Thursday, April 24, 2008

Washington Trip

Jason had two interviews at Accounting firms in Everett, and I had a baby shower - so we headed to Washington for a week! We had such a good time!! We got to do a lot of things, and see a lot of friends & family.
We were flying out Salt Lake so Jason and I drove to Dustin and Camilla's in Utah and stayed the night so we could just drive like 10 minutes to the airport the next morning. It was nice! I got some Thomas time in which is always fun. We don't see enough of our nephew! I love this kid!

Thomas and I playin' with his train set.
Reading bed time stories together!

First night in Washington we went to a Mariner's game! It was raining while we were walking from the parking lot to the stadium, peanut vendors were yelling, music was playing - I couldn't help but say "Man I love Seattle." Haha. We went with Aaron Shurtz and his girlfriend Kaci, and Devin met up with us there. Our seats were five rows up from the ground so it was quite the view! They lost the game, but we still had a blast.

Jason and I at the game.
Good ol' Ichiro!

Devin and I at the game.
Day two was the baby shower! My best friend Katie threw it for me and it was wonderful! We had a really good turn out and it was fun to see all the gals that came! Kristie got a lot of really cute stuff and I can't wait to see it all on her! It became more real to me then that one, this baby is really on her way (!!) and two, that Janelle and Ada are going to be the cutest grandma's ever.

The shower cake!

Katie and I at the shower

It was so nice to be around family! This was their first time seeing me with a belly.

Dev & I at Dad and Ada's house

Showing him how Kristie moves around.

Jason and little brother Blake (now 2 yrs old) playin' the Wii together. They are so cute!

Thursday Laura Thompson came and picked me up and we spent a day together in Seattle! It was such a blast. We haven't hung out in like two years, so it was great. She had all these plans for us - it was awesome. We went to brunch at "Crave", a cute little breakfast/lunch cafe in Seattle and I had the most amazing breakfast EVER. I can't remember what it was called, but it included a german style pancake with baked apples on top, powdered sugar and maple syrup. Awwww, Kristie and I were in heaven. We then went to a few adorable baby boutiques where Laura bought me and absolutely adorable summer dress for Kristie, complete with little spankie pants and hat. Laura then showed me her way cute apartment, we walked to Pike Place, had gelato ice cream at "The Chocolate Box" then took my first taxi ride back to her apartment. What a fun day! All the while, Jason had his first interview at Haskel Seahome (sp?) that went super well!

Laura and I!

Next day was Jason's second interview with Moss Adams. He was there for about 2 and a half hours! He interviewed with four separate people and all went really well. They're going to fly him out in the fall for another formal interview for the internship starting in January I believe. Seems like he made a good impression, and this is the company he really wants to work for. While he was there, Devin and his girlfriend Leslie took me out to get my first pedicure! It was absolutely HEAVEN. The chair was massaging my back, while the gal was rubbing my feet and legs, and gave me a cute nail job. I just about cried I was so happy. This pregnant girl definitely needed that.

Next day we had planned on a barbeque with my family....and of course it randomly snowed! I of course was crazy annoyed, considering how Rexburg makes you sick of snow. But we barbequed anyway and had fun!!

My cute dad barbequing

Snow, in April, on our vacation away from cold Rexburg?! No thanks.

Last day was a trip to the Tulip Fields! Once again, not the greatest weather...but we still had fun! Later that night we went out to dinner with some friends at the Macaroni Grill. We had an hour and a half wait so we lost a couple of people in our group - they had to jam. So we ended up having dinner with Jeremy & Christal and Aimee & Steve Hall with their daughter Jilly. It was great!

This was when the rain and hail stopped for a minute!

I think the person I miss the most is Blake. We stayed at Jason's family's house while we were there, so we got to spend a lot of time with Blake while everyone else was at school. One of the days I cut his hair! He sat on Janelle's lap while I cut. It was scary, that was the first toddler cut I've ever done...I'm just used to cutting Jason's hair. But it turned out pretty well! Another day,
Jason and I took Blake out to the mall while Janelle went to lunch with some gals for her birthday. It was so fun! He was so well behaved, and he totally pulled off as our son. Haha. We were a cute little family for a few hours. I just loved how attached he was to us! We hardly get to see him so he always has to get used to us each time. During the trip though, he'd follow us around the house and want to play, or take our hands and pull us to where he wanted to go. My goodness, he's such a cutie. The last time we were together, he pointed to my stomach and said "Baby!" (he was doing that during the cute!) I said "Give her a kiss!" and without hesitation he kissed my belly. I just about cried. I wish we could've taken him home with us. =)


Kali said...

I'm so sad I wasn't back in Washington for such a fun trip!

Is Leslie living in Washington now? I thought she was from Georgia, but it seems like every time you are back in WA, she's there.

Tell Jason good luck with the Moss Adams thing! Seriously, he should give my dad a call. My dad loves to network, so he'd be more than happy to help Jason out!

Laura said...

That baby bit was so cute! I'm surprised Blake knows what that's all about - he's still so young! Adorable.

Byers Babes said...

I loved reading this post. You are so cute pregnant! Love the pics of the flowers. Beautiful. I'm excited for your little baby!! She's almost here, right?

Laura said...

By the way, the name of the dish we had at breakfast was apple dutch babies. You should make them again, because they were unbelievably delicious. :)

Brandon and Katie said...

I feel like a didn't see you nearly enough but at least we got to see eachother a few times. I miss you and really really am hoping that you will be here for my wedding with the baby girl =) Love you!