Sunday, March 18, 2012

Mini Vacay

This week was the very last spring break ever for my hubby.So of course we had to say good bye to the last of our college days in style.
Monday morning we dropped Adelei off with her grandmother [it was very hard for me to do]
and then headed to Destin for a few days.

Highlights of the trip:
*ridiculous waves
*half price FRESH oysters
*hotel on the beach
*John Carter IMAX 3D
*Hard Rock Cafe
*more shopping :)
*the best shake ever, at Johnny Rocket's
*being competitive at putt putt golf w. the hubby
*Joe's Crab Shack hot crab dip
*holding hands, walking on the beach with the love of my life
*feeling 18 again

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Boxes for days

Since Aaron is leaving soon for training, we decided to start looking for places to stay, as our lease will be up on our current apartment. Also, since there will be nothing left to keep us in the city, we are going to move back to my home town during this transitional period.

In 22 days, Adelei and I will be moving into a small house closer to 'home'.

There are obvious perks.
It will be nice to be closer to work & closer to family. No more driving an hour back & forth every week. Since we'll be saving so much money on rent/gas, I can cut back my hours at work, which means more quality time with my daughter & family.

I'm not going to lie, though. It's going to be weird at first. We've lived in this same apartment since 2009. Some of our greatest memories happened here.
But this is my life as an army wife.
Packing up, moving on, but not leaving our memories behind.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

My 2 cents worth

Ever since I started bottle feeding Adelei, she has used Playtex Drop Ins. For months before she was born I did so much research on bottles [as crazy as that may sound] and I decided those were the best for us.

I liked them from the start because they were light weight and easy to clean. Adelei took to them right away. That was another plus.
I never even thought about getting her a different kind of bottle until last month when I bought her formula [similac] and it came with their new bottle.

She loved it! And even though it still held 8 oz, it was more compact/easier for her to hold than the 8 oz Drop In. At that point I looked in to getting her more.
And then I saw the price...
2 bottles for $14
That was an instant turn off, especially since I got my Drop Ins for $3 a piece.

As of today, I am so so glad I didn't waste my money on the similac bottles. It could be because they are a new design, or maybe they're cheaply made? But after my very active 8 month old dropped it, it cracked all up one side and completely through the bottom. Formula was everywhere! I can't tell you how many times she drops her other bottles [even from the shopping cart!] and not so much as a small crack.

Lesson learned: just because something costs more doesn't always mean it's better quality!