My friend from middle school and I are due at the same time. It’s wonderful to celebrate pregnancy and pending parenthood with her and her husband. After our hike in Big Sur, they hosted us in their beautiful home nearby. We had a festive dinner at Bistro Moulin in downtown Monterey. The sweet server treated us to a congratulatory dessert. The next morning Tina made us delicious savory and sweet crepes, which I ate too quickly to photograph. But here’s a photo of the baby rattle, shaped like a donut that I got for her baby girl. We spent the afternoon walking around Garland Ranch in Carmel Valley.