Friday, December 16, 2011


It feels so good to be "home" with my family.  I've been here 3 days and done SO much already.  My husband had a "kick-jet-lag-in-the-a$$" plan that I almost stuck to and it worked flawlessly.  I stayed away on the flight from NRT-SEA then checked into the USO in Seattle and took a 2 hour nap.  {if you are military and don't use USO's when you travel, you are missing out.  Seattle has one of the best ones I've ever seen (I used to work for an airline, I've seen A LOT of them).  The bunk beds they have totally saved me on this trip}  Then, the plan was to stay awake until I made it to my moms.  I made it until I was about 2 hours from home before I passed out!  I was tired, hungry, crabby, irritated {I can only tolerate rude travelers for so long} and I decided it was best for everyone involved if I just slept for a bit.  Because of that extra nap, instead of going to bed right when I got in at 1930, I was able to stay up and play some games with my family.  It was a great 1st night!  I went to bed about 2300 and woke up at 0400 but managed to force myself back to sleep until 0800.  I have been on an EST schedule ever since.  PERFECT!  Last time I flew home, I slept for like 36 hours straight!  I'm glad I followed my hubby's genius plan and didn't waste a day sleeping.

In the short time I've been here, I did some hard core shopping with one of my besties
{I'm so glad I budgeted an insane amount of money for this trip, I'm going to need it!}

and knocked something off my 30 by 30 list!
{I'll cook them again and take better photos/share the recipe soon}
They may not look like much, but they were DELICIOUS!  Even my mom who doesn't care for lobster liked it!

I've also been putting Pinterest to good use.

I painted my nails all fun for a wedding I'm going to tomorrow
{originally seen here}
 and MADE a gift for the bride and groom
{originally seen here}

I'm having a great time so far and have a TON of things planned for the rest of my/our {Jason gets here Wednesday} time here.  I hate that we can't do everything/see everyone but I'm trying to do/see as much as possible without stressing out or going crazy.   Hopefully I'll be able to post a few more short updates and spare everyone one super long post later!