Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Memorial Day Recap

I'm in a great mood. Want to know why?
Well, I got to snuggle with my husband for the first time in 3 days. I know for most of you that's not a lot of time but for some reason I just sleep SO much better with his snoring self beside me. And for a pregnant lady in the first trimester solid sleep equals happy! All weekend I woke up at least once in the middle of the night and then I was awake at 6 AM. 
Also, another happy is when my child sleeps until 9 AM this morning. This N E V E R happens. She is a "get up when the sun gets up" kind of girl. We both needed a good, long sleep. 

Our trip was amazing. We went down to Gulf Shores, Al where my grandparents retired. They live on the Inter-coastal Waterway. Hazel was so excited to be the center of attention.

We left later than planned on Friday because of really bad traffic but the trip down was good. I am impressed by how well Hazel does in the car. She is either talking, looking out the window, playing on the iPad, or watching a movie. She never cried or whined. She is good at being content and not having to go to the bathroom 1,000 times. 

When we woke up on Saturday and ate breakfast together then headed to the pool. They have 2 pools in their complex and 1 over looks the ocean.
It is breathtaking. 

After the pool, we went and had lunch at Lulu's. (It's Jimmy Buffet's sisters' restaurant.) My grandparents call it a "tourist trap" but it is good. It's seafood and they have a really good, relaxed atmosphere. They also have a huge sand pit where the kids can play while the adults eat and drink. 

After lunch, we headed back to the condo where Hazel and I took a long nap. After our nap we went back to the pool for a little while and then ate dinner at the condo. 
(11 Weeks)

Sunday, we woke up and went to the beach. Since they live on the Inter-coastal Waterway, it is about a 10 minute drive to Gulf Shores Beach. It was a fun day! Hazel loves the ocean water and the sand and she didn't want to leave.

 We stayed at the beach until almost sunset. Then we went back and went for a boat ride on my grandfathers boat. 

We saw dolphins, fed seagulls, and saw a baby alligator. It was such a fun and relaxing boat ride and Hazel absolutely loved it. I can't wait to go back in July so Jonathan can be with us to see how excited she gets at the simple things in life.

Like cutting open a watermelon.
And loving on her great-grandfather.
And riding on a boat with her grandmother.
And feeding seagulls. 
And driving the boat. 
And eating oranges with her Aunt Kendie. 

On Monday, everyone else headed back early except for Mom, Hazel, and I. We went to the outlet malls and I got 2 dresses for a wedding this weekend (one for the rehearsal dinner and one for the wedding), a maxi skirt, and a bathing suit cover up. Hazel got 4 pairs of shoes, a t-shirt, and 2 outfits. 

We had a great trip but it didn't last long enough. I can't wait to go back in July with Jonathan! 

Now I have 3 days to re-group and then we have wedding fun this weekend!! 

I hope ya'll had a great Memorial Day weekend. 


  1. sounds like a fun trip! PS you only get up once a night?! i already get up like 3 to 5 times to pee....it is killing me!!

  2. Looks like y'all had a great trip :) Your bump is so cute!