Saturday, March 28, 2009

Home On The...Out Of Wack

Wesley and I are back in Virginia.
Safe, but not sound.
Everything is out of wack, leaving Tommy and I exhausted and confused.
Sometimes, babies make life tough.
Let's pray for a better day tomorrow.
*Good night from 2:11am*

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Meep Meep!!!

Great news everybody. We now have a 2nd vehicle. We didn't want to go broke on buying another car, but we also didn't want something that would break down that we would have to pour cash into every couple months. Solution you ask? The pictures will show you.

It's a 250cc scooter. It'll hit about 70mph and it's about 60-80mpg with a 3.2 Gallon tank. It's a great ride, smooth as anything. Plus, it's a 2008 model that was bought in June by the original rider and only had about 450 miles on it.

So now I have a way to get too and from work while Erin gets to use the car whenever she wants. It's a win win. :) If you're ever up in Va left me know and I'll let ya ride on it, lol. *Meep meep*

Thursday, March 5, 2009


Now, I am fully aware my husband was a self-sufficient human being before he married me. Of course he was.

However, I am always aware that my husband has become a little used to being taken care of. He has come used to the bathroom being cleaned, sheets being washed and changed, laundry being washed, food being cooked, dishes being cleaned...

Therefore, I fear that this level of "comfort" may have caused any self-sufficient-ness (Okay, I totally made that word up!) to disappear, or at least shrink!

So, yesterday, when I went to the store for just a FEW groceries - I managed to come back with an entire trolley full that cost $130. Oops! I guess I just wanted to make sure he at least had food in the cupboard, fridge and freezer! I fear that he may otherwise not eat, or live off fast food the entire time I am away in Australia.

I'm currently awaiting the UPS man, today. After leaving our umbrella stroller (so carefully chosen, and so much effort went into to purchasing it, and getting it to Okinawa!) in Florida, I (with Tommy's agreeance) decided it would be best to go ahead and buy another for my trip to Australia.

So, commence shopping around online. (,,, etc...) I found one that I really liked. It had all the features I wanted (reclining seat, canopy, basket, blah, blah, blah!) and I loved the way it looked, too! (Bonus!)

However, I couldn't find it at my two local Target stores and Target didn't anticipate it arriving if I ordered it online until about the 13th, which would obviously be too late. So I hunted at Walmart, back at my local Targets and Babies R Us, to see if I could find another stroller I liked. Nothing :o(

So, eventually I decided to see what I could find online that would ship sooner.

SUCCESSO! I found the stroller I fell in love with on a website called! AND they offered FREE PREMIUM SHIPPING! Oh. My. Goodness. How great!

I would've had it the NEXT DAY if I had ordered it before 6pm, but seeing as I didn't (This was on Tuesday night) I will get it today! (Thursday!) Can't ask for better than that. Plus, I didn't have to pay tax, which was great! I love saving money and finding a great deal :o)

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Land Down Under

We're booked. Duffle bags have been dug out and are lying around. Lists are being written. Plans are made. It's official... Wesley and I are going home to Australia.

We leave Norfolk International Airport on Wednesday, March 11th and arrive (thanks to the time zone changes!) on Friday, March 13th. But are actually only traveling for about 24 hours, and flying for a few hours less than that.

24 hours. I can do it, right? 24 hours on a plane, in an airport, with Wesley, by myself. I can do it. Sounds exhausting just saying it aloud, but I know myself. I am feeling more confident as a mother. I know my son. Together, we're a team and we can do this with no fuss or hassle. That's right, Erin. Talk it up.

Tommy is sad to see us go without him, but the Navy comes first, so stay in Virginia Beach, he must. BUT, we will be in Australia for Christmas, so for those of you who are sad to miss him this trip, never fear. Only 9 more months until the Golden Boy returns, LOL!

Wes is doing amazingly. He amazes me every day. I know I'm a late bloomer, with this emotion-y stuff, but wow. I tear up some days when I see him playing on the floor, learning something new, then smiling up at me when he knows he has it figured out. I am so proud, and so in love. What an amazing thing this is! Being a mother, that is.

He is THISCLOSE to crawling. I think that if he isn't crawling before we leave for Australia, he'll start while we're there. He scoots all over the floor, rolling, and pushing. But not quite crawling. God help us when he does. I think I'll leave Tommy the task of making sure as he can that we're "baby proof" while we're away!

He is also back to babbling. He started a few weeks ago, but then just stopped. Like he thought "Okay, I know how to do it. No need to do it anymore. Achievement reached." But now he is all "Ba-blah-bwra-da-da-na-uh" It's lovely. We're working with him on "Mum-mum-mum-mum." One day, soon, maybe?

I should go. The pile of clean laundry won't fold itself... will it? Or can you arrange for that to happen for me? :oP