Tuesday, April 29, 2008

27 down, 13 to go!

This is me at 27 weeks! Our baby boy is pretty active these days, maybe he'll be into sports, that seems to run in the Gomez blood! He likes to stretch out a lot so we get the enjoyment of feeling him poke out on both sides of my tummy at once! He is a lot of fun so far, and some days it just makes me wish we were a little closer to him being here. But for now I will continue to enjoy my days doing whatever i want and not having to worry about a crying baby, stinky diapers, or feeding time! Life is great! :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Campin' Desert Style

Steph had been planning this camping trip for quite some time now. She knew we would be doing some hiking and that, by being pregnant, she would be limited in her physical capabilities. So we couldn't push the trip back any further. Her family came as well, including her brother and his family who came from eastern Texas. The nights were very cold, but the days were pleasant with plenty of sunshine.

Steph and her nephew, Kason.

It was the first time that either of Steph's nephews
had gotten to play in the dirt this way. Looks fun!

A better view of the coyotes.

Steph took one for the team, as we all rest and
have some lunch at one of our stops.

Not 100% sure on this one.

Devil's Garden had some random rock formations
that were quite impressive.

...pocket full of posers...

If you look closely, you can see three art figures
left behind by either ancient inhabitants or some
local punk teen pranksters.

Nice view of Calf Creek falls. It was
near freezing temperatures once we
got there, so we didn't stay long. At
least we got some pics!

Monday, April 7, 2008

Warm Arizona

Say what you want about Arizona's summers, but when we went down there last week, it was perfect. Low eighties, nice and sunny (we can't wait til it gets like that up here) and clean air. We went down to catch a spring training game before the regular season hit off, but I guess the real reason was to get away for a while and find someplace warm. We've been done with winter for a while now.

The temple grounds were beautiful. We walked around for quite a while admiring and smelling the flowers and trees. Sounds pretty lame, but it was nice. Look closely, and you can see Junior sticking out Steph's belly. Can't wait to see him.

Couldn't resist getting a pic with the clydesdales and pup. The game was warm as expected. Nothing like watching the game with a hotdog and sunflower seeds.

Steph's uncle took us to a local BBQ joint, and they had the best ribs I've had since childhood back in Georgia. The atmosphere actually made you think you were out in the country somewhere, not near downtown. So good. I'd go back for that.

We made a couple stops on the way home to prolong our stay in the warm weather. (It snowed the next day in Utah.) We even threw in a stop with a cop who claimed we were speeding through his small town of 350 people. We got only a warning.
Dam. Big.