Wednesday, October 27, 2010

big weekend

well, much to our surprise (and everyone else's) we made it to (and through) this past weekend. i had spa appointments scheduled for friday--and i was determined to make it at least until then. happily, i was able to enjoy a half hour prenatal massage (so relaxing!) and a pedicure--always a nice indulgence.

so then we got to saturday, where we had plans to go to ecu's homecoming game. thanks to my brother and sister-in-law and their tickets they purchased with parking pass, we were able to park just outside of the stadium and avoid a long walk that would have exhausted me early on. that was a good thing, since our tickets were in the upper deck--and about 5 rows from the top of the upper deck. we took the elevator up there, but there were no elevators to our seats! so up we went (and justin made sure i didn't have to make too many trips--i think we managed to keep it to 3 or 4 times.)

we just ordered and got a new camera that includes the panoramic feature, so we had lots of fun playing with that from the top of the stadium--as you can tell!
and as the sun set (one of my favorite ways to watch a game in dowdy ficklen) it was even prettier from up top.
love love love sunflare (not so crazy about 38 week-pregnancy double chins, but still a good picture)
and since my brother and sister-in-law were there, we met up for a nice family photo on the 50 yard line.
we ended up winning--37 to 10 over marshall--and it was a great game to go to. beautiful weather, a gorgeous sunset, and homecoming festivities all around. i'm so glad we were able to make it to one game this year, since we missed out the year before.

i even made it through sunday, with our church's fall festival and about five hours of face-painting. i love face-painting and have the best time with it. my friend becky at church used to do the fancy face painting at busch gardens, and she has taught us many tricks with sponging, shading and all sorts of cool designs.

i only planned to work a few days this week and have succeeded with that--i'm now officially on my maternity leave. it feels weird to have everything finished up and very few responsibilities until davis gets here. honestly, there are still a couple of things that i could do (and will try to do) but i also plan to enjoy it as much as possible. so in order to get to this point, i had to spend a couple of days working hard to get all my paperwork and planning done. monday was easy for that--it was a gross afternoon with rain and storms coming through, but it led to this gorgeous rainbow just outside our neighborhood. it was actually a double rainbow, but the second one isn't showing up here...
the sunset was pretty awesome, too
an attempt to get the rainbow through the panoramic feature...
and finally--davis's first halloween costume.
i was planning on using fabric paint at first, but i ended up liking the orange shirt a little too much for it to become permanently pumpkinfied. so i just used a foam sheet :)

we're hoping davis will be here any day now. i've had some serious contractions today (that i've been reassured are real ones, not braxton hicks) but made no progress. so we're still hanging in there--as is he. we'll share the big news as soon as he's here!