I still can’t believe it is 2015! So grateful for the past year and looking forward to being a mama of 2! Time flies and today as I sat at my doctor’s appointment I couldn’t believe that in 7 more weeks we will meet our precious little princess. This weekend I just got back from a two week trip to California! We had a hard time adjusting to sleep & naptime in Cali but I’m relieved that the few short days since being back home Fiona has gotten into her old routine again. While she naps, I thought I’d do a recap of our trip.
We had previously wanted to come for the holidays but decided to wait until January to make it to our dear friend’s wedding. Congrats to the newlyweds Vadim & Kristina Zanko on their beautiful day.
I told my husband that for the majority of the trip I really wanted to spend time with my siblings. Every time I visit i get excited to see how everyone is growing and changing. All my siblings loved on Fiona and it was beautiful watching her call after their names and bond with them. The everyday celebrations and little episodes were such a delight. They sure know how to come up with the most entertaining questions and cutest sayings. While making sushi one of the days, Nathan exclaimed that I was the best “chef cook” in the world. Apparantly that is also what they call my mom. We also had a deep discussion on what “taxes” were and I was surprised that my little sister thought that we payed taxes to the store boss. They were super intrigued to hear about who took the .7 cents at the dollar tree. I also loved how my brother Nathan walked around in his high water pants all day everyday and wouldn’t take them off until one of the older siblings threw his outgrown pants away. My brother Victor made the best kettle popcorn from scratch. Our prince David matured so much and I loved seeing him reading his bible and doing so well when his Sunday school performed. My favorite was how Fiona learned some of the Lord’s prayer at the evening family prayer. She knelt on her own knees to follow all her uncles and aunts and exclaimed “Amen” real loud when the end came. Those simple moments I really want to remember forever.
Uncle and aunty love <3
My mom’s care and love was so appreciated! Many times I think about her and still don’t know where she gets so much strength and love for us all! She is such a woman of God and is a true wonder to me! I sure got my vitamin C fix with all the fresh citrus. I felt like baby grew double the weight while I was there from all the yummy meals.
My little nephew has grown into a adorable chubby 3 month old and I couldn’t resist him and his cuteness! He is such a good baby and I am so proud of my sister! She is a most beautiful mother.
My sister and mom threw a super sweet and intimate baby shower for me at a favorite european cafe called Ettores. It was a beautiful evening showering our new little princess and I felt so loved! So grateful for those that took the time to share and rejoice with us!
It was a great trip and I was so glad I got to get away from the cold temperatures and enjoy some California sunshine! #tillnexttime