Friday, April 17, 2015

St. Thomas

We decided a few months ago to cruise down to St. Thomas for a couple nights.  Since it was our anniversary a couple weeks ago, that was a good excuse, not that we needed one!  We love the 2-3 night getaways instead of the two week ones. We've done those and they're brutal for us with work stuff and we miss mills! ;)

We arrived at the Ritz and they of course knew our last name and that it was our anniversary.  The bellhop Sheldon gave us rum punch (or just punch for me) and whisked us to our room on the golf cart.  No check in needed. 

Champagne and chocolates in our room. Ritz doesn't miss any details. 

Sunset from our balcony. 

We got ready and went to the ritz restaurant Bluewater.  This was the view from our outside table. 

Kevin got wahoo and I got grouper. Both amazing. 

My hair was a fro in two minutes of being outside!

The next morning from our balcony. Truly a stunning property!

We walked over to the Ritz Residence section and had breakfast and this was the view from there.  

Walking around the property. The water was so turquoise.  

We got some beach chairs and lounged all day. 

And I floated in the water in these neat sunbrella floats they had. 

For lunch we took a cab to the red hook area and walked around. We went to fishtails for lunch on the water. Kevin had a wahoo sandwich and I had mahi. 

Back to the hotel and we were back to our chairs. 

At 4:30 on Tuesdays they have a guy bring his fish that he caught that day to the beach and the chef takes them to cook that night. 

How cool right?  This grouper was huge!


Kevin caught me napping.  There are worse places to fall asleep ;)

 Dinner that night was at Sail on the property to eat that fresh fish they brought in.  They had a reggae band playing some tunes. 

We got fun drinks!

Kevin had wahoo again (it really was so good) and I had lobster!

The chef came out to meet us. I'm telling you, no detail is missed!

We hung around the property, laid in the hammock then went back to our room and crashed from a long day in the sun!

We had the morning on Wednesday before we had to head back to Charlotte. More beach time!

We hopped on the direct flight back to Charlotte.  It was an easy and very chill trip!  I have a feeling we will be back soon!  Highly recommend St. Thomas and the Ritz!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Week 29 Pregnancy Journal

How far along? 29 weeks

Size of Baby: Butternut Squash - 15" long and 2.5 pounds

Gender: Not finding out! 

Weight Gain:  Not much...3 or 4 pounds at this point?

Maternity Clothes: So I wore maternity shorts this week to St. Thomas - a little getaway that I hope to blog about tomorrow.  It was my first time at maternity anything and these babies were comfortable!

Nursery:  Kevin put together a little side table for beside the chair.  We are getting the drapes hung tonight or tomorrow, I hope!

Movement: All the time!  It's a reassuring feeling for sure!

Symptoms:  If I don't stop coughing from this crud, I may freak!  I went back to the doc again this morning and she wasn't thrilled I had been taking codeine.  She wants to fix the problem instead of treating the symptoms.  I can agree with that!

Sleep: Good when I'm not coughing, haha.

Cravings:  None - just whatever I feel like kinda like before I was pregnant.  I don't think I'll ever be one of those that is like I NEED A DONUT AND I NEED IT NOW kinda gals.

What I Miss:  In St. Thomas, I am not going to lie...I had a few sips of the champagne they had left for us in our room.  Champagne is wine and the doc told me I could have a glass or two of wine a week so a few sips I didn't think would kill me.  It was GOOD.

Best Moment This Week:  St. Thomas with just Kevin.  What a treat it was!

Looking Forward To:  Baby shower this weekend!  A lot of my friends and my parents are coming in to town and I'm super excited to see everyone! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015


Today's post is random!

Who else is over the pollen?  My car has been yellow!

Oh my, I so almost bought this dress the other night but I'm trying my best to hold off.  I see so many girl and boy things I will have to have for our baby.  Kevin swears it's a boy.  I honestly don't know but I'm leaning towards boy now too.  I'd truly be pleased with either.  We have three nieces so adding a boy to the mix would be cool.  But obviously I'm thrilled with a girl as well!  50/50 chance at either at this point! ;)

I went to an amazing home store in Dallas a couple weeks ago. Near the intersection of Lovers Lane and Inwood.  The name is escaping me at the moment.  

I saw this on some social media and thought it was funny!

Snagged this at Home Goods a couple weeks ago for the baby's room!  It was exactly what I had been looking for!

Happy Wednesday!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Weekend Round Up - Yard Work and Criterium

We had a busy weekend!  Friday when I got home, all of the mulch had been done to our beds at the front and back of our house.  It looks sooo much better.  Kevin and I try to do a lot of yard work ourselves but spreading 14 yards of mulch is major work.  And since we both work-work a lot, finding time to spread mulch just doesn't happen.

On Saturday we did some errands including picking up flowers at Lowes.  


Mills supervised our flower planting and grass cutting. ;)

Cooled off with some la Croix - peach pear kind - love it!

Saturday night we headed uptown to hang with our condo neighbors and watch the criterium bike race. It's an annual thing we all always do each year.  

We met at the wooden vine wine bar, then watched some of the race and walked to Vapianos for a delish dinner!

Yesterday we did more stuff around the house getting it Spring ready.  Kevin put together some nursery furniture.  I sprayed round up on weeds (exciting I know) and we took the jeep the bad daddy's for a late lunch/early dinner. 

We played outside with our best buddy and tried to chill before the week commenced.  

Happy Monday!