldn't do that this year because my OB would probably have a fit if I flew across the country at this point of pregnancy. So we're saving the big trip for later, which is perfectly fine with us. Instead, we decided to splurge a little and celebrate at the Melting Pot. And that turned out to be, well, interesting.
We decided to do the four-course meal since we had never been and wanted to try the full experience. Our waitress, bless her heart, was brand spanking new and well, needed a lot of grace. She made the wrong cheese fondue, then it took her over forty-five minutes to correct it. We waited another hour for our main course and then another forty minutes for the dessert. The entire meal took us FOUR hours.
We were so ready to leave by the time our main course came... I mean, we were eating at at 8:30 and we usually eat dinner at 5. Talk about hangry!! Before the main course arrived, Dan looked at me and said, let's just pay for the first two courses and get out of here because this is ridiculous, but I insisted we stay because hello, the chocolate fondue dessert?? He begrudgingly agreed, and we stayed. And the dessert was ah-maze-ing!! I would totally go again JUST for dessert. I can't say that we were completely thrilled about the entire experience, but we did enjoy the time we got to spend together.
Finally, this past weekend, we celebrated my birthday! On Sunday, my parents took us all out to eat to celebrate my birthday as well as my sister-in-law's birthday, since hers was just the week before. It was fun getting to hang out with the fam-bam for lunch!
On my actual birthday, again, we didn't do anything too crazy and honestly, I just wanted to eat lunch at Macaroni Grille and then go home and catch up on blogging. While we did go to Macaroni Grille, we ended up running errands around town and then stopped at my parents to relax a bit for the evening. It ended up being a pretty busy day! But I wouldn't trade it for anything as I got to spend time with my two favorite people -- Dan and Elli.
And that, my friends, was the month of May.
And June will be just as exciting since the baby will be making her debut! Eek! I am ready for this girl to get here! Everyone, especially older folks, keeps asking when I'm due, and I cannot wait to just say, "anytime between now and the end of the month." I don't like to set a date or even really mention a date because for starters, the baby will come when the baby wants to come. And two, if I go past my due date, I reallllly don't want to hear, "Well, dang, you're STILL pregnant!?" (Do I look like April the giraffe?!) So, to sum it up, friends, I am due this month and she may come tomorrow on the 1st or she may come on the 31st.
I hope y'all had an exciting May and that June will be just as fun! Comment below and share anything fun from this month or anything coming up for you. Would love to hear back from y'all!
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