Friday, June 18, 2010

Month Long Vacay!

We started our month long vacation with a trip back to my home in Indiana. This is our 3rd summer doing so--all without Garrett, due to work ups and deployments! The kids had a fantastic time seeing their Grammy and Papa and all of our other family. They literally LIVED outside! I had forgotten how nice it is during the summer in Indiana. We were all together there for a little over a week, and then I left the kiddos and met Garrett in Hawaii! The trip began with a rough flight and sickness in both kids, but overall I think this month-long vacation was the best yet!

Pretty little lady!
Jackson with his daily hose playing!

There is nothing better than a nap in the hammock!

Horsies!! Directly across the street...could this be any better for Jack?!

PB & J outside--our little country boy!
Riding in Papa's new toy and learning croquet!
Between this pool and my Grandma's, Jack was basically a prune for 2 1/2 weeks!

So MUCH fun in Indiana...and we're just beginning! Hawaii and Ohio are next!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Navy Babies

The sad reality of having a parent in the military is that they are frequently gone. Below are pics of the kids sitting on Daddy's packed bag!

Jackson (6months in VA) on Garrett's packed bag for our first deployment!
Grace (8 months in CA) on Garrett's packed bag for work-ups for our 3rd deployment!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Deals and Steals!

One of the best things about living on base is the amazing moving sales! People moving is a weekly occurrence around here so you can usually find great deals! Such was the case for us last weekend! I was on a walk with my friend, Laura, and we were just discussing my need for a train table...not even 30 minutes later, we stumbled upon an awesome moving sale!

I got this train table and a bag full of Thomas trains, tracks, and all sorts of accessories for $15! We also bought a surf board, weight bench with weights, stair master, and ab/pull-up machine...all for $35!

The next week, I spotted more moving trucks and drove past to find these toys out by the curb--base code for "come get these for free--we don't want to move them!"

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

San Diego

We spent Memorial Day Weekend in San Diego this year. Garrett had to go down late in the week for some work on the Reagan, so we tagged along with him. We stayed with our good friends Justin and Deb Searle--one of Garrett's friends from the Academy. We had an awesome time with them and even got to visit the zoo! Jack was in heaven!

our first sight as we entered the zoo!

Gracie girl all ready for a long day!

I seriously don't know who enjoyed the zoo more, Garrett or Jack--they both had a GREAT time!

the picture is blurry, but of course--they had Jack's favorite animal!
Lizard Boy!

The zoo did a number on these 2! We must have walked 10 miles that day and Jack probably walked 3/4 of that!