Tuesday, May 12, 2015

While you were gone...

Just kidding! Y'all didn't go anywhere...I did. And i just completely went off the grid. Just kidding again. I was still on social media, just off the blog. Blogging while traveling is hard. Besides, the last thing I wanted to do at the end of an exhausting day was be on a computer!

So much has happened over the last few weeks! I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at our Euro Adventure and some other awesome things that have happened since we've been back. It's been crazy around here! This will be picture heavy since we've done so much! Pictures are never a bad thing though :)

We went to London (4/15-4/19)...





...then took the train to Paris (4/20-4/23...





...hopped on a plane to Salzburg (4/24-4/26)...





...and took our final train to Vienna before heading home to Houston (4/27-4/29)!




We made it home to Houston after 15 days overseas and our pups were so happy to see us to say the least! I think they thought we were never coming home. There's no love like a puppy's love!

I love how Moose is patiently waiting his turn!



The day after we got home (4/30), my sister's boyfriend of many years proposed! I couldn't be more excited to call Matt my brother and add him officially to the Timmer clan! It was the most perfect day. It started with one of Emily's best friends from PT school, Meena, coming to the house then I took the girls for massages! Emily thought that I was paying for them, but really it was Matt treating all of us! Then I blind folded her and took her to the park where they had their first date. That's where Matt proposed followed by a picnic. It was the most perfect day! We finished up the amazing adventure with a party for both families at my parents house. I can't wait to help Emily start wedding planning!






The next day (5/1), we were off to College Station to see my in laws and to celebrate Maggie and Collin's couples shower! I hadn't seen Kate since Christmas so it was wonderful spending time with my seester in love! On Saturday (5/2), JP and his dad were in a sporting clays charity tournament, so I spent the day relaxing and spending quality time with Jody and Kate. Nice and chill since I was 27 weeks pregnant and exhausted from traveling non-stop!





Sunday (5/3) was our last day of vacation before going back to work. Of course we couldn't just rest. Instead, my dad and aunt came over with our crib and helped go through some extra stuff and rearrange Chloe's room! More pictures to come soon as we get more done!




We had a short work week (5/4-5/6) that included a doctor's appointment to check on Miss Chloe, an early Mother's Day celebration and then we were heading back to Sugar Land to get ready to go off to Denver, CO.




Last Thursday (5/7), we took off to see my brother Ben in Colorado! It was very cold, wet and rainy, but we still had a blast!




On Friday (5/8), Ben graduated from the Colorado School of Mines with a bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering with honors! We celebrated Ben and his friends all day rain or shine. It poured during the outdoor ceremony, so Matt, JP and I ventured inside to the auditorium to watch on the screen. I didn't want to get sick or anything!






Saturday (5/9) we watched Ben's last collegiate track meet. Or what we thought would be his last. Turns out he qualified for NCAA Division 2 Nationals! We spent the rest of the day at the Coor's Brewery before heading out to the Ameristar Casino in Black Hawk!





Oh and did I mention it snowed??? We woke up Mother's Day morning (5/10) to a fresh coat of white snow on the ground! The whole family went to brunch before Mom, Matt and Emily had to head to the airport. Meanwhile, JP and I met up with our friend Danny at Strange Brewery in Denver! Dad, Ben and Corbette met up with us later to go on a tour of the Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey tour.





We finished up our Colorado adventure on Monday (5/11)! It was a pretty low key day spent picking up a U-Haul and packing up Ben's house before heading to the airport! Of course, our plane was delayed 2 1/2 hours, so we didn't get home until about 9:30pm last night. Let's just say my 4:30am alarm came really early this morning!




I did the math and over the last month (30 days) we were away from home for 24 of them! All around Europe, Sugar Land, College Station, Denver and Golden. Looking back, it was probably a little much for this pregnant lady, but so very worth it. We have had a blast over the past several weeks, but ready to get back into a routine. I'm looking forward to cooking in my kitchen, sleeping in my bed, working on Chloe's nursery, working out on a regular schedule and most importantly, relaxing and catching up on my DVR!

Now I'm home and back to regular blogging...if I even have any people reading after being away for so long! I'll be sure to post more Europe pictures and some tips and tricks to traveling while pregnant. It's safe to say I've learned a thing or two ;)

Have a happy Tuesday y'all! I'll be back tomorrow!

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