Farmers Market and Four Years

It’s a super day for the GB family.  The sun is shining, the baby’s still cooking, we all slept in, and we are having a totally awesome Saturday.  Yes, I realize it’s only noon.

The farmers market opened today, which is always something we relish about the warm months.  It makes Springtime feel official and reminds us how beautiful food can be.  We like growing our own food and eating locally grown produce, and you just can’t compete with the gorgeous colors that appear at the booths all summer long.  Welcome back, farmers market season!  There are three tiny markets in Lafayette, which feels rather humdrum compared to our beloved, giant Bloomington farmers market, but it’s nice to have one here just the same.  We wrapped up the morning with a trip to Tapawingo Park which is on the river, but it was really too cold to enjoy it today.

Today is the mini marathon in Indy as well which means four years ago on this weekend I met Tim’s parents and we told both of our families we were getting married after dating for a month.  Yes, people thought we were crazy (and they were correct).  And yes, I’d do it all over again.  It’s so hard to believe the things we have done in the last few years (traveled to 2 countries, bought 2 houses, had nearly 2 kids).  I’m listening to Tim mow out back while Boo takes a nap and I wouldn’t change a thing.  I won’t say it’s been relaxing in the slightest, but there will be time for that later.

Marriage is so messy and evolutionary and fulfilling all at the same time.  If you haven’t read it, this article from Momastery about marriage is worth a look.  Tim and I (and friends) have had conversations about how no one knows what to expect from marriage, and also how people don’t talk about how hard it can be sometimes to grow together, side by side and soul beside soul.  I’ve decided people don’t know how to talk about it because it’s so darn hard to put into words.  Kudos to Momastery for getting so close to the heart of what it means to love someone beyond the fairy tale.    And it really is worth it in the end.

Oliver’s opening coaches pitch baseball game is happening right now!  Also, Logan decided to come visit for a few hours this afternoon, which is exciting for all of us but especially Tim.  It really is a fantastic Saturday.

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Could I be any more pregnant?  The answer is yes.  Yes, I could.  A few weeks more, hopefully, but we made it to 37 weeks which is (early) term!  It’s a big milestone and I’m grateful she’s cooked this long.  I have had spurts of serious, close together contractions for almost two weeks now, but still nothing that persists beyond a handful of hours.  It’s weird to constantly feel like I’m going to go into serious labor and then…not.  It feels so lame!  And my Mom is tired of me crying wolf, I’m pretty sure.  Keep growing, baby!

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