Over spring break we were about 5-6 wks pregnant! We flew down to see Matt's family and then flew over to the Bahamas with Steve (Matt's brother). The first night we got there we had dinner with everyone (Dad, Rochelle, Lindsey and her boyfriend, Lauren, and Steve). Matt prayed for our meal and thanked God that the three of us arrived safely. Where we were eating was a little loud; but Matt's dad and Steve got it right away. We were so thrilled and blessed to be able to tell all our parents face to face. We instructed the girls to try to avoid announcing it on facebook for the next 2 wks until we had the ultrasound and saw the heart beat. They were awesome and kept their end of the deal!!!
We got to spend some time with Dad and Lindsey one day. We went to Lion Country Safari and Dad bought us a little giraffe because I love giraffes and it will go in the nursery!
We were so blessed to go to the Bahamas! Steve came with us and we so enjoyed the company. Dinner was amazing both nights!
I was a little bummed that I couldn't go crazy on all the adrenaline water rides; but I did enjoy watching Matt take "the leap of faith!" I think it's a 60ft drop. Matt reported he felt his back lift off the slide at one point. We decided this is the moment when 75% of the people scream on the slide!
The slide goes through a shark tank and then out to a pool!
Steve told us the yacht behind us he had seen before and that it is millions of dollars. We decided we could at least take a photo with us near it.
This is the lobby of Atlantis where we stayed. It is an adult and family playground. We had a wonderful time!
Every night there is a festival with loud music and costumes. I think it was beautiful. I am not sure, but from a little research in one of the shops it appears to be similar to a festival that occurred during slavery on the island. The slaves were given a day off during Christmas and it was celebrated with a parade, music, and costume.
On the last day we interacted with the dolphins. Some of the dolphins were rescued during Hurricane Katrina and will be living their lives here. They also have had baby dolphins here!
Our flight back was suppose to be a 30 minute flight. We waited sitting on the plane for 2hrs. I started feeling a little woozy (sp?) and found some snacks in my bag. They also provided us with water while we waited and waited.
These clouds/winds gave us a little bit of a ride! For a second we were having flashbacks of the first LOST episode! I actually enjoy a little turbulence as long as the plane stays in the air of course!!!
Our last day in Florida we headed to South Beach with Dad and Lindsey. We got to see a lot of people watching while we ate lunch over looking the beach. It was such a wonderful day!
Our last night with family before we flew back Lauren and I enjoyed our Virgin Pina Coladas!
We are so excited and praying that our little one continues to grow healthy. We covet your prayers at this time as we look forward to holding our baby in our arms come November!