Wow, so much to share today! I’m not even sure where to start!
Brandon and I spent this past weekend in Gainesville, Florida … home to my “alma mater,” The University of Florida!
We drove to Gainesville after work on Friday, and got in pretty late. After getting a good night’s sleep, we woke up bright and early on Saturday, ready for some fun.
Brandon had never been to Gainesville before, so I had to give him the grand tour of campus.
Of course, it was also an excuse for me to take a little walk down memory lane!
First up, my old dorms: Beatty Towers.
Then we took a walk through the main part of campus.
(Brandon loves my picture taking, if you can’t tell. )
Then we took the token pictures in front of the stadium.
Prior to kickoff, we had the opportunity to meet up with my old friend, Krista.
Krista is a friend from grad school, and I haven’t seen her in almost two years (since my wedding!). It was so good to catch up with her, her husband, and her little guy, Cam.
(P.S. For those who are perceptive enough, yes, I’m totally wearing the same shirt I wore last week for my pregnancy update pic. Long story short, I had high hopes of wearing my Tim Tebow Gator jersey this weekend. But, wonders of wonders, I can no longer fit my belly into my old jersey. Sigh. So I had to find a back-up blue shirt, that wouldn’t make me look like a stuffed sausage!)
Anywho, after a quick lunch at Tijuana Flats …
… (chicken quesadillas, for those who are curious), it was time to head to the stadium for the main event!
We weren’t playing a very well-known team, so the fans weren’t as rowdy as they can sometimes be.
But of course, there’s always a few guys who keep things interesting.
The Gators finished with a win …
… so I was a happy Gator fan!
After the game, we drove straight to my all-time favorite sushi restaurant ever … Dragonfly!
We decided to hang out at the bar before dinner, and the bartender whipped me up a nonalcoholic strawberry mojito. It was so good, and it make the night feel a little more special.
When we finally ate, we had quite a feast.
(Don’t worry, I only ate cooked rolls!)
To start, we had the Crispy Ebi.
This awesome couple had told us that it was their favorite dish, and they ended up ordering it for us without us knowing! How nice is that?!
The Crispy Ebi was “tempura fried tiger shrimp tossed with a honey yuzu cream sauce, peanuts, and togarashi.”
I have no idea what half of that means, but it was delicious! It tasted kind of like Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill, but even better!
For our rolls, we had the Dragonfly Roll first …
… which consists of a tuna and albacore roll wrapped with seasonal fresh white fish, baked with a spicy sauce, and then finished with scallions and eel sauce. Yum!
Our other three rolls were the Florida roll (top left), the Krispy Krunch (on the right), and the Godzilla (bottom).
The Florida roll had smoked eel, tempura shrimp, avocado, cream cheese, and eel sauce.
The Krispy Krunch had tuna, krab, avocado, and cream cheese. It was then fried with panko bread crumbs.
And the Godzilla (which comes to the table staring at you with cream cheese eye balls!) had smoked eel, krab, cream cheese, cucumber, and scallions. Then it was topped with slices of avocado and strawberries and finished with eel sauce.
I’ve had sushi in a lot of different cities and at a lot of different restaurants, but Dragonfly still holds a special place in my heart. It’s where I first tried sushi, and I still think they have the best sushi I’ve ever eaten. Yum.
So that was my weekend! And now for a little pregnancy update!
I know, that outfit is not the best for showing off the baby bump. I took it in the hotel room before we headed home on Sunday.
A 6-hour drive while pregnant = comfy clothes are a must!!
Not too many this week! Just still having aches and pains here and there, but nothing major!
Again, not really anything! I still prefer salty to sweet, but nothing specific stands out this week that I HAD to have!
What is the baby doing this week?
According to The Bump, the baby weighs about 10.2 ounces and measures about 6.5 inches. And he/she has working taste buds!
I saw on one site that he/she is the size of a banana, and on the other site, it said he/she was the size of a small cantaloupe. I guess it depends on if they’re measuring head to toe vs. head to rump??
Oh and of course, we’re half way through this week! Only 20 more weeks to go! Whoo-hoo!!
We go to the doctor tomorrow for our 20 week appointment! And we finally get to see him or her on the ultrasound again! Last time we saw our peanut, it was literally the size of a peanut. So I am quite excited, to say the least.
Oh, and then there’s that tiny matter of finding out the GENDER! Eek!!
Let’s just hope that Baby M cooperates, and shows us the good stuff, shall we?
Question for ya …
What did you do this weekend?
If you attended college, where did you attend? How often do you get to go back?
What are you doing for the Thanksgiving holiday?
And even more importantly, what will you be eating??
We’ll be in Ohio for Thanksgiving, and I’m really looking forward to spending some time with Brandon’s family!