because changing plans is how we roll.

Today we head to Punta Arenas for a flight that leaves tomorrow at 5.30 in the morning. If you've been following for a while, you might remember me saying that I would never do such flights again, because it requires arriving to the airport via the latest bus and staying there for hours, watching movies on the computer, trying to nap or just plain waiting for the our flight to depart. Where we live, by the way, is three hours away from the airport by bus.

But as I started writing this down, I thought that's just crazy! So we changed our plans completely. (The plan was to drive to Punta Arenas, visit our three hospital choices to see where we'd want to have baby, go for an ultrasound (24+ weeks!), and leave our car at a lot to sell while we are errand hopping in Santiago.


{circa 24 weeks, s loves to make it look as big as he can}
New plan: Take the bus to Punta Arenas just in time for our doctor/ultrasound appointment, stay in a hostel there, and wake up butt early in the morning to head to the airport (like normal [read: not so vagabond-y] people who have a flight at that ungodly hour). I might need one of these alarm clocks Jen is giving away after all! Just writing about our more sensible plan makes me feel refreshed. On our way back from Santiago, we arrive just before 5 am, and then we will have to wait a few hours for the first bus to Natales and our own sweet bed. But it's only one way of absurdness, and at the end of the rainbow awaits... our bed!


{via the diversion project}
So, this is it! Santiago means lots of random appointments, maternity clothes shopping, warmth + sunshine + c'est la vie what comes with it--cough cough smog, and most of all--Serkan's visa interview at the American embassy. We will find out on October 13 if we're allowed into the States together. Send us happy thoughts!

Meanwhile, we've been doing a little daydreaming aka house hunting (within our meager means). First we were "dreaming" about really crappy foreclosed homes. Then we branched out a little and starting falling for lofts like this or single family homes like this. We aren't anywhere near actually thinking about buying a home right now. But if all goes well at the embassy, our next flight will be landing in the states within the next six months.

Are you in your dream home now? How did you find your current nest?

31 comments:

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

H you look beautiful!!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

PS: yes I am in my dream home but it was a seven year journey to get here!

Claire Kiefer said...

First of all, I LOVE that belly pic. It's precious! Secondly, I LOVE that both those house links took me to Oakland!! :)

Stacey said...

You're such a beautiful preggo lady:-). Fingers crossed for the visa interview! XX

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness! You're such a beautiful mother!!! Good luck with the interview. I'll most definitely be praying for you... plus, stay healthy! :D

Faiza said...

sending you nothing but love and luck for the 13th!

Krystal said...

i'm sending the best thoughts to you guys, fingers crossed!!
and that loft is adorable..i'm partial to those :)

Sam Harvey said...

make sure you get lots of sleep for you and baby. my goodness you are gorgeous! yes, happy endings do exist. a happy journey makes for happy endings. keep looking at what you want. you instinctively know how to play this game of getting what you want. i can see that!

Lady Grey said...

Oh my gosh, look how beautiful you are!!!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Gorgeous!

Sending happy thoughts right now.

yours truly dear said...

wow, crazy travel plans!! i hope everything works out well, and that the visa comes through! also, i agree with everyone else you look absolutely beautiful :]

we too are looking for our dream house. we need money first though, boo... good luck!

Valerie said...

Aww, you look beautiful! I love the picture of your belly. What an exciting time for you!

xo
Valerie

OneCraftyFox said...

Wishing you great travels! Girl, you are always on the move. You still have not convinced me you are *not* an outlaw ;)

koralee said...

You are sooo cute...love your sweet tummy!

I just took a peek at those homes you are thinking about and just about feel off my chair! Those prices are amazing...I made my husband come take a peek...I think I want to move to the states!

The same little house would be listed at 450,000 up here in Canada! I know we are house hunting too.

Good luck with your hunting. oxoxo

Anna Walker said...

How Exciting! :)

I love love love the belly picture! Good luck with everything!

sherri said...

you do look absolutley stunning - glowing - a beautiful mama.

E. Charlotte said...

Love the photo!!! :D

MarchMusings said...

What a lovely photo. you look so content. We found our house after months of looking at ones we couldn't afford or didn't want so you'll find yours one day. It's out there somewhere!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Good luck and have safe travels! What an adorable belly picture :)
I wish I could say I was in my dream house...someday I will!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Crossing my fingers all goes well at the Embassy!
Aww you look lovely dear!

Signe said...

You look lovely :)

And October 13 will be such an exciting day for you guys! I know a little bit about how it must feel since I have a Dutch boyfriend that is going to move to Norway. But I suspect that will be a lot easier for us than it will be for you guys since within the EU you are almost automatically allowed to stay in a different country as long as you find yourself a job.

Will keep my fingers crossed :)

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

Have a lovely and safe trip! Hope all goes well at the embassy. :)

We are in our very first home, so I'd say that's a pretty big dream come true. We built it so we are definitely happy to stay here for (hopefully) a long time! :P

Isn't the act of house hunting kind of fun though? :)

Café Bellini said...

Wow the tummy! I like the home with the red door but I'm always amazed at how big even "smaller" homes are in the US!

DolceDreams said...

Ahhh change...I too have had alot of it lately, and it is unsettling, especially when you have children and it isn't just about yourself anymore. But change is GOOD, just remember that. It must be a bit stressful what you are going through, but it will all work out. I truly believe that we are right where we are meant to be, for reasons unknown at the time!I will send lots of angels your way on the 13th.
Main thing to remember...Healthy baby is number one above all else. And being a Mom means that you have to take care of yourself so that you can take care of your family.
So remember to breath! (maybe not when you are in the smog...ha ha!)
You look fantastic by the way :)
Nathalie

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohhh you look so beautiful:) I love both of those houses..Take care and have a lovely day

ps: I am hosting a really sweet GIVEAWAY, so please join in:) ...I bet you will love it!!!

Dancing Branflake said...

Stunning photo! You make me wish I were pregnant! Gorgeous gorgeous.

Sarah Nicole said...

You look amazing. Hope the interview goes well.

I am not in my dream house yet. But I am still young so I am going to keep dreaming I will live in it one day.

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

How gorgeous you look. You sound like you are living your dream. So many chances and you take them.
We are actually living in our dream house right now, newly renovated, modern, right at the beach close to Manhattan... but thinking of selling... can you believe it? I always like to move every 2 years:)

this free bird said...

I feel like bawling.

First because you are SO CLOSE to coming home and second because YOU ARE SUCH A CUTE PREGNANT LADY! I love it. I just want everything to go smoothly for both of you so you can be home.

Let us know how your trip goes!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Jude said...

That is a gorgeous photo! Makes me smile to see happy pregnant mommies :) Thank you for this (also, as one half of an international couple, I'm sending lots of good wishes & luck with the visa process!)

JMay said...

You are glowing!

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