Wednesday, December 5, 2012

New Orleans part 1

We planned this vacation at the beginning of this year, and I just barely made the cruise's pregnancy deadline. Obviously when we booked it, we didn't know I would be expecting.  You are allowed to cruise up to 24 weeks. You can't be further along when you get off the ship, so you have to be 23 weeks when you start. I had a couple weeks to spare, being 21 weeks when we got on the ship.

It was so wonderful to be able to go on vacation with our parents. We do not get to see them very often, since we life so far away. I think its awesome that we all get a long so well. It was SO much fun! We were all able to relax and spend a lot of quality time together.

We cruised out of New Orleans to Jamaica, Grand Cayman Islands, and Cozumel. We could have cruised out of Galveston, but none of us had been to New Orleans. We decided to hang out there for a few days and explore the city.

Adam spoiled us and booked us rooms at the Woldorf Astoria Hotel, since it was walking distance from everything.

Here is some pictures of our stay in New Orleans:

My mom liked using the old telephone

Adam's parent's room was directly across from ours

I didn't take many photos of the hotel, but it was really pretty.

Adam was in love with the wrap around porches

Bands playing all the time

We saw two wedding processions that night.

My airplane hair. I never dried my hair that morning. I know it looks gross.

Napoleon House! My mom has a friend who lives in New Orleans, and she told us to eat at this place. The food was SOO good, and the prices were very reasonable. I would highly recommend eating here. It had a great atmosphere as well. Our waiter was from southern CA. We had fun joking around with him.

They have some interesting shops out there

creepy voodoo dolls

Another recommendation from my mom's friend was Cafe Du Monde. It was a fun place to go to at night. We got beignets and hot cocoa.

My mom texting her New Orleans friend.

Everything was yummy. They put sooo much powdered sugar on the the beignets. We made a mess lol.

Some other randoms pictures:

 It was hard to take pictures at night, since it was so dark.

Must be in New Orleans... Adam told me to go stand by the alligator for a picture. I read the apron after.

For all you BIG fans

Drinking our light breakfast before getting on the cruise. We didn't want to fill up on anything, since we knew we could stuff our faces soon. lol

 Cruise pictures will be on the next post.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Baby Girl

Adam is getting his baby girl! We found out on Tuesday, and we are SO so so SO excited!! Can't wait to meet our little girl. Let all the decorating for the nursery begin! Oh, and lots of shopping trips for baby girls wardrobe :)

It was a super windy day. That's why I am holding the balloons like that. I kept getting smacked by the balloons in the face. lol. I should know by now that Texas has a lot of windy days, but I just wanted to use balloons. You can't really tell they are pink. I didn't feel like editing.

There is going to be a lot of pink and purple things around here from now on. So fun!

p.s. Baby girl is EXTREMELY active. It looked like she was doing zumba moves during the whole ultrasound. I have feeling she is going to keep me up nights.

Thursday, October 18, 2012


Was weeks ago. We had fun observing some of the people in their german attire more than others (Some women just love the excuse to dress inappropriately). We had fun walking around and passing by all the fair booths. We indulged in some german strudels, and had to bust out our umbrella b/c of the rain. We always enjoy visiting the town square though. Its the cutest place ever. We decided to escape the rain for a while and ate at our favorite burger place which is called Square Burger. Just look at all that goodness. I can never pass up their sweet potato fries.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Twenty Six

I officially feel old. My husband thinks I am being ridiculous, but I can't believe I am 26. Its totally weird to think I am approaching my 30's. I still feel like I am 20. Aren't you suppose to feel more mature as you age? For some reason people still think I am like 18yrs old, probably because I act younger than my age. Okay, not probably, I do act younger than my age. I still enjoy the look on people's faces when I tell them my age. No one ever believes me. When I was in the young women's presidency in my last ward, I got mistaken for a Laurel a couple times from people outside of our ward. A lady in my ward, who I didn't know that well because she was in the nursery, tried to hook me up with her son. She didn't realize I was old and married. lol Its all good. Last time I was at the airport, the lady at security was shocked when she found out my age. Sometimes it feels like I am actually lying. 

Anyways, my birthday was little over a month ago while I was still paa-uking! I took some medicine so we could spent the day together. I was spoiled with gifts from my sweet hubby. He let me get baby clothes, new fall boots, moisturizer at sephora, gourmet cupcakes, birthday lunch and dinner, clothes, and he surprised me with a nothing bunt cake and a gift card for a prenatal massage. I think he loves me a little bit. 

It was so nice just having a whole day to hang out together. It makes it convenient when your birthday is during a holiday weekend.

Just a few pictures from that lovely day:

I LOVE me some sweet potato fries.

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