Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Why yes, that was me in handcuffs on the side of I-10

On my way home from work, going 10 mph (due to ridiculous construction) down I-10 and Houghton, I pass a DPS officer on the side of the road. Not thinking anything of it, he gets behind me, then so does another one. I pull off at Rita, trying to get out of the construction and just take Valencia home, I see their light go on behind me. I thought they'd just go around seeing how I did NOTHING wrong. But no. "I hear stick your hands out the window!" I look and the officer has his gun in hand. Then he had me turn off my vehicle, give him the keys, and step outside. Then, I had to walk to the back of his car. That's when the handcuffs came out... and I was handcuffed. I'm flipping out because A) I DID NOTHING WRONG and B) I have traffic going 10 mph next to me, thus, parents, teachers, all can see me clear as day handcuffed on the side of the freeway.

So, apparently, my license plate was listed as STOLEN.

Back story:
Will's F-150 had the license plate stolen 2 years ago, while he was at my mom's house. My mom helped him make a report. He got a new plate, we thought all was done. We got this brand new Corolla in August and DMV sent us a brand new plate. Somehow, between then and now, DMV and TPD got those license plate numbers switched. So, the one on my Corolla was listed as the one that my husband reported as stolen. Lovely.

The officers let me get out of the handcuffs when my story was matching up and they called TPD. I had to go down to the police department and get the two license plates switched. The officers told me that Will and my mom both owed me a beer, seeing how they made the reports! We still have no idea how the brand new license plate number got switched from the one stolen 2 years ago.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

The long awaited Jumperoo!

Yesterday, Grandma (my mom) got Hayden a Jumperoo!! Hayden loves standing and bouncing so it was time to get this! As soon as we put it together, Hayden jumped in and LOVED it! She was sitting in there cooing away! It was a much better investment than the swing that she hates!

She's still a little short, so we had to put a box under her so she could bounce!

A few new favorites!

1st trip to the big park!

We have a big community park in our neighborhood, so before I went back to work, Hayden and I went for a walk down there! It was hot and there wasn't a lot of shade so we didn't stay all that long.

Sitting like a big girl in the stroller!
She was getting tired, as you can see from the heavy eyes.
Love this one!
Pretty baby!
She turned and gave me a kiss at the right time!
I love my girl!

4 months old!

I can't believe that Hayden is already 4 months old!! This time has gone so quickly! She's rolling over and starting to "talk" a lot! I love hearing her happily cooing! She loves to stand and bounce! I bet she'll be walking before she crawls!

Apple Annie's!

We went up to Apple Annie's on October 10th and had a great time! We didn't actually get anything besides a pumpkin though. I would have liked to get some of their produce, but it'll have to wait until next year! We met our friends, The Poteets, and our other friend Sarah up there, so that was nice!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Long awaited Florida trip...

Ok... Georgia and Lori got on my case about not updating in forever. For you two... this took me 2 hours to get all the pictures uploaded!! Take and enjoy.

Here we are at a stop in New Mexico!
Bubble queen!
Kickin' it along the way.
At the Border Patrol stop in El Paso.
Finally made it half way and stopped to stay the night at my grandma's sister's house in Brookshire, Texas. This is Aunt Johnnie and Uncle Howard.
Scariest city to drive through was San Antonio!
Cool pistol decoration on I-10 in Alabama...or was it Louisiana? I don't remember. They all mooshed together.
Stopped in Alabama

The tragic SuperDome in New Orleans.
Entering Mississippi
Taking the bottle from me...
Finally in Florida... sooooo tired.

Will's dad's house in the woods. Our first 3 days were spent here.
Will and his sister, Kayla... and Socks.

Will's stepmom, Krista, her daugher Jaden, Kayla and Will
Will and his dad
Sorting through pictures

Hayden, Jaden, and me
The raccoon above the bathroom... lovely.
Hayden and Papi
Kiki and Hayden
Brother and sister at the Tallahassee Museum
Will and a bald eagle

Huge gator!

Soo beautiful!

They have a little history town... and this scenario is a slave trying to get work.
Place of stay number two in Florida. Will's grandparent's house. Here they are with Will's cousin's Aaron and Anna.

His Aunt Carlene and Uncle Norman

Playing Star Wars with his brother, Dakota.

And video games...
Poor Will being tickled...
The result of being tickled by a 4 year old.

His Aunt Regina and her family.
Disney World!!

Disney's Animal Kingdom!!

His Uncle Russell's place... where their hobby is hunting and taxidermy... enjoy.

Yes, this is I-10!
Wild turkey's on the road leaving his dad's house!

Enjoying New Orleans on the way home.
Finally home!
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