Monday, April 6, 2009


Well, it's been a very long time since I've updated this blog, and thought tonight was a good night to pick it up again (no Jon & Kate Plus 8, no Secret Life of the American teenager, and no Bachelor). My family has been back together again since Feb. 6th of this year, and it's been such an amazing ride. W and I packed up our house and made the move to Ohio in late Jan. I wanted to make sure Jess had an easy transition back into the states. My parents were a huge help by making the trip with us, helping with W, moving us in, painting, and arranging everything. I don't know what I would have done without them.

Since living in Ohio, we've had quite a few visitors. Shortly after my mom and dad left, Cheryl my mother-in-law came to visit and help with W so I could unwind from the move, etc. My father-in-law, Dennis came in the night before Jesse was scheduled home. Then that Monday after the in-laws left, my sister came and spent the week with us. It was such a blast, plus she babysat so Jesse and I could spend a lovely Valentine's holiday together. Finally, we welcomed Jesse's two brothers and our future sister-in-law over their spring break. It's definitely been amazing being surrounded by all of our family. I truly believe that's helped me immensely getting acquainted with my new surroundings and not focusing too hard on missing home. Oh, and I forgot to mention my family in Indy...we've been able to see them a few times, which has been great too.

We're all still adjusting to our new home/life in Ohio. The weather is crazy here with more cloudy days than sun. It still has yet to reach above 75 degrees. The drivers are crazy and rude. Outside of our house in base housing, it's pretty much ghetto, and would be scared out of my mind to walk outside the gates alone. It's been hard trying to make friends, especially with our neighbors on both sides and across the street from us have no children. Plus, it doesn't help that the turn over rate is extremely high on an air base.... I guess ask me a few months from now after enjoying the summer sun how I feel about Ohio. I'm really hoping my attitude changes, and I learn to like it. I really don't have a choice, so I might as well deal with it.

1 comment:

  1. I just came across your blog, and I want to thank you and your husband for his service to our country! I am so very thankful for men like him.

    I just said a prayer for you all to adjust well to your new location. Have a wonderful week!