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Summer in the City // Lately

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  1. Feeling peachy tonight.
  2. Farmer’s market goodies from today.
  3. Cleaning while a little one naps.
  4. Hi there Dave! Friends flying in…
  5. Stars n’ Stripes.
  6. Bicycles and Coffee (best combo!).
  7. Happiest little camper with a watermelon.
  8. That Chicago Skyline.
  9. Bean there. Done that.
  10. Splash pads forever. Her fave.
  11. A tourist moment with the Shus.
  12. We heart Sunday afternoon naps.
  13. Evening strolls and family adventures.
  14. Tidy up time…again!!
  15. The recipe for true joy and contentment.

Lady In Waiting

Well here we are, the bags are packed and in the car, ready for that highly anticipated trip to the hospital, I’ve stocked up on onesies, I know the baby isle in Boots pretty well now…I’ve asked around and found out the reason behind ‘nipple shields’ (sounds terrifying, right!!?) and so am feeling somewhat ready for this baby to come…well, almost!32weeksThe last 9 weeks in Ireland have been a roller coaster of emotions and busyness and I’ve hardly touched this blog! So here is a mix-mash of all we have got up too…not quite a baby-moon/ pre-baby vacation but we’ve certainly taken advantage of some good food with friends, great coffee shops and drives along country roads…usually on the way to meet and share with you lovely friends. So this is us, before we can use the word ‘PARENT’ to describe ourselves! Isn’t that a  scary thought!roadtrip1Visiting the wonderful people of Co. Cork…tea roadtrip7food BelfastSome VERY good Irish grub… roadtrip3 roadtrip4 roadtrip6Sunday drives in the rain…dublin3 dublin1Ooooo the flowers on Grafton street, Dublin…fire Belfast1Being touristy for a moment at Harland and Wolff, Belfast…coffee babyshower babyshower1babyshower2Some pretty wonderful girls and Baby Adams being showered with gifts…Belfast2Good books, good coffee… snow valentinesA happy Valentines Dinner at AMPM, Belfast…valentines1 bumphome zzzEnjoying peaceful…wonderful…glorious sleep…

Baby Adams we are super excited for your arrival. Bring it ON!x


12 Dates of Christmas 4…5…6…and 7

It’s hard to believe it’s already December 28th…Christmas 2013 is over and we’ve been in Ireland for a week now! We tried to cram in as many Christmassy traditions as we could but with final classes, packing, flying home and a cold there just wasn’t enough days in the week!! Yet this time of year has been the best reminder of the things I have to be thankful for. A roof over my head and food on the table. Friends who pop in, just to talk and catch up. I’m thankful for family and a husband who continuously go above and beyond to make me feel loved and supported. And most of all on Christmas – that our Saviour was born.  A light to light up the world! I am blessed. So beyond blessed.

Here are a few of our dates before flying home…

date4 Date four: hot chocolate and a movie in front of that wee tree in that wee apartment in China…seems like a million miles away from here!!pancakespancakes2Date five: snow on the ground and pancakes for breakfast with some yummy over priced strawberries from the market;)date6 Date six: Last minute Christmas shopping and a photo booth pic to celebrate a 30 week bump!date7Date seven: Last night in China with awesome jiaozi and some exciting plans ahead!!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! Let the count down to the new year begin…Rx

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