May 21, 2009

Our Boat!!!

Here are pics of our boat! It is a 1995 SunTracker Party Barge 24. We have it in a boat slip at Lake Jacomo just a few minutes from home! We are so excited to get out on the water more this summer with our very own boat! Already bought Enza her first little life jacket :)

May 15, 2009

Busy Day

Thursday was a busy day for Enza & Mommy. In the morning we went to the Indpendence La Leche meeting. I picked up a great book there called Whole Foods for Babies and Toddlers. I started reading it right away, and so far so good. It started out with a little insight in to commercial baby food. The corporations who dominate the industry and whether or not they have the consumers best interest in mind. I'm really looking forward to the guidance. I know that following modern culture isn't necessarily the best choice for my baby. So I love to read about the benefits of making my own baby food, and the real reasons why it's better. I mean, basic fundamental values like nutrition and fillers in commerical baby food. It's really sad that our world is so focused on convenience that we choose to overlook contents. We aren't educated on simple vitamins and nutrients, what they're for and where we can get them naturally. Of course I myself am more inspired in all of this since I have Enza's interest to look out for besides just my own.
That night was the Holistic Mom's open house! It's is always nice to be around other women who do the things we do, who question todays cultural norm. Although I must say that some make me feel pretty 'mainstream'. My friend Jenni came along with me to the meeting. It's nice to introduce some of our friends to how we've decided to do things :)

2nd Day @ Beach


Here are some pics from our second day in Destin, we went down to beach earlier this day, and left afternoon when a storm rolled in. It was nice to be on the beach for a few hours and nice to be back inside in the ac and dry :)

May 8, 2009

Pooped

I have so much that I want to get out here on our blog, but we are so busy and so tired right now!
We drove straight home from Destin yesterday. Took 15 hours, arrived home @ 2am. This morning we woke up and starting unpacking and putting things aways, Jason cleaned the Pilot inside and out. We had to go to the grocery store to restock, go the AmFam to sign our paperwork for boat insurance. We are both exhausted!
And this Jason's Western Civ class ends this weekend, so he has a couple essay's and a test to take before Monday.
I go back to work Monday, Jason Wednesday. So, hopefully before then we can get some rest and I can get some more Florida blog out here :)

May 5, 2009

1st day at the beach


Monday was our first day in Destin, it was rainy and dreary most of the day. But afternoon it stopped raining enough to get out on the beach. Jason wanted to try out his new boogie board and Enza and I went along to watch! Enza was not fond of anything about the beach! She cried and hung on to us for dear life.

May 4, 2009

Teething

Did I mention that Enza's first tooth poked thru Monday night before we left home! Sunday after church my mom and I felt that she had a little bump on her gum, and sure enough the next night it had poked thru. In the week since then the whole top of the tooth is thru and moving up!
She had her first teething biscuit in GA she went to town :)






Bradley Workshop and on to Destin

Thursday morning we had an early morning, the Bradley Method® workshop began bright and early at 8:30am and went thru to 10p. Jason and Enza spent the whole day in the workshop with me. There were 25 other women there to become Bradley teachers, there were 7 babies and a handful of husbands and grandmothers to help with the babies. On our first day we met Lindsey from GA, we ended up sitting by Lindsey in the workshop and had a good time getting to know her over the next few days. The workshop was 3.5 long days, but it was great. It was so inspiring to be there with people that share something with you that you all feel so passionately about. We watched many birth videos that brought tears to everyone’s eyes in the room. We all left feeling motivated and inspired to get Bradley Method® Natural Childbirth out to the masses and educate and empower women to make their own decisions. “Don’t let them ‘deliver’ you, you decide how your ‘birth’ is going to be.”
During our drive to Florida, Jason found out that a position he applied for in the Clay County Drug Squad was going to be interviewing candidates during the time of our trip. He made the necessary phone calls and found out that they were not going to budge, his oral board was Friday, and he had to be there if he wanted to be considered for the position. SO…Thursday during the first day of the workshop he got online and purchased an airline ticket to fly back to KC just for his interview! Thankfully, even buying his ticket one day in advance he was able to get his ticket for $215! Friday @ 4am he drove himself to the Orlando airport, flew back to KC, interviewed and flew back into Orlando around 9pm. What a day!
Sunday was the last day of the workshop, so we packed up and checked out during lunch break, and when the workshop was over at 3pm we headed on to the best part of our road trip….the BEACH! Now, there is a Lamborghini dealership in Orlando. If you know my husband there is no way we could be so close and not stop to drool. So we took a minor detour to the dealership, and took a few pictures of the fancy cars. Finally, on the road to Destin, we weren’t on the road for too long and we were both hungry but we both kept putting off stopping because we just wanted to get to Destin. After several miles, we notices an exit that was full of food options, so we pulled of and filled up the gas tank, cleaned the windshield, and went across the street to order food. While we were ordering from Zaxby’s Chicken sirens went by so loud we couldn’t hear over the speaker. We got our food and got back on the highway. Within a few minutes we saw lots of brake lights and slowed down real quick. Within a minute we were at a dead stop. This kept on for awhile, so Jason got out of the car to see what was going on and for as far as he could see cars were at a stand still. So, we got out of the car and hung out on I-75 visiting with others. We watched Life Flight come and go, and after 50 minutes finally got to move. We don’t know what happened in that accident, but we pray that everyone is okay, and we thank God that he directed us off of the highway when he did that we were not a part of the accident.

Trip to Orlando, FL

We left home on 4-28-09 at 3:30 am. The early morning went smoothly, Jason drove while Enza & I went back to sleep for a few hours on the road. Driving on I-70 in the middle of the night was such a blessing. Jason has very little patience for the semis and left lane drivers on that LONG stretch of two-lane interstate, we had none of that to deal with at 4am! We had a great road trip straight thru to Dacula GA with minimal stops. Enza did fabulous for her first road trip, a good road trip at that. We made the hike to ATL in 12:45, which might even be a little bit better than when Jason and I made it alone a year and a half ago. We pulled into the Dowell’s around 5:15pm local time. We had a great evening spent with Brent, Becka, and Pierce. We ate wings and played Wii :). We wished that we lived closer to the Dowell’s so that we could hang out more often, we always have a good time and feel so welcome and comfortable in their home.
Wednesday morning we had brunch and were on the road to Orlando by 1:30. Once again we had an easy trip, arrived in Orlando around 9pm. We checked in and hit the hay.