Saturday, July 25, 2009

I prefer chocolate chip...

I am now 13 weeks pregnant.
Apparently, this is the last week of my first trimester.
Which is great, since the first tri is crappy.
And according to my Google research, my baby is the size of a Nutter Butter.
Kind of a weird visual.
I don't even like Nutter Butters.
Oh, and baby Butter can suck his or her thumb.
That's a better visual.
Unless you are picturing a Nutter Butter with thumbs.
That would just be awkward.

Monday, July 20, 2009

OSU or Bust: Days 3-10

**Pre-Post Warning: There is a lot that has happened between days 3 and 10. So be ready for mylengthy narrator. If you don't like it, don't read it. I mean, it's not like I'll know if you read every single word. There will be no quiz following this post so feel free to glance at the pictures and move on with life.**

So let's see...
where did we leave off?
Oh right.
Day 3:
The hubs and I hit the road once again.
We drove on through Oklahoma.
Found a "Welcome To Kansas" sign.
Google mapped our way to the Potter's house.
Ah, the joys of modern technology.
Without Google, I would be lost.
When we reached the Potters, we were greeted with hugs and sticky hands.
The sticky hands belonged to Keaton.
He's 2.
Dad and Jess had just flown in that same day.
Guess they missed us!
Day 4-9:
eating. sleeping. eating. adam-omni-ahman. far west. more eating. settlers. more sleeping. fireworks. liberty jail. independence. settlers. more eating. excessive sleeping. playing with the niece and nephew. settlers. over eating. over sleeping.
It was a busy week, filled with lots of fun times.

Day 10:
The worst day ever.
TJ and I loaded up and began the next part of our trek.
Destination: Dayton, OH
Distance: 610 miles
Time: 9 hrs 23 min
That time,
btw, is according to Google.
Actual time, according to me: FOREVER!
We literally drove forever and ever.
We were so tired of being in the car.
We even skipped our "Welcome To Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio" signs.
Finally we make it to Dayton around midnight.
Lindsey and Mike were in the process of moving to Dayton so we crashed with them.
And mom.
Of course my mom was there.
She can't get enough of me.
The Potter's rolled in that night too...
around 5:00 am.
There were sleeping bodies everywhere.
We just stayed the one night in Dayton.
The next day, we took off.
We finally made it to our FINAL destination.
Our new city.
Columbus, OH
We crashed with the Bodell's for a week
(thanks again!)
while we searched for a place to call home.
I had very simple requirements.
2 bedrooms. dishwasher. washer and dryer.
Sounds simple, right?
We searched for 2 whole days.
2 whole days of looking at crappy places.
I was ready to throw in the towel.
I was willing to settle for a tent.
I just wanted to be done.
Finally, we found a place that looked promising.
The website claimed that it had everything we were looking for.
So we decided to check it out.
Sure enough, it was perfect.
A 2 bedroom townhouse.
Finished basement.
Washer/dryer hookups.
I loved it.
The hubs approved.
We signed on the dotted line.
Oh, and guess what.
People around here refer to our complex as "little Provo"
Probably because 80% of the people who live here are Mormons.
We met half our ward the day we moved in.
We are still getting settled in.
We have no furniture, so we are making a trip to Ikea asap.
Pictures will follow shortly.
And that's the end of the world's longest post.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Still Alive!

No, we didn't die after day 2.
I've just been busy.
And I'm still busy.
So this is just a short little note.

Here are some things to look forward to:
Day 3 of our travels
Far West
Fourth of July
Liberty Jail
Day 4 of travels (worst ever)
Arriving in OHIO!
Looking for somewhere to live in Ohio (correction: this was the worst ever!)
Finally finding somewhere to live
Moving in to our new place

I told you I've been busy.
We move in to our new place this weekend.
I'll blog after that.
So check back later.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

OSU or Bust: Days 1 & 2

Day 1: July 1
We got up super early.
Left Gilbert, AZ around 6:30 am.
By the time we hit Flagstaff, I was dunzo.
But we pressed on.
We drove. And drove. And drove.
Finally, we saw this:

We made it to New Mexico.
We drove on a few more hours and reached our first stop.
Albuquerque, NM.
We stayed in the ghetto.
Motel 6 is scary...but cheap.

Day 2: July 2
We planned on leaving Albuquerque around 6 am.
Our plans changed as soon as our alarm went off.
We weren't quite ready to wake up.
But it worked out pretty good.
Our very good friends, the Johnsons, were passing through Albuquerque too!
But they were headed back to AZ.
We were able to meet up for some breakfast and visit with them.
Finally, it was time to hit the road.
We drove. And drove. And...well, you know.
Eventually, we saw this:
So far, Texas is our favorite state to drive through.
We were told to watch out for tons of road kill.
I counted:
3 armadillos
1 coyote
countless unidentified critters
But Texas was not our destination for today.
So we kept driving.
Finally, we saw a sign that said "Oklahoma State Line"
so we looked for the big "Welcome to Oklahoma" sign.
In vain.
I immediately began to dislike Oklahoma.
But then we saw this:

At a rest stop.
20 miles into the state.
Not awesome, but I'll take it.
We drove several more hours.
(Today was a LONG driving day)
We finally reached Oklahoma City, our stop for today.
We found a hotel.
Not in the ghetto.
Compared to last nights hotel, this hotel is the Ritz.
But it isn't really the Ritz.
We ain't made of money.
Tomorrow we will press on to Kansas.
We will play with the Potter's for a week.
Then finish our road trip to Columbus, OH.
Ready or not, here we come!