Hi there! It's been a hot minute since I've had time to sit down and write a 7 Quick Takes. This weekend, Joseph and I are headed to a hot air balloon rally and then we're off to a wedding! We packed in a lot of adventures and excitement in the past few weeks and I can't wait to share it with you!
Before we put on our wedding dancing shoes, here's a look back at what's new in the Langr house:
1. Something sweet is brewing!
Last week we found out we're expecting! Our sweet little baby is due at the beginning of May and we're so excited!
We had our first ultrasound this week and the baby is looking great. We're about six weeks along and we were able to see their tiny little heartbeat. Please keep our growing little family in your prayers!
2. Coffee? No thank you
With little babies come morning sickness. This pregnancy has left me drinking ginger ale and surviving off of saltine crackers and mashed potatoes. But one of the most unfortunate food aversions from this pregnancy is coffee.
I went most of the week without having coffee. I sat down with a friend for a coffee date this week, but even my usual iced coffee order didn't taste quite as good as I hoped it would.
The people at Dunkin' are going to start sending out a search parties soon.
3. DIY car projects
Before I married Joseph, I knew very little about cars. I knew how to turn them on and how to fill them with gas, but that was about it. But since we've been married, I've learned quite a bit. I can now change the oil in my car, and keep an eye on tire pressure myself!
This week, Joseph and I tackled a bigger project. The rear breaks in both my car and his car need replacing. The big box of parts arrived this week, so hopefully we'll be able to finish the project sometime next week!
Before you know it, we'll be a full service auto shop.
4. Brunching and munching
We've had quite a bit of brunching over the past couple of weeks. A few weekends ago, we had some friends over for a late brunch and holy leisure. Then last weekend we sat down to brunch with some friends from church after the later morning Mass.
One of the new menu items at the restaurant we ended up at was pumpkin pancakes. I figured since I can't have a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin pancakes would be a close second. They were amazing.
Bring it on, Fall. I'm ready for you.
5. Up, up and away?
For years, Joseph has been on balloon crew for our local balloon rally. He invited me along to help crew and jump in a hot air balloon basket back in 2015 on our third date. Ever since then, crewing together has become our September tradition. I'm always amazed by how beautiful the balloons are. Here's a picture that Joseph snapped two years ago:
Tonight's the first night of the balloon rally and the weather is looking rainy. We'll see what happens! If anything, we packed our rain ponchos from our Colorado camping trip, so we'll be nice and dry!
6. Langr wedding selfies
A few weekends ago, we took a road trip to Iowa for a family wedding. Of course we snapped some selfies between the ceremony and the dance party.
The wedding and reception were both in a gorgeous little pavilion.
But we couldn't resist taking a selfie with the line of picnic tables that had been removed from the pavilion for the reception.
Congratulations Dan and Krisztina! We're so excited for your life together.
7. Time for Wilson's close up
Joseph cleaned out Wilson's cage last night and made sure to get some close-up pictures for this week's 7 Quick Takes. Wilson is doing great. But despite the weather turning a little bit colder, he's shedding like nobody's business.
He still loves chewing up his litter box, throwing his cat toy around, and being the loudest and most rambunctious at 11 pm.