Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day, to the men in my life

Happy Father's Day!

I'm writing this a day in advance, hoping quite frankly, that I'll be in labor on the real day. If not, I still should be within the next week... bringing yet another generation into this, or rather, these, families-- a granddaughter and daughter to brighten the eyes of the men who are already so dear to me.

To my father, David. The man who kissed my boo-boos, cuddled me to to sleep, taught me to drive, celebrated my 17th birthday with me in Asia, took me skydiving, and picture taking in a tropical storm....

The man who walked me down the aisle on my wedding day...

 ... and helped rescue me when my firth Thanksgiving turkey failed and required fast cutting and a microwave. (Yes, a microwave!)

To my dad, the first man to hold my heart.
Happy Father's Day.

To my father-in-law, Matt. To the man who also celebrates another birthday today. The man who cried as he gave me his son...

...who taught me all about 'sausaging'...

... and what little I know about gardening.

Who taught me how to use a tractor (and lent me the coveralls so I didn't freeze, though he called me a baby for bundling up so!

The man who has adopted into his family with warmth and love, christened me 'my dearest Kathryn', and never stopped.

To my dad-in law, who has become a wonderful part of my life and my family.
Happy Father's Day.

To my husband, Aaron. The man who swept me off my feet, and almost off the road, with that first Harley ride in a tornado, who drove that Harley five hours in 45˚ weather to visit me at school, who cried when he asked me to marry him as well as when he met me at the aisle, who took me on my first beach vacation for our honeymoon....

... and across the world on adventures to Germany, Slovenia....

... Scotland, Portugal, and Paris...,

... who brought to this amazing adventure in London...

... and is about to walk with me on our biggest adventure yet.

To my husband, and the father of my baby girl.
Happy Father's Day.

My life wouldn't be the same without any of you, and I love you all for it.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Beginning a New Adventure

Well, I've not written for a long time, but quite frankly, life has been pretty calm, without much to write about.

I'm quite sure if you're reading this blog, then you know that Baby Prelock is on her way- due any day now. So I've been a bit slower and less adventuresome for the past couple months, but life has still been great- lots of time with friends, and of course, time together while it's just the two of us.

I've found that while the last month of pregnancy is uncomfortable and at times, just plain hard, it's also really lovely. We've been able to see (and play with) our little girl more than ever, and the shared anticipation and joy at her coming arrival makes for some sweet times in our marriage. Even as I tire of the heartburn, bruised ribs, and countless bathroom trips, each ferocious kick, or belly-bending stretch reminds me that these moments are fleeting, and I'll miss them at some point.

I'm posting the pictures of us (and the growing bump) on my Facebook wall, but I couldn't not put any photos on here, so I thought I'd put a shot of baby girl's room.
The walls are a greige, not pinkish, as they look, but that's about it. On the left hand side is a small futon that can still pull out when we have a full house. It's a tight fit, but I'm pretty proud of what we were able to fit in the this little 5'x10' room! Lots of color, and walls filled with children's literarary illustrations, we can't wait to fill it with giggles and memories.

Stay tuned-- she won't be long now. Promise!