Friday, June 28, 2013


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Just a few things happening lately:

-Meeghan is crawling.  It isn't a traditional on all fours crawling, but she is getting around in her own way.  And she is fast! My baby is growing up!

-The skipper alluded to the fact that the husband will get his first choice of planes.  Skipper asked what he wanted as his #1, and after telling him P-8s he was told to put that down.  If he does get P-8s that means we will be in one place longer than 10 months!  We could actually be in Jacksonville for up to 7 years if he gets shore duty there as well.  We moved in June 2011.  We are on city #3, and soon #4.  We will move right as Meeghan is turning 8 months old.  At that point she will have lived in 2 different states, 3 different cities and houses.  Hannah will be on house #5.  Naval aviation requires a lot of training, and it is never in the same place.

-I just registered for the Disney Princess Half Marathon in February. I have never run a regular half marathon.  In 1999 when I was 19 I ran the Pikes Peak Ascent which is 13.1 miles, but since it is more of a climb instead of a run I don't count it.  I haven't run more than a mile in probably a year and a half.  I am using this as motivation to be healthier.  I used to eat a ton of vegetables, work out, and was pretty healthy. Now I eat brownies for breakfast, and get pissed if I try to run.  I want to be healthy again.  No way am I wasting the registration fee by not training for this.

-3 weeks until winging day!  3 weeks!

I will leave you with a short video of Meeghan's version of crawling:

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Out with the old and in with the new

Or at least new to me.  Last week, in a moment of moving giddiness, the husband and I traded in our car for a new (used) one.  We did have a 2007 Ford Freestyle which was great.  It held 2 car seats, the dogs, and some of our stuff when we moved here to Texas.  However, my husband has always wanted towing capability.  We bought the Ford quickly in 2010 because I had been in a car accident that totaled my car.  We needed a new one and quickly so we weren't too picky.  At the time we only had a 2 month old and the dogs.  We were still in Kansas and hadn't moved yet.  It worked.  It still worked...kind of.  The AC was starting to crap out on us.  A crappy AC in South Texas during June is no bueno.  We were over 100,000 miles and we are about to add another 1000 to it just for the move.  We had decided to do a partial DITY for this move since we have the freezer to move with us.  I am so tired of moving with a vehicle and a moving truck.  We didn't even need a moving truck last time.  We really only need a trailer to move the few things we want to go with us.  So the husband found an SUV and a truck that he liked in our price range. Of course those are both gone by the time we make it to the dealer.  They had another SUV that was the same model as the one we wanted, but it was more money.  It was the hemi version which means more power, but  a higher price tag.  We were able to get them to come down in price (it was actually priced very well to begin with), and go up on our trade in to find a monthly payment we are comfortable with.  We still had to pay on our loan on the Freestyle, but luckily it wasn't too much.  We are now the proud owners of a 2008 Chrysler Aspen.  It has quite a few options that I have never had before.  The gas mileage sucks so I need to get used to that.  However, it will be nice to be in one car when we move instead of driving a big moving truck and a car. Hopefully the husband's truck will sell here so we don't have to move it with us.  We are counting on that money to use as a buffer or deposit on a house in Florida.  I haven't taken a picture of the new car, but here is what it looks like.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

4 weeks!

4 weeks until the winging!  I am so excited that we are closing in on winging day.  It is starting to feel real.  I am starting our moving preparations since the time around the winging will be crazy.  My husband has worked his ass off for the last 2 years to earn those wings.  He should complete next week which means he will finally finish his training as a student.

The downside to winging is saying goodbye.  One friend left today, and I had to say goodbye last night.  I was shocked by how emotional I became.  I had to hold in my tears while driving home.  She lived next door to me in Kingsville, and she was here in Corpus Christi as well.  She treated my kids like they were her own.  If the husband hadn't switched pipelines, we would be in Virginia together as well.  I told her that if I end up in Jacksonville I can hop in the car and drive up the coast to visit.  She was one of the few people I felt like I could call a friend.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

6 months!

This sweet baby turned 6 months old last week.  

Meeghan is now 6 months old.  So crazy!  She went to the doctor Monday.  She is 15lbs 6oz and 25 inches long.  Her head is only at the 4th percentile, but I have a small head so I am not too concerned.   I can wear hats made for babies.  She has hit all her milestones, and the doctor thought she would be an early walker.  I tried giving her sweet potatoes and she gagged.  I don't think she is quite ready for solids yet, but she knows how to use a sippy cup already.  She is pushing up on all fours so crawling is just around the corner.  I know the next few months will bring mobility and talking.  I can't wait to see what kind of toddler she is going to be.  She already lets you know when she is not happy about losing her toy.  She loves to blow raspberries and she loves when people sing.  Her favorite toys though are her sister and the dogs.  

I love this face!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The good and the bad

This week I should be at home visiting family and friends, but instead I am stuck in Texas.  With another move looming, and a winging we have to pay for, it seemed like a better idea to stay here than spend the money to get back to KC.  My family is talking about this weekend and how excited they are to see each other. All I want to do is cry.  I haven't seen my family in a year. Nobody has met Meeghan yet.  I won't get to meet the other new babies in my family.  I have no clue when I will.  We are thinking about going back at Thanksgiving, but I don't know if it will happen.  I can feel the bitterness and resentment building inside of me.  There are definite pros and cons to being married to a military member.  This is a big con for me. I miss my family.  I miss my friends.

In order to take my mind off missing my family (or in fact this could make it worse), I have started planning a vacation for next summer.  I have wanted my best friend (more like a sister) to visit since I moved, but she has been unable.  I was talking to her the other day and said we just need to do it. We need to say a year from now we will go on vacation together.  So we are.  She has a daughter who is 4 months older than Hannah, so we have decided to go to Disney World next summer.  She is a teacher so summer is the best time for her to go.  We both have been pretty excited talking about where to stay and what the girls can do together.  The only flaw in this plan is again the Navy.  If the husband doesn't get the plane he wants, we could be in Hawaii by this time next year.  That would suck trying to get back to Florida.  Right now I am under the assumption that he will get the plane he wants and we will be in Jacksonville for a few years.  I guess we will find out in a few weeks!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Big Day

Yesterday was a big one for my family.  First, Miss Hannah turned 3. 3!  I can't believe I have a 3 year old.  We celebrated on Saturday with a party with the few people we know here.  She loved it.  Then yesterday she requested pancakes and bacon for dinner. I dyed the pancakes pink since that is her favorite color now. She had a pretty good day.
Decorating sugar cookies while waiting for dinner

Doc McStuffins doctor's bag from Papa
Second, the husband was commissioned into the Navy 2 years ago which meant it was promotion day!  He had a little ceremony with the Skipper, and he is now LTJG Husband.  
Hannah enjoying her new sunglasses on her birthday

Family picture after the ceremony