Sunday, October 14, 2012

babymoon.

Sandwiched between two unpleasant colds, was the most dreamy 2 week vacation Andrew and I have had in ages. Originally before we knew we were expecting a baby, we had planned this trip for a couple of reasons. First we needed our 5 year anniversary to feel special (well I did, especially since a baby was no where in the scope of things at the time), secondly Andrew and I had set some financial goals, and a trip at the end of the 'goal' year was on the menu, and third we had been telling our friends the Nelsons that we were planning to visit for YEARS... and it was high time we made it happen! The fact that it would be our last 'trip for 2' was just a complete bonus! Not a bad way to spend time when you're 6 months pregnant. WE LOVED EVERY MINUTE.

This trip was not without its hiccups, of course. Andrew woke up with the worst version of my cold the morning of our flight (man cold, am I right?), and left us on hotel/bed rest the whole first day of our trip. And prior to leaving home, just as we were getting ready to head to the airport (minutes till departure), Hippo bolted out of our yard and was HIT BY A VAN. Talk about intensity at it's finest. Luckily he's as solid as a bolder, and only ended up with a cut lip and a fear for hubcaps. The poor guy. That said, Andrew was a wreck the whole flight over, hoping to get that update on how he was doing. Needless to say Andrew was put through the ringer... the guy definitely needed this vacation.

Speaking of, Andrew still dreams of walking down to the beach on a whim... you know, because it's just at the end of the street, or it happens to be just below your waterfront deck. He and I see that lifestyle in our future. One not tied to computers or 10-12 hour work days. The boy spent a good amount of time planning things he wanted to film and work on the next time we go. And I'm sure he'll make it happen. What a lovely life. One filled with a sandy car, crispy shoulders, and the freshest fish.

Erin & Aaron, thank you so much for partying with us/hosting our stay! WE LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH. You are some of the best friends we could ever ask for... and don't even get us started on Swede. We miss him so... And to our other island friends, it was so fun getting to see you all! You lucky ducks, you. (:

Anyway, photo warning: bare bellies ahead. Don't get me started on the dilemma of wearing swimsuits when you're ladies have grown 4 times their normal size, in addition to an ever expanding belly. Andrew also got a little camera happy, enjoying himself with the 'maternity' shots. What can I say, he loves the baby bod.































Until next time... 
with a baby in tow...

3 comments:

brittney said...

love love LOVE. Also: hope you are feeling better. You look awesome.

Lindsay Rondo said...

how cute are you! hot pregnant woman! That IS the perfect baby moon! Somewhere you can float in the water and feel weightless! :)

Erin said...

I'm glad you documented our ghetto chicken neighbors. Hahah, and the body shot--love you guys! Wish you were still here!