Easter Weekend11:02 AM
We had a wonderful long weekend and I of course, did not snap enough photos along the way.
On Thursday, we took our sweet pup to get neutered. We both felt so guilty leaving the vet (even though he happily went with the always friendly staff and they said he was sweet the entire time). Our vet recommends dogs getting neutered/spayed between 20-24 weeks. Fin is right in the middle of that and the long weekend was the perfect time to be able to spend more time with him. He was such a trooper even though the bumps on the car ride home caused him to make some of the saddest noises ever. He is doing so great with his recovery, but it is very difficult to keep a puppy from jumping and playing for 10-14 days.
That night I went to dinner with some of our missional community at Chuck's and then Brandon met us at church for the Maundy Thursday service.
Handsome boy after we got him home. I can't wait for his hair to grow back from where they shaved him for the IV!
On Friday, Brandon's parents came up for a visit. It was so nice to get to spend time with just the two of him. Normally more of his family come up which is awesome, but I honestly do not remember a time when it was just the four of us. We had a great day and they were so generous and purchased the car seat for us! It was so fun going to Buy Buy Baby to show them all the different things we registered for and Brandon was great at showing them how everything worked. He's already a pro at installing the car seat on the test seat they have.
That night we went to the Good Friday service at church. It is one of my favorite services of the year because you truly grasp how dark a day it was when Jesus was crucified and then you get to rejoice in the full glory of God on Easter Sunday as we celebrate his resurrection and defeat of death.
25 weeks + 5 days
Saturday we had our third birth class. We are both enjoying this class immensely and are learning so much. It is an 11-week course and while it seems long, it will truly prepare both of us for my labor and delivery. We both look forward to it every week!
The rest of Saturday we ran some errands, took some things of baby boy's to be monogrammed, and then met my mom and Dale with my brother at Lucia in Durham. It was so good. Definitely adding it to the repeat list.
Easter Sunday at Church on Morgan was incredible. There was a full house, the Creative Team outdid themselves on decorating the space, and Justin delivered a beautiful message.
After the service, a few of us met at one of our friend's houses for brunch. There was delicious food and it was an amazing time together. It was 4:15 before anyone realized it and 5:30 when we finally left so we could get Fin. Last year we decided that with Easter being our most important religious holiday, we want to celebrate it with our church family. We've been very happy with that decision the past two years and I hope it is something that we will continue to do.
Part of our missional community