Sunday, March 15, 2009

Teething Bites

Izzy has transformed herself from a happy-go-lucky baby to a teething terror! Unfortunately our family starts teething early. She began to get fussy a few days ago on our way back from Idaho. I just assumed she was tired of travelling. However, upon closer inspection I noticed she demonstrated various signs of teething. Hopefully this new stage will not negatively affect our travels. I have read about home remedies and I will begin experimenting this week. If any of you have any other ideas, please share. Thanks!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Seasoned Traveler

So Izzy did wonderfully on her first flight! Early Sunday morning we started our trek down to the Sacramento airport in order to board a flight to Idaho. I was running on very little sleep due to the fact that we attended a wedding the night before, we lost an hour in the time change, and college students being loud at my brother's house while we were trying to sleep. I was literally a walking zombie! However, I learned my lesson. During the many years I travelled by myself I never cared what times the flights left as long as the tickets were cheap. Unfortunately I still had that mindset when I booked our tickets to Idaho; causing me to book a flight leaving at 6am.
Nevertheless, we made it to Idaho without a hitch. I was so worried that Izzy was going to experience ear pain during take off and landing, but she did great. She slept the whole time and didn't make a peep. Many passengers commented on how well she travelled. During the return trip she sat quietly on my lap and looked out at the fellow passengers. It was too cute!
Well, Idaho was definitely an adventure. It was really important for me to see my grandmother after her recent heart attack and surgery. She was so blessed by us being there and it was such a joy to see her interact with Izzy.
Just 7 more days until we are off on our next adventure. Can't wait to see all our family.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Getting the little things in order

15 days to go!

Yesterday Izzy and I took a 2 hour trek down to Sacramento to have our documents notarized. I was reminded of the fact that if it weren't for Pete, I wouldn't have my head on straight. The two documents we had to have notarized were our marriage certificate and Izzy's birth certificate. Luckily, a few months ago Pete had urged me to get another copy of Izzy's birth certificate just in case. I thought he was crazy and refused to believe we would ever need 2 but went with it anyways. Turns out the Secretary of State office will only notarize birth certificates that are signed by the county clerk-recorder. The original is signed by a medical professional which they would not accept. Just when I thought I was going to have to go back to Yuba City (about an hour away) and get another copy, I realized that I already had another copy. Thanks to my hubby we were safe and able to get the documents notarized without a problem. Today we were able to send the documents off so they can be notarized in Washington, D.C.
We're counting down the days before we leave. Izzy and I will be travelling to Idaho to visit her Great Granny Arleta for a few days before we leave. Guess we'll see if she likes to fly or not. Cross your fingers!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Our Family

Interesting facts about our family:

- Pete and Alysha met online ( in the Fall of 2006.
- Pete proposed to Alysha on their 9 month anniversary in Napa Valley, CA while on a hot air balloon ride.
- Pete and Alysha were married January 25, 2008 in an intimate ceremony in Tahoe, CA.
- We welcomed Isabella Grace St. Germain into the world on December 22, 2008.
- Pete separated from the Air Force on January 4, 2009 after serving for 10 dedicated years.
- Pete currently works as a Field Engineer in various locations.
- Alysha graduated with her Bilingual (in Spanish) Elementary Teaching Credential in May, 2008 from California State University, Sacramento.
- Currently Alysha is a stay at home mommy but plans to return to work in about 3 years when Izzy is ready for Preschool.
- Alysha and Izzy will be reunited with Pete on March 30, 2008 in the United Arab Emirates.

*Keep checking back for updates from the UAE

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Counting down the days

I created this blog so that family and friends can remain updated about the St. Germain family adventures. Right now Izzy and I are staying at my mom's house in Red Bluff, CA and are waiting patiently for March 20th. On March 20th we will be starting our journey. Izzy and I will spend about 10 days on the east coast visiting family and will officially leave the United States on March 30th. I am so anxious to be reunited with Pete once again and Izzy is excited to see her daddy. She has grown so much since he has seen her last.

17 days to go!