Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Our Trip to Cali...continued

My intentions for this blog have not been going like I really wanted lol. I wanted to go into way more detail of our trip from Tennessee to Cali, but honestly this is how it went....

Drive, stop for gas, drive, stop for gas, drive, stay at mediocre hotel, repeat next day.

Now we did see some neat things along the way from the window of our truck and we did make a few stops.

One of the first stops we made was to the 45th Infantry Division Museum in Oklahoma. It was very interesting. They had tons of old tanks and airplanes from WWII and the Vietnam War. Inside the museum was more like a history of weaponry. They had guns from pretty much every war. The most interesting part was the items from Hitler's apartment. I've always had such an interest in Hitler and the Holocaust.

Some of Hitler's belongings

One of the next things we did was to drive down some of old Route 66. This was very tricky because most of the old highway is now I-40. The part we did get to go down was pretty interesting. We saw lots of desert, but did see some old gas stations and old towns. Wish we had stopped to explore, but time wasn't on our side that day. We stopped at a restaurant for lunch on the old highway and it was pretty good. It was called Johnnie's Grill.

The last real sight that we saw was amazing. It was (drum roll please...) the Grand Canyon! For someone like me who has never been out west this was so exciting. It is definitely something you have to see and no pictures do it justice. It's very beautiful, but the fear of falling loomed over me the whole time I was there. No falls thank god. Oh and I'm pretty sure we were the only Americans there lol. Everyone spoke a different language.

"It's the Circle of Liiiffee"
Yea, I don't know why I went out that far. I was scared the whole time!

When we finally made it to NAS Lemoore, I was pleasantly surprised. I picture tumbleweed galore and nothing but dust and desert. Well, all of that is here, but they really work hard to make the base look good. There's lots of trees and grass on the base. The base itself is surrounded by agriculture. Fields of plants and cows are everywhere.

What I have seen of Cali so far is very different than what I am used to, but it's nice to have a change. I look forward to exploring more of this state.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Time Flies....

My squishy little man is 11 months old today. I can't believe in a month he'll be one! He's a stubborn little fella. Knows what he wants and won't stop till he gets it (or just throws a fit which consists of loud screaching and flailing around on the ground). Ahh but overall, he's one funny and smart little booger.

Mason's Favorites:
-Spoons; loves him some spoons. He'll carry them around anywhere.
-Remotes; gotta hide these suckers.
-Saying "Uh-Oh" and he says it in the right context.
-Walking around and around the coffee table; holding on of course

I see more and more talking and real walking in his near future. I don't know if I am ready!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lots on my mind

My intentions are to have posts on our thrilling trip across the country (being sarcastic here) but with no computer or internet I can't post the way I want so...just feel like posting what's currently on my mind.

I'm sitting in my new wonderful, very empty house. I have mason playing on the floor while I sit on our oh-so comfortable (sarcasm again) air mattress and watch movies on Josh's computer. Our furniture and stuff won't be here till Friday so I am bored out of my mind.

So here's my super whiny part...I want to make friends. I see all these Navy Wives walking around with their kids. I feel like such a dork, but I really don't know how to make friends. I cant see myself walking up to some woman and being like "Oh hey, wanna be my friend?" Yeah, that's not happening. I still have a lot of adjusting to this kind of life, but I am excited about it all.

I can't wait to decorate my house and make it our home

Sunday, May 13, 2012

The Long Trip to California Part 1

The day the movers came to get all our stuff was hectic to say the least. They were like a tornado whizzing around packing everything up and neatly putting it in their huge moving truck. It was so weird to see our house all empty and brought back memories about how excited we were to move in. Now we were so ready to get out!

Well, the babe is crying...more to come!

Goodbye Stuff!    

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Slow Down!

Now I am pretty sure every mom says this about their child, but I have the cutest baby in the world! Seriously. Mason is growing up so fast! Still not crawling, but he scoots everywhere! He's good with standing and holding onto stuff and I am sure it will be any day when he starts to walk. His favorite thing right now is saying "Uh Oh" whenever something falls. It's the cutest darn thing ever! His communication skills are getting better by the day. It feels like I was just holding him in my arms and rocking him; now he wants out of my hold so he can roam around. He's my big boy!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Yay a Computer!

Now that Josh is home I have a computer to use. Yay!!! So back to blogging I go...

It was a VERY long drive to pick him up in Florida, but so worth it! I was only in Pensacola for one night and we drove back to Knoxville the next day. I got to meet some of his friends that are going to be in Lemoore with us and I really liked them. It's good to know he has a good group of friends.
Long Drive!

Tractor Trailer that wrecked on our way back

Josh and all his buddies at their Graduation

Packing and preparing is all we have been doing since he's been home. I think it's finally hitting us that we are leaving soon. That means more goodbyes. Sigh....trying to be positive and looking forward to what lies ahead. The moving people are coming on Monday to pack up everything and then we leave Tuesday. Our goal is to make it to Little Rock, Arkansas our first day. We'll see how that goes. I've been trying to find some neat sights to see on our way, but not having much luck. I know for sure we are going to see the Grand Canyon and Josh wants to make a trip to Lake Havasu.

This trip is definitely going to be an interesting one with us, a baby, and a dog.