soooo…my mister and i have a pretty exciting surprise joining us in late august. much like last summer (when buckley made his debut), another little marshall will be arriving this summer and this time it isn’t in puppy dog form. we are thrilled with the news and also fully aware that this little stinker will flip the world as we know it upside down. with that knowledge we have been trying to weave as much fun travel in between work travel as possible.
in early april (for my 31st) we went to visit my bestie in oakland/ san francisco, and had an amazing time tasting our way around the city (think donuts, ghirardelli chocolate, & burritos) and indulging in all the tourism that the guys would allow us to (we braved the golden gate bridge walk that is a little scarier than expected) . i hadn’t really been before, other than a short visit during her wedding last year, so it was really nice to get a feel for the bay area, and i now understand why everyone says its the best. she is also expecting a little bundle this summer, so it was extra special to see her before we both become mamas in a few months.
a few weeks later, we had a rendezvous in bermuda (jon was in the cayman islands for work) for our ‘babymoon’. we were a bit worried about the weather because bermuda is a little further north than the other islands down there and for weeks leading up it looked like nothing but rain- but lo and behold the weather was incredible and we enjoyed a glorious four days of sun, yummy food and non-alcoholic bevs.
if you have the opportunity to check out bermuda i highly recommend, it has some of the most gorgeous water and views we’ve ever seen, the food scene is top notch and the people were super friendly. plus, if you live on the east coast it’s like a 1.5 hr direct flight from nyc/ dc! it is a bit pricey, but if you go a little outside the high season (late may – october) you can find some good deals, and you won’t run into the ‘spring break scene’ so that always makes things a bit more relaxing. we rented a boat and trolled around a good portion of the island, and even saw a ship wreck from the late 1800’s (the bermuda triangle is real!). it was just the kind of vacation we wanted before we are chasing a little one around a beach.
here’s the bump in bermuda at 24 weeks, looking back at this now i feel tiny- this belly is growing fast!