What a Summer!

Many people I know have asked me how my summer was and I simply reply by saying it was the most eventful summer of my life. Basically I went to New York with my girlfriends, then Eric and I went camping in Washington, afterward I came home and got a baby! How many people can say that?

Five of my closest girlfriends and I had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel to New York City together. I’ve known some of these girls as far back as elementary school, but some of my fondest memories are from when we were all roommates in college.  We of course love each other like sisters and had the time of our lives in New York.

Our adventures included eating at our favorite pizza place, taking a ferry to see the Statue of Liberty, riding to our apartment in a limo, seeing the Broadway play WICKED, riding the subway, shopping till we dropped, eating at Serendipity, staying up all night, visiting the NBC studios, and meeting Miley Cyrus.  I love my friends!!! We have so much fun together.

Once I got home from New York, Eric was busy planning our camping trip to Washington. Eric grew up in Washington and has many happy childhood memories of camping with his family at Lake Wenatchee. He was determined to relive these memories with me.  The drive was about 11 hours, but Eric had downloaded some books on tape and put them on our ipod to listen to on the road.  Well, after about three hours, our ipod malfunctioned and kept playing the first 9 chapters of our book over and over again in a loop.  The radio in our car didn’t work, so in the name of entertainment we were forced to talk to each other during the next 8 hours of the drive.

As you might can guess I’m not much of the “camping type”. I loved it, but I don’t know how to do anything when it comes to pitching a tent, or lighting a fire. Eric was very patient with me and did most of the work himself, bless his heart. However, I did learn how to light a fire and out of flint and steel I might add.

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We walked along the beach of the lake, played games at night, read our books during the day. It was very fun, relaxing and refreshing. About 30 miles from the campsite was a little Bavarian village called Leavenworth. We enjoyed walking through the village and seeing all the shops. Of course our favorite thing to do in Leavenworth was to try on silly hats and eat ice cream.

I’m so happy Eric and I were able to go on this trip and spend some carefree time together. Little did we know that about a week later we’d be bringing home our daughter. Like I said before, what a summer!

3 thoughts on “What a Summer!”

  1. I don’t think ANYONE can say they had a summer like that…unless they brought home TWO daughters! Haha.

  2. That was an awesome trip…for sure! I really enjoyed seeing your camping pictures and the video was SO funny! Good job, Natalie…I have to say that I’ve never started a fire with flint! I’m so impressed!

  3. For real! Not too many moms that are “nine months pregnant” can go to New York and camping! 🙂

    BTW, when I first started reading this post I thought it was Eric writing for some reason, so when I read “me and my girlfriends” I was like, WTF!?

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