Anniversary and Babymoon Celebrations: Shippmate Style.
Ryan and I had talked about taking a babymoon, which in case you’re not familiar with the term, it is a getaway in the form of a trip before the baby arrives. I had heard of the idea, and then someone in our Bradley class told us of their babymoon to Hawaii. Which as you keep reading, you will see is almost the extravagant kind of destination we chose.
And since we just celebrated 3 years of Shippmate wedded bliss on June 25th, we decided we could even combine the two causes for celebration and make it one sweet trip of an adventure.
We asked some friends different local (almost Hawaii) like destinations, and investigated a few of them, but then decided instead of spending the money on a kind of last minute trip where Pregnant Me may or may not be able to enjoy everything, we’d just buy our baby insurance instead.
Babymoon… baby’s insurance… it’s really nearly the same idea.
Ha. Ryan was willing to do both (insurance and a babymoon) but with so many baby like expenses, the thought of going on a trip kind of stressed me out which seemed to be the exact opposite of a babymoon’s purpose, so I pouted for a few minutes that we weren’t going to Hawaii and then got really excited about our own version of a Shippmate Babymoon/Anniversary Adventure!
Where to you’re wondering? Oh just a little place I like to call The Big City.
I’ve officially become a resident of Warrensburg by referring to Kansas City as a destination spot for a getaway. And I’m cool with it.
Not just any trip to The Big City though. Let me just take you on a pictorial journey through our nearly Hawaii like adventure:
Kind of like when he was with me way back when I was just FOUR weeks along:
My oh my- what a difference 30 weeks can make!
Something that hasn’t changed in 30 weeks would be the entertainment Ryan brings at such appointments.
This is him checking out some pictures and labels of… well– I’ll just let you imagine what this might be:
And due to a bit of a break between the first item on our trip itinerary of my doctor’s appointment and the second item in the form of our birth center tour, we decided to go see our favorite nephew– Roman Henry!
Truly– what’s a Babymoon without some seriously adorable baby interaction?!
(I bet our Bradley classmates didn’t get to do THIS in Hawaii!)
Thank you to Atticus and Bailey for providing this kind of precious entertainment for our Big City Adventure.
Next stop on our trip was a scheduled tour. Because every good trip involves a tour guide showing you around.
The Birth Center. Hahahahaha.
Here is me with Baby Shippmate at 24 weeks:
We had a good time on the tour, and it really does seem crazy and exciting that we’re getting so close!
After departing from the tour, we headed to the final destination for our Big City Babymoon/Anniversary Adventure– California Pizza Kitchen!!!
SO SO SO GOOD.
I really think there is so much to say about the perspective in which you enter an adventure together– be it an adventure to Hawaii or just to The Big City. We decided to make this afternoon/evening into our own trip of a time, and so with that mindset, everything became more fun.
I love that we can have adventures in a tiny doctor’s office with “Staying A Breast” posters and live it up at California Pizza Kitchen with lots of laughs and good conversation.
I even love that our night ended here in our home that I love so much– Ryan cleaning up a Diet Pepsi that somehow exploded in our fridge and me watering the flowers and finishing some laundry before we did our nightly devotional together.
I can’t quite explain the content in my heart of just living life with Ryan. I’m so thankful to have a best friend and Shippmate like him– someone who celebrates the ordinary moments of life with me in a way that makes them feel pretty extraordinary.
And because I love numbers (and especially the number 35) I have to end with our receipt from dinner tonight that I was just giddy as can be about:
So, to conclude the exciting that was our Babymoon/Anniversary of an Adventure, I found it quite perfect that our bill was 35 dollars and 3 cents!
I love you, Shippmate, and here’s to many more of these kind of adventures together… and maybe one day one to Hawaii, too!