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Diaper Bags and Days Off

Good heavens, I love you people. I ask you about a diaper bag and over ninety of you offer an opinion.

I counted up the votes a day or so ago but now with additional votes trickling in, my numbers are all off and I am not motivated enough to recount. The long and short of it is that the gray one was the winner by a long shot. More than twice was many votes for that one, if the ratio didn’t change drastically at the last moment.

And now I have to pull together my courage and actually order it – it is so hard for me to actually BUY things. Especially not “on sale” things.

In other, non-diaper bag news, Bart got an email at work a few weeks ago saying he had three floating holidays that he had to use by the end of June or else forfeit them, so he has the next three days off.

Of course, thanks to our impending baby, we can’t really go very far, but we are planning on enjoying a fun few days

We kicked off the weekend last night by going to a free “Pops in the Park” concert. The Boston Pops is celebrating their 125th anniversary this year, so there are a bunch of free outdoor concerts.

We took a blanket and enjoyed the beautiful weather and gorgeous location (it was in one of the Emerald Necklace parks). What more could you ask for? Plus, the chance to casually mention you went to hear the Pops over the weekend.

You can ask friends to come with you. That will make it even more fun.

And Bethany brought these cookies that look like the kind of cookies that are pretty, but not particularly tasty, and then Bart and I each ate one and when Bethany offered to let us take home the last two, we didn’t even let her breathe before screaming “YES! THANK YOU!” They were divine. I think we may have frightened their baby. 

So yes, so far a very successful week.

Also, we put in both our AC window units, which means I am no longer broiling to death in my own home. Happy end of June to you too.

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8 Comments

  • Reply Jess June 28, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Oh, this sounds so lovely and you look so lovely. I wish I had some floating holidays that had to be used up. Hmph.

  • Reply Stacy June 28, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    The weather out here in the east has been particularly harsh this summer….we had a freak storm that knocked out our power for 12 hours! GAH! It was SO HOT! Thank goodness for the invention of air conditioning.

  • Reply amber waves of grain June 28, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    Here's to a spontaneous 3-day date with your husband! 🙂

  • Reply Bethany June 28, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Hey! I know Bethany and Casey from COlorado! Small world!

  • Reply Bethany June 29, 2010 at 1:12 am

    ha!! I can't stop laughing at a few things. First, Casey's face in that picture, and the fact that he's slightly cut out. I am dying laughing. Second, the image I have of you guys running away with those cookies, hahaha. And I'm not kidding when I say I made them 3 days in a row. I am totally blogging that recipe. 🙂 Thanks for such a fun night in the park, and to Bart for these awesome pictures!

  • Reply Jenny June 29, 2010 at 2:41 am

    My favorite part was where you and Bart maybe scare their baby.
    (but I do love babies)

  • Reply Kay June 29, 2010 at 4:06 am

    OK—I have always wanted to say I "saw the Pops" for as long as I can remember! AND I love looking at the cookies, but as I drool, I can't help but admire the blue book bag (Puffin) next to the them… It is my all-time favorite! I use it all the time for everything!

  • Reply Deidre June 30, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Ok the Jackmans are totally in our ward! Crazy small world.

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