Yikes! I don’t think Phillip and I want to do that trip again with a baby. We knew this before we left but babies require A LOT of stuff.
When we left Okinawa we had a car seat with base, stroller, my book bag, Phillip’s book bag, laptop bag, diaper bag, and a rolling suitcase…that’s just our CARRY ON. We also checked three larger suitcases. On the way back we had all that & some…
We lucked out( or maybe I made sure of it) that our long flight would be during Emma’s night time so that it would be easier on all of us. Emma actually did well on all of our flights.We got to spend some quality time with our families which we loved getting to just relax and see them along with everyone getting to meet and love on Emma. We celebrated Thanksgiving and did some Black Friday shopping.
On Sunday all of our families gathered together to witness Emma’s Baby Dedication, which Phillip and I thankful for First Baptist for making sure we got to participate.
On Monday night we got to let Emma meet Santa for the first time, She wasn’t too sure about it (She doesn’t like men). We also got our family picture taken for the church directory, we hope to have them back because we LOVE them and I already have 3 canvases we need to order when we get them.
We ate Mexican food I think 7 times, which I am not complaining and probably could have ate it more. Phillip and I were fortunate that our families could babysit so we could go do things as a couple such as shoot guns which we both missed doing.
We also took my mom shooting one afternoon and I have to give her credit, she is a lot better than what she says.
We got to go to Raleigh and see my brother and one of Phillip’s friends got married while we were in town. I got to meet my brothers second family which was nice since I am so far away and can’t be there for him. We also went to Build a Bear and Phillip made Emma a Build a Bear. At the reception Emma PASSED OUT she hadn’t napped and it finally hit her…(last pic)
After the wedding we drove to Jacksonville to see more of our friends and let them meet Emma. Emma watched the Panthers Game with Daddy, Uncle Sam, and Aunt Alicia while I got my hair done.
While in Jacksonville Emma and I went with my friend Alicia and Erika where Emma got to meet Santa for the Second time and she would only get near him if I was holding her.
We also got to spend time with the Taylor’s who willing be joining us here in Okinawa in 2018. We were so thankful to stay with them even if Vincent was being stubborn and didn’t want to meet us till he moves here. & thank for you for the boyfriend cuddles(Killer,the dog).
We are looking forward to spending Christmas in our own home as it is Emma’s First.
Until next time,