Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I've returned!

It turns out that I turn into a really bad blogger when I'm in Kentucky. In defense, I was totally busy doing important things. Like going to Clayton's baseball games, playing Mario, working on my tan, snuggling with a newborn, having conversations with Hudsie, and stuff like that.

Busy, you see.

But today I returned to Virginia! My plane landed at 2pm, and Mark was there to meet me in his cute ABUs, since he came straight from work :) I might be in the 2% of wives who still think their husbands are super handsome when in uniform. Anyway -- not much had changed except his hair was "too long" (for my taste) and he had a jumbo grin on his face! He says my stomach "hasn't gotten any bigger" (he later retracted this statement) and said I was more beautiful than ever.


When Piper laid eyes on me, she nearly went into convulsions and was happier than ever. Since then, she hasn't really left my side and is currently glued to my left leg. Mark and I "celebrated" my return by having dinner at Cracker Barrel, the place of our engagement, where we both scarfed down grilled spicy catfish. Wednesday is broccoli casserole day, so we both had that too. Then we went to Motherhood Maternity, and I got an adorable dress (on sale!) that doesn't really look like a maternity dress, and I know I will be wearing it next summer!

Since then, we've been lounging around the house, washing the clothes from my trip, and enjoying our time with one another.


Just a few mental notes about my trip:

-It's super boring to travel alone. Thank goodness I'm re-reading Eclipse in preparation for the movie.

-Jamba Juice is TOTALLY delicious. I must admit that I only tried it because of the movie Baby Mama, where Jamba Juice is mentioned multiple times. I ordered the Mango-a-go-go, and it changed my baby's life. It was some kind of pure mango-pineapple-(& other fruits) concoction, but boy was it good. And healthy. And refreshing.

-It's probably a good idea to brace yourself for impact on the runway and not assume that your pilot is a good driver.

-The breakfast burritos at Wendys (who knew they had breakfast? I didn't!!!) are pretty disgusting. When you have to squirt hot sauce on your breakfast to cover the taste, that's a pretty bad sign.

-Not everyone has that good old southern hospitality. In fact, some might just maul you over in order to board the plane sooner. No, really.

Well, that about sums it up. I'm glad to be "home," but I sure miss everyone in Kentucky. We'll all (me, Pi, and Mark) be in Kentucky in roughly 5 weeks. We're really looking forward to it.

1 comment:

  1. OK, I'm in that percentage that think my husband looks so good in uniform. I never see him in his blues, but I love to see him when he gets home from work and hes in his ABU's. I love it!
    I'm sure Piper missed you dearly. I bet she's glad to have you back in her life. Probably didn't know what to do with you gone.
    I bet you're looking more beautiful with each day! I can't wait to see some pictures on here soon! :D