Monday, June 07, 2010

Battle of Midway Dinner

We had a splendid time with a delightful couple.

A few pictures in the front yard before we left. Our sweet babysitter took them for us. Violet did great. She is getting better about us passing her over to other loving arms.

It was a lovely evening!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

New Home


Part of the Master bedroom:
Side Yard:

Friday, June 04, 2010

Anniversary Continued

Daniel ended up coming home from school early and we went to REI to get me a bike. We found a good one and rode it to dinner and downtown Monterey. It was a perfect ride on a lovely day. I am so excited about all the new places we can go as a family on our bikes!

Oh yeah, in case you didn't know, we have a trailer that pulls behind Daniel's bike for the little one. She seemed to really enjoy the ride. What a blessing!

Happy weekend everyone!

5 Sweet Years

Today is our 5th anniversary. We are planning a nice quiet afternoon and evening here at our new home with the Vi Pie. Tomorrow night we are going on a double date with some dear friends to a ball at NPS. These last few weeks NPS has been closing their year-long celebration for their centennial and tomorrow night's ball is part of the closing.  We are going to get all dolled up and even get a paid babysitter.We are looking forward to the time together.

These last five years have been wonderful. I want to do a quick recap for memory purposes.
Our first anniversary Daniel had just returned from Afghanistan and we were planning our move from Hawaii to North Carolina. Before we left Hawaii, we splurged on a Hawaiian island cruise. We were able to see Maui, Kauai, and  Hawaii(the big island). We had a wonderful time exploring each island, and it was so neat to see the different islands. We went on a helicopter ride, an 8 mile hike to a secluded waterfall; we ran through some volcano craters and slept on beach chairs. It was definitely an extravagant first anniversary.

Our second anniversary Daniel was deployed to Iraq. He sent me some beautiful pictures of blooming flowers in Fallujah. He spent a while, I know, taking the pictures and printing them in color for me to enjoy. I was thankful to get flowers from where he was during our second anniversary.

Our 3rd year, we were living in North Carolina and I think we celebrated with a nice dinner out.

Our fourth anniversary we were driving from Tennessee to Missouri to visit family. We were en route to California. I was pregnant with Violet and the Penske truck carried our earthly belongings, as well as our two kitty-cats in the front with us. We were able to make it to a family reunion in Tennessee and then spend a few days with Daniel's family in MO before making the long haul to CA.

These last 5 years have been a great ride, Daniel! Thank you for your constant love and encouragement! God has blessed our marriage so richly and I am so thankful for you. I love you so much!