If you haven’t noticed, the blog has been a teeeeny bit quiet for the past two weeks. And that’s because J and I took a trip… and then I took another week break after that, because, duh. Breaks are nice. Back before J and I started working on producing an heir, we had a small list of things we wanted to accomplish before a tiny human graces us with its presence.
First, we wanted to at the very least pay off his student loan and car. (We’re just going to pretend my student loan doesn’t exist. Except it does. Every month, it reminds us of that.) Regardless, CHECK! Big big relief to have those gone. Second? We tossed out the idea of a Babymoon. We were highly encouraged by Mother to head out and have a final hurrah before tiny human makes traveling a bit more complicated. But the idea of a trip quickly morphed into a multi-stop trip. We really liked our honeymoon and the simplicity of going to an all-inclusive [warm & sunny] spot, but I also really wanted to get down to Austin to visit my bff, who just produced a tiny human of her own.
So, that is what we did. We spent a couple days in Austin (mostly testing out delicious foods and such), got to see some old college buddies, and spent some time exploring the city. We tried some burgers at Hopdoddy, which was great. I mean, hamburgers. But what really changed my life at this place? The Salted Caramel Vanilla Milkshake. Really.
This is famous for something, but I wasn’t listening when bff was explaining why. But I still like it. So there.
Then one day, we drove up to Waco to visit my Alma Mater (Baylor… sic ‘em!) for a day. Yes, there are two real live bears that live on campus. They remind me of Lennon…? We had lunch at Vitek’s, which is a BBQ/ Frito Pie place, and they added on this whole back area to the shop. Which included this shell of an RV that you can eat in. AND WE STOPPED BY MAGNOLIA. You know, of HGTV Fixer-Upper fame? Guys. This store was super-fun. The girls in the store were incredibly nice and helpful and friendly, and just overall people you’d want to drink an Imperial Sugar Dr. Pepper with. I totally nerd-ed out. Evidenced by the picture below:
And then! We flew outta there and headed to Mexico. Cancun, to be exact. Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun Resort, to be exact. We scheduled a car to come pick us up, and they encouraged us (read: Jonathan) to grab a drink for the road. Duh, he obliged. And then we spent approximately 3.5 days laying on beach chairs, sunning ourselves. Really, we just ate, sat, sunned, sat, and ate. It was awesome. Oh, and we took a picture of a Donkey with a mustache. So there’s that.
Don’t worry. I’ll get it together and get back with some project updates for you (hopefully this week)… We’ve made some serious progress in the nursery, are still working on the hall closet, and have a good bit of other projects to share. Until then, my friends!