We had a GREAT time down in NM! The first few days were a bit of a whirlwind, seeing friends and eating a lot!! I am grateful that my appetite has expanded a bit and allowed me to take full advantage of the green chile and other YUMMY Mexican food options! Unfortunately I didn't pull my camera out much and am now waiting on a few pictures taken by others, but here are a few and a brief recap.
When we first got to Abq, my dad immediately took us to the Frontier. The guys got butter sponges (their GIANT sweet rolls with a, you guessed it, butter sauce), and I got my first breakfast burrito. Polished that off and then headed to see my mom and her co-workers at work. They were all excited to see the bump, although initially didn't think it was all that impressive (I was wearing a really loose tank top over a t-shirt). Once I lifted up the first layer though, there was no doubt!
After that, and only, oh, 2 hours after our first meal, we headed to Dion's for some delicious pizza - again with the chile - and salads. We met up with one of my best friends from high school, her sister, and nephew. It was great catching up with Manda and felt like old times. My mom got freed from work early, so she was even to pop in and say hi. The rest of Thursday included resting and a pedicure. Great day!!
Friday morning marked day 2 of NM eating. We met one of my best friends from college for breakfast at the Flying Star. Now they say their burritos are big enough to be split by two people, but I swear I could have polished that thing off. I exercised some restraint and left a bit for breakfast the next day, but never before would I have come so close. It was great catching up with Meg and she was excited to meet the bump.
That afternoon we went to meet up with Eric and meet his girlfriend Shelly at Sadie's. Eric has been like a brother to me since hs, so it was really good to catch up. The food was EXCELLENT and I was glad to get a yummy relleno! Eric had anotoher surprise as well and his mom Maria joined us for lunch. It was so good to see them and I'm bummed we didn't get a picture. Next time!!
After a brief hiatus (and nap), we caught up with other friends from college, Justin & Kelly, for coffee. It had been years since we'd gotten together and it was nice to spend a few hours catching up. Friday night we had a yummy seafood dinner at my parents, where I once again impressed everyone with my newfound appetite.
Saturday was a good day for just laying around and relaxing. Steve & my dad went to the gym and then later he and I braved Babies R Us. It wasn't as overwhelming as either of us had heard, so that was good, but man there are a lot of choices! We'd already narrowed some down and will make certain choices, such as bottles and diapers, easy with our decision to use glass & cloth. One of these days we'll get back to register.
Got home, took a nap, and then got ready for the party my parents were having. It was great to catch up with so many friends and neighbors. There was lots of excitement around the bump and some really cute gifts from a few NM Aunties.
Sunday came too quickly and after waking up to snow, we figured the NMs would want the MNs out of their state to get their weather back to normal. So after an early lunch, we headed out to the airport. We're already talking about heading down for at least a week around Christmas and will definitely make a stop down to Cruces. If Steve thinks the eating was intense in Abq, he's in for a surprise!!!