Thursday, July 21, 2011


I'm sure every new mom goes through this at some point or another, but I am definitely feeling restless and unproductive. Porter will come home and show me his dentures and what he's been working on, and the results of his hard work and success are clearly visible. Whereas I feel my results and success are not as visible. I know I'm making a difference for Harrison and nothing is as important as taking care of him but results are definitely long term and I can't exactly show my results as I could've done when I was working. It's definitely an adjustment that I'm still working on.
So since I can't show my results by working I've taken up running. I wanted something that was just for me that I could work on, and it wasn't my first choice (I don't love running) but I felt like I didn't have many options down here. I've come to enjoy it now though, I've been running since the beginning of May and I can see some results, and I love the way I feel when I'm done, clearheaded and refreshed. Plus the gym overlooks the swimming pool at our complex and I love to people watch. I'm nowhere near running a marathon or even a half marathon but I hope with my progression I can get there someday.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Shots and such

Last Friday I took Harrison in to get his 12 month vaccinations. I was a little discouraged in the beginning because with the military they made it so difficult to find out who was his pediatrician. But once we got it figured out it was great. Everything is taken care of and everything is covered. So even when they suggested that they do some lab work to make sure he didn't have any lead poisoning it was all completely covered. There may be some downsides to being in the military but the medical benefits are definitely not one of them. But Harrison was a trooper, he got four shots and blood drawn. It was a rough 10 minutes but when it was all over he was ready to play again.
The other day when I went to the grocery store I had barely stepped inside when a man stopped me to tell me that Harrison was the cutest baby he'd ever seen. It's like this a lot when I go to the grocery store, I can barely get down an aisle before someone stops me to comment on Harrison or to stop and talk to him because he's smiling and laughing with them. So we decided to enter him into the cute kids contest. This is the photo we submitted. I know it's along shot but they have really good prizes for winners. It cost us $20 to enter but then we got a free 11x14 photo canvas of our choosing.
As much fun as San Antonio is both Porter and I are ready to get to DC. Porter's ready to be done with school and have a normal work day without having to get up at 4:30am and I'm ready to have a home again. I know it sounds materialistic but I'm ready to have my things again. A kitchen that includes more than $1 plastic plates and cups from Wal-Mart and our tv and a couch!! I'm sure it'll be like Christmas seeing all of our stuff again, they've been in storage since January.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

First blog

After seeing all the fun blogs out there that my friends have I thought I'd try it out, that and I've got plenty of time on my hands these days. Tracee and Cassi I'm hoping my blogs can look as cute as your's someday :)
Yesterday we celebrated Harrison's 1st birthday, can't believe how fast time goes. He loved opening his presents and playing with his new toys. The cake was a bit of a mystery to him, the frosting definitely threw him for a loop. He didn't know whether to eat it or just throw it everywhere.


San Antonio has been great so far, and Porter has been doing so well in his classes and on all of his tests. When Porter graduates from his schooling here (dental lab technician) at the beginning of October we'll head back to Utah for a few weeks to see our families and then head out east to Washington DC where we'll be stationed for a few years. We're really excited to go to DC and we hope it's a fun enough place for lots of people to come visit us!

Harrison and I just got back from Canada spending a couple of weeks at our summer cottage on Lake Huron. We had a lot of fun but it was a lot of work. Harrison loves the beach and he loves the water, and unfortunately he loved the sand. Playing with it, eating it, throwing it, etc. Anywhere sand could go, it went.

When we got back from Canada we went down to Corpus Christi (southern Texas on the Gulf) to spend a couple of days at the beach down there with Porter over the long July 4th weekend. We ate at Pier 99 and I wanted to get the oysters because in Key West I really liked them, either my taste buds changed or they were too big to like, they were huge!!! Too much oyster for my taste, which probably means I don't like them anymore.
Something weird has been happening to me when I travel, I get a toothache. Does this happen to anyone else? I went into the dentist the last time it happened, when I drove from Salt Lake to San Antonio, because I was sure it was a cavity, but the dentist sent me home saying he had no idea why my tooth was hurting because it was perfectly healthy. And now it's happened again when I've just come home from Canada. It hurts for about a week, but it really hurts, I have to take ibuprofen for the pain and then it just gets better.

Well I guess that's all I have for right now.