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Wednesday, July 27, 2011


Tomorrow, finally, we will have all our "stuff"!  I cannot explain how wonderful it will be to have plates and silverware.  :)

Here's a little thing though:  We have "stuff" in our house here in LA that we needed.  We have exactly what we need (except for laundry machines) but we have clothes, food and shelter.  Isn't that what anyone truly needs on this earth?  We have found a place to worship and we meet with the elders on Sunday.  We are thrilled about that so our earthly life is covered and our spiritual life has found a home as well.  Emma loves it and we are excited to begin working there!

I just erased a little message that was in this spot and I'm glad I did.  I was about to defend my parenting decisions but you know what?  I don't have to defend what I do or don't do for my child.  She is healthy and active and beautiful.  End of rant.

We went to Byron's office yesterday.  Emma was flirted with by some of the medical staff and I told her we'd have to find her a good Navy man.  She just smiled but played shy.  Shy is fine with me until she's 35.  Seriously.

Friday, July 22, 2011 far

Well, we've been here officially about a month!  It's been hot but you know what, I'm pretty used to it.  I never thought I would say that but the heat doesn't really bother me anymore.  I don't stay out in it for hours or anything but at least I have a tan and that hasn't happened in several years!

We have a daily occurrence of jets flying over and afternoon rainshowers.  I love the smell of the rain.

We have a really nice neighbor who brought me some red potatoes yesterday and she and I got to chat some yesterday.  It was nice to talk to an adult!!! Once school gets started, the base will have more programs and things going on for us to do.  We've been to NOLA a few times, the aquarium, the zoo and shopping in Metarie.  Metarie has a wonderful mall and I told Byron if he ever wants to do something really nice for me, he just needs to give me some money and send me to Metarie for the day!

If you read my facebook, you've already seen this pictures but I thought I'd add some just for fun.  :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thoughts on moving and LA

Every time I type "LA", I think someone will mistake it for Los Angeles and think we've moved to crazyland.  Anywho, I've been putting off writing anything until I could come up with something other than "we moved and have very little of our belongings thanks to the military movers". 

So here's what I've got:  We moved and I wish we had just moved ALL our stuff ourselves. By this point, I would probably feel a little more settled.  At least we brought some things to make it feel homey.  Don't get me wrong, this house is home but having our stuff would make it even better.  :)  At least Byron gets to come home at lunch and anytime from 4-5.

Speaking of Byron, he's doing well.  They aren't letting him do much at work!  They said they would work him up to see 20 patients a day.   HA! Little do they know he was seeing 40 a day at the clinic and 50 a day (sometimes) at the ER!  He has an office he will share with another PA, who is a civilian.  Here's a little sidebar:  This clinic is in need of Doctors and PAs as they are understaffed.  If anyone feels like they need a change or frizzy hair, come on down!

Our families are adjusting to the move.  They were really sad and still may be but at least they aren't crying every time I talk to them :)  Emma is adjusting, has adjusted.  She always says she wants to go to the new house and rarely asks about the other house.  I've been keeping her busy.  We've gone shopping to all the stores and as a family, we've gone swimming and gone to the Aquarium.  We bought a pass that covers the Zoo and Aquarium but it's too hot for the zoo right now.  Emma can open the doors here so we've bought door knob covers and alarms for the doors.  We also bought a gate for the top of the stairs and she is trying her best to shake the thing off the wall.  It's pretty funny.  She's also learned to throw major fits at the grocery store so that's fun.

Things I miss about Paris:  Close proximity and decent drivers.  Everything is pretty spread out, not like Paris or even Jackson.  Most of the stores and restaurants are spread out pretty far.  The Outback here wasn't very good and that made me sad.  There are so many Subways, Popeyes chickens and drive thru Daiquiri places that we never drive too far before we see another one.  There are also a lot of stop lights so there are lots of stop and gos and people cutting you off.  I do not enjoy driving in this area.  

I do love having a NEX (Navy Exchange) and Commissary (grocery store).  They are both tax free and accept coupons!  The funny thing to me is the Commissary is only open from 10-6 and the NEX not much later than that.  There are some things that neither have that I have to venture into town for :).  

Hopefully within a few days, a moving company will have an open date to be able to move the rest of our stuff here.  I also hope someone will buy our house...I hope it gets shown or something!  We'd like to not have to pay that mortgage for much longer.  :)