These are the faces of two little girls feeling much recovered. They were the first two to go down and the first two to be back to the land of the happy.
Little Miss Mia was so fun to be around. It was also a reminder of how much work we have ahead of us with this new little one on the way!
We were supposed to leave for home on Saturday. We had decided to make the trip in two days rather than get up before dawn and push it all the way. So, we were able to get up and relax that morning with most people feeling better. Aunt Megan took me to Trader Joe's to buy all my goodies that I've been missing. And then Tadd informed me the forecast was for 80 degrees and sunny--why were we leaving? We made the executive call to spend a couple of hours at the beach before we hit the road. And we did. And it was glorious.
So this picture of me is terrible, but I'll show it for two reasons. Megan and I managed to wear matching outfits that day : ) And also, you can see that giant 8 month baby belly.
I love the way the salty humid air intensifies her curls.
Family picture--a rare occurrence. I don't think there are any with all of us looking--but that's appropriate.
Mommies and their daughters.
We reluctantly peeled ourselves off of the sand and hopped into our loaded-to-the-max van and hit the road for home. And what a long road it felt like. We watched the temperature go from 83 at the beach all the way down to 26 when we got home the next night at 8 PM. We did enjoy a night in St. George and swimming in the motel pool the next morning. And I got one more In n Out fix on our way through Las Vegas. We felt like we missed out on seeing several friends because of the stomach bug, but really we can't complain too much--it could have been muuuuuch worse. I even got my visit in at Maisonette before everyone got sick. I was able to visit with Madeline, Natalie and Ava. And my mom and her BFF met us there to help me with fabric choices. Last night I conquered threading my machine and winding a bobbin--whoo hoo! Now I have to conquer those baby blankets. Maybe I'll post about the baby blankets next week. It depends on how badly I butcher the fabric : )