Friday, August 29, 2008

My Long, wonderful, disappointing Trip to WA

Well we are FINALLY back from our trip!! It is so nice to be home. It was so much fun to be with family in WA. We had suck a blast there even though it was freezing cold to me!! It was an adventure to travel with a 1 yr old by yourself lol, let me tell ya.

So CJ and I left on the 19th to WA. He was doing alright, kind of, sort of lol. He was a little cranky while we were waiting to get on the plane and people where giving us that stare "Oh great a crying baby" needless to say I ignored them and tended to CJ. He did ok for like it seemed the first 20 mins of the flight because he fell asleep. He woke as soon as they told us they were going to pass out drinks. He was fussy and what not but I handled him as best as I could. We were sitting next to a sweet couple and they helped me out with CJ as best as they could.  Once we got to LAX we had to basically, like, I dont know I dont like that airport. You have to take a bus to get to the different terminals and the people there are not nice at all. We finally go to where we are suppose to go. I had to get a tag for the stroller, which I got, then I had to get some food for him. We didnt have that much time so I went to starbucks and got some fruit for us to eat. Then we boarded out last flight!! He slept for like 20 mins and was up again. This time we had an empty seat but he kept wanting to go to the guy sitting in our row, lol. He got fussy and cranky and then he was being good for me, thank goodness!! I was so happy when we landed. He was cracking up as we were waiting for our luggage. He was laughing because the luggage dropped of the the belt to the carousel, he thought that was so funny!!

It was so nice to be home with my family! We were so excited to see them as so where they to see us!! My younger sister got her tonsils removed on the 21st so that was no fun. She still cant talk that much but she is doing well. On CJs birthday the 21st we went and got his pictures taken.

Saturday the 23rd is when we had CJ is birthday party. It was seriously the ONLY nice day that we were there. It was nice and sunny!! All the other days all it did was just rain!!! Here are a few pictures from the party. CJ had so much fun and was such a big boy too!!

Our trip was so much fun! We went everywhere!! We went to Oregon to see the falls and then we went to the Falls in WA. It was a pretty busy but fun Vacation.
I didnt get to see any of my friends who said that they would be there to see me. I was a little disappointed but oh well. I am back home in TX and my friends and I will be hanging out to have some Chicken Enchiladas and Chocolate cake for CJ!!
Sorry for such a long post but I didnt post much when I was gone because my moms computer was very slow with the internet. Now its time to play catch up. Hope you all have a good one!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Happy Birthday CJ

Well today is my Baby's First Birthday!! I can't believe how fast time has gone by!! It's just so crazy!!

Well We have been in WA since Tuesday night and boy oh boy those flights seemed forever!!! He fell asleep for like 15-20mins in the beginning of both flights and that was it!! People were looking at me like "Oh gosh, a crying baby!" Ya I was just stressing that I wanted to cry but I didn't. I was glad when we finally landed in WA because CJ could crawl wherever he wanted to.

Well today we went to get CJ is first Birthday pictures! They came out soooo CUTE!! I wish I knew how to post the pictures from my mothers computer but ya I have no clue. I will post them when I get home.

My husband called this evening to wish his son a Happy Birthday and it was so cute. CJ was talking to his daddy. He was also smiling and looking for his dad too. Well I have to get going talk with you all later.

Monday, August 18, 2008

So Excited!!

Well Well!! Tomorrow CJ and I will be on an airplane headed to WA!! I am so excited about it and I cant wait! I will get to see all of my family. I am sad because my hubby will not be with us because he is on a ship :( So we are very excited to be leaving tomorrow! I so cant wait. CJ is going to be one in 3 days!! I cant believe it!!

Oh ya here is a picture of a sketch that I did for one of my Layouts. I loved the way it came out. I hope you all like it as well.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mowing the Lawn!!

Well Good Afternoon!! So last night I decided that I was going to mow the lawn this morning because it needed to get done!! I woke up this morning tired as ever! Of course I had to get up because CJ was not wanting to sleep in late today,lol. We got dressed and headed out to the yard to mow the lawn!!

This was my first time to ever mow a lawn!! LOL. Let me tell ya it was/is a work out and you get a good sweat!! Anyways... I mow the big portion of our lawn and move on to the other side to get that done. Well my lawnmower decided to turn off on me, lol. So I put gas cause it was low and low an behold the damn thing wouldn't start up again!! I swear I called everyone and their mother to try to figure out how to fix it. I didnt know how to empty the bag and of course it was full! I finally figured out how to empty it, which was awesome, but still the lawn mower would not turn on!! I decided to call my mom because NO ONE answered their phones when I called them. My dad said that he thinks that my string thing that I pull to start it he thinks it got stuck, lol, great!! SO I go back out the the garage for like the millionth time to try and fix it. I take off the top of the lawnmower to see what is going on. Ya no luck for me, lol. SO needless to say my first time mowing the lawn was very interesting. My husbands friend is coming on Wednesday to finish my lawn lol.

Once my lovely son takes his nap I am going to do some scrappy things. I will keep you up on whats going on. See ya all later today!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

My Scrapbooking

Well I did 3 pages today! They came out pretty good I would say. Two of my pages I did for a layout challenge that I had missed on cafemom but I did get it done today! So here are my pages that I did today I hope you all enjoy. Well I don't know why that page came out side ways lol.

My day has been good. I talked to my husband twice! CJ was good for me as well. I finished my monthly scrapping goals of doing 10 pages but of course I am going to be doing more. Well I am going to get going I need to get on the ball and start packing!!

Good Afternoon

Good Afternoon All,

Well last night was a rough night for me as you all read from the post that I wrote last night. Well one of the things that I did yesterday was to set a goal to lose weight. I post in my BG group that my goals are to take a walk everyday, do 50 sit-ups, and do a work out video. I want to lose a few pounds and look good for when my hubby gets back from his deployment. So those are my goals!
This morning CJ and I woke up at around 10 o'clock and he had his bottle. Then we got dressed and went for a walk! I have a pedometer and it records how many steps you take. Well at the end of our walk well I did 1988 steps! I still have the pedometer on me and I am sitting at 3094 steps taken so far! I did my 50 crunches not quite sit ups but it better then nothing. Let me tell you this though, my abs were getting a good burn!! I haven't done my work out video yet I still have all day to do it still. I did the dishes in the kitchen and I just need to fold my laundry and pack our clothes for our trip to WA next week!!
Well when I was cleaning the kitchen my husband called me!!! I was so thrilled to hear from him!! It was so wonderful. It was a bittersweet moment really. I was so happy to hear from him and yet I was so sad because he is not here with us! The whole time I was crying because of all of my emotions! Ya I am getting teary eyed talking about it right now lol. It was so great to hear from him. Well I better get going I need to get a couple more things finished.


Thursday, August 14, 2008

My Night

Well my day was going well with me talking to my husband up till lunch time and starting up my stampin' up. Once my husband and I stopped emailing it seemed to all go down hill from there unfortunately. My lovely son decided to be in a mood where he absolutely either had to see me in front of him or actually be holding him. If he did not see me or I was not holding him he would cry for no reason at all! It has been driving me bonkers all evening. I love my son to death but its just so hard to have me time when my husband is not here :(

So my son falls asleep and I am like "hey! Perfect opportunity to do some scrapbooking!!" There was the daily sketch challenge that I wanted to do for one of my groups in Cafemom. I gathered all my materials up and everything. I was even painting chipboard!! Then my son starts to cry. I go into his room to try and sooth him back to bed, umm ya, didnt happen. Needless to say I didnt get to finish the challenge that I wanted to do. I guess we will see how tomorrow is.

Before all of this happened with my son getting up and being cranky I miss my husbands last email!! I have been on and off the computer all trying trying to catch him on the computer so we can talk because I have next to none adult interaction here. Well when I decide to go and scrap my husband decides to email me. I had just missed him by like 2minutes when I emailed him back but he had went to his berthing to go to bed. So I was upset that I missed that.

I really do hope that tomorrow is a better day. I am just so filled with emotions that all I can really do is cry! Well I am off now. I will update tomorrow!

My Adventures

Hello All!! This is my first blog on this site! Yay!! My name is Jackie and I have been doing scrap booking for 8 yrs on and off. I am learning new techniques every single day and getting inspiration of some of my friends on Cafemom. I love to scrap book and I don't know what I would do without it in my life really. It relaxes me and calms me down.
Well I guess I will start blogging about my day so far. Today has been very adventurous for me to say the least. I got to email my hubby a few times today, which was wonderful!! Its hard to communicate through emails. He is currently deployed but not for that long, thank goodness. I have not got to take to him on the phone for about a week or so. Its just weird not being able to hear is voice. I am very happy that I do get to email him during the day, so that I am grateful for.
I also ordered my Stampin' Up! Demo Kit as well today!! I am so very excited to get that started!! At the same time I am scared to start doing this. It will be my first time doing anything like this. I hope I do very well with this business. It should be easy because it is deal with stamping, card making and scrap booking; basically the things that I love to do!!
Well once I figure out how to work this site I will get more things added up on here. I hope to meet some wonderful people. Thanks for stopping by and reading.