Saturday, March 30, 2013


I have been a horrible blogger. I need to get back on the bandwagon :)

So.... Surprise! We are pregnant. I'm almost 18 weeks with a little boy.
We had a cake to tell our families. We also announced his name. He will be Reid Everett.

I'm very excited to have a brother for Blake. They are going to be best friends, and I can't wait to see all the trouble the two of them can get into.

We will move when I'm around 30 weeks. Things will be interesting! That's around the exact same time that we moved here with Blake's pregnancy. I'm a pro at moving late in pregnancy. Two of our three moves will be done pregnant.

I have my anatomy scan on Monday, and we are hoping for a healthy, happy boy. Then we leave for a week of house hunting, preschool hunting, and hospital touring. Joseph is also going to be working, since the guy he is replacing will be gone before we get there.

That's our family update. :) I'm hoping to blog a little more, now that the bulk of the moving work has been completed until the movers show up.

I leave you with pictures from our gender cake!

Friday, March 8, 2013

New York

The orders have been cut. Our home for the next three years will be.... Long Island, New York. To say it was a surprise would be an understatement. Completely not on our radar. Not even close. In fact when Joseph told me, I didn't believe him. I asked him where the orders were really for.

It's been a pain to say the least. Everything is expensive in Long Island. Everything. Car insurance, gas, heat, rent, food... If you use it regularly, it's expensive. The military is nice enough to give us an allowance to offset those costs. We get an astounding 120.00 a month. That will cover half of our heating bill during the winter. I think it will be nice once we get there, but getting there is a pain right now.

I'm trying to embrace the "Bloom where planted" idea. I'm going with an open mind, and I'm hoping that it is a memorable three years. The great part about it is that Joseph will have normal hours. There will be no deployment, training, or crazy hours. This is as close to having a "normal" job as possible in the military. We are really excited about trying out this whole "normal" life for awhile.

I'm off to research NY cheesecake and pizza.... The important things.