Shane and I had FOUR DAYS alone with each other to go to LA. It was AMAZING. Talk about VIP treatment. The wives had lots of fun activities to go on. Well, we made it fun- despite one crazy driving bus driver that made us all car sick plus the crazy cold wind. We went and saw lots of fun sites in Hollywood. Saw places that were in movies. Like the restrauant in Meet the Fockers, the balcony and hotel from Pretty Woman, Kat's Tattoo Parlor from LA Ink.
This is the view from our hotel room. It was gorgeous!!!! The Ritz Carlton in Marina del Rey was beautiful and CLEAN. I had no germaphobic issues while there. Shane wanted to bring the shower head home and I wanted the king size bed. I think I know what we are getting each other for our ten year anniversary this year, ha!
I was trying to get a picture of the Hollywood sign from our hotel room, it is the white dot on the mountain in the background. Iphone's just don't cut it and I forgot our regular camera so not many pics on this trip.
My best friend from high school lives in Santa Monica so we were able to hang out for a few hours and it was just amazing. It was like 10 years had never happened and we needed about three more hours to catch up!
She gave us some great tips on places to go. So the previous picture is of Paradise Cove Cafe in Malibu. Talk about gorgeous. I kind of started having an emotional breakdown because all these families had their kids out playing in the sand and my pregnancy hormones made me a little crazy. We took a walk on the beach, picked up the only two sea shells we could find and hopped back in the car to drive up the Pacific Coast highway.
Here I am sending a picture to the kids from the hotel room. Can you believe my teeth? UGH! I finally got my new retainer yesterday and in six weeks am getting a permanent retainer put in after the top gets straightened back up. Apparently my teeth move way too much and six years and $6000 can be lost in a few weeks!
Whoa, chubby cheeks and double chin! Good thing my friend from bible study is a personal trainer and certified in prenatal and postnatal exercise!
All in all it was amazing trip. It was really hard getting up TWICE at 3 am to catch our flights and there was more turbulence than I had ever experienced in all of our cross country flights. But I never threw up. I never fell asleep at any of the work dinners (although I almost did the first night! Literally had to prop my head up on the table during the CEO's presentation because I could not keep my eyes open). Spending time completely alone with Shane, who took amazing care of his sick fat pregnant wife, was so sweet. I felt totally taken care of and it was awesome to not have to take care of anyone else for a couple of days. But once we were on the plane to the east coast, we were both ready to see our babies. Who apparently had an amazing time with all their babysitters!
UPDATE: So I just saw my friend Julie's blog who I got to hang out with over the weekend. She had her camera and if you want to see more pics of our trip you can check out her blog at : http://4monahans.blogspot.com/2013/01/california-love.html