Since we had no idea what our anniversary trip would look like last time I mentioned it, I'll just start at the beginning: Orlando. We got a big condo in a posh resort in a great location for $200 FOR THE WEEK (thank you Mom & Dad, and Ultimate Vacations) so the planning went from there. Kids to Idaho, Thor 2 in IMAX, red-eye flight from Salt Lake, rental car at the airport.
Then we got to the resort and they offered us discounted tickets to venues if we sat through timeshare/travel club presentations. So, we spent an afternoon at Kennedy Space Center:
|they call this the "rocket garden," which does not cease to amuse me|
|space shuttle Atlantis: coolest exhibit on the island|
|blurry Slice pretending that he's weightless.....?|
|Early admission tickets! Score.|
|I totally went on the ride that is built into the castle. Twice. Pregnancy what?|
|Two of the three butterbeers we consumed in two days after dining at the Three Broomsticks. |
Magical, I tell you.
Other highlights of the trip included a surprise!! visit to my missionary sister Kiana's ward on Sunday (a two-hour drive from Orlando):
|She looks amazing and I look like a chubby 12-year-old|
a temple visit that, naturally, came only after much difficulty:
|On the only hill in the entire state of Florida|
|Just thought I'd throw that one out there.|
I have decided the best cure for wanderlust is to take a long trip during pregnancy. Middle to late pregnancy is best, but first trimester can be effective if the trip is long/strange enough. By the time we got home I wanted to stay inside these four walls for the next six months. Not even joking. Remind me next time to take a relaxing vacay, please?
Also, in case you're wondering, the contractions are coming regularly now and I'm just not listening to them. Here's a smudgy mirror picture from a few Sundays ago, when I wore my freshwater pearls from SeaWorld and my kids called them "eggs" all day. Yes, I like to wear eggs to church.
Welcome back to real life.