Appreciation & peonies

You, my friends, sure know how to make this girl's heart burst with happiness.   I can't tell you how blessed I felt to read your well wishes.  Your sincerity puts me over the moon. I don't know what I did to deserve such kind, wonderful-spirited readers.  Thank you for your friendship & readership.  Know that I read and appreciate every single comment you leave on this humble blog of mine.

On a different note, mind if I share a shot of the Whole Foods peonies Mr. FC surprised me with last week? 
They were tight little pink balls (giggle) & literally bloomed into these luscious beauties overnight.
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 Isn't that so sweet, you could just vomit
Dear Mr. FC, you are definitely awesome. 
Now quit being so romantical-like, you're scaring us both.

P.S. Some of you asked how I am feeling; thank you so much for asking.  I'm feeling great!  I was lucky enough to skip the so-called morning sickness/nausea phase entirely (there's still plenty of time left, I guess).  Again, what did I do to deserve that bit of good fortune????  Other than the sheer exhaustion in the 1st/early 2nd trimester, I am loving being pregnant.  I'm getting a kick out of feeling the peanut's tiny fluttery kicks.  Also, thanks to prenatal Pilates/yoga, my lower back & discs are in good shape so far; I highly recommend them for anyone pregnant or not.  And no particularly "weird" food cravings yet........unless your definition of weird encompasses microwave popcorn garnished with French onion dip (then we are now in a blog fight).

P.P.S. Not to get inappropriate (when has my blog ever been appropriate, let's be real), but pregnancy has spun my boobs out of control (well for me, anything's an improvement).  I no longer look like I'm smuggling raisins.

P.P.P.S.  If that image also makes you want to vomit, just scroll back up & stare at the peonies for a bit.  You guys are the best.

What are your favorite blooms?
Anyone lucky enough to have your own peony bush?
(We tried but failed. Darn dry, Colorado clay soil.)