Monday, August 4, 2008

It is good to be home!

We have actually been home a week, but it has taken me that long to recover from the trip. I wish I could say that we had a wonderful visit to Scotland, however, I am not going to lie, for me, it was anything but. Word to the wise, if you have morning sickness, AT ALL, do not fly! I repeat do not fly! Especially over seas, it just isn't worth it. After the very long dreadful flight, we arrived in Aberdeen only to find out that our luggage had not arrived. No big deal right, they tell us that it will probably arrive by the afternoon. So, we had to Aviemore, a resort community about an hour and half from Aberdeen, where Curtis has meeting for a few days. Driving was a little scary, and I think we were almost at least 3 times, on that drive. But, Curtis did get us there safely. The next 2 days were painfully long, as Curtis spent the days in meetings, and I spent the days laying bed, ordering room service that never came quickly enough to ward off the nausea, and adjusting to the time change. Oh, and we still had NO luggage. Finally on the middle of the 3rd day our luggage arrives, I was never so excited to see those red bags in my life! I think I spent 30 minutes applying my make-up- because it was there, and I could. I did manage to make it out of the room for dinner that night! We left the next morning to drive to Sterling, to see a castle. We stayed in the beautiful hotel pictures below. It was SO nice! Which was good, because I wanted to do nothing but stay in the room. Curtis would drive to the Castles, or monuments, or whatever other tourist attraction he could find, and I would sit in the car sick, sick, sick, while he would go look at it, and take tons of pictures. It was awful. I just could not do all the walking though, and I was so scared of getting sick at any minute... Anyway, we made it to Aberdeen on a Friday. I was beginning to get adjusted to the time change at this point. So, we were able to get out and walk around there. Everything in Aberdeen was gray! Everything, the sky, the granite buildings, everything! It is a really cool city though. The next day we drove around to the surrounding areas to check out where we may want to live. I have to tell you though, at this point I was totally against moving there. We found a lovely area, called West Hill. It is about 10 minutes outside of Aberdeen, and a very nice area. Nice homes, good school, several nice Grocery Stores, A COSTCO!!!!, and a small shopping area. We did decide that if we do move, it will be to West Hill. We went to church on Sunday, the ward is small, but everyone was so so nice. I think every person there shook our hand and introduced themselves. We met a very nice family in the ward, who had us to dinner that night, and tried there hardest to convice how wonderful Scotland is! They have been there 3 years, and they love it. They did a pretty good job, because I must say, I felt a lot better about it after leaving their house. We flew out the next morning, and if I thought the plane ride coming was bad, the plane ride going was MUCH worse. I had to get a wheelchair when we landed in the US. Yes, a wheel chair! It was so sad, I think Curtis was pretty embarrased. But, we did get right the customs! Lol... Then we had another flight to make it to Salt Lake, and then a shuttle ride home, and wouldn't you know, we got caught in traffic, stuck at every light, and we were the last stop on the route! We made it though, I begged Curtis to take me to the ER for IV Fluids because I was so severely dehydrated, but he did not. I slept for 12 hours straight instead. We have been home a week, and I am finally starting to feel a little better. I am glad that I went, I am glad that it is over, and I am even more glad to be HOME! Oh, Scotland is beautiful though, and I am sure it is a wonderful place to visit when you are not 11 weeks pregnant!

I have a lot more pictures to come. I still have my camera, and a lot of pictures off Curtis'. So, more slideshows to come!


Renee, Wayne, and Apri Larson said...

Sorry you didn't have much fun. That is a bummer. So have you guys made a choice? Are you moving? I am glad that you are feeling better now. LOL Renee

Jenn-Lee said...

Taylor! I have been such a stranger lately, sorry! I am so sorry you are not well. Congratulations on baby# 2! That is so exciting! I know how you feel. My worst pregnancy with sickness was with Anakha-Marie. So difficult. I will pray for you. I am sorry your trip was hard. The photos look like the sky is a beautiful blue and the grass is the brightest green. I would love to live in such a place. I am sure once you are feeling well it would be a lovely adventure. Keep me updated. Miss you. Feel better.
ps. Even if you didn't feel well,you look hot in that photo! You are so cute!

Ju Ju said...

Hey, what a cute blog. I am glad we found each other. Feel better soon!