Wednesday, August 15, 2012

End of Summer update

           Wow! So much has happened this summer. Where to start, Memorial Day weekend was spent at the cabin with the Smith family. Ate, drank, jacuzzi, and ATV. It was a beautiful weekend we visited and barbecued with the homeyer's and the Roe's. Of course Tami and Jeff did the cooking again.
          Last update, I told everyone Chris was going to A school. Well, Chris graduated July 2 from Maritime Enforcement A school with the Coast Guard. Steve and I went to Charleston, SC with Aunt Sharon to see Chris Graduate. We were able to pin Chris' lapel at the graduation ceremony. Chris received the Top Gun Award in his class. He also took second in his class in academic achievement, but Chris said if your not first, your last..... He is still first in mom's book. We were in SC for 5 days with Chris and went at the hottest time of the year. Yuk!!  Chris then went back to Guam for 10 days to orchestrate their move to Jacksonville, FL. his new unit.
          Chris and Karla were home from July 15 - August 8,   They have two dogs who traveled from Guam. The dogs did really good. Sarge stayed at our house with Mitzi and Ele stayed with Karla's parents.  It was good to have all the kids together. Casey took the summer off from school to spend time with family. First weekend home, barbecue at our house with friends and family, everyone together had a good time. We then learned how to shoot guns with proper instruction and coaching by Chris. Casey was awesome with her gun. Second weekend, Chris and Karla went to Monterrey to visit Aunt Elaine. They attended the garlic festival and the Moto GP races at Laguna SECA.   Final weekend, Chris' friend Joe came up from San Diego, Joe was stationed with Chris in Guam.  The boys did the town and Karla visited with her family. Joe wanted to jump off the Stratosphere tower building while he was here, so with no other takers I jumped off with him (Yea that's right, 885 ft ). The whole family was there to support us. Harley said she saw Nana fly. Raelyn had her baby flying in the car like her Nana.
        Harley just had her 4th birthday party on Aug. 13th.  Jessie from Toy Story (her idol) attended her party. Today Aug. 15th is her birthday, can't believe she is four already. Sept. 4th she will start preschool. Raelyn will be two next month, she has become a Nana's girl too. Raelyn is our dare devil, she is not afraid of anything which makes us afraid!!!
       Chris and Karla traveled from Las Vegas to Jacksonville, Florida in 5 days by car and with their two dogs. They had a safe journey, beside the windshield being cracked by a rock. They were limited on site seeing with having the dogs. Chris and Karla did find a house to rent in Jacksonville. It will be empty for 3 more weeks until their stuff arrives from Guam.
until next time