Wednesday, May 25, 2011

You've Heard it Before, but....

Im back! 
(I feel like Ive written that line a lot this year.) 

Our life has been a bit hectic for the past month or so and it doesnt look like it's going to slow down until about....July. But that's ok because it has been a good busy. Controlled chaos at times, but overall, good. 

Ill catch you up a bit now and go into more detail in some upcoming posts.
  • Ive got a baby update post coming up soon. (It's about time, I know.) All I can say is that I simply havent had any time to sit and write, but I should have some free time coming up soon. The baby is kicking me like crazy right now, agreeing that a post all about him/her is overdue. 
  • We just got back from our babymoon yesterday. We had a wonderful time in Lucerne, Switzerland and the Italian Riviera. Ive got a ton of photos that I will share with you soon. 
  • Traveling at 23 weeks pregnant really wasnt bad. We made a lot of pee stops along the way, but overall, it was an easy journey. 
  • I have an Italian inspired giveaway planned for later this week! I found some really great stuff in Cinque Terre and will have that up for grabs soon. 
  • J is supposed to be heading back to the States for training for one month soon. That is, if this Icelandic volcano doesnt royally screw up our plans. I am leaving one week after him and staying for three weeks. To say that I am excited to go back to the States, to see my family and friends, to shop, to eat, to experience air conditioning, to attend my own baby shower at my parents, is an understatement. I am thrilled! However, it would also be an understatement to say that I am looking forward to the travel experience there and back. Ill be around 26 weeks when I leave and 29/30 weeks when I come back. Ugh. Traveling that much, that far, through that many time zones sucks enough when you're not pregnant. To be almost 30 weeks pregnant and going through that, well, it wont be fun. Please send good vibes our way though, as we really want both of us to be able to go! 
  • This whole pregnancy thing has done great things for our wine collection. We are in the market for a nice wine rack to hold all of the bottles we are accumulating since Im not drinking it and J is rarely opening a bottle these days. 
  • I just found out that two of my cousins are pregnant. That brings the total to THIRTY FOUR (34) people that I know who are pregnant. Seriously. 
  • Our two year wedding anniversary was earlier this month! Two years has really flown by and they have been so incredible! 
Ok, I think that's enough for now. Ive got some book reviews in the works, a baby update, a one year in Europe review and travel updates. Oh, and a giveaway. So, nothing much, really. Forgive me for being such a slacker on commenting on your blogs. Ive tried to catch up, but at some point, I have to just hit the "Mark all as read" box. So if I've missed something cool, let me know! 


Kate said...

Glad you're still feeling great! I did a 10 hour road trip around 29-30 weeks and it was fine. Haven't done any flying this pregnancy, but I bet you'll do great!! This last home-stretch has been the MOST uncomfortable... Just make sure you drink lots of water and get up to stretch & walk up and down the aisles as much as you can!! Good luck and I can't wait for your baby update...since I think I know what it is!! PS You should have a gift on the way, if it's not there already!

Newly Mrs. Cravinho said...

Can't wait to hear about your updates! We are actually supposed to be leaving for Europe next week, and I'm keeping my fingers cross that those plans don't get changed!

Anonymous said...

Glad you're back! We took our babymoon when I was 25 weeks pregnant and I found it to be a wonderful time to travel.

Casey said...

You MUST post about your visit to Cinque Terre! The hubby and I are planning a trip there for our 4 year anniversary. Well, it's between there and London. I want to know all about it so I can make a better decision! And, glad your back to blogging! I've missed reading! ;)

Monica said...

I'll be coming back from the States at 32 weeks pg, and with a 2 year old.... I hope to God I survive it. Let me know how your experience is!

Just_Megs said...

It seems to be in the water these days! Can't wait for the baby blog & the give away :)

Missed you!<3

ALW said...

Yay you're back! Where did you stay in Cinque Terre? I'm still looking for a place for when my family comes to visit.

Samantha the ArmyWife said...

My husband went to Cinque Terre when he backpacked through Europe the summer before his Senior yr in HS. He loved it- talks about it all the time. I can't wait to see what you scored!

PS I think you're super brave to be traveling that far along into your pregnancy! Good for you and hope you have a great trip!

Anonymous said...

I feel like I've been doing a lot of mark all as read lately as well. I guess it's good that our lives our so busy, blogging isn't top priority, right?? ;)

Glad to see you back around these parts, and can't wait for more details on all the bullet points! I've heard wonderful things about Lucerne.