|The TNC crew! Minus Jeff and Christina.|
|Nate and Craig at the start of the 10 mile. Craig won in 58:34, but was listed in the 5k results at first, as was the 2nd male finisher who came in under an hour. It was humorous to see Craig's name so far down in the 5k results :)|
Birthday: I turned 31! We celebrated at the cabin with homemade ice cream cake. I had no idea you could make these from scratch - not sure why I hadn't thought of that before! It was awesome!
Karen, my mother-in-law, had asked me what I wanted for my birthday a while ago. I said that I would love help getting ready for baby - at that point we just had the crib, bassinet, and ~10 pieces of clothing.
Being the amazing garage sale shopper (and mother-in-law) that she is, she totally outfitted us with most everything we'll need for baby. WOW. I actually cried. There's a story behind why this meant so much to me... but not for public viewing.
|Baby Bjorn! I'm excited to use this. I hope baby likes being carried!|
|A calf costume!! Can't believe it!!|
|A car full of cows!|
|Our group. Yes, we are "moo-ing". Yes, that was a terrible idea. It makes for a very awkward picture.|
Idea came at 9:00 pm Wednesday night. I went out to the garage and priced stuff like it was a timed contest. By the time Nate got home, 2/3 of our stuff was priced and I had posted the ad on Craigslist.
Thursday I met with the YMCA about volunteering/positions that might fit my strengths (they're opening a new facility in town!! Yeah!!), met with two athletes for an easy run around Northfield, made the neighborhood signs, went to my CSA to pick up my share of fresh veggies and another batch of basil to freeze pesto, and then rushed home to open the garage and set things out.
I'm happy to say things went well! We got rid of so much more than I expected (I swear, it was all junk that I set out...), made a lot more than I expected (awesome), and was able to spend a lot of time catching up and truly "meeting" our neighbors. If nothing else, the neighbor conversations were the highlight of this last-minute idea - plus, it was just a lot of fun to have done something crazy with so little planning :)
|Learning how to piece a quilt together with Karen|
|Now machine quilting "in the ditch". I'm keeping it simple for my first machine quilted quilt.|
|Now, thanks to down-time at the garage sale, I was able to finish hand sewing the binding. Now it's done - just waiting to be used by baby!!!|