two people, one dog, and one baby figuring out life in Hawaii

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

He is HOME!

Kenny arrived around 930pm on Sunday evening! We did have to wait a little bit (they had to stop in Spokane to get more gas). Though we didn't get to have dinner at our favorite Mexican restaurant which was the original plan, we did get to have a late dinner TOGETHER!

The next day we got to go get pumpkins! (I have been itching to get a pumpkin, especially a wee pumpkin, but knew that I needed to wait for Kenny.)

This is MY pumpkin...
And here Kenny is with HIS pumpkin (with the hat on), our wee pumpkin, and my pumpkin...
It was a gorgeous day at Dugualla Bay Farms, and we could even see Mount Baker clearly that day! The little white place near the telephone pole is Mount Baker's tip. (And Meg, I am wearing the old school 17th street shirt!) It is certainly nice to have him home especially since now I don't have the stress of keeping his tomato plants alive! Thanks to mom who let me in on the secret of Miracle Grow. So here is Kenny with this year's crop. Maybe next year our cucumbers and peppers will actually grow!We are savoring these days of no work and all fun before that thing called work gets in the way! We are off to the commissary to get some food since the Chef is back in the kitchen - THANK GOODNESS! No more cereal dinners for me!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Kenny comes home TOMORROW!

Sometime tomorrow evening I will get to pick up Kenny at the tiny air terminal here in Oak Harbor! The house is clean, the sheets are clean, I EVEN cleaned the cars. This is a big deal as I grew up in a household where my father LOVED cleaning the cars and LOVED teaching us how to do it the "right" way, so I have always steered clear of doing this chore. But alas, the birds had attacked both of our cars, so I washed them - in the chilly autumn day. I think I should get major brownie points for that!

Hopefully I can keep myself busy in the next 24 hours, but look back for pictures of our fall adventures as we are getting pumpkins asap!

and just in case you need something else to look at go look at my precious niece at! she is a total keeper!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Welcome to the Blog!

Since Kenny and I are so far away from many that we love, we thought we would start this so our friends and family could see what is going on in our lives! With this 3 hour time difference, you never know if you will catch us!
Kenny is on the cycle of deploying for a couple months and then home for a couple months with the VQ-1 squadron here. I am spending my days substitute teaching and volunteering with our church youth in Anacortes. Though we live in a tiny town, we do have a Wal-Mart and an Applebee's. Big deal, we know! We have a little more than a year left in Oak Harbor, WA before heading to our next duty station. Where that will be will - only the Navy will know! In the meantime, we are loving living in the Pacific Northwest despite me telling Kenny this was the last place he was allowed to take me. Woops.... Luckily, the breathtaking mountains and croc wearing has grown on me immensely, and I definitely now thank Kenny for bringing us here. Hope you enjoy my ramblings and pictures of our adventures!This is Kenny and I in Butchart Gardens this summer on our weekend getaway to Victoria, BC!