First of all I want to thank the lovely Ms. Pearce for a few things....
1. keeping my treasure chest sparkly
2. Saying such nice things about my blog.
I will say that the end of last week was a lot of fun. I got to attend the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation's annual conference which this year was held in Ft. Meyer's, so a mini-road trip was made. Rather than taking boring I-75 across the state, we took the Tamiami Trail and got to see a ton of alligators, drove through the Miccosukee Indian Village and also got to visit the smallest self standing post office! Lots of fun.
It was also fantastic that the awards reception was held at the beautiful Edison and Ford Winter Estates. I will say, that D hit the nail on the head when he said the aesthetic of Mr. Edison's home was far more appropriate for Florida than Mr. Ford's home...which looked like it belonged on a lake in Michigan. The great thing about being there with preservationists, was learning about the nightly haunting on the grounds. We even saw pictures! Very cool...but creepy.
BTW- I wore the best dress, thanks to my lovely friend Sheffield and her chic online store, http://www.,back-in-style.com/ ... she bought this dress by mistake and gave it to me a happy swap from me...I had a Bob Mackie shirt dress I no longer needed in my life.
The trip was short, just over night. But the next day on our way home (across boring I-75) we stopped at the famed Miromar Outlets...home to one of three Vineyard Vines Outlets in the country...so naturally that was our one and only stop at the mall. Due to the pregoness, I only walked out with a sash, and a darker shade of leather VV flip flops (I wear the ones I got last year while visiting Singleton in the Kitchen in Georgetown ALL the time!)...but D walked out with fab Florida Gator swim trunks and a blue polo. Love VV.
The rest of the weekend at home consisted of a baby shower (story of my life this past year) and the cleaning out of my closet...shoes edition. Any size 9's out there?
Now...here we are...week 15! I can't believe I'm 15 weeks into y pregoness. Only three short weeks (that's what U am telling myself) until we know what Baby S is. Hoorah!! ....then we can register.