halloween 2

Friday, October 29, 2010


Dan had to fill up his dream sheet for the Air Force this week. This time next year, we should be moving. . . or have already moved. So here is a heads up on what we put on there. Bear in mind that Dan doesnt have great choices, so we really had to research and pick through some real clunkers. (Death Valley, California, Fairbanks, Alaska, Fort Polk, Lousiana, just to name a few less than desirables!) Anywho, below is the list of places we included. Most are overseas, but that honestly is about half of the places we have to pick from. (Hawaii and Alaska are considered overseas) Having said that, we trust God will place us where He wants us and it will be a bigger blessing than we could have imagined. Right now its just a waiting a game and trying to be patient. Its incredibly hard knowing you should be moving in a year, but not know where. One thing is for sure, if the Air Force takes our wants into consideration, we wont be sweating through the holidays anymore!!!! WOO HOO! (Its literally been 90 degrees this week!)

Dream Sheet:

1. Fort Drum, NY closest to Watertown, NY, not far from Syracuse, also right off the Great Lakes

2. McChord AFB/Ft Lewis Tacoma, WA, just 45 min south of Seattle

3. Ft Knox, KY not overly excited about this, but it could be worse

4. Ft Stewart, GA DO NOT want to go here, its hot! all year! outside Savannah, GA about 40 min

5. Ft Carson, CO, Colorado Springs

6. Elmendorf AFB/Ft Richardson Anchorage, AK - we hear great things about this one, the other AK location is closer to the arctic circle than it is to civilization.

7. Baumholder, Germany- west of Frankfurt, close to French border.

8. Grafenwoar, Germany- eastern Germany, close to Nurnberg. the town it is attached to is Vilseck

9. Aviano AB, Italy- northeast of Venice.

10. Vicenza, Italy, just south of aviano, right outside Venice. I hear great things about this place, it is ranked #1 desired military post.

I think there might have been one or two more place in Germany Dan put down. (he has 7 or 8 to choose from just in Germany) We dont really know that we can go to Germany, they are still picky about whom they take as far as medical clearance. We'll see, but it is our number choice. I know all these sound far away, but most are once in a lifetime opportunities. We can do 4 years in Anchorage, upstate NY or cruising the canals in Venice. As I said, we (mostly ME) did lots of research on all our choices and scouted housing, schools, activities in the area, and churches. Who would have thought there are about 15 southern baptist english speaking churches in Germany??? I was just hoping for 1!

So save up those frequent flyer miles, and we'll let you know as soon as we know!

Super Man
Wonder Woman
Last night was the fall festival at church. I dont know if you know,but we have two members of the "Justice League" at our house. Grace told everyone she was Wonder Women and she "Saves the Day"
Halle and Claire went also. Claire worked with the youth group on a food fundraiser. There wasnt a whole lot there for Halle to do, it really is targeted for little ones. Bouncy houses, Cake Walk, etc. She did win some moon sand though playing Bingo.
I'll post more of all the kids in their costumes Monday.

Girliest Girl of ALL Girls

This is how Grace now sits in her booster seat at the table. With her legs crossed and a big gap between her and her food. If you push her in before she has a chance to cross them, she will push herself out and cross them. When I asked her about this new obsession, she said, "Thats what grrr's do, they cross their wegs. and i'm a grrr!"
translation: thats what girls do, they cross their legs. and i'm a girl.
p.s. she creates quite a mess on the floor, most of her food lands in the gap between her and the table.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

School has started again. Claire is in the thick of middle school, she started 7th grade last week.
(she's getting so old her eyes have gone bad!!)
Halle is in her last year of elementary school!
And little Jack started Pre-Kindergarten. His school day is only 3 hours, BUT he gets to ride the bus with Halle and eat breakfast in the cafeteria! He comes home everyday and tells me what he had, most days he eats the "chocolate chicken cereal", aka Cocoa Puffs.

He came home a few days ago and said he had a girlfriend. He couldnt remember her name though. So the next day, as soon as he got off the bus he said "her name is Stephanie!"
Today, she brought him Spiderman fruit snacks. It must be serious!

Jacks first day.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Here is the last time Grace ever got to use her "Boo". (aka a pacifier)

We bribed her to get rid of it, we let her "trade it in" for a new toy. I didnt think it would work, but she totally did it and has only asked for it back a couple times.
The picture above is what she picked out. Its a Barbie purse with Barbie I-phone, camera, credit card and camera! She LOVES it and really who wouldnt?

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Just a normal afternoon at our house. . . . .

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Long Couple of Weeks

Here is Grace in her little sling. She really doesnt wear it much, and doesnt complain much about her shoulder. When I finally got home the both Jack and Grace told me that Jack didnt push her off the bed, she fell of the bed on her own. And that is the story they have stuck to since I've been home. Who knows with these two little monsters? Maybe I'll post pics later of the "foreign object" surgically removed from my abdomen. . . I didnt get any of Chris's broken leg. What a crazy couple of weeks!?