Tuesday, September 29, 2009

quick trip to Royal!

Went on quick trip to Royal right when we got home from cruise for Sarah Bergeson (Chad and Marnie's new baby girl) and Kinsey Thomas' (Tim and Tara's new baby girl) blessings on Sunday. Even got to meet Ian's cute girlfriend Rachel! It was fun to be together but we missed Megan! We look forward to the Bergeson family being all together at Thanksgiving!


So this year for Lance's birthday I officially rocked:) haha-- I decided at the beginning of September that I wanted to just be spontaneous and frivolous and surprise Lance with a well deserved get away for his birthday and one last romantic vacation just the two of us before the baby comes in a few months. So I did it...I decided to do it, I called a travel agent friend, called his boss and secretly arranged for him to have the week off without him knowing (not hard to do when your husband is: EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR--way to go babe!) and within the week a four day cruise to Mexico was planned!

Now all I had to do was keep it a secret for a few weeks--very hard for me but the surprise was definitely worth it. I printed every possible receipt, every confirmation for transportation, flights, etc., because being solely responsible for such a big trip was scary. One thing I overlooked was the cruise line's policy re: being 24 weeks or less prego--big trouble, big drama, refusing us boarding, me crying, etc. etc but thanks to a wonderful doctor and the dear Karen Dumboldton (sp?) of the cruise line personnel, we barely made it on board and could relax and enjoy...and eat all we wanted :)

Lance's boss posted a fake schedule and she was so sweet to work with me to have him totally surprised. He figured out we were going somewhere only when I picked him up from work monday morning at 9 and he saw our luggage. My mom dropped us up at airport and it didn't tell him where we were going until we had been on plane for 30 min or so! so fun! He had no clue and was way excited!

All our pics looks the same--self portraits, with no make-up, squinty eyes, and weird green outline our camera does sometimes--but here are some pics from our wonderful trip nonetheless. Hard to feel super cute on a cruise with all the skinny bikini clad girls when your 6 mo. prego but I got over it quick and enjoyed every minute.

We definitely ate our fair share, played putt putt, I dominated in ping pong, laid out a little, walked laps, lifted weights, explored the ports, met some new fun couples at our dinner table, and enjoyed much needed sleep during normal night hours (a nice break for Lance from graveyard shift). It was wonderful and I highly recommend it to all. Happy Birthday Baby! I had so much fun getting away with you and hope you loved the trip and enjoyed your well deserved break!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

end of summer in a nutshell...

whoa! It has been a busy summer and has flown by! Went to Lance's 10 year in Royal--Started working Full Time at Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup--Lance and I moved to a duplex in UP--bonding with the fam-having all 4 of my sisters in town at the same time!!--Had the annual week at Merwin at my parent's cabin with extended family and friends--Enjoyed month of fun with Parkers and Uffen's in town--Have enjoyed multiple M's games with my family and the Bergeson's--YM/YW activities and lessons--weekends at the cabin--etc. etc. Posting pictures of all these fun times would be possible but would take too long so ill just post a few:)...

THEN '99 NOW '09
(Kjel, Dan, Lance) (Dan, Lance, Kjel)
Reunion Dinner

I am so glad I have a husband who can put things together and fix anything--even without any directions:) It was so fun to get the crib and changing table together--now we just need to paint and decide on fabric my wonderful mother can use to make the bedding:)

We have not set up the internet at our new place yet so we have yet to announce the exciting news we got on August 11. We are having a boy! We cant wait to meet our little man and it has become way more real now that he is a "he" vs. a shim/it.

Oh and I took Lance on his first Ferry ride last week--very fun but a bit windy!

anyways--that is all for now! but there is more to come because in T-10 hours I am surprising Lance with a BIG birthday surprise! and will post about it next week! Cant wait!! Happy early birthday baby!! I LOVE YOU!!