Friday, June 11, 2010

Good ol California fun

Today is the day to catch up on my blogging. So here is another post short and simple. Last weekend I went home to California for my friend Jacque's baby shower. I love going home when there is some event because all my friends always come. Disclaimer: I love love my Utah friends and seeing them every day but when you don't see your elementary/ jr. high friends for over a year I just get so excited to see them. I seriously have the best group of friends and we have been friends for literally over a decade ( and that sounds really old). We are the group of friends that can not talk for months and be completely normal once we start talking, have never fought and well always do things for each other. Jacque and Serina are both pregnant and having boys so I'm kinda jealous their boys get to grow up together. All my Utah friends/ Family are having girls and so my son is going to be quite the ladies man( I mean seriously if you know his father how can he not be popular with the ladies) hopefully there well be some boys not too far behind.

Casey, Kathleen, Jack, Becky, Serins & Me all best friends since 7th grade

Me, Jack & Tiff

The 3 pregnant chicks and 3 baby boys.

New Home

About 2 months ago we moved into our beautiful new home. After many stressful days and nights we finally closed and we love it. We live right by Chris( Joe's twin) and Bre and have great neighbors. Joe loves the home because we are on the golf course and I love it because it is basically brand new and I don't have to redo anything. It is going to take a while to get it fully decorated but we'll get there one day.

Our new home right in the middle of both our families!

Our kitchen

Our living area

The rest of the house is filled with bedrooms and bathrooms that are empty at this point. Honestly I rearly go upstairs so who knows we could have some creatures living up there. Having a new home is a lot like having a baby I have realized.
Baby and New Home:
1. Both cause a little stress before we even have them
2. Both are expensive, we don't have the baby yet but we know he'll be a pretty penny. As for a new home it's not as quite as cheap as our condo and I've seen bills that only grown ups should get and Joe and I are clearly not grown ups yet.
3. Both cut into Vacation Joe.
4. Both need new things. How can someone who I can't even see yet need new clothes, diapers, food, bedding and so much more than I would ever need. Our home is pretty selfish too always wanting to be decorated.
5. In the beginning both caused me some sleepiness nights and weird dreams.
After all the stress and worry and expenses both have caused us happiness and joy. We love our new home even though it made us grow up a little more. And Joe and I are both becoming more obsessed with our baby boy. He makes us happier each day and can't wait to meet him. So yes Father Joe and Reasonable Joe are coming out in full force but don't worry Golf and Vacation Joe aren't far behind.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

St. Lucia

Last week Joe and I went to St. Lucia and it was gorgeous. We stayed with Neil and Catie on Neil's parent's sail boat. Yes, literally a sail boat and we sailed for 6 days around St. Lucia. I have been to the Caribbean a lot but I have didn't remember it being so hot and humid. We stayed at gorgeous beaches and resorts, ate some interesting local food, and met the friendliest people. It was a nice much needed vacation but after sweating for 6 days I think I may need a vacation from our vacation, and since Joe loves vacations I feel a little Vacation Joe coming out before Father Joe gets here.

* Catie & I on the dingy between the pitons

* Our last port at Rodney Bay Joe found a pastry shop. We really ordered about 6 times in a span of 2 hours and every time the lady saw us she just laughed but I'm sure was grateful we cleaned out her apple turnovers and ham and egg croissants. It was delicious!

* most pictures are of me behind Joe but they finally convinced me to do a belly pic. I'm 21 weeks I believe.

* My feet swelled up once I got there and then went down a little. One night while at dinner my legs got attack by bugs and my ankle swelled up like I've never seen. My calves and ankles swelled up so bad on our plan ride home I could barley walk because my skin was pulled so tight. I'm just glad they are slowly going back to normal and not everything on me is getting fat with pregnancy.

* Some little ruins we found on a hike. The hike was a pretty little hike through a rain forest.

*One morning Ellen took us to a floating dock and we did Qui Qong or Chi Chong some type of meditation and of course Joe had to do it in snorkel gear.

* Joe and I at the Pitons one of the most beautiful spots I have ever seen.

* Joe and I at the front of the sail boat, starting our sea adventures.

* These 2 really loved each other the whole trip. They defiantly were each other's biggest fans and laughed all day long. Catie & I didn't think they were as funny as they thought they were, but we still love them.