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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 …

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 t…

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 …