Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Let's Catch Up!

This is the longest blogging hiatus I've taken since I started and it felt weird!  (It was only 4 days.)  I'm almost caught up on everyone else's blogs.  There seems to be lots of good news, but as always in this world, mixed with some bad news.  Hugs to Cristy!

Let's start the catch up with the Baby Shower.  First, let me just say that this shower's planning and decorating will put the shower I'm "planning" (in quotes because I haven't actually planned a thing yet) to shame.  It was a sock monkey theme in a gorgeous house with awesome food.  They even had custom water labels.  Sorry sister...that's probably not in the cards for you. 

I was still extremely hung over from my super fun night out on Friday, so I was moving a bit slowly.  I would've been on time to the shower if I hadn't missed the turn by at least 10 minutes.  FML.  But the shower was very nice and I enjoyed myself.  There was a ton of baby talk, but all of the moms were in their 30's so it didn't bother me much.  No hint of tears...until...the mom-to-be got up to thank everyone.

Oh my goodness.  She thanked everyone for supporting her through her long journey to that day.  She and her husband got married exactly one year before us and started IVF exactly one year before us also.  I'm sure I was not the only one who teared up, but I definitely knew it was time to leave.  It's really nice seeing where I can be in another 8 months or so.  I got super choked up.

Then an hour later, Mr. GG and I were on the road!  We packed a ton of stuff into a 3 day trip!  Universal Studios, a Comedy club, wine tasting in Santa Barbara, lots of good food, a couple of in-room movies...  But the best part was just getting away from everything. 

Oh and I got my sister the most adorable's one of the minions from Despicable Me. I couldn't wait until the shower to give it to her, so we gave it to her yesterday to thank her for watching the puppy.

Unfortunately I have a hard time really enjoying vacations because I feel like I have so much to do!  I started getting stressed out on the ride home.  But I've already gotten a ton done today so I feel much better.  Remember that office?

Done and Done.  That was only 2 1/2 hours of work combined with 3 loads of laundry!  I am very proud of myself.

Now I can go see The Hunger Games and go out to dinner without any guilt. : )


  1. Wow, super impressed you were able to do all that cleaning in such a small amount of time!! Sounds like you were super busy over vaca (which I find to be a good thing!) I just bought the second book in the Hunger Games series, don't usually go for these "fan fanatic" series but got into the first one...hope you enjoy the movie!

  2. Great nail color! :)

    The office looks fantastic!

  3. Wine-tasting in SB ... ahhh! And I love the addition of the dog in the middle of the rug in the "after" pic. Cute!

  4. Welcome back! And hit me up with your address so I can send you the socks from the Sock Exchange!!! meiermadness at gmail dot com