Thursday, August 25, 2011

Move Update

We are in Washington DC! We arrived on the 15th, and are currently living in a hotel. In about nine more days though we will be in our new home. I usually love a good hotel stay, but after about ten days with the four kids and four cats I am ready to move on. In other news, we experienced our first earthquake this week. That was pretty crazy, but we all made out just fine. We were evacuated to a large field on base for a few hours, and my kids had a great time playing with the other children there. They are such troopers. We are also under a hurricane watch now, and are doing our best to prepare for possibly losing power for several days in the hotel. We don't anticipate we will have to evacuate at this point though. The housekeeper came by today and dropped off a flashlight for us. Oh boy....I have a feeling life is about to get even crazier. Assuming I still have computer access I will be sharing some pictures soon. Matt has not started work yet so we have been spending our time exploring the city. I have to say that it is pretty awesome.

Saturday, August 6, 2011



Matt has finished his meteorology school this week. He graduated first in his class, with a 100% average. It was pretty awesome! Not that I expected any less from him.

Now we are off to our next great adventure...

Goodbye Beautiful Mississippi

We'll miss you! The moving truck comes Monday.

These last seven months have just flown right by. We arrived with a five year old, four year old, two year old, and a little baby who wasn't even crawling yet. We are leaving with a six year old, a five year old, a three year old, and a one year old who is toddling all over the place. Beth has grown tall, has gone from reading a few words to reading chapter books, and has made so many friends here. Matt has learned to ride his bike without training wheels, can operate the Wii, and brought home is first "game ball" one happy night. Beth and Matt have both learned to swim, and enjoyed their first season of t-ball as well. As for our little redhead Carrie....she is not so little anymore. She's long since potty trained, pedals her little princess bike around the neighborhood, and happily walks into her preschool sunday school class each week. Finally, we have Katy. The little love of my life. :) She is so sweet and so so big now. She has two teeth, eats everything the rest of us do, and spends her entire day making sure she is left out of nothing. It's funny how so much can change in such a short time. Especially when it comes to motherhood!