We left CA on Dec. 29. We went through CA, Arizona (Flagstaff had a ton of snow), New Mexico all in our first day. We slept in Albuquerque that night. Then we went through the rest of New Mexico, Texas and arrived in Arkansas were we slept our second night. We had to cut that day short because Maddy got sick. Our next day we finished Arkansas, Oklahoma and spent our New Years Eve night in Nashville TN. We had a good time seeing Nashville and ate at a nice Sushi resturant with kids for dinner. On New Years day we finished TN and Welcomed ourselves to our new home state of N.C. We arrived at our new home, met out landlords and we just love it here.
Our Home is gorgeous and same with our half acre and yard. Andy loves that he has 3 garages to pick from and mess around with. The kids love their rooms. We love everything. It all worked out great, thanks to me. I planned the trip, saved the money, got us the house and arranged it all. I have to say I did a darn good job.
Andy went back to Hawaii 5 days ago. Everything is unpacked and where it all needs to be. Andy and I both took our drivers's license tests and got our N.C drivers licenses along with N.C license plates for the Van and registration. The saturn will get done once Andy gets here. I felt a huge block of relief lifted off of my shoulders once all of that got done. Andys contract ends for the Navy/Military on July 09. He leaves 30 days before that though. Andy will be shipping the saturn at the end of May, meeting the car in CA and driving all over again by himself from CA to N.C. Its way cheaper that way, so thats the way we are doing it. Andy should be home for good around the middle of June. Just before our 4 year anniversary.
My mom, sister and grandma and pops will be arriving here on my birthday (I will be 23). May 3rd. So I will have family to spend that with. Easter the kids and I will be alone. Since I can't buy the kids easter baskets at the store (they will want them right then and there) I am going to have to order them online. :)
I joined another mommies group out here in our county, just like honolulumommies.com.
I don't think I will be going to any activites or meetings until summer or late spring. I know my way around town to get to where I need to go, all of the important places, so thats not it. The doctors on the insurance that we have are pretty far. The nearest doctor for me is 30 miles and for the kids its 39 miles. The insurance told me if the kids get sick I can just take them to the ER. The hospital is 10 miles away, so thats alot better. Madison's next check-up isn't until March for 18months which is good. So by the time Andy gets here and we are on our new insurance for the Navy Reserves madison will have her 18 month check-up. March to June is 3 months, but she will be fine. I dont think she even needs anymore shots until her 2 year check up because she just had her last shots at 15 months and they either do those shots then or at 18 months. Chase will be about 6 months late on his 3 year shots. They just checked his blood at his 3 year check up in late december and he was fine. Even when your child gets the common cold or flu, the doctor can't give any meds for it anyways, because its a virus. If the kids are sick for more than 2 weeks, running a high fever or just down right sick sick, I will take them to the ER. But that is why no playdates until summer until we are on our new insurance, because the kids have a higher chance of catching viruses when they are around other children. Madison and Chase have great company in each other anyways. They get along great.
I miss Andy terribly, but he will be home soon. We have done 2 other deployments before. Chase has been helping me out alot. Watching Maddy while I take a shower, helping take out the garbage pails and recycling on the days that stuff has to go out, helping me clean and wash dishes. He is such s good big boy.
I will put up pictures soon i promise. I have been super busy, and haven't had time to make sure every room is sparkling to take the pictures. Give me awhile.
We have been in this house 3 weeks now, and we all love it. It is so peaceful. You never hear traffic or cars, loudness. It is so quiet. We live very close to the river/lake. They allow boats and fishing. About a half of a mile if walking. It's beautiful. We are surrounded my woods...deep in the woods people go hunting. I have never been around that before but thats how it is out here.
It is has been very cold the last few days. Our lowest was 7 degrees. They say its going to snow tonight and tomorrow so today I made my last trip out for about another week or so. I hope it snows and if it does I will post some pictures of the snow.
We love and miss you all. Happy new year!!!