Monday, April 22, 2013

there's no place like home


We recently flew back to Orange County to spend a week with our parents and friends. It was a much needed trip home for both of us and will be our last one without children. We spent the whole week go go go. I don't think we stopped once! We had so much fun and miss the area terribly. There's really no place like home...

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After a hellish 5 hour flight that included vomitting, many trips to the bathroom and horrible tailbone pain that left me standing in the back of the plane talking to the flight attendants for a good amount of time, we finally arrived. Our first stop? In N Out for lunch, obviously! (yes, I look exhausted and worn out... because I was)


From there we headed to Bryan's parents house (the house he grew up in). My parents came over to pick me up and whisked me to their house (the house I grew up in) for the night.


The next day I pulled myself together and headed back up to Bryan's house...


... but clearly stopped for Coffee Bean along the way!


Bryan's sweet dog is getting pretty old, so we took many pictures of them together... he's afraid he won't see him again and that's Bry's best bud :(


That same night we headed out to Northwood's to have dinner with Bryan's side of the family. They gifted the baby many things and sang happy birthday to me at the table. I was mortified, haha! And yes, I spilled on myself... twice... this belly sure does become a catch-all for food spillage ;)


Day 3 was spent at Bryan's good friend from childhood's wedding. Here you have Bry and his best friend dubbing as flower girls!


Gorgeous! Bry's on the far right...


Baby's 1st 'unofficial' wedding - Bryan had a blast with all of his friends from back home. I loved having all of his boys constantly touch my belly all night... they're such great guys, and so happy for us!


The bride and groom's first initials are Bryan's initials


I'm so glad Bryan's parents were there or else I would have spent the majority of the day by myself!


The next day we all went to the Angels game with our parents (horrible quality family photo, boo)


 I went to Ed's senior prom with him and he's still one of my closest friends! I had to go show him my baby bump... plus Bryan owed him $10 for losing some sports brackets thing, haha!


Stop numero dos at Coffee Bean!


Bryan even squeezed in a softball game, playing in his friends league for the night.


We spent our last afternoon having lunch/drinks at Las Brisas with my parents. Bryan convinced us to continue the party on the Laguna Beach Hotel's back patio -- the only 2 places I ever need to go in Laguna! It was a beautiful afternoon and made us miss home to no end! 


 My husband found the only girl on the beach laying out in a bikini for he and my dad too look at, but my mom had to get in on it, haha!


Toasting to the baby! Next time we're home HE'LL BE WITH US, eeeeek! So exciting... and scary!


And there you have it. Our trip back home...

* 29 weeks

27 comments:

  1. Kate you are gorgeous!!! These photos show you really had an amazing time at home with your family :) Love that you got your fair share of all things California ;) Coffee Bean and In N Out...and this is why I always think of you ;) So next time you're out, even with baby boy, we will have to meet up at Coffee Bean ;)ok? OK! ;)

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  2. I wish you could have brought In & Out back to me. drooling very early this AM. And love all of your preggie outfit choices that weekend. Can't wait to see you and bump tonight.

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  3. I absolutley love the bridesmaid dresses in the wedding! What a beautiful idea!

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  4. You looked gorgeous at the wedding!

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  5. I say this every single time but you are seriously the most gorgeous preggo lady ever. You should probably pop those childs out every year. ;) also WHY oh WHY are plane tickets to LA/SD so damn expensive?! $1,000 for 2 people is KILLING MEEEEEEE

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  6. You look great!! That doesnt sound like a very nice flight! Hopefully the one home was better!

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  7. You are glowing!!
    CA looks gorgeous and warm!

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  8. Gosh, you look amazing in every last picture!! Love your dresses and you're glowing!

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  9. Your photos are completely gorgeous, as always lady! I seriously need to get down to Southern California ASAP, it looks absolutely stunning! xoxo

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  10. Looks like you had a fabulous time! There really is no place like home! Oh, and as I'm reading this I am eating my lunch and nodding my head in agreement over the spills on the belly, then I spilled my last bite of lunch on mine. My boobs are still catching most of it, though. How nice. :)

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  11. No place like home- California is the BEST - but I like your NC house Too :)

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  12. Gorgeous! You should be a maternity model! HOT HOT HOT at the wedding!

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  13. Is the maxi maternity? I need it! You still have the prettiest tan. I get more pale as the minutes go on! I have never been so pale in my life and it's eating me alive! Lol. Your getaway looks beautiful! I wouldn't have wanted to leave!

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  14. You look GORGEOUS in your black dress at the wedding!! Pretty pretty wedding and I could imagine CA, even though I haven't been for years, while reading this.

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  15. Aw what a nice trip back to the ol stomping grounds for you two! I bet your families cannot WAIT for your next trip back with the lil mister

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  16. i think you should totally let me tag along for your next trip back to the OC...i'm dying to see it all in person and i know these pics are only a tease!!

    but please oh please, why won't they bring in n out to the east coast?? :(

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  17. I love the black and white dress!!! Where did you get it from?!

    I love SoCal, but don't miss the traffic!!! I'd move back there if I got a job or L's Dad got a job down there, but out of L.A. area!

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  18. You look beautiful! Love all of these pictures. Looks like a fun trip. :) Jealous that you got to grow up by the beach.

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  19. okay first off, if i look half as gorgeous as you when i am pregnant i will be happy,
    second i had a mix of emotions in this post;
    from happy to sad to happy (i may have teared up more than once..) i can't imagine losing a dog you grew up with (or around)
    im ready to meet your munchkin, when it is time!!

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  20. what a great trip! you look so cute in all the pics!

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  21. A) you are gorgeous!!!
    B) there is no place like home.
    C) i love las brisas and have been there a handful of times!! maybe one day we can meet there for a cocktail!

    cheers to you, gorgeous gal!!

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  22. What a great trip for you two! And you look stunning! :)

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  23. Looks like you had such a fun trip!! You look beautiful, as always! I hope I look as good as you when I get pregnant!

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  24. How fun- one last pre-baby trip!! You look so good! My husband travels to CA all the time for work and in and out is always his first stop!

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  25. Looks like such a great trip! :) I love all your outfits!

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  26. catching up on the blog, and hun - you are just so gorgeous. i can't take it. you and the maxi makes my heart smile! so stinkin pretty. your time at home looks at amazing. my brother is in love with all things mission viejo. i am so afraid he is going to move to cali with that lil girlfran of his. it's easy to see why he loves it so much :-)

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  27. You can never have enough Coffee Bean. I found the ice blended was the only thing that relieved my heartburn during my last trimester.

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