Saturday, May 30, 2009
On Monday, we drove up and over to Birch Bay, WA--and enjoyed looking at the ocean from a picnic bench. Shaun and I tried to capture the moment. We've had such beautiful weather in Bellingham that I actually find myself trying to "play it cool"--so that the sun doesn't run away by getting too much attention.
We are ubber excited for "B" Day!
Oh, and Shaun is now finished working with Joes---as the Mt. Vernon Store has been completely liquidated.
Oddly, they handed Shaun COBRA paperwork when he left. Apparently, we HAVE had insurance since January and has been taking money out of Shaun's paychecks...but Joes never sent Shaun's name over to the Health Insurance--so, while they have NO record of us...Corporate has now been called by Shaun--and maybe we can get our baby medical bills paid--as well as our lab work bills--which we've been paying for out of pocket the whole time we've been pregnant. AND---maybe COBRA won't disappear too quickly--since the company will be bankrupt and the policy will be cancelled. Maybe all the court stuff needs to be finished before the Insurance Policy is cancelled.
Anyway, this is a lovely blessing.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
On Saturday evening, my father and his wife Yuko came up to visit! They brought me some beautiful flowers---lilies--that I can smell right now. (I love pretty smelling flowers!) Then they took us out for dinner at Flats Tapas Bar in Fairhaven. Shaun and I took a picture while we were in the car before dinner. (Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of Yuko and my dad.) The Tapas Bar has fantastic Spanish tapas--with many ingredients imported from Spain--including delicious olives. The scallops with a garlic-aoli and hazelnut pesto on a bed of cannelloni beans were one of my favorites of the evening.
My dad and Yuko stayed at the Hampton down the street--so, in the morning they dropped by before we (Shaun and I) headed off to church. Shaun made me breakfast--and they had our extras (because they previously ate at the hotel--but somehow were still a little hungry). It was awesome seeing them. Finally, they could see me actually looking pregnant! Take a look at a picture I took on Thursday (at 31 weeks). On Sunday, I became 32 weeks--and eight months along (out of 10)!
Then today, when I came home from work at lunch, I found a few gifts laid out on the kitchen counter from Shaun (for mother's day). They included chocolates, "Meet the Robinsons" (the movie), and "Baby Mama" (the movie we watched before I brought up that I thought it was time to have a baby). Shaun wasn't home, so--I recorded myself opening them. (Sorry, you don't get to see this video...it's just for Shaun.)
Oh and FYI: According to Joe's, Shaun has about 2 more weeks of work...and then he'll be out of a job due to the finale of the Bankruptcy liquidation.
'Till next time!
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Amongst us were other Booth friends, including Val, Kirk, the Burleys, Ria, and Tim Mumford. It was great company! Maren, Ria, Val, and I spent some time in Langley at a thrift store. I took pictures of weird things I saw at the thrift store to bring back to the cabin dwellers. Enjoy some of the finds.
(This bin was in the pet section.)(Salt and Pepper shakers--that were in a special glass case. Valuable?)
(And no, the flash was off. His eyes are ALWAYS this color.)
We (Shaun and I) came back Saturday night to ensure we got a good nights sleep. Both of us woke up with injuries on Sunday--Shaun had a really sore/stiff back, I had a itchy finger (from wasp sting on Friday night) and a sore knee from slipping on the cabin's deck stairs. We skipped church to heal and take a nap. Overall, it was a busy and good weekend.
Anyway, I'm super happy for these children who got to see an aquarium a such a young age. Although, I must say I had a sight advantage because I could see into ALL the displays without standing on a stool.
Yeah, so I think I got the aquarium experience. I'm impressed with the amount of things that the ocean supports.