Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Living in Moderation

So how much "stuff" can you live without? If you start listing the things that you think that you NEED, then your list would probably get pretty long. I know my list was very long before we started this trip. After 30 days of living with only what would fit in our car, I'm pretty sure that I need to rethink my list.

So the definite necessities include:
maternity clothes (I found out you don't even need shoes)
a pillow
air mattress
cast iron skillet (you can cook anything in cast iron)

A few other good things to have:
laptop (so I can write these intriguing blogs)
GPS (so I can find a library to write these intriguing blogs)
paper plates, cups and bowls
pony tail holders

I challenge you to rethink your list of NEEDS!!!!

On the more selfish side, we are finally going to move the stuff out of our POD on Saturday and have furniture, clothes, more towels, decorations and all of those little things I thought that I couldn't live without...

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sausage toes and Five Fingers

Pregnancy and humidity have not been kind to my toes. In response, my five fingers are difficult to fit my sausage toes inside. Once I get them in there, they are staying on. This is my alternative to walking barefoot on black asphalt in the middle of the city in the middle of the summer. (I would not recommend trying that). We took a 1/2 mile walk barefooted down the road from the house we are staying, and my feet were burnt on the bottom from the hot ground. Not to mention, the city brings way more interesting "paraphernalia" than the sands of San Diego.

Whoever said pregnancy was great has not been preggo during the summer months. Everything swells without even trying. I hope that my ankle bones return to the surface soon. I would love to stop the very attractive cankle effect that is plaguing me right now. Anyways, enough about cankles.

We get to move in tomorrow. Slowly, but surely, life is settling in for us.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

New Daddy

I just want to say Happy Father's Day to the two most important dads in my life! First is my dad...
Thank you dad for all of the wonderful memories, advice, help, patience, "lessons", home made chocolate covered donuts when it snowed, support for all of my crazy activities, driving coast to coast with us x 2, and for just loving me like you always have and always matter what!!!

Second to my husband who gets to experience his first father's day this year. Of course, it will be with only me of course. Our little nugget won't be here until September. I know he will be a wonderful father. I can't wait to start creating memories of our own, the lessons that will be instilled, the craziness that we will do with our own kids and most of the love that we can give.

Happy Father's Day x 2.

I love you both so much!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Trying this again...

Well, here we are again, trying to keep everyone up to date with our lives. I think we are going to have to slow down in order for that to happen. Here is a quick update on the past few months. Don graduated on April 18 from physical therapy school. We left the next week for a trip to NYC. That is how he got his job working for Professional Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy in New York. His clinic is in Mamaroneck, NY. (For all of you trying to pronounce that, it is not even work it.)
We soon started our drive across the country on June 2nd. We left San Diego to go to Arizona and visit the Grand Canyon. That was awesome and we stayed right on Rt. 66. Pretty cool part of our trip.

Next comes the boring part of driving every day for the next 3 days to end in Knoxville, TN. We spent 3 days in Knoxville with family having a BBQ and seeing old friends.

We soon made our way to our alma mater - Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. We spend an unexpected, but relaxing 2 days in Lynchburg with friends and professors. It is amazing how much one place can change when you haven't seen it in 3 years. We also got to stay with one of Don's professors "out on the farm". We had a relaxing time in their farm house while being surrounded by cows, donkeys, goats and every other animal you can think of. Just a shout out for Dr. Howell's new book that is coming out The Barfoot Book. (check out the website: to see if he is coming to a town near you!)

We finally left Lynchburg on June 9th to arrive later that evening in Long Island. We drove through the busiest time in NYC to get there. Never will we make that mistake again. After driving everywhere we go for 1 week by GPS, I think we are beginning to feel "at home". (figuratively speaking-because we don't have a house yet).

In a nutshell, I will post pictures once we have a permanent living situation and an internet link to post them with. We are currently "camping" indoors with an air mattress and some clothes. Hey, we are survivors!

The next few months will be interesting with finding a place to live, getting situated, having a baby and anything else that we can undertake!!!