Merry Christmas from the Gummermans! We are up in Pittsburgh with my family this morning and later today we are going to open the envelope from our sonogram and find out if that baby that’s been kicking me is a boy or girl—AGGGHHHHHIMSOEXCITED!!!!!
Wishing you and your family love and peace that extends far into 2017. Merry Christmas!!
As my pregnancy progresses I’m trying as much as I can to still be aware of all the other important things in life than can easily be forgotten in the swirl of registry-making, book-reading, nursery-planning, and general research on the best stroller, etc. One of the most important areas to still focus on is getting in some good quality time with Todd whenever possible. I mean, I don’t usually have to concentrate on that real hard since he’s usually a.) not here to hang out with, or, b.) finally here and that’s all I want to do anyways since I missed him. With having him home a lot this fall (the best thing about “writing season” between albums for sure!) it’s totally possible to get used to him being around and then not make as much effort for little dates or outings like I normally would when time together is so short. Obviously I’m aware that having a baby can/will challenge your relationship a lot so I want to make sure we’re in a healthy place now beforehand and also enjoy our time together while we can.
That being said, I’m trying to be extra conscious of making time for little coffee or brunch dates throughout the week to soak up the togetherness and talk about whatever’s been on our mind lately (although lately for me, most everything on my mind is baby related so I have to try hard to not have that be the only thing I talk about!).
Cat Dress/Romwe, Boots/Public Desire, Pink Jacket/Zara, Bag/Zara (last year), Hat/Target
We are also working on planning a babymoon trip maybe next month while I can still fly so that would be a fantastic thing to look forward to as well. I have literally no idea what Todd’s schedule will be like next year but I do know in this line of work that if you want to go on a trip and have an opening, you should GO! I’ll let you know where we decide once it’s finalized!
Summer is my favorite time of year. Yes, it’s hot, too hot most of the time, but my dad was a school teacher and our whole house became electric during the summer months. Dad was home! Swimming pools! Popsicles and ice cream! Fireworks and county fairs! I think for that reason I still have the mentality even as an adult that summer just plain rules. That’s why I was especially bummed when I found out that Todd would be home for a total of 5 days from the end of May to the middle of August. I mean, it’s always good for him to be working, but I just have a major case of thissucksformeitis. This is also our first real summer in Nashville and I really wanted to experience it all with my bestie. I say “real” summer because while we moved last July, we only saw the inside of the DMV and Home Depot for the first few months. Lame. I had so much fun going to see my first concerts since moving to the Music City a few weeks ago (Weezer and Flight of the Conchords) but I always listened to or watched those with Todd so the experiences felt kind of incomplete without him there. No one to take walks with at night when it finally cools down, no one to watch fireflies with in the back yard, no one to sit with like a lazy slug on the couch because it’s literally too humid to breathe outside…anyways, I know I can do all those things by myself or with a friend, but it sort of falls into that weird band wife category of “building a life with someone only to not have them around to actually live that life with” a lot of the time. It can be hard to go back and forth between modes so often and so fast.
Anyways, this post tile is actually a track off of Weezer’s new album which also, incidentally, has my “summer song” on it as well. It’s a Beach Boys inspired summer love song called “(Girl We Got a) Good Thing” and I love that it mixes two of my favorite band’s sounds together. I was so bummed that Todd couldn’t see Weezer with me, but we have tickets for us to go see what will be his first Nashville concert this fall—Bryan Wilson playing the Pet Sounds album! There are several Beach Boys songs that are really special to us and I feel like mentally it’s a really positive thing to look forward to. Maybe we won’t have as many popsicles and pool parties together this summer as I would have liked, but I still need to have a summer that rules while I keep planning a few special nights to look forward to when he returns next month. Fall can be pretty good too, right??
(love that pink lifeguard tower print—good vibes!)