Friday, January 20, 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Shower

This past weekend marked my 31st week of pregnancy, which also translates to 9 weeks left until my due date.
This past weekend we also traveled to New York - probably for the last time for a while - for our baby shower hosted by my friends Liz and Robert (and Angela, unfortunately in absentia).
The whole weekend was a whirlwind (one which I probably should have slowed down just a little bit for), but the highpoint bar none was the 3 hours we spent with family and friends at the shower. Here are some photos:

Me

Me and Dad


Me and Toni


Liz, Robert, Me and Mike


Mike, Mom, Me, Marcia, Karen, Terry and Robyn


The Meidroths (Mike, Me, Karen, and Terry)


Maryann, Sam, and Natalia


The delicious spread


Toni

Thursday, December 01, 2011

The latest news

You may have noticed it's been a while since my last post.

Here's why:


Saturday, September 17, 2011

Honeymoon in NZ - Farewell in Auckland

This is a bittersweet post, as it's my final one about our glorious honeymoon.
Before I go further, I do want to take time to whole-heartedly thank all of the amazing friends and family that made this trip possible. I can't tell you enough how much this trip meant to us, which is why we chose it as our honeymoon.
Since the first time I set foot in New Zealand, it has held a very special place in my heart. When Mike came out to visit me there in 2006, it was wonderful to watch him fall in love with it too. As husband and wife, there was no place else we wanted to go - and we wouldn't have if not for all the kind and generous souls who donated to our honeymoon registry. On behalf of Michael and myself, thank you so much.

We left Queenstown for our final stop in Auckland. We were staying with my old flatmate Steven who had moved to Auckland from Wellington not too long before.


Queenstown airport

Our plane

On the way north


Mount Ngauruhoe

Mt Ngauruhoe


Eden Park, Auckland - rugby field currently being used for the Rugby World Cup



Steven's home

Auckland skyline






One Tree Hill, a former Māori Pā (fortified site)


View from One Tree Hill



Steven and me



Wayward sheep

Back at the ranch - Steven readies for an evening none of us were prepared for

Steven's back deck

We had wine. Lots and lots of wine.

Steven :)

Hubs

Please note we've moved on to bubbles. Ugh.

Feeling bubbly

We were joined by Larney and Bevan (I think? I was drunk)

Then came Sing Star

Professionals (and more bubbles/wine)

The scoring was ridiculous.

There's no winning against these three


So, the plan was to go to Waiheke Island the next day. I was completely unable to, as I couldn't be more than 10 feet from a toilet at all times. No photos were taken that day.
The next day...

On our way to Auckland museum, before flying out that evening

First: breakfast

This incredible ginger/apple juice to help my wonky tummy

Mike's major breakfast

My granola and fruit

View from the restaurant

Off to the museum

Auckland museum



Marae


WETA!!!



After the museum, we had just enough time to run back, grab our bags, and head to the airport for our flight to Fiji.

At the airport

Leaving NZ




Oh, how we miss it. Thank you all again for making it possible.