Monday, December 21, 2009

CA part 2 - visiting the Fishers and other things

It's such a treat to visit our good friends the Fishers each time we are in Cali because their kids are always bigger and it is so fun to be a part of each of the life phases they go though. Maddie looks just like her daddy Ben and Hudson looks very much like his mama Melissa in my opinion:) Thanks for having me over you guys! It was so great to visit and catch up and drink a cup of coffee with you!

The rest of my CA trip was not documented with photos and I should have been a little better at that. I wanted to get a picture with Joey's grandparents and I wanted to get some pictures with my co-workers but se la vi. The week was the usual non stop locomotive experience that it usually is but, I do have to say that being pregnant made this an especially trying trip for me. I was beyond exhausted most days and I was having lots of mild contractions and stomach pains all week. On the other hand, it was such a blessing to get to see friends and family and I wouldn't trade that for the world. I do hope to never travel across country alone when I am this pregnant though. It's just too much. I ate at all my favorite places and that too was fantastic!! I got lots of tips from another pregnant friend about finding great deals for baby stuff on Craigslist and she showed me all of her amazing finds. I was inspired to say the least:). Thanks to all you Cali folks who made this trip a blast! Miss you guys already!

My last news that most of you already know is that when I got home late this past Saturday night Joey kept trying to get me to check out the nursery by saying, "I put your gifts in the baby room, you should go check them out." To which I would say, "I'm too tired babe, I'll check them out tomorrow." etc. He finally walked into the room with a Christmas card and said, "Let's see what this card looks like in the baby room." I was completely confused and thought his behavior seemed a bit odd so I followed him into the room to find that he had painted while I was gone (with a lot of help from his Aunt, Mom and sister...THANK YOU guys!!). I was so surprised, and in shock that I started crying and had to walk out of the room to process the wonderful gift I had been given. Really, something like that is a bit out of Joey's character so it just blew me away. One of the best gifts he has ever given me!! I cannot tell you how much that gesture blessed me and I feel so lucky to have a hubby who looks for ways to spoil his wife:). Sunday we ironed bedding and hung the little curtain valance. It has a ways to go so I am not posting a picture just yet but, it looks absolutely adorable and I couldn't be happier!! I will post pics as soon as it is more complete:). Can't wait to have our little girl in that room in just 3 short months!! YEAH!!!


  1. Glad that you had a great trip - tiring as it was! Can't wait to see pics of the baby room - sounds like it's coming along great! In your free time (ha!) post some pics of some of the gifts from your shower :)

  2. I can't believe you only have 3 months to go. It seems like yesterday you were announcing the good news. :-)I can't wait to see the room when it's all done.

  3. what adorable pictures of you with the kids! Thank you for posting! Joey told Ben about the room and I was so so excited for you! I really want to call you but I imagine these next days will be immeasurably busy for us all so I look forward to chatting (a LONG chat) after the new year! Can't wait to see the room too :) We loved having you over and it was so fun to see you pregnant again and be a part of your shower.


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