Wednesday, January 25, 2012

a bend babymoon.

Well we just got back from our babymoon in Bend, Oregon a week ago. What the heck is a babymoon?! Well wikipedia says...

Babymoon: has several meanings. The original meaning is a period of time that parents spend bonding with a recently-born baby.

More recently the term has come to be used to describe a vacation taken by a couple that is expecting a baby in order to allow the couple to enjoy a final trip together before the many sleepless nights that usually accompany a newborn baby. Babymoons usually take place at a resort that offers appropriate services like prenatal massage.

Babymoon can also be used for a trip taken by a couple even before they get pregnant. As long as the trip is intended to be a final romantic fling before venturing into parenthood, the term babymoon applies.
The term babymoon comes from the more traditional term honeymoon, which is a vacation taken by a newlywed couple after their wedding ceremony.

[instagram version of us driving to bend]
Our babymoon is the second definition- a vacation taken by a couple (us) that is expecting a baby (spud) to enjoy a final trip together (in Bend, Oregon). And it was fantastic. We were hoping for snow, relaxation, and fun. We left the dogs at home with a pet sitter...and drove an easy 5 hours to Bend. This is a location I had never been to and matt always raved about. So, after a short drive we were there. It was beautiful, snow-less in town, but beautiful. A little modification to our babymoon is that my sister and her boyfriend met us in Bend also... it was a real treat!! They live in Boston, so I don't get to see her as often as I'd like. So I spent some much needed girl time with my sister while the boys went snowboarding. And I was also their designated driver for the beer/brewery tours, which was a blast. We had 4 wonderful days of hotel-staying, breakfast buffets, fun coffee shops, picturesque downtown shopping, trader joes shopping, and relaxation. It was wonderful to say the least.
Now we start in on the grind of school and enjoying the last trimester of pregnancy.

Us playing disc golf in Sisters, Oregon...incredibly beautiful. And as you can tell we just got a new point and shoot camera, so the date stamp is still present. Lame.

A little snap shot of matt riding in some powder on Mt. Bachelor. It was thankfully dumping on them. I had no idea he looked this good snowboarding. That's my husband... how fun is that?!

...a few of the breweries...

Also, the boys had a great time drinking....and pretending they were brewmasters. Pretty hilarious.

My sister and I... matching clothes, somehow it always happens. She was an awesome sister that didn't get plastered drunk, even though she could have...and instead kept me company with great conversation. The girly kind of talk... like when she's going to get married, how great our men are and how we got so lucky, matt and I being brand new parents, what kind of rain boots Cora should wear, how we could all pull off living in the same city and growing old together...the fun stuff. 


  1. it is very great to see you guys and I am sure your vacation was much deserved. I love the photos. I also love the saying on that print. I pinned it the other day on pinterest - so cute. as for you and your sister's twin outfits, the same thing always happens with jessi and i. I used to get so mad about it when we were little. now i love it. we have actually been thinking about matching tattoos (like just started talking about it this week). I would love to get something permanent with her, but we are chickens and I am not sure it will ever happen. love and miss you both. xo

  2. YOU LOOK GREAT. I was hugenormus before giving birth and it melted off breastfeeding. That is my best advice: don't worry and nurse if you can.

  3. Sounds like a great last trip before little Cora takes priority! We are getting ready to take our first camping trip with the boys! It should be interesting :)

  4. We LOVE Bend. I wish we went more often- it's the perfect place and usually much sunnier than here in Portland. Now I want to go :)
    I'm glad you enjoyed your babymoon!


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