Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Today our family celebrated our first Thanksgiving away from Fresno. The day started out kind of rough for me. Upon realizing that I couldn't watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is a little bit of a tradition, I had a melt down. You might be wondering to yourself a couple of things. First, why couldn't I watch the parade? And second, why would that make me cry?
To answer the first question, we live in a town that is functioning, don't ask me how, on technology from like 15-20 years ago. The majority of the population still has dial-up internet because that is all that is available. But to answer the question, dish network here doesn't cover local channels and some of their signal strengths aren't strong enough where we live to be picked up by an antenna. Thus, I couldn't get the channel showing that darn parade.Totally lame!!!!
Now for that second question. That parade was going to be the only part of Thanksgiving that was going to be the same for me, the only part that was going to be like home. Not being able to watch it just solidified in my mind that I am very far from home and that as much as I want things to be the same, they never again will be. Change is a good thing, but it is also a very hard thing to accept sometimes. If you are reading this and thinking that I am a basket case because that is still not a good reason to cry, you also need to remember that I am just about eight months pregnant.
We spent the majority of the day just relaxing. We watched some football and walked to the park and played for a while before we went to dinner. I was supposed to make our feast and have some lonely airmen over to join us, but before we knew it there were too many people involved and so we decided going out was our best option, especially considering I have never cooked a Thanksgiving dinner before. Our group had dinner at The Cracker Barrel. I had never been there before but it ended being the perfect place for going out to Thanksgiving dinner. The food was good and the company was enjoyable. What more could you ask for? I couldn't see how it would happen at the beginning of the day, but it ended up being a very enjoyable holiday, and I think for the first time I really realized that I have had and that I do have a lot be grateful for.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

We found a friend!!!

This little guy greeted Taylor in the laundry room this morning. Needless to say his life ended just shortly after this picture was taken. Since living here in Mississippi we have seen some pretty nasty looking bugs and some pretty big spiders, but this is the first one who has had the guts to come inside and expose himself to my husband. You can get a pretty good idea of his actual size by comparing him to the hinge, about three of those five sections long. I definitely wouldn't consider him to be a small spider by any means.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Especially for Aunt Brooke

Jane carried her "Doe" dog everywhere with her today and just wanted to play with him. I couldn't get him away from her. I think that means she likes him... and I think she misses the real "Doe" dog too.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Look at what I made...

Window valences!!
I actually made two but I only took a picture of one because they are identical. I even made them without a pattern. It was kind of nerve wracking but I think they turned out pretty good. Next project... throw pillows.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Jane was a fairy for Halloween this year. She had fun walking around outside like a big girl and carrying her pumpkin bucket. She liked the candy part as well but after two pieces she was bouncing off the walls so that was the end of that.
Parched after the evenings events.

Daddy trying to convince Jane to put the candy in the bucket.

Our new Beach

Yesterday we got to spend some time at the beach. It was fun but it was no Pismo and it definately wasn't the Pacific. The water is kind of muddy and we haven't seen anybody in it yet. It is beautiful in it's own way though.
Of course Jane walked straight into the water fully clothed so she shed some layers.

Just a picture of me.

Our new ocean. And yes, I took this fabulous picture.

Jane found a sea shell and didn't want to throw it.

We're not dead, we're just in Mississippi

We are finally here!!!!! We are happy to call Biloxi, Mississippi our new home. It is quite different from good old Fresno that is for sure. It is quite a bit behind the times and a little small town. I suppose some people would like that, but I count my blessings that we will only be here until April. We are living in a beautiful home in the on-base housing and we are only a few blocks from the beach so there are some positives about living here. It is also absolutely wonderful being reunited with Taylor. Jane can't get enough of her daddy.