We found out on Monday that our little bun-in-the-oven is a girl! Mike is so excited. Yesterday he said "Now that I know it's a little girl, I'm feeling all protective". He's going to be such a great daddy. We've (obviously) decided on a name already, and are so excited to be able to call our little "Lily" by her name. Jessi has been feeling really good lately, almost no morning sickness at all, but has had a hard time sleeping. No one warns you how much internal stretching takes place (although Jessi should have assumed as much, considering she's going to gain 20 lbs!).
Over the Fourth of July weekend, we went to a Blues festival in Aztec, NM. We got smoked turkey legs (if you haven't tried them, you are missing out! They taste like ham!) and grilled corn on the cob. We had a supreme view of the stage and a very comfortable tree to lean against. The weather was so nice - it was really fun.
Next week is set to be very hectic for Jessi. The NHSFR will be pulling into town on the 17th, and she'll be ready to rip her hair out by the time she leaves to visit Utah on the 23rd. There are an estimated 1500 contestants (and their family members) coming from all across the US, Canada and Australia, as well as over 6000 fans. Jessi doesn't know if the Tres Rios staff (all 5 of us) can handle all of that!
Mike is getting his project all wrapped up and has gotten very familiar with the programs that he's been using all summer. He is such a hard worker. Sometimes it's hard to believe that we are all grown up and about to begin our journey in the real, working world!