Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Already!!

So its been a few months. I can not believe that Christmas is this week! I still have quite a bit to get done... I never have been one to do things early ;) Well I'll start from a few months ago, because I have quite a bit of catching up to do. In early October I went back to Ohio for about a week. My grandma is not doing so well and I wanted to make sure me and Hailey got a chance to see her since we knew we'd be very busy the next few months. It was nice to go home, but always sad leaving.
Since Thanksgiving was coming up I had an idea to surprise Mikes parents and show up Thanksgiving day! I had been home a few times, but Mike hadnt been home in well over a year and hasnt seen a lot of his family either. We packed up and made the 10 hour trip, we actually could have been to his parents the night before Thanksgiving but decided to stay in hotel just an hour away. The next morning we were really excited, we called his parents and they were actually trying to set up the web cam so they could skype us haha! We walked in the house like we belonged there and you could have heard a pin drop... silence! No one knew what to expect and Mikes grandma called him a choice word then gave us all big hugs!
Since we were home we met up with my sister, brother in law, and nephew to do our Christmas. I even got to give Hunter his first Christmas gift ever! I thought that was pretty exciting :) It was nice to see family once again, the older I get and have a family of my own, I realize more and more everyday just how important and valuable my family is! Until next time..

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Hailey is 2!

Welcome back! The past few weeks have been great! We had visits from friends and family and it has been wonderful to see people from home. Hailey's birthday was August 10th and she turned the big 2:) In case anyone was wondering.. the terrible twos actually started about 6 months or so ago! The following weekend we had family and friends in town to help us celebrate. We held her birthday at a park and it she had so much fun.. and got waaay too many gifts, but she appreciated them all! Although the party was fun, the best part was having family here with us. I love seeing family but it makes me miss home so much more. The past few weeks we were realizing that summer was coming to an end and that we'd better make the most of it. We have been going to the beach a couple of times a week ( i know, I live a hard life!) We have also been going to the park and playing with her 4 wheeler she got for her birthday. I have said this at every stage Hailey has gone through, but this is the best so far! She is so much fun and makes us laugh constantly! Some of the things she does and says are so witty, I wonder where she gets it from??? Hailey also started gymnastics, which she is so good at! I was very impressed that such a little girl could be so strong. She walks across the beam like she has done it a million times and she can swing on the bars just like a little monkey. Last week we were even lucky enough for my mom and step dad to visit for the long weekend. It was a last minute surprise. We got to stay in Solomons Island with them and just had a little vacation for the weekend. It was much needed! We did the whole "vacation" thing, went swimming, ate way too much food.. the usual:) Everything is pretty boring around here otherwise.. I take that back.. a moment with Hailey is never boring!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Catching up

So I've decided to start a blog. I thought that this would be a good idea considering we don't get to see our friends and family often and this is a way for those of you who want to can stay in touch with our everyday lives. I'll start from last summer. In May of 2008 Mike was medically discharged from the Marines after 11 years. We then moved from North Carolina back home to Ohio. It really wasn't a "move" more or less a 3 month vacation visiting with family. I have to say that was and probably always will be one of my favorite summers ever! No work, all play! It was great for the grandparents to spend so much time with Hailey! Mike was offered a job in Maryland so we packed up and headed east again. The location was perfect for him because he was already working part time here at an airport. (you'll hear more about this later) Mike started his job in mid August and has been enjoying it for the most part. Since we've been here we have made some good friends from his work and from the airport. We have visited DC a couple of times which was neat for Mike because he had never been there before. We really like to visit Baltimore, love the harbor and its different from other cities I've been to. Its very clean and things are always going on.
In the spring Mike did an airshow at Cherry Point North Carolina. It was fun for us to go back to where we had lived and see some of our best friends. I loved loved loved the airshow! I was so proud of him when I saw Art flying the plane and there were people cheering! I know how hard their team is working on this and its so cool to actually see the harrier performing. I was a very proud wife that day! After the airshow Mike went on a short deployment on the USS George Bush... this was the first time the ship had gone out so that was exciting for him as well. While he was there Hailey and I headed to the Outer Banks to vacation with Mikes parents and grandparents. We had a great time!
As for right now we are just enjoying summer and planning Hailey's 2nd birthday! I cant believe my baby is going to be 2 years old!!! What a big girl she is. She is learning her shapes and colors and can even count to 10! Maybe all kids can do this but Im her mom so I like to believe that she is the smartest and the best :) She enjoys singing her abc's and twinkle twinkle little star is her favorite. I have so much I could say about her but I'll leave it to a minimum for now. We will be back shortly!