Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Carolina Mudcats

A couple of weeks ago, our friend Steve got about 25 free tickets to the Carolina Mudcats vs. the Jacksonville Suns baseball game. Seeing how the tickets were free, and I'd never been to a baseball game before, we decided to go.

The ticket to my first-ever baseball game!

Our friend Brian treated us all to an upgrade to box seats, so we ended up right behind home plate...excellent seats! Later, Brian even caught a foul ball.

Our view of the field.

Randy, Shannon, and Brian.

Me and Shannon with Muddy, the Mudcats' mascot. We got Brian's baseball signed for him.

All in all, I would say that my first baseball experience was a fun one. The Mudcats won, and I got to see two home runs. Shannon got a $1 hot dog, and we got to have a good time with friends we don't see very often. Next up: getting to a Durham Bulls game...I hear they're better than the Mudcats!

Monday, July 6, 2009

14 Weeks

So, I really don't like the whole "belly picture" thing. I think it's weird. But, I know that there are at least a few people out there who read our blog (when I actually bother to update, that is), and would appreciate pictures to see how large my belly is getting. I hate to disappoint this first time around, but I figured that I have to start somewhere, and since I think a lot of moms-to-be have started showing a bit by 14 weeks, I figured I should start the pictures when others do. So, here is my 14-week "belly" picture:

Ta-da! belly yet!

I'll try to do a good job of putting up pictures every two or so weeks. So far I have had nothing to complain about. There was about a month where I didn't feel so hot and things just smelled nasty, but I've been feeling fine for 2-3 weeks now. I'm just tired all the time. Today I actually felt like getting out of bed, and I determined it was because I slept nine hours on Saturday night, took a three-hour nap on Sunday, and then slept 9 nine more hours last night. I feel like a big bum. Hopefully that "2nd trimester burst-of-energy" will come soon.

I also have intentions of posting pictures from our trip to Hawaii...I've even re-sized some of the pictures already, I just haven't posted them yet. Maybe today I'll get started on that. I also have new recipes for the recipe blog. Let's just say that I've been trying to enjoy not being insanely busy for the first time in about six months, and it all started last week. Hopefully it's a trend that will continue for at least a few months!