November 23, 2009

on the great return (oh, hello, baby fever!)...

So, my vacation can pretty much be summed up with the following words: adorable nephew, too much food, too much wine, many photos, giggles with my sisters, one turkey dinner, being "home", a morning full of snow, one evening of sushi, seven days of serious baby fever, a bit of drama, a bit of making up, falling in love with a werewolf named Jacob, finding the perfect red knit hat I've been searching for all my life, remembering why I love my family so ridiculously much, lessons learned about myself, and one seriously hilarious movie montage involving almost all of my family members.

Oh, yes. And one more thing. This little peanut managed to perfect his walking skills during the week I was visiting:

walking, walking, walking.

I know. My ovaries are throwing a tantrum, too. Did I mention I want a child, like, tomorrow? Lord have mercy.

In any case, after an entire week away, it's lovely to be home! It's time to go back to the real world - well, my real world. But I guess that's okay. This vacation is exactly what I needed at exactly the time I needed it. I feel so full of energy and happiness, and although I miss my family like crazy (already) I'm thrilled to walk away with so many new memories and wonderful moments all tucked away into my heart.

35 comments :

  1. Oh, my. THE BABY. Um, my uterus hurts. In fact, I think it is crying.

    In all seriousness, I am glad you had a lovely time with family, and that your heart is full. You so deserve that. Much love, friend.

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  2. So great that you had such a great time with your family. Family time is the BEST!

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  3. Cutest baby ever! And how lucky they are to have had your photograph such cuteness.

    You're amazing, and I am so happy this is what your soul needed.

    But, we are glad to have you back in California!

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  4. What an adorable baby! I can see why you have baby fever. I'm glad you had fun with your family. To be honest, the Northwest does rock ;)

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  5. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time. Much deserved xx

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  6. Kerri, those pictures of your adorable nephew made my womb hurt!

    I am glad you had lots of fun with your family! Also, I fell in loe with Jacob too. And Emmett! Ooft!

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  7. That is so completely adorable!! I can see why you have the baby fever. I would too!
    Glad you had a good time with your family. That's always lovely.

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  8. Ohhhhhhhh that's a mighty cute baby! I'm happy you got to see him master his walking skills. Glad you had a good vacation!

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  9. Such a sweetie!! I'm so glad you got to be home for a little while, it sounds like you had an amazing time.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go sabotage my birth control.

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  10. oh my lord up in heaven, how did you make it back to california without stealing that baby!? eeeeek, so adorable. :)

    i'm so glad you had a wonderful time with your family, especially this time of year, it's important to just... reconnect. i'm sure your thrilled to be back home and back with your jay though.

    hugs!

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  11. Adorable baby! And woohoo Jacob! I'm going to see New Moon tonight with girlfriends from work. :D

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  12. How cute!! Seeing that little cutie ALMOST gave me baby fever. Ugh. My husband has been all "I want a baby", "I want a baby now",
    "I get jealous when I see other people with babies"
    I am all about having a baby I guess...I Just don't want it to invade my body for 9 months and make me sick and crazy! Ooops, that might sound bad...but it still scares me! :)

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  13. I have baby fever too! It's seriously a problem considering I'm not even married yet! My BFF had her baby a week ago though and everytime I'm around them it physically makes me hurt-her babe just snuggles up to my neck and I melt!

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  14. Quit it! Where's my husband? I think I need to tell him something right now....in the bedroom. Don't come knockin'!

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  15. How cute is he? Man I wish I had a baby to snuggle every now and then, it would really help the whole wanting one issue.

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  16. So glad you had a great time with family!! :) Glad to have you back!

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  17. Gah! WHAT AN ADORABLE LITTLE GUY!!! I love that you got to be there for his walking. :-)

    So glad you had an awesome time with your family!!

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  18. That nephew of yours is super cute!
    And how exciting that his walking took off during your visit!! I think he was trying to show off for you ;) . Your trip sounded divine! I so enjoyed your reposts too. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  19. aw your nephew is just all sorts of adorable!! love it.

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  20. I was just thinking about how you tweeted about your Vegas layover. I had the same layover there a few days ago when I was flying to Seattle. It made me think that if I had seen you, I would have totally asked you to take a picture with me and sign my T-Shirt. Like a celebrity. :)

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  21. He's adorable! I'm glad you had a great trip!!

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  22. Ohmygosh! Baby fever is right!

    I'm glad you had such a lovely trip. Welcome home!

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  23. Love your new banner!

    How could you not get massive baby fever seeing that cutie!?

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  24. SO glad that you had a wonderful trip home and visiting with your family. Your nephew is adorable!

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  25. Having the baby fever is definitely not fun especially when it seems like everyone is popping out babies!!

    And of course that baby is so cute. I can't wait until we have babies.

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  26. OMG your nephew is adorable! I'd have baby fever too if he was my nephew!

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  27. Like I tell my cousin, don't stress over making the baby. when the timing is perfect, it will happen on its own.

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  28. He looks so insanely cute, can I keep him just for a weekend? seriously! coming from me, I'm not usually all gooey on babies like this. Your nephew is special :)

    ps. i fall in love with a werewolf named Jacob too :p

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  29. Hello!! I found you through several friends' blogrolls so I had to check out your blog :) What a BEAUTIFUL BABY oh my goodness!!

    Glad you had a wonderful time with your family, and glad I found you - really looking forward to reading up :)

    PS. I *tried* to love Jacob but I couldn't get over his Bee Gees teeth!!

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  31. I can't even begin to imagine how ADORABLE you're going to be when you're pregnant. Like... woah.

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  32. Yeaaah. My biological clock isn't ticking...it's thumping. Hard.

    This past anniversary I was in such heavy baby fever my fiance got me a puppy since he knew that would be the next best thing for me <3

    Sounds like you had a fantastic holiday week!

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  33. oohhhhhhhh, he is beyond cute. No wonder your baby fever is raging. seriously, he is ADORABLE. I'm thinking maybe he and Rosalie should meet about 18 years from now. ;)

    I am thrilled that you got to have such a lovely and perfect time with your family. I thoguht of you while you were away and it made me all happy knowing that you were getting to spend time with all your family-- because I know there is nothing like getting to see those dear ones and soaking them all up, especially when they're far away!

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  34. Super-cute kiddo! I don't want kids anytime soon, but I sure do like pics of other people's!

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