Monday, April 26, 2010

Jet Setting

Long distances relationships CAN make it, but when they do, one side of the love needs to make sacrifices for a certain amount of time. Jerrid had to make a huge sacrifice by moving down to Florida to be with me and to start our own family and continue our life together down here in the sunshine state. Of course, we knew we would go visit as often as we could, but it dragged out a lot longer than we had expected.

We finally had the chance to go up to Ohio to visit Jerrid's family since the last time that we went up there to visit, which was when JJ was still a lil' guy at 3 months old. We knew they wouldn't believe how huge he is now!

We packed our bags and prepared for our short weekend trip to Ohio to enjoy some good family time and feast on the yummy homecooked meal.

This was gunna be JJ's first plane ride, and I didn't know what to expect or how to prevent any loud baby situation...I know how annoying that can be, and didn't want our seats to be the center of all the attention on the plane.

Fort Lauderdale from the sky.

Us on the plane.

JJ behaved so well...he actually fell asleep pretty quickly. That white noise from the plane gets you. Jerrid and I both were knocked out too...with JJ sprawled out all across our laps.

We got settled into our hotel. JJ was such a little ball of energy that Jerrid and I tried to drain him by jumping on the beds and running around the room, but he was more and more wound up.

We had some visitors!

Jerrid's cousin came by along with his mom, wife and kids!

The next day everyone got together at Jerrid's grandmother's house for amazing food and good times with the family. JJ got to meet all his cousins, aunts, uncles, and so on.

Jerrid's cousin, Zoe.

JJ takes his Patty Cake seriously.

All smiles!

On our way back home, we stopped by the Buckeye Cafe in the C terminal inside of the Columbus airport to grab a bite to eat.

It was another sleepy flight. JJ feel right into a deep sleep, and both Jerrid and I shortly followed.

We were so proud of JJ for doing so well on his first air travel trip that we bought him a present.

Watch out!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend as much as we did!

Coming soon:
Review on the Kodak Zi8 HD Compact Video Camcorder



  1. Hi Katrina =) JJ is sooooo cute! I love Zoe's picture =) Family visits are great and I think JJ enjoyed your trip,meeting his cousins and relatives.thanks for sharing =)

  2. your little JJ is absolutely precious ♥

  3. your son is adorable. i have the same car (but in pink) my daughter, ha.

  4. looks like u had a great time hun! and JJ is looking adorable I love it how you share your family pics, its like we all know JJ from when he was in your belly nawww we are your blogger family =p and as usual u look gorjuz and like always your photos are just amazing! hope your well hun take care :)

  5. Yesh Long distance relationship are HARD I know it I am the one who is going to make all the sacrifices and it's scary! but someone has to do it...Your son is the cutest he is SO adorable !
    Oh and I can't wait for the Kodack review I need a little video camcorder to carry around !


  6. awww that's so fun that he got to be with his cousins :)

  7. Me and my beau also began long distance, with him now living in my city.

    You guys have a beautiful family and it looks like you had a great time!

  8. JJ is such a happy baby! AWW!

  9. Awww, looks like you a Jerrid got through the long distance just fine! Lovely photos of your weekend and JJ is just beyond adorable!!

  10. Katrina how I've missed you! I check back at least every other day and I was so sad to see no more new posts.

    But all that meant was I was going to expect a great one with beautiful pictures.

    JJ is so handsome. That smile just lights up my computer screen so I can only imagine how it lights up a room! What a beautiful blessing.

    I'm so glad you had a great time -- but know you have followers who miss you!

    Love Always,
    Bond Girl

  11. Being around family is always fun.

    I can't wait to see your review on the little camera, I've been eyeing it for awhile!

  12. I just found you blog and love it so far. You have a beautiful family. Hopefully you can check out my blog some time.

  13. I love the new pics and I'm glad to see you back. I can't wait for the review on the Kodak and I really hope it comes quickly. I really wish to get that camera and I have been kind of upset coming to your blog everyday without much of an update. Please do remember us loyal readers of yours!

  14. he's sooo cute!!! i'm glad he did well on the plane...i guess his ears didn't hurt or anything? looks like ya'll had fun, i'm glad you two make the distances work out!

  15. omg JJ is so cute!!!! it seems like such a lovely time!! :) loved this post!

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  17. omg, JJ is so freaking adorable. Those curls and those little chompers!! xx

  18. Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures !

  19. Your baby boy is too cute! Love the photos, and what an awesome present!

  20. Awww! Beautiful pictures. I took my son on his first plane ride to Ft. Lauderdale to see his grandparents when he was 3 months old. It was quite the experience. Lol.

  21. your lil boy is sooo adorable!!! and i can't wait to check out the review on that camera =D

  22. your son is always wearing the nicest clothes and has very nice shoes!

  23. Awwww ur baby boy is soooo adorable!! <3333 U remind me so much of Kim K!


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