it has been quiet on the blog lately but the house has been anything but. life is in a bustle and the house is currently
a mess full of projects. dan is installing patio twinkle lights (with help from his little handy manny who is wearing safety goggles and carrying his plastic tools from room to room). i am attempting to gather up goods for the big swap party this week. have you ever been to a swap party? do you have tips for me? i'm excited to host this swap meet & mingle and hope everyone goes away with a new-to-them treasure. being in the party mood, i bought giant bags of red vines and peanut m&m's for the snack table. what's a party without red vines?
in other news / i am serving lemonade (with mint sprigs from my garden!) in this fantastic pitcher. the babe is moving and dancing like crazy; my stomach is no longer mine. it morphs into all sorts of crazy shapes. i met a blog reader at church today! hooray for saying hello! there was a major carnival in our neighborhood (dunk tank and all) on saturday. benji got his face painted, a balloon sword and gobbled up honey buttered scones. meanwhile i got asked if i was carrying twins. umm. why are these cliche pregnant questions still happening among women?! dan rode 100 miles. yay, dad. my first letterpressed design arrived in the mail. can't wait to show you! and last but not least, we started friday night lights. hello. everyone was right, best show ever.