Ack, it's been three weeks since I've updated! Mom and Dad's visit was fantastic. We did a million things yet there were a million more things we didn't get to (just to name a few - Oxford, London and the Isle of Wight) that will just have to wait until the next visit.
Strangely, I didn't take many photos but here are a few from our days out...
This was probably my favorite day - a warm, sunny afternoon in Brighton.
It was even warm enough to have chips and a cold beverage on the beach.
We also spent a cold, rainy day in Bath where we started out at the Fashion Museum where Matt's sister, Ruth, works.
And, of course, the Roman baths. And, yes, that's a duck over there on the right!
Of course, we took a trip to Stonehenge. I'd never been even though it's only about twenty minutes away from Salisbury. I'd had heard you couldn't get close to the stones any more and was expecting them to be so far away you'd need binoculars but was pleased to find that they were only about a hundred yards away or so.
On the windiest day of all we drove to Old Sarum where the remains of the original cathedral stand.
From the top of the fort ruins, even on a cloudy day, the view of the "new" cathedral was beautiful.
We also had lunch out at my mother-in-law's farm where we not only said hello to the alpacas...
...but we also got to see the twin lambs that were born a couple of days earlier!
Actually, when I say "we" I really mean "everyone but me" because while they all went to ooh and ah, I had to hang out on the porch. Why, you ask? Because lambs can potentially carry diseases that could be harmful to pregnant women....
And I'm pregnant! That's right, Matt and I are expecting a little acorn of our own in November! I'd like to talk about it a little bit more but, honestly, that little acorn is getting hungry and if I don't eat something soon, I'll regret it. I've been lucky enough to avoid morning sickness but I do start to feel a little nauseous, cranky and headache-y if I don't have a bite of something every couple of hours. So more on our great news a bit later!
Oh and my cold beverage on the beach in Bristol? My daily diet Coke!