Festival Weekend

oh what a time…
Company Picnic (read: a lot of small talk in-between hamburger bites) on Friday,
Festival downtown on Saturday (read: food and funnel cakes and craft booths and, oh yeah, a 30 minute hail storm), Bonfire with friends Saturday night (read: mmmmm….chocolate cake and doritos), Festival all Sunday afternoon (read: no hail, more funnel cakes, and some ice cream).

I am, to be frank, social-ed out. I was pretty much done after the company picnic Friday night…those of you who know me well can imagine. People, a heads up: there is no “stork parking” at the Ballpark. Can you see the green rooftop of the stadium in the distance? No? It’s because it’s REALLY. FAR. AWAY. We parked on gravel. Grav-el. And then I had the pleasure of this conversation:

woman I don’t know but whose husband works with Curt: So! I hear you’re pregnant!
lil’ ol’ me: Yeah…we’re due November 11th.
widkbwhwwc: Oh, that’s fantastic. How’ve you been feeling?
lom: Thanks! We’re really excited. Actually I hate telling people this, but I’ve felt great.
widkbwhwwc: No sickness? No hives? No nothing?
lom: Honestly, no. Just a little tired at the beginning, but now- nothing. It’s been wonderful.
widkbwhwwc: Well…you know, there’s a word for you people…
lom: um…lucky?
widkbwhwwc: BREEDERS.

I kid you not. Dad, that woman called me a breeder.

Below, you’ll find pictures from Festival this weekend…some taken by the nieces…if that helps explain anything. A quick parenting lesson I learned this weekend (before the gratuitous photos): balloons always end in heartbreak and tears. Every. Time. Balloons are bad. Ice cream is good. (and yes, that’s June hail on my car)


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6 responses to “Festival Weekend

  • sunday

    ohmygosh!!! that can not be hail! did it kill anyone? did it hurt you car!!!????? those are some REALLY cute pictures!

  • Anonymous

    Love It ! Breeder! Who would have thought!What a blessing to have no nausea or sickness. I had a little but was so thankful it wasnt bad. But anything for the little buger huh!! Have a super week!!

    Jessica Haynie Carr

  • trase

    Hey, I was at Festival Sunday afternoon!! I missed you in your cute green top …

    Did you even notice how many pregnant women were out and about on that one long street? If I had a uterous, it would have been acheing with longing…

  • KatieKate

    Trace: I don’t know how I missed you- I should have just camped out on Monroe with all the hours we logged in. There were indeed a stinkin’ lot of pregnant women there…and a lot of newborns taking in their first sunburn.

    I’m noticing (in photos and as I do laudry today) that I have a lot of green tops…a lot.

  • OurMrsMikrut

    I was also there Sunday and saw Tracy but not the phantom that is you. And seriously, it was a pregnant lady fiesta! I felt a little left out!

  • Kevin Eastway

    Ha! That’s awesome – the insensitivity of some folks huh!?
    Thanks for the smiles you always bring whenever I read your stuff – you’re funny.
    Heading to assignment tomorrow at the Mountain Lodge – pray big!
    Hope you are well!


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