Sunday, July 31, 2011

Meet "Sponge" and "Bob"

Our new family pet fish. Brady has been really missing max lately so we thought 30 cent fish are just as good as a puppy, at least to a two year old.
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I have become obsessed with fat free greek yogurt, mixed in with aguave, low fat granola, and fresh fruit. Makes for a yummy breakfast..
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Idaho 2011

Here are some pictures of our idaho trip. We stayed for a week, it was nice to see my family. Some of the highlights of last week are...

Drove to boise, made it at 2 am. Connor cried til 4am.

Had family pictures done. Super excited to get those, my kids actually smiled!

We went to a huge water park in Rexburg. Brady had fun in the water!

We ate cupcakes. Yum.

We got to visit the rexburg temple. I wish I could have taken a picture of the temple at night, it's amazing.

Went to ashton to visit my grandma howell. We went to mesa falls to see the waterfalls, very beautiful. On our way out we stopped at the city drug store to drink some malts. Found out we are related to the girl making the drinks. Everytime we visit ashton we find out we find someone new we are related to.

Thursday we went to Max inn to float a 5mile river on tubes. It was fun when the sun was out. Most of the time we were freezing but we all got sun burnt. Joe and I got to meet a moose up close, I almost peed my pants out of fear, those things are mean. Joe jumped off his tube and quickly moved us away from the moose. That was crazy! 4 hours later I was able to defrost my bones in the car. It took me two days to recover from the river, 4 hours of pattling and running in the river took a toll on my body.

A dog that looked just like max kept following us all week. I wanted to take him home. He was a nice verson of max. We miss max.

We drove to joe's sisters house in spokane and stayed there for a night. Brady loves her house, he keeps asking if he can go back.

It was really great to see my family from wisconsin and nevada. I am sad that we had to leave but I am glad to be home.

Joe starts school in a couple months and I'm so exited for him to become an air traffic controller. I can't wait for this next phase in our lives to begin!
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Sunday, July 10, 2011

we did it!

We moved to federal way! This is hopefully a temporary home, when joe starts school in a couple months we should be moving out. The kids did great yesterday. Brady got to ride in the big uhaul with dad, he was so exited! Connor went with me, he was a happy guy as usual.
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Friday, July 8, 2011

Let the moving begin!

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011


I am have been packing and cleaning and I often think to myself "this place is in good shape, I dobt we will have to pay forest city when we move". Tonight that all changed. Our bbq caught on fire and melted the side of our house. I wonder how much this is going to cost us! Last time I grill hotdogs. Grr.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Back to school.

Joe is now an official college student again. He is going to Green River Community College this fall. He is taking four classes at 5 credits each. A 20 credit class load will keep him busy. He is doing the Associates in applied science Air Traffic Control program. You usually would need a four year degree to get hired as an air traffic controller but he will just need to finish this 98 credit program and hopefully get hired soon after. We are thinking the school will only take him a year or a year and a half at the longest. He will also have his associated degree. We have some friends that work at the auburn airport so hopefully we can get some help from them. I feel good about all of the changes happening to our family. We are thankful for everything the navy has given us and we are excited for joe to become a veteran and get the benefits of a vet. The G.I. Bill is going to be really nice, free schooling is awesome. So wish us luck!

What we are doing in July..

I have been waiting for you july. I am totally excited for a bundle of fun things to come this month.

4th of July was super fun. My mom, dad, and sister drove up to see us. We watched a parade and went to a carnival. I was really fun. I thought it was really cool when my dad went on a "scary" ride that I wouldn't even go on. The next day my family helped us pack up our house.

9th of July is the day we move out of our townhouse. Lots of cleaning and moving that day. Hopefully we can find some help or its going to be a long day.

14th of July is Joe's 26th birthday! Joe has to stay in oak harbor on the 14th be because he needs to be on base on the 15th so he can check out of the navy, I feel bad he will be by himself on his birthday, sorry Joe.

15th of July is Joe's last day of being an airman in the united states navy. Yes!

16th of July we are driving to idaho. I'm super excited to visit my family!

30th of July my cousin Audrey gets married! I'm excited to bake and frost cupcakes, visit family, and eat some good BBQ!

Yay for july!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Connor is a sad baby...

Little Addyson, his girlfriend, left today to live in Idaho. I always knew that when your in the navy you make friends and then there comes a time where you have to leave them. I didn't realize how hard it is to become so close to a family and then to watch them leave. Joe and Josh joined the navy at the same time. They went to boot camp together in Chicago. I remember Joe telling me about Josh, he said that "you would approve of me being friends with Josh, he is a good guy" Joe told me that he had a girlfriend that was in high school and they were soon going to be married. Josh married Samantha and moved to Oak Harbor. I met Samantha the day we moved in to our first house over here. I was so jealous of her cute tan little body and blonde hair. We started to become best friends after that day. We went to drive-inn movies almost every week. Samantha found out she was pregnant and I was so excited for her. Josh called me and wanted me to come over just to tell him the test was positive. I was making fun of them, telling them to kiss sleeping goodbye. About two weeks later I found out I was pregnant-total shock to all of us. Maybe it was karma for making fun of Josh, I don't know. That night after I was done crying we went to a drive-inn movie and I was excited to be pregnant at the same time as Samantha. We were pregnancy buddies. Samantha had Addyson Sage 3 weeks early and I was so mad! I just figured that since she had her baby I would get mine. A month later I had Connor. Connor, Brady, and Addyson became best biddies. They have played together most days of this last year. I have watched Addy from minutes after her birth to playing at her first birthday party. It's kinda crazy to think that we all entered the navy at the same time, had our babies a month apart, and now they are done with the navy and in two weeks we will be. I think that we all met for a reason and I am so blessed that we have had the Stuarts in our lives. I hope we keep in touch and see them again. It makes me sad that I won't get to see baby Addy grow up, but I'm glad that her family will get to see them.

I will miss you guys, I already to, I'm bored on my computer and I can't text you and ask if you want to go on a walk.
I hope you have a safe drive to Idaho,
I hope to see you soon!
Bye Stuart family!

Here are some random pictures of the past year: