I know that it's been a while since I put a new post on here, so I decided that now was as good of a time as any!
So Chris and I got a house on base, which is why we decided that I would move back to North Carolina earlier. This will give me more than enough time to get everything settled before Chris comes home; that way when he finally gets home we will be able to just relax and spend some quality time with each other before our bouncing baby boy comes! I had planned on making my trip cross-country, from Oklahoma to North Carolina, a 3-day excursion. With me being in my 5th month of pregnancy, traveling with a car crammed with anything and everything that I could manage to squeeze in there, AND traveling with 2 dogs. The first day I ended up driving about 10 hours and stopped for the night in Jackson, TN (just east of Memphis), order some Jason's Deli, which by the way is absolutely amazing, and got some much needed shut eye. I woke up bright and early the next morning, got my bags and the dogs loaded in the car and we hit the open road. Now, if you haven't had the pleasure of driving I-40 across the entire state of Tennessee, let me tell you this, you are not missing anything. Absolutely gorgeous drive, but the same thing over and over again...trees, rest stop, city, trees, rest stop, city, and on and on again. I had planned on stopping in Asheville, NC for the night, but I ended up making wonderful time from Jackson to Asheville and ended up getting there around 3pm. Now, a hotel room had already been booked and paid for in Asheville, but I decided that I would rather spend another 5 hours on the road that day, then have to drive again the next. So that's exactly what I did; I kept on driving until I got to my final destination, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base. Now anybody that knows me knows that I'm not the biggest fan of this town...at all. I'm 24 hours from my family, 18 hours from Chris' family, there is absolutely nothing to do here, and most people here have absolutely NO idea what "southern hospitality" is. But at that moment, I was the happiest woman in the world to be able to walk into a house that I could call home. A home that was FINALLY just for me, Chris, and now our little Easton (well, and the dogs too). I walked into our new house, completely exhausted and immediately started to cry, but don't worry, they were tears of joy, with a side of exhaustion. Before I had gone to the house, I stopped by our storage unit to pick up some blankets and the air mattress, so I wouldn't have to sleep on the ground. So I take the dogs out to use the bathroom, unload most of the car, and go to blow up the air mattress. The only problem with this was that there was no air pump...anywhere. So at almost midnight, I trucked my pregnant self to Wal-Mart to get an air pump and something for breakfast in the morning. I got home, aired up the mattress and immediately fell asleep.
Here we are, a little over a week later and there are things hanging on the walls, the bed is put together and currently in use by myself, a miniature schnauzer, a pomeranian, and an amazing Boppy Full Body Pillow. (Sidenote: To all future mothers...get one of these. Once you start getting bigger, they are truely a God-send!!!) Slowly, but surely, the house is coming together. I'm trying not to just hurry and get everything done at once, because then what the hell am I going to do with the rest of my time. I have been introduced to LOST, and I'm officially addicted. I spend hours upon hours watching this stupid show, even though I have been warned that I am going to absolutely despise the series finale, but for some reason, I still watch on! I'm also making my way through all of Tori Spelling and Jenny McCarthy's book, and I must say, that are incredible!!! Read them, read them, read them!!! You will literally laugh out loud at some of the things those girls say. They are absolutely hilarious, but at the same time, incredibly eye-opening. On top of all of that, I currently have my DVR recording approximately 20 tv series. I wish I was exaggerating, but I am being 150% serious. It's too hot and I'm too lazy to do anything else.
As usual, there really is no point to this post, but you're the one reading it! :-)
Stay Sassy and Classy!