26 March, 2012

A Pre-Baby Weekend

It's so crazy to me that this is our last weekend as just Joe and Sarah: The Married Couple. This time next week, we'll be Joe and Sarah: The Married Couple with Baby. =P Thankfully, it's been a beautiful weekend here in the Land of Aloha. They were calling for rain all weekend, but somehow it's missed us! It did sprinkle for a little bit yesterday, but that's pretty common here anyway.

We kicked off our weekend with Joe graduating from WLC on Friday! Woo!

I was totally prepared for this graduation to be similar to his AIT graduation {read: boring and a complete waste of time}, but it was actually pretty cool! They had a local SMG as a guest speaker, handed out some nifty looking {Hawaiian style} awards to the people who made commandant's list {kinda like making the dean's list in college} and of course they gave everyone their little "diplomas." Then at the end, all of the people who took the course marched in from the back and said the NCO creed and sang the Army song. While I'm not particularly a fan of hearing either of those things, the way they did it was pretty awesome. And I was lucky enough to be sitting right next to where Joe marched in. =) Afterward, we grabbed his gear and headed out for a quick lunch and some relaxing at home.

Saturday was our "date day." =) I am a huge fan of date days. They're way more fun than plain 'ole date nights! Haha! We actually started the day by doing a couple things around the house, but nothing to strenuous. After lunch we went to get pedicures. Yes. I said we. This is actually the second time Joe has gotten a pedicure with me!! And now he says it's an absolute must for him after field training. ;-) Score!

I rarely get my toes painted a color different than pink or red, so I decided to live "on the edge" this time and got blue!! I gotta say...I kinda like it! I'm pretty sure my toes haven't been painted blue since I was in middle school. =P What can I say? I'm a creature of habit.

After the pedicures, we walked across the little shopping mall to get some snacks and go see a movie!

Yes, our last pre-baby movie choice was Hunger Games! Neither one of us read the book(s) before seeing the movie {not sure how that happened}, but Joe had heard lots of great things about the Japanese version of the books and was really interested in seeing it. I had obviously heard tons about it in the blogosphere from people who'd read the books and the closer it got to premiere, the more interested I got. So we went to see it! And I'm really glad I did. It was really good!! I was a little concerned about the usage of shakycam, which always makes me nauseous, but it didn't bother me so much after the first 20ish minutes. Woo! Joe and I both really enjoyed the movie, though we were extremely irritated that people brought small children to the movie. I get that it was a matinee on a Saturday, but that's no good reason to bring children under the age of 5 to a PG-13 movie. Children who will be kicking seats, going to the bathroom every 15 minutes and crying. Gah. Anyway.

After the movie, we made a quick stop by WalMart. I'm not sure how it happens, but we always seem to end up at WalMart on our date days. Whether it's for snacks or a movie or whatever, we end up there a lot. =P And what did we see when we walked in the door?

The Hunger Games book! So of course we had to get it. =) I'd been trying to see if I could get it online for super cheap, but couldn't find it for a good price and get it ASAP. So thanks to WalMart for selling it super cheap on opening weekend! I know I may not have just a whole lot of time to read in the very near future, but I'm sure I'll be wanting to read something

After our Wally World trip, we headed to North Shore to eat at one of our favorite restaurants here.

Cholo's!! It's not just a margarita bar either. That's just one of the signs they have hanging up. =P It's actually a Mexican restaurant. A very reasonably priced Mexican restaurant. ;-) Anyway. We ended up waiting for quite a while because it was Saturday night, so while we were waiting I figured I'd take a picture or two of us. And then my silly husband decided to mess with my little photo shoot...

He kept making silly faces!!! He must have really been in a good mood, because usually he's very cooperative and understanding of my blogging/photography needs. Le sigh. But at least we got a couple good shots out of it! 

Once we finally sat down at our table {long after sunset}, we had plenty of time to relax and just talk. =) It was very enjoyable despite the drunkies across the aisle from us. I guess that's just what happens when you go to a restaurant that has great food and drinks. 

All in all, it was a really, really good last pre-baby weekend. While I'm obviously very excited about Charlotte's arrival, I'm also feeling the intense reality of what's about to happen - how our lives are about to change. And I'm glad we had the chance to have a nice "just us" weekend before she arrives. 

Just one more day! 


Jessica said...

Looks like you had a great Pre-Baby weekend! I love that Joe got pedis with you!!!
Good luck tomorrow! Can't wait to see pics your sweet little bundle =)

Rebecca said...

Yay! So glad for yall! It sounded lovely. :) We'll definitely have to start implementing the "day date" here and there, and not just the short-lived "date night." Sarah, you and I BOTH saw the Hunger Games while pregnant...*wink, wink! (I had trouble with motion sickness too, lol). Aaron and I are really excited for you and Joe, and can't wait to see your faces in photos of yall gazing at your precious little bundle of Charlotte-life. :) The excitement and shock & awe never changes from the news of the first to the fourth (I can tell you that for sure). Love and giggles, Rebecca.

Chantal said...

It sounds similar to what we did before Penny came! We saw a movie, had dinner, relaxed, it was nice. I'm glad you had a good time. And you'll find time to read at first, they don't do much as newborns ;) Now I never have time to read!

Jenn said...

Yay! Congrats to your husband for graduating and to you for getting through it too! Glad y'all had a date day and did fun things together! I love the picture of y'alls feet! Baby made it in the shot too! ;)

Allie said...

Sounds like a great weekend! You will probably breeze through the book (if you read it before this weekend!) as it is a pretty quick read.

Katy said...

What a great way to spend your last weekend as a family of 2 before baby makes 3! I highly recommend the Hunger Games trilogy. Totally an easy read that I had trouble putting down with each book equally well written IMHO. Good luck with induction this week and I can't wait to see pictures of the happy family afterward :)

Jamie said...

Sounds like a perfect last weekend before baby weekend! Cholos is yummy! Definitely some of the best mexican food on the island.

JG said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend. I can't believe it's time! Good luck :)

Amanda said...

How fun! :) And that's a steal for that book. I haven't read it either, but that's pretty cheap! May have to hunt it down. Glad y'all could have one last "you" weekend. And good luck tomorrow!

Julie Danielle said...

What a sweet weekend. You will always remember it too :) I am excited for you!!!

❈ Annie - Blonde Glambition ❈ said...

The weekend sounds like it was perfect...relaxing and quality couple time. You can't beat that!

I went and bought the book right after we watched Hunger Games, too. It was much better than I thought it would be.