Chris's Change of Command

Chris's Change of Command

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Deployment on the Horizon

So maybe why I have been away from the blog lately is because life right now is hard.  It's hard when I don't see Chris for more than 15 hours a week and his head is swimming with tasks that involve the deployment on the MEU.  He has been working 15+ hour days and most weekends.  He works so hard at his job for us, for his Marines, for his country.  We miss him so very much but my heart could burst from how proud I am of him. 
Chris was able to take Luke and Hayley down to his ship to help him load his gear and to see the room where he will be living for the next 10 + months.  They were thrilled.  He is on ship training and will be back for a bit before he heads out again and finally heads to sea for the LONG deployment.  I love him so very much.  God has blessed us in ways that only God can.  He will hold us and keep us strong while we are apart just as He always has.  God is so faithful.  Join me in praying for the 13th MEU and the Marines and Sailors that will be deployed with Chris. 

Coat of Many Colors!!!!!

Kelly and I took the kids and Grandma Sharon (Kelly's mom), to see Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  I think the boys were really excited!!!  Can you tell from their faces?    The show was amazing and I loved the amphitheatre where we saw the show.  We will definitely be going back. 


First Visitors of the Summer!!!!

The last day of school, we made our summer 2013 bucket list.  We were so excited to be able to start checking off the items when our Aunt, Uncle, and cousins came in town!!! We went to the zoo, beach, Oceanside Pier, and of course Legoland.  We miss them so much already, but can't wait to spend time with them this December.


Military Apppreciation Night @ Chick Fil A

We LOVE Chick fil a!!  Love the food and really everything about them.  Several weeks ago they hosted a Military Night and had a live band, bouncy house, and best of all FREE dinner for all military families in the area.  We had an absolute blast!!!


From My Phone

So it seems more and more pictures are taken with my phone these days. I always have it with me and it is easier to pull out and snap a few shots with the phone than my big camera. Anyway, scrolling through I found so many shots that I want documented in our book that are of our everyday life.
So here we go.
Good old fashioned water fight.  Hannah was relentless.  And it was kinda cool outside.  And the water was FREEZING.  Therefore, I chose to hide behind the camera and laugh!
Snack Picnic with the neighborhood gals.  One gal in particular had just gotten up from nap and was needing some space.  They all gladly gave it to her.
My Hayley girl with her Marion's tower after our history lesson about the Revolutionary War
My boy with his tower
Morning tickle fight
Sisters watching a movie on family movie night.  Love this shot.
Olivia Newton John aka Hannah
Family favorite game...Disney Headbands.  Now if Hannah could only grasp the rules that you don't tell who is on the other person's headband. 
Hayley had an awesome week at school in this picture so Chris and I rewarded her great job with a 6 week early birthday present.  She got her ears pierced!!!!  Here she is before...
And after.  We had such an awesome girls' day.  Shopping, giggling, and eating of course.
Two kids in braces OH MY!  And this is only Phase 1!!!!  We get to have more braces with they are a little older. 
Recess in the backyard.  Who gave a sword to the 3 year old???  She knows how to use it.  Ouch.
Sweet girl's morning checklist.
Found this when I went to put something away in her room.
Popsicle kind of afternoon

So there you have it.  A taste of our everyday.