Thursday, July 8, 2010

30 things: revisited

Now that June has come to a close disappeared in a matter of seconds, I thought I'd check in to see how my summer 30 list is going ...

1. Celebrate the wedding of friends J & A and stay in a cottage with brother- and sister-in-law B&C. And it was lovely!

2. Spend many early Saturdays at the Farmers' Market with Husband. We'd like to do this more, but our busy out-of-town-every-weekend schedule has made it pretty tough. I also really want to make it to a u-pick strawberry field really soon to pick enough berries to make homemade jam this year.

3. BBQ all the time. We just invested in a barbecue, since this is our first place with outdoor space, which still feels like a huge luxury. In just a few weeks, we've already barbecued at least a dozen times, and there's no signs of stopping anytime soon. I love how convenient it is and my sweaty preggo self loves not turning on the oven and heating up the apartment.

4. Take the time to sit out on our new porch often with a cold drink and a good book. I've done this once already and hope to do it many more times!

5. Go to a drive-in movie. I've never been to one before and Husband has been wanting to take me for years.

6. Have at least one more prenatal massage before Baby Boy arrives. Did you know there's a round belly insert that they take out of the table so you can lay on your front? I love it! Not only did I have one, but I booked another for next month, too!

7. Have a short, but sweet, visit with lovely friend A for the first time since she moved away in March.

8. Continue our prenatal classes until July 6 in preparation of our upcoming arrival. Read all of our "expecting" books.
We had our final class this week, which included a tour of the hospital where Baby B will be born — providing he doesn't decide to rush his way out while we're stuck in traffic, or some other God-awful scenario. I'm really happy that we took the course. We learned a lot and it was a great opportunity to ask questions.

9. Have a girls night at our place with lots of yummy food and lovely company.

10. Solve my
design dilemmas. Another work in progress.

11. Keep playing
"Name That Baby" until we finally have a winner.

12. Take in a Joel Plaskett concert with Husband on PEI later this month. It was a great show, as always!

13. Try not to look absolutely ridiculous at an outdoor, rain-or-shine concert with a 7-month pregnant belly. Success, I think?

14. Make a few DIY accents for Baby Boy's room.

15. Start stocking our deep freezer with meals and snacks for our post-birth days.
Send along any favourite casserole recipes, please!

16. Maintain the little garden I have planted on our front patio. Better wish me luck on this one — it's my first real attempt at outdoor gardening and I'm known to be a bit of a brown thumb.
This is going surprisingly well, but I don't dare to cross it off just yet. The season is young, but so far, so good.

17. Make many trips to the library to enjoy the wealth of books and movies that are just around the corner.
I am drowning in a sea of books, as you probably already read.

18. Take many leisurely walks around our new neighbourhood with Husband.

19. Take more pictures. I've let my scrapbooking habit fall by the wayside, but there's no reason why I can't do a better job chronicling all of life's fun moments, even if the photos just end up in a plain album.

20. Take videos! Husband and I recently treated ourselves (thank you, tax refund!) to an HD Flip video camera. It will be perfect to take quick shorts of the babe to send to friends and family.

21. Finish Baby Boy's

22. Celebrate the wedding of friends R & J in the Valley.
This weekend!

23. Go to many more prenatal yoga classes.
I hope I'm still able to attend when I'm 37 or 38 weeks pregnant like some of the lovelies in my class!

24. Spend Canada Day on the boardwalk and enjoy the fireworks. We did catch the fireworks, but not from the boardwalk. We actually had a pretty decent view of the spectacle from our neighbourhood. We also celebrated with an early-birthday BBQ for Husband and his twin brother.

25. Celebrate the wedding of friends S & N in CB.

26. Make at least a dozen new recipes.

27. Celebrate Baby B's pending arrival with two baby showers, one in CB and one in NB.

28. Spend a week at home in NB visiting family, and lounging by the lake and pool.

29. Go to the beach as much as possible.

30. Read at least one of my lovely classic novels.

Still lots to do. Do you have fun plans for the summer?


  1. Re: No 9 - Girls Night.
    I would totally recommend finding an Epicure Selections Consultant for your Girls Night. The Consultant would provide the dips, you provide the simple snacks (fruit, veggies, bread, crackers) and it's a great way to stock up your cabinets with some fantastic entertaining spices and dips, since you'd be the hostess receiving even more benefits. That would consist of about an hour to two hours of your Girls Night, and then once the Epicure "Party" is over, you and the girls would be free to do whatever else it is you'd like to do. Really, I recommend this - and not just because I am a Consultant, but because it's a great way to intice other ladies to join you for a night out. You can find a consultant in your area by going to (I hope that wasn't too much of a sales pitch! hehe)


  2. Drive in.. DO IT... even if you just stay for the first movie it is such fun!!!

    Don't forget pillows, a blanket and they have lots of delicious snacks there!! And no, I don't do marketing for them, I am just a fan! LOL