Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's that time of year !

Snowed most the way down the mountains last night ! Can't wait for it to snow ground level.
I so want a white Christmas this year since it could be our last in Alaska.
I'd also like to hear that Scott heard from the detailer and we have orders ! This waiting drives me batty. I hate the unknown.
We are having a big thanksgiving. 3 other couples coming to our place. 2 turkey's and a ham and all the fixins plus more ! lol After we have dinner here Scott and I have been invited to join another family later in the day. So excited ! Makes it easier being away from home with you have lots of friends to share the holiday's with. I've finished all the Christmas shopping except for stocking stuffers and 2 family members. I've even gotten all Scott's things that man is SPOILED ROTTEN I tell ya.
We just celebrated out 19 year wedding anniversary. And I can tell you I'd do it all over again.
We also celebrated his 21st year in the CG ! So we have been together 21 years but married 19. How awesome is that ! I sure hope our marriage is a testament to others.
Lots of divorces going on in the CG. It's like every time I turn around a couple is splitting up.
I have completed all of my 2010 resolutions ! That's the first time ever!
So glad to have Aunts and uncles from my dad's side in my life after so many missed years.
My Aunt Lori and Uncle Bobby are just the best. I missed a lot !
Well I'm rambling on ! I'll TRY to remember to take pics and post them of thanksgiving !
GO STEELERS!
Lisa

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Catching Up



HOWDY ! Been a few months. Scott had knee surgery on his Right knee back in June. Healing part of it didn't go as well as the last knee but they did do a little more to this one. He just went back to full sea duty last Tuesday! YIPPY!! I'm happy he's back at sea and he's happy he can finally do some work. We did enjoy our time together though. Took a short trip over to Juneau to stock up on bulk items I got to be the driver. FUN FUN going 55 MPH all the time. I'm so not used to that!
Still waiting to hear where we will be moving 2011. I have my heart set on Kodiak but I need to get over that. This could be the one time in his career where it doesn't work out for us. Sometimes advancing doesn't have it's advantages lol.

I have been busy doing a lot of knitting. SO MANY BABIES !
I'm going to study (self study) drawing what I see and taking my hand at painting. I have so much of my momma in me when it comes to art.
Have made lots of new friends with all the new families moving here this summer. I must say I'm truly blessed with a great bunch of friends.
Emma had some allergy testing done ($$) and she is allergic to
EVERYTHING! we started giving her allergy shots every 3 days for a month them every 4 days and now we are on every 7 until we get to once a month.It seems to be helping. She has a break out a few days after the shot then it clears up. Her eating has gotten better and she plays with Rowdy much more.
ROWDY oh BOY lol. He's the same ole spoiled rotten stinker.
FALL IS HERE and I think I'm ready for it. I have a feeling though we are going to have a crazy snowy winter. We will see.

OH before Scott went back to work Doc ORDERED him(she wanted to see how his knee would react) to get in a boat and go fishing! we are set for winter woo hoo here are a few pics.



For some reason I don't have the Halibut and Cod pics but he got some of that too !
TA TA I'll try to update more lol

Thursday, June 17, 2010

So Proud of my Mooneyman !

We got word a week ago that Scott will be making CWO2. For those who don't know what the heck that is lol. He's promoting to Warrant Officer on June 1 2011. Not only that but he is NUMBER 1 on the advancement list. This is a huge step in his career. The sad part of it is we no longer get to give our choices of where he would like to go. They pretty much call him and say your going to *******. Oh well we can do it !
Only 9 more years of moving around. That's about 2 to 3 more jobs. Then retirement and buying our very first home. So much to look forward to.
I'm just so proud of him. Always have been. I make sure I tell him that at least once a week lol.

Making a 3 day trip to Juneau next month. More so to stock up on things from Costco ( like a sams club) but I"d like to try to make time to go to the glacier while we are there.

Not much else going on. Saying goodbye to lots of great people who reached their time to transfer out. One family I'll miss greatly but I have hopes that we will be sent back to Kodiak Alaska when we move next year to meet up with them again.

HAVE A GREAT MONTH YALL !

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Home again home again giga de gig






HAWAII was unbelievable ! I can't wait to go back! Although it was hot (80's) and a bit humid and bad on my hair lol I loved it ! I've never seen such blue waters. I am totally taken but the trees there. So many of them and they are all so beautiful! The Turtle Bay Resort was fantastic and the staff was simply wonderful. We pretty much stayed on the North Shore not venturing out to Honolulu or Waikiki. We had everything we needed or could want at the North Shore.
The fruit was amazing ! After being in Alaska for 8 years you forget what good fruit taste like.
Oh and Dole Plantation is a must for anyone who visit Hawaii. We both loved the pineapple ice cream. They really should market that stuff lol. And who knew there are like 7 or 8 different kinds of pineapple !
I got a slight tan on my chest and arms and Scott ended up with sun poisoning on his legs. Bet he uses sun screen next time when I say to lol.

So now we are back to the grind of things in Alaska and Scott back to sea. i sure am missing the sun!
Here are a few pictures.


Scott & I at the water fall Scott @ Pool Scott @ Turtle Beach



Our Room View Fun in the Sun

AND THE GREATEST VIDEO lol I saw this coming so I started recording. As the waves came in there was an air pocket in the center of the rock that blew..... WATCH


video

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Oh the STRESS ! 2 days to Hawaii !

Well if Scott ever makes it home we just MIGHT make it to Hawaii .
That's all I'm saying. *bites tongue*

L




Thursday, April 22, 2010

ALOHA !!!

15 Days to Hawaii ! I can't believe it's so close ! I'll try to post pics on Face Book and here while we are there. I will be taking LOTS of pictures !
Lets see since I last posted Scott has scheduled knee surgery on his other knee. He had surgery in his left one about 3 years ago now it's time for the right. Just a manicus tear. I don;t even think I spelled that right. Anywho the doc wanted to do it the week before we left for Hawaii said he'd be fine on the trip. YEA UM NO are you smokin' weed ! ? He would be so limited on the trails and hikes we want to do. So we decided on the end of June.

I have nothing going on. hahah OH WAIT my BFF in GA is pregnant with her first baby! I'm so super excited for her and josh they are going to make the best parents ever! And I will be an honorary Auntie !!!! YEAH ! I love to SPOIL ! just ask Amelia lol
She will tell you her rich Aunt lives in Alaska lol. Oh my I alsmost typed Hawaii! Could that be a sign?

Oh and more good news. Thanks to a special angel (my Dad) we are out of debt ! well except for my car but YEAH HOO RA!

Mom and Mick are redoing their kitchen can't wait to see the pics. Glad she chose a shade of green to. I love greens. Well pray for safe travels to and from Hawaii and pray I don't get sick ! I'm notorious for that. A little bird told me they serve Matias (did I spell that right) on the way there ! woo hooo

MUCH LOVE TO ALL

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

LOL I Amaze myself lol

So I was talking with a girl friend about events that have been going on in my life and I said to her "In the midst of so much sadness there is always much joy." How profound does that sound ! ? lol
So I got to explaining myself to another girl friend and thought I just needed to share with everyone examples of what I mean. So here goes.

At my Dad's sudden passing although we didn't really know who he was as a person and it hurt very much it brought the joy of my sister and I back in contact with that side of our family. And I learned not to let things go unsaid.

With Pop Pop's passing I got to speak to him just days before he went and was able to tell him I love him. And with his passing the
joy of knowing that although he's not with us he's gone to be with the Lord and those family members who passed before him.

Then there is this great unselfish couple who with great sadness carried their baby to term knowing he'd not live, but yet
gave great joy to 3 families with organ donation and they got to set a great example as Christians.

So there you have it.
"In the midst of so much sadness there is always much joy." Feel free to "quote" me on that.

I just made myself weepy..

LOVE YOU ALL

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Going to Hawaii , Going to Hawaii !!

It's official !! Everything is booked ! We leave on May 7th to Honolulu Hawaii. We are staying out on the North Shore in Oahu at the Turtle Bay Resort http://www.turtlebayresort.com/ . Be sure to check that link out.
We have NEVER had a vacation like this. It's kind of an early 20 year anniversary get away lol although we are only on year 19 of marriage hahahaha.... OH but wait we have been together 20! I was shocked Scott even agreed to take me, he didn't even hesitate with his answer.

Any of you have any ideas to offer on things to or places to see let us know. I have a list of things already. It's a lot for only 6 days ! Now to work on my bikini body hahahaha YEA RIGHT NOT !

Scott is currently away for a few months. Yes I'm tired of having endless conversations with the dogs. They never seen to answer me back. Eating alone most nights isn't much fun either. Good thing I have some good friends who invite me out or have me over at least once a week.

It's the time of year where friends start moving away. The thought of losing some is very sad. It's got to be the hardest part of being apart of military life. But one good thing once you find true friends they stick with you forever. There are a few here like that and that I've had to say bye to in the past. You gotta love the military life and hate it all at the same time.


Well ta ta 4 now !



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

HAPPY NEW YEAR !









Happy 2010 everyone. Hope your all blessed all year long. 2009 was a very calm year for Scott and I and we are hoping 2010 will be the same. We have little plans for the year.
Scott will be submitting a package to make Warrant Officer
should know in about a year if he makes it.
We are planning a early 20 yr. anniversary get away to HAWAII! Girlfriends that live there don't be angry if we don't contact you this is a vacation for the 2 of us. We've never had a real vacation just the 2 of us.
Lynn, Greg and Amelia are planning on coming to Alaska for a visit in July I'm so Excited ! Hopefully Mom and Mick mahe it up here too and Momma and Daddy.
I'd also love to make a trip back to the East coast to see family.
Other than those 4 items nothing very
BIG going on for us in 2010 so far.....

I want to thank all of our family and friends for being lights of encourageme
nt, hope and faith for us the past year and to thank you for always keeping us in your prayers.
Here are a few pictures of the past year.