We were all suppose to take a family trip to Hawaii in July for Jay’s big family reunion but as soon as I found out I was pregnant last December, we knew we didn’t time it the best. The reunion was really close to my due date so Jay was debating whether to go or not with the kids, but I encouraged him to go partly because let’s be honest, it’s been my dream vacation for a long time to stay at home all by myself! Nervous as Jay was, he went with the kids to Hawaii for 10 days while I stayed home all by myself.
Besides napping, sleeping in and just worrying about taking care of myself, here are some other things that I did:
spent the whole day with Ginny and went thrift shopping, watched a movie, ate and chatted.
how awesome and funny, I mean, how dare they make a t-shirt that says SL,UT!
went to the library to pick out some books and took it home with me where I read in peace and quiet where nobody ever bothered me or interrupted me. I thought those days were over!
sent Jay and the girls random pictures(Jay made me a deal that he would send a picture of them every time I sent a picture of me). Here I am eating some apricots Ana picked for me from our backyard before she left.
went to church to see my college girlfriends whom are all pregnant now.
met up with my friend Gloria in downtown SLC for lunch, then visited my other friend Ramona, and then I thought to myself, “I could drive back home now or go somewhere….” and decided to stop at Trader Joe’s.
this I did not get. sounds so gross!
this I did get.
met up with Ginny and had in-and-out and had a sleepover where we stayed up ’till 4 a.m.
went out to eat at La Jolla Groves with my girlfriends
and of course, watched The Bachelorette at my house like we do every Monday night.
The weirdest/nicest thing about being alone for 10 days was that I didn’t have to adhere to anyone else’s schedule, but strictly to my own. I didn’t have anything I had to do(Jay insisted I don’t do any cleaning or hard labor so I don’t go into labor, so I was like fine, if you insist, I won’t clean all day long which I love to do, gosh darn it.), and I was never rushed, I could take my sweet time in doing whatever I wanted. I didn’t have to rush at the grocery store because someone was getting cranky or bored, I didn’t have to rush at Target because it was close to dinner time and I had to go home to make dinner, it was just doing whatever I wanted to do, as long as I pleased! It was magical. After 7 days into it though, I missed Jay and the girls so much, I was crying and calling them like crazy and telling them to come home because I was DONE. They came home 5 days before my due date and we were all so happy to be reunited and that baby Aiden was a good boy and had stayed inside my belly.
I was talking to my girlfriends and when I told them, “Yes, I’m boring, my dream vacation is to stay at my own house by myself.” They all told me that that was their dream vacation also! So do you agree? What is your dream vacation?