Friday, January 20, 2012

Baby Goodies

So I subscribed to Citrus Lane - a monthly care package subscription service for everything baby-related. Each month they send you highly rated baby products based on how old your child is. Given that my baby is not here yet, I was curious as to what I would get. I have to say, I was not disappointed. I received some stuff that retails much more than the subscription fee.
I got the following:
  • Swaddle Designs Marquisette Swaddle Blanket - a large, high thread count muslin blanket
  • Pearhead Babyprints Tin - just roll the clay out, press baby's foot or hand into the clay, and let air-dry; includes an easel to hold the keepsake
  • Green Sprouts 2 Pack Organic Cotton Mitts - soft organic cotton mitts for baby bears that like to scratch themselves
  • Noodle & Boo Soothing Body Wash and Super Soft Lotion - smells like baby powder, so sweet and soothing
  • Minted Gift Card - $50 off of an order at the Minted website for birth announcements and other stationary
  • Cloud B Sleep Sheep Rattle - downy-soft, quiet Sheepie rattle
  • Plum District Gift Cards - $10 off orders at Plum District
Overall, I'm pretty happy with the goodies and can't wait to try them on my babe.  It's quite a treat and something to look forward to every month.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

San Diego, Day 4

It's our final day in San Diego. The weather was sunny and around 60 degrees. After class Jeff and I had dinner and then packed and retired early for the evening since we have to get up at 5:30am tomorrow and head to the airport. Unfortunately, my schedule didn't allow us to fully enjoy the city, but we definitely got a flavor of it.
The view at the Gaslamp District
While it was a nice mini-vacation, we are really looking forward to going home, even if snow and cold weather is expecting us there.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

San Diego, Day 3

Another long day in class, followed by a looong walk around the marina and dinner with coworkers and their spouses. Here are a few pictures.
Marina at sunset
San Diego from the bay
Palm trees!
We were here
Boardwalk after sunset
Seared scallops and lobster risotto at Jim Croce's Restaurant
Dinner company

San Diego, Day 2

Today I had my first class. Jeff joined me for lunch. He then picked me up after class and we went shopping and ate dinner at a nice Indian restaurant. The weather was dreary, cold and windy. Hoping tomorrow is better.
Petco park during lunch
At the Indian restaurant
Waiting for yummy food
Mango Lassi

Sunday, January 15, 2012

San Diego, Day 1

I got a training opportunity at work that took me to San Diego this week. I wanted to take that time and also make it a mini babymoon for my husband and I. So here we are! A nice time to escape winter in Iowa.
The flight was rough and uncomfortable, so we were very beat by the time we reached the hotel. Most of the afternoon/evening was spent resting and exploring the neighborhood a little. Here are a few pictures.
Our room (view from the door)
The view from our window

Warm but not so sunny San Diego
Hotel room (view from the window)
The hotel roof-top bar
The lively streets of San Diego
This place is alive
Our window view at the roof-top hotel bar at night
31 weeks
Tomorrow I'm starting my classes and then I'm spending the afternoon/evening with my hubby. Stay tuned!