This past weekend was absolutely wonderful! My family came on up for my last baby shower given by Brooke, Camille, and Sarah. The shower was a garden party in Camille's backyard. They hung beautiful lanterns, covered four tables with beautiful floral tablecloths, citronella candles, and the food was of course nothing but amazing! Camille contacted my mother for one of the games to ask her questions about when I was a baby. It was such a fun game and let's just say all of my girlfriends got to learn a lot about baby Bethany and probably a bit more than I would have disclosed with them. But it was all in fun and I know my mother was happy to share her fun (and not so fun) memories of me. The party was so relaxing and it was great to have one last time of hanging out with the girls before baby g is here. **Thank you girls for making the shower so much fun! You all have been an incredibly blessing to me and I am so thankful you are in my life. **Pictures of the shower to come from my favorite photographer, Brooke!
Also this past weekend, we took the fam to the Erie Arts Festival. The festival was held downtown on the bayfront at Liberty Park. I was a little nervous about finding a place to park but thankfully we found spot (thanks to Papa). I know it sounds dumb to worry about parking, but when you're 9 months pregnant not having to walk too far for parking is kind of a big deal. There were a lot of different vendors at the festival and we enjoyed walking around checking everything out. After we walked around for a bit we grabbed lunch and I must say lunch was the highlight of the festival for me. I had a super yummy grilled chicken pita with lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, dried cranberries, with sweet vidalia onion sauce and a huge fresh squeezed lemonade. It was the perfect summer treat and I'm pretty sure I will be coming back to the art festival next year just to have that pita again.
This past weekend was Josh's last free weekend before he started his rotations. His first rotation is internal medicine and he said his first day (yesterday) went well. He said it will be challenging but he is so happy not be studying or be in a classroom. During this rotation they are required to volunteer for one day to take a long day of being on call and he went ahead and volunteered for his long call today. He had to be at the hospital this morning at 6am and will be there until 8pm. I'm sure he is glad he is getting this over with but boy is he going to be wiped out tonight.