Monday, April 25, 2011

Oh what a Blessing!

Tim and I decided to take a drive out to Chena Hot Springs on Saturday to enjoy them before we leave Alaska (still don't know where we are going or IF we are going anywhere). We hadn't been out there yet and figured this would be a perfect weekend for the drive since we are test driving a friends truck to see if we want to purchase it.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Vacation Time!

Recently our family took a vacation. It's the first vacation we've taken in over three years and everyone was thrilled about it. When we planned the vacation the hubs was supposed to be deploying with his unit. Then he develops some health problems and gets a non-deployable status. We had already purchased the non-refundable airline tickets so we decided to go ahead and take the vacation as planned.

Thankfully we got a large enough tax refund to be able to afford tickets for the five of us as well as all the extra stuff (car rental, food, hotel....) to have a fab vacation!

We spent some very calming time at his parents house. We were able to see his brother (it's been about 6 years) and meet his new wife and see the kids. We went to a Renaissance fair which was a lot of fun :) and just had a really good time with his family.

We also went to Georgia to see my family. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to see my extended family because Tasha had a little problem that they said was caused by all the traveling so we had to take it easy for a little while. Things are never dull when we're with my family and this was no exception :) My twin nephews have gotten sooo big and it was sooo good to see them again. Breanna and the boys played so well together! I was a little scared going in that they would fight but nope... it's like they were never apart!

THEN... my clan and my sisters clan and my parents went to Florida for the really fun part of the vacation lol. Can you guess where we went? :)

Yep! To DISNEY! We were very fortunate to be able to take advantage of Disney's Armed Forces Salute and are VERY thankful they honor the military with such a fab deal. Six tickets for $138 for four days at any of the Disney World parks with park hopper option. We were planning on doing all four parks but decided that Magic Kingdom needed two days so we opted not to go to Hollywood Studios. Of course when you get a family as large and outspoken as ours together and try to do a big family activity there are bound to be attitudes but I think that overall we all had a really great time together. We were so very BLESSED to be able to spend that time together and I am so very happy that my family could share the time together.

I'm sure there will be many more posts about the great adventure we just had because there are soooo many things to share but this is a nice overview :)

Monday, April 4, 2011

The Waiting Game

Our life has become all about waiting. ::sigh:: I know, I know, I should just be happy that as of this second my husband is not deploying with his unit but I'm just not.

First of all he extended (with my blessing) specifically to deploy with his unit. Then he starts having health problems that land him on the non-deployable list. OK, so what is going to happen to us now?