I’m really glad we took a weekend to celebrate us and the upcoming big change in our life. It was a time for being together just the two of us, talking about hopes and fears and thinking about what our little guy will be like. It was a good opportunity to talk about all the things we’re going to have to deal with and make choices about once we have a kid. I think it was a good weekend to reconnect and bond before things change drastically!
The hotel we were staying in had a gas fireplace. It was nice and romantic and cozy. Just laying in bed early in the morning with the ocean waves and the glow of the fireplace…I could have stayed there forever. But I was starting to get hungry and we had things to do and a puppy to get home to! Another photo of Bella’s weekend:
She’s so cute. 😉
For breakfast we drove to a teeny town called Neskowin, a few miles south of Pacific City just before you get to Lincoln city. The Cafe on Hawk Creek had excellent reviews and I am so glad we went because it turned out to be a nice little gem in the middle of nowhere. Great service, cute place and the food was absolutely excellent. Michael got the huevos rancheros and said they were wonderful. I got the French Toast again. I know, I know. Not the best option but…they sounded so good and I’m really glad I got them because it was one of the best French Toasts I’ve had!
The food was fabulous, the coffee was great. This is definitely a place we’ll go back to for breakfast when we are on the coast. You wouldn’t think a little restaurant in a teeny tiny town would be so wonderful but it was. What a nice find! And we had a visitor watching us while we ate:
The waitress said there was a walkway to the beach right next to the restaurant so after eating we strolled down the walkway and discovered a wonderfully hidden little beach.
The sun was out, it wasn’t too windy and it wasn’t raining. It was a bit on the chilly side but it was still a nice walk on the beach.
Here is a bump photo–31 weeks at the beach!
I was happy to be able to practice using my new camera that Michael got me for Christmas. The beach is the perfect place to experiment with a camera.
After walking around a bit it was time to turn back. I was sad to leave the beach, especially since it was finally a nice day! But I was also anxious to get home to our fur babies.
When we got home Bella was SO mopey!! This usually happens after spending the weekend with Amy. I know Bella really wishes she had a playmate. Someday I hope we can get another dog but right now is definitely not the best time, and our house isn’t big enough for two adults, a baby, a dog, and two cats. Our yard is huge and perfect for two dogs though. Oh well. So we deal with Miss Mopey Dog for a few days and then she snaps out of it. She seriously moped on the couch with sad puppy dog eyes all day long.
Monday when we got home I went the gym for a quick workout, had a chiropractor appointment for my SI/back/hip and then snuggled with my fur babies.
I was honestly feeling kind of blah about my birthday this year. I don’t know why. I was definitely blah the last two weeks. Lots of crap and stress and the body issues had me feeling down. Going to the beach and relaxing was a nice way to reset everything. But Tuesday came, I hadn’t slept well the night before, it was raining, I was running late and had to go to work. I usually take my birthday off from work and do something nice for myself–either we go out of town or I take the day off to do something fun. This year I’m saving up all my time I can for maternity leave so…into work I went. Blah!
I did get a massage after work, though. That was nice! When I got home I saw this:
Beautiful flowers and a card from my hubby! And he cooked this delicious dinner for us:
Blackened salmon, sauteed kale and sweet potatoes. It was just what I was craving for dinner. And he surprised me with cheesecake for dessert. We shared this giant slice:
I had been craving cheesecake for awhile and this was a nice treat.
Happy birthday!! It’s funny, I am usually so excited about my birthday too – but I had my daughter on March 7 and I turned 24 on March 19. It was like all of a sudden at my birthday I was like “hold up – wow, things are going to be so different now!”
I was young and stupid, but after that first birthday after I had Hannah I went back to celebrating mine too – and do Hannah’s up big too – can’t believe my baby girl is going to be TWENTY FOUR. The same age I was 12 days after I had Hannah.
Hannah has no interest for kids at this point in her life – which I am thankful, because I think you need to live a little before having a kid. She graduated high school in 2010 and at least a dozen kids have kids and one of her friends is already divorced!
Glad you got a last getaway too 😀
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Thank you! 🙂
Maybe it was blah because we didn’t really plan anything for the actual day, or maybe I’m just focused on other things and not that excited about my birthday. Not sure. I know one thing is for sure, next year I’m going back to taking the day off. I hate working on my birthday!
That’s great that Hannah isn’t ready for any of that stuff yet. I know for myself I changed a lot in my 20’s and early 30’s and I’m glad I never got married or had kids until I was really ready (even though in your 20’s you THINK you are ready)…
Baby bump is cute! Happy Birthday.
Thank you Linda!
Happy belated birthday!
I hardly ever celebrate my birthday although we usually go out for dinner on the day. In a couple of years I’m turning 50, same year as the hub and we will celebrate that.
That cheesecake …. yum
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You guys should definitely go all out for your 50th!
The cheesecake was great! It made me want more, though. 😉