Tonight a group of girls from my Sunday School class who all have small children got together to go to the late movie to see "The Time Traveller's Wife". We went to the late show so we could all go after putting babies to bed and it worked out great. I think we were all so excited to be out with just girls and going to a movie. I love all of these girls so much - I am so blessed with good Christian friends.
Yes I did ask the concession stand girls to take our picture - but we were the only ones in the lobby so it wasn't too embarrassing.
And yes I did get popcorn and coke. I mean if you are going to have a girl's night ..... you might as well go all the way out! I thought the movie was good. No, I haven't read the book. I'm not much of a reader and certainly not these days. I can barely read my e-mail much less books. There were several criers in my group but I wasn't one of them. For some reason it wasn't too sad to me - maybe because how realistic is time travel? But I did see several previews that looked SO good! So maybe we will have to do more of these late night movies!!!
One year ago today (8/19) we found out something that would change the course of our lives forever.......we were having a GIRL!
I would have been equally thrilled if it had been a boy. I love sweet little boys and my heart would be just as full if we had been given "Hudson" instead of "Harper". But from the minute she told us......my life began to be full of pink and bows and monogrammed everything. That was the day that I wasn't just carrying a baby....I was carrying my daughter. That will always be one of the sweetest days of my life.
And now I would like to give a Public Service Announcement:
1. Unless you have heard from someone's mouth that they are pregnant or have seen an official e-mail, facebook status, or tweet........PLEASE do not ask them when they are due.
2. If you can not 100% tell what a baby's sex is....i.e. a baby girl that is wearing a huge bow or flower in her hair or a little boy wearing all blue and a shirt that says "100% boy" - do not comment on their sex. Say "Oh sweet baby" or "Precious little child you have".
Because in the last 24 hours I was asked when I was due at Wal-Mart by a stranger (to her defense I did have on an empire waist dress and was in the baby aisle) and got on an elevator today with Harper and an older man said to her "Hey Big Boy!" . (She was wearing a dress but no bow and was in her carseat so maybe it was hard to tell). Both things made me laugh really hard .......but not everyone finds humor in things like I do. :-)