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Spring, Spring, Spring

It really was breathtakingly beautiful on Saturday.

We’d been planning to go to the aquarium, but when we saw the weather forecast, the idea of wasting such a day inside was too horrible to entertain.

A quick scrounge on the library website informed us that there was a pass for the DeCordova Scuplture Park available for that day. We’d meant to go in the late summer, but ended up not going and then it got too cold. But now the idea of being outside was more than a little appealing.

The pass admitted four people for free and since Bart is a trained accountant, he calculated that this meant we could invite two other people with us. Happily, the couple (and their under-5 and thus free child) we called were instantly amenable.

Bart and I packed a lunch, picked up the library pass, and we were all on our way.

 
Grass! Not covered in snow! (who cares if it is dead as a doornail?)

And it was a lovely day. The end.

After which, full of sunshine and peanut butter sandwiches, we drove to Rhode Island, found out we were having a girl, and then came home.

And then, as if this hadn’t been a terrific Saturday already, we had Bethany and Casey and Noah over for dinner. I’ve read Bethany’s blog for a while (we have a number of friends in common), so now that they’ve moved to Boston, I am intent on forcing our friendship on them.

They brought chocolate cake with them – you’d think they would know better than to encourage us.

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16 Comments

  • Reply Alison Stewart March 8, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I can't even tell you are pregnant from these pictures….how far along are you? You look great! I think girls are awesome…of course mine isn't a teen yet….

  • Reply Lisa March 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Mmmm cake.

    It sounds like a lovely weekend indeed.

    My 12 week pregnant self is not standing anywhere NEAR your pregnant self. People would fear that I'd eat you next.

  • Reply Kristi March 8, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    We went to a sculpture garden in Minnesota (they had a free day!) and I totally loved it! There was a giant fork with a giant cherry on it just floating in a lake. I miss places like that. Start preparing the guest room.

  • Reply Julie Anne March 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm

    The Jackmans are our friends too! (Will went to highschool with them, and they were in our Wymount ward) How fun!
    What a PERFECT day!
    Congratulations on the girl, woohoo!

  • Reply Jess March 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    "Since Bart is a trained accountant" cracked me up. You are hilarious.

  • Reply Angella March 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    It looks loverly. We were outside all yesterday afternoon WITHOUT JACKETS. I was beyond happy.

  • Reply Bean March 8, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    First of all, are you sure you're pregnant? šŸ˜‰ (pardon the winky face)

    Secondly, congrats now that you know it's a baby girl! I'm curious to know what you want to name her…

  • Reply Chelsea March 8, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Sounds like a fun day! That park looks really cool.

  • Reply emandtrev March 9, 2010 at 12:13 am

    What a fantastic weekend!

    Congratulations on Baby Girl! I am so happy for you!

  • Reply Jenny March 9, 2010 at 2:03 am

    I love that sculpture park! It's fun to wander in… what a GLORIOUS stretch of weather we are in! I'll keep it, thank you.
    šŸ™‚

  • Reply Ari March 9, 2010 at 2:23 am

    Sounds like fun! and omg congrats on expecting a girl!

  • Reply bethany March 9, 2010 at 2:44 am

    I still regret not secretly leaving that cake in your house…it has been tempting me ever since! SUCH a fun night, I can't wait to get together again. I love the park photos, it really was such a beautiful day!

  • Reply Rachel March 9, 2010 at 3:26 am

    drove to rhode island?

  • Reply Patricia Snook March 9, 2010 at 6:20 am

    Oh how exciting, you look great! And what a wonderful weekend too!

    Enjoy the rest of the week, you've got an awesome blog over here, *I'll be back*

    xoxo

  • Reply LeAnne March 9, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    You look great! Yay for a great weekend out of winter. Congrats on the news of a girl! That is wonderful news indeed.

  • Reply Jeff, Vicky and Kira March 10, 2010 at 12:48 am

    Congratulations! I have to agree w/Lisa on the 12 week eating other people thing. And I am so jealous of the park – haven't found anything like that here!

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