Hello there! I'm Jillz. I'm 26 years old and currently reside in Texas with my high school sweetheart turned husband, Joseph, and our two sons Travis, who was born on October 7, 2010 and Nathan, who was born on May 15, 2012 I'm a full time mother to my two children, a full time military wife to my husband who is in the Air Force, and an RN, but I'm a SAHM for now.
I blog about a variety of things from the challenges and joys of parenthood, the bittersweet moments of being a military wife, the rewarding and stressful moments at work, and just life in general.
Before I write out this post, I just want to say that I was just kidding about me and Travis being Manila bound! Hehehehe! We just dropped off my cousin, her husband, her son, and my aunt at the airport because their vacation here in the US was over. It was a nice joke though because I got numerous texts telling me to have a safe and fun vacation.
Today was a day filled with driving! After spending the night in San Francisco, we got up early (around 0700, which may or may not be early for some of you) and got ready to drive down to SoCal. Thankfully it was Sunday so it was not traffic at all. I wasn’t too sure of the directions from my cousin’s house in South SF so I just back tracked and drove through Bay Bridge and went onto the 580 East then to the 5 South. We made it to my parents’ house within 8 hours! Gas was so expensive in Central Cali! It was $4.06 when I left my house and in Central it was going between $4.20-$4.50! YIKES!
Now Travis and I are in my old room ready for bed. He’s already knocked out and I will probably sleep here in a bit because I only slept for a few hours last night. I couldn’t sleep at all since I felt so crampy last night! For a moment I was getting worried because it didn’t stop, but thankfully it did and it did not get any worse!
We’re driving back Thursday since I have an OB appointment on Friday. I hope I get to eat some Korean bbq while I’m down here!
Today we went over to the Galleria to do some shopping! We had a late lunch at Buca di Beppo where we indulged in some cheesy florentine bread, eggplant parmiagana (for me), and a chicken parmiagana (for Joseph). Travis shared with us and loved the eggplant parmiagana!
After lunch, we went over to Babies R Us to look at some double strollers. I’m deciding between the Graco Duo Glider or the Baby Trend. We’ll probably head back there sometime this week so we can see how our infant carseat fits on top of the two strollers. Once we were done at Babies R Us, we walked to Barnes & Noble since Joseph wanted to look at some books to take to his deployment location.While Joseph browsed around, Travis and I went to the children’s section where Travis played with the train set that they had set up (he will love the train table that we bought for him - well when we give it to him anyway).
Joseph didn’t see anything he liked so we left (however, I just bought him the Kindle to take with him so he will be downloading books from there). We went ahead and entered the actual mall so I can go to The Body Shop. It was great timing too since they were having a buy 2 get 2 free sale! I bought 2 Tea Tree oil face wash, a Tea Tree oil moisturizer, and shea body butter.
We walked a bit around the mall and dropped by the little play area for kids. Too bad it was full because I wanted to let Travis play for a bit. It was okay though since he was a bit sleepy so he wanted to just mellow out in his stroller (he got tired from running around at Babies R Us, Barnes & Noble, & at the mall). We got some coffee and a chocolate chip cookie at the Nordstrom cafe and walked over to Popcornopolis to get some sour cream and onion popcorn and caramel pecan popcorn.
Now we’re home just enjoying each other’s company. I think our plans for tomorrow will is just to stay in town. I need to drop off the toys that I’m donating for Toys for Tots at Toys R Us and hopefully I can get some scrubs from the uniform shop!
Earlier we took Travis to the pumpkin patch! He was indifferent to it. It didn’t help that he wasn’t in the best of moods. I was kind of bummed out because I was hoping that taking him out would make him feel a little bit better! I was able to get one photo of him with a pumpkin (he wouldn’t cooperate for anymore photos).
After looking at some pumpkins, we walked around for a bit more checking out the little shops and food stands there were in the pumpkin patch. We bought a whole apple pie to take home and some garlic fries. We went home after munching on the fries since Travis started to fuss. Overall, it was an okay experience.