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...
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