We did a Valentine's themed Baby Shower since it was held on Valentine's Day! Didn't my mom do a great job?!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Virginia and Baby Showers!
(Note: The following three posts are new. I know...I was way behind. Happy Reading!) The Wednesday that Kristie and her fam left I took off for VA to visit my parents and David. I had a voucher that needed to be used so I figured what better way than a short vacation home to help break up the last couple months of my pregnancy! It was such a fun trip! Granted I was sick with the Jacob cold the first few days but that didn't stop us from having a good time. My mom and I kept plenty busy (mostly I kept busy just following her around her daily routines!) We went to Eileen's bakery (twice!), went to the temple, had a baby shower...and just hung around the house keeping busy with random things. I even got to see Dad more than I thought I would cause he was home on Monday for President's Day. The three of us went to the gym together that morning and then out for lunch at Panera Bread (one of my favorite restaurants!). I just had so much fun hanging out with them. It was a fun, but short, trip. Mom took me to the Richmond airport Wednesday evening and just about the time she got back home I found out my flight had been canceled due to mechanical problems. I asked them to rebook be through Reagan in the morning (since dad drives up that way to work anyways) and even got a voucher for a cab ride home so that my mom didn't have to come back down and get me. So here was the biggest shocker of the evening...the cab ride home that United paid for...$150! To go 60 miles. I wish they would have just given me the money and I would have found another way home. Holy cow I can't believe people actually spend money on taxi's! Anyways...so that was exciting. I got home and my mom and I watched American Idol and I went to sleep, got up 4 hrs later and drove back to another airport with my dad. It was funny as I was driving back into our neighborhood I was thinking, I didn't think I would be back here so soon again! It was kind of frustrating but in the end...as the cab driver put it...I got to spend one more night with my momma! I had such a great time hanging out with her for a week! And she, yet again, pulled off a fabulous shower! She always does things so perfectly. Thanks mom for all of your hard work and for all the baby clothes and the good food and just for a great week overall! It was so sad to leave. I hate when vacations end...and I had to be back to work the night I got home so that always puts a damper on things. The one good part about it was I got to be with Nathan again! I realized as I was in Virginia that this was the first time in 2 years of marriage that we had been apart for more than a couple days! Pretty impressive, actually. I love him so much and he actually kept the house pretty dang clean for me...much to my surprise! What a guy!