Monday, March 19, 2007

If You're Going to San Francisco...

We got back from San Francisco last night- it was a wonderful, fun, and relaxing vacation! We walked for miles and miles around the city and did all the touristy stuff you're supposed to do- Chinatown, Union Square, the Ferry Building, Fisherman's Wharf, Alcatraz, and the Golden Gate Bridge. On Saturday we met up with a friend of mine from elementary school and she took us across the Bridge to Sausalito and Muir Woods- its amazing that such a beautiful, tranquil place can be found so close to the city. Alcatraz was one of the coolest things we did. We lucked out with amazing 70-degree weather and the boat ride out to the island gave us great views of the city and bridges. The audio tour of the prison was fascinating- they interviewed real guards and inmates and some of the stories gave you chills. We ate lots of great food and even more gelato (Chicago really needs some gelato shops). It is a beautiful city and it was weird to think that we could live there in a year and a half if JP gets into Stanford. I would still rather avoid the California Bar, especially since I know we want to move back to Texas afterward, but it would be fun to live in a new city again.

I realized on our vacation that I need more maternity clothes. I only have 2 maternity tops that aren't just oversized sweaters and those aren't going to cut it in warmer weather. I did buy a cute jean skirt at Kohl's and I have my pretty new Isabella Oliver clothes, but I need more casual short-sleeved stuff. I feel like I'm constantly buying things, but I guess you have to when you need an entirely new wardrobe all of a sudden. I've gotten to the point now where none of my old stuff fits- not because I've gotten that big, but because my tops are too short and show the stretchy band at the top of my pants. I love shopping, but its not as fun to buy things for a fatter version of yourself- I prefer the post-diet shopping spree.


  1. You are not a fatter version of are pregnant and as a result you must gain weight.

    Don't even give such a natural thing a negative as "fatter".

  2. San Francisco has to be the most beautiful city in the world.