We snuck off during spring break to California for some sun and family time. Derek had a bad bout of H1N1 before we were supposed to leave that threatened our departure, but luckily he got well enough in time and I was able to leave the Lysol at home. And the snow that fell the day we left. Did I mention we were happy to leave?
We were only there a short time but had lots of fun at the zoo. And I set out on the mission of trying to snap some shots we could use in the nursery. Now I just really need to sit down and figure out Photoshop.
Although I have to admit not being able to drink sucks a lot more when you are on vacation. See a cool bar that normally you would’ve liked to try? Or when the flight attendant gives you free drinks to make up kicking you out of your prime seat. Or…..never mind. Just trust me.
In spite of my pregnancy induced sober status, we still have a great time. We then took the train to L.A. to see Derek’s mom, stepdad and brother.
The train was so much easier than renting a car and sitting in traffic. And for the first half of the trip we were literally right on the water. The only negative was free wine, See above why that was considered a negative.
While we were in LA we of course had to make an IKEA trip. I was hoping to find the perfect curtain fabric for the nursery. While I did not see exactly what I wanted, we of course did not leave empty handed.
Luckily we did pack an extra duffel bag for all the IKEA goodies.
We also were lucky enough to have a baby shower while we were there and see Derek’s extended family. Sadly, my camera sat in bag throughout the evening. I did manage to snap this one though-
Note to self to not to leave the camera away next time.