Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My White Christmas!

As I'm sure most of you know Luke surprised me with a ticket to spend Christmas in Ohio with him and his family since I was not able to come back to Florida. It was such an amazing time being with After taking the red eye out of LAX and missing my connecting flight I finally made it into Columbus last Tuesday. I forgot how tired and hungry I was when I saw all that it was snowing as we came in. I practically ran off the plane to baggage claim and I got to see Luke for the first time in too long. His parents house looked so cute covered in snow and the frozen pond out front.I made my sweet tea fried chicken for his family (thankfully it all came out right) and got to make my caramel apple cheese cake for Christmas.
There wasn't much snow when I first got there but Luke amused me and played around in it with me. There wasn't enough to go sledding but he pulled me around the yard. I went to my very first middle school reunion party up there too. To much disappointment there were no middle school games played. I was really hoping for a good round of M.A.S.H or at least a cootie catcher or two. We went to midnight mass which was the first time I've been in a Catholic church in a long time. Luckily during communion Brain had to sit back too so I was not alone. I wish we would have stayed for New Years because the end came too quick. It was so weird coming home to L.A. for the first time. When we sitting at the airport waiting to board I just kept thinking I was heading back to Florida. It was nice to be in warmer climates again, but of course the day after we get in it rained and got cold again. Its nice to be back but I can't wait to go somewhere else soon. I don't think I was made to be sitting too long.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

3,000 miles and Almost 3 months later

Well, as most people have figured out by now I'm not longer in Florida! Its been almost three months in California and I've put off making the blog for enough time. With all of our worldly belongings carefully packed in my bulging '03 Suzuki Luke and I left my dad's house with adventure in our hearts and big dreams in our eyes.

We made our first stop in Tallahassee to see my dear friend Angela for the first time in forever and the last time for even longer. We made it to Baton Rouge late that night and after a lot of U-turns settled for the night at a motel 6. The next morning we went to Holiday in to try to sneak into their free breakfast but found out for some reason they stop serving it at 9.

However, we did make it in time to see the box spring we optimistically over packed in the beginning strapped underneath our friends moving truck. For the rest of the trip I had a constant fear in the back of my mind that I would start seeing pieces of the bed and all my clothing on the side of the road. Heading into Texas we decided to take a detour down to Weslaco to see Luke's Godparents. The next morning, Jannie took us into Mexico which was only a 5 mins drive. We explored the little border town and bought a few hammocks and had lunch. (It was Luke's first time to Mexico.)

It was nice to break up all the driving with a day to relax and to have a clean bed to sleep in. We loaded up on supplies and head back out. We stoped one more time in Phenoix to sleep before we got to LA. We spent a couple days on the Couch of a friend before finding out apartment.

All in all it was a nice trip (so nice I hope to never have to do it again for a long long time) I'll put up more pictures once I get the hang of this blog. I wanted to start this blog so I could try and recap all of the things I've been doing out in California as well as all the new recipies I've been working on. I'll try to update regularly but for now I'm off to make Sandwiches! :-)