Friday, July 16, 2010

And we're being sent to....

Sacramento, CA! John and I found out last night the FBI is sending us to California. "I'm sorry John, can you please repeat where you said we're going.." Shocked doesn't even begin to express how we feel. Needless to say we both stayed awake all night thinking about this. We have a few negatives and positives about the whole situation.

Negatives:
1. Ssoooo far from our families.
2. 30-40 hour drive depending on which city our families are in.
3. Sacramento is not on the beach
4. Flying to Europe is a whole lot longer of a flight.
5. It's soooo far from our families!

Positives:
1.We love to travel, this is such a great opportunity since we never would have moved for any other reason.
2. San Francisco is an hour and a half away.
3. Lake Tahoe is 2 hours away.
4. Napa Valley is 1 hour away! (we'll be drinking some wine)
5. The cost of living in Sacramento seems to be at our advantage.
6. We love new experiences.

There were other pros and cos but I can't think of any more right now. We're just going to take it one day at a time and try to make the most of our journey. It's only for 3 years and we may never have a chance to live anywhere cool again so I plan on making the most out of move. I'll keep everyone updated on anything new that develops!

I'm still in Louisiana and having a great time! I love hanging out with my families. John is doing well in school and we know what he'll be doing in CA but it's not flying just yet. I'll be back in Indy in about 2 weeks or so.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Stop #2

Riely and I made our second stop of the summer to Lafayette, LA. We're here for about 2-3 weeks. We have been eating, napping, and spending time with the family. It's been really great! Everyone loves Riley! He's such a good dog. Our trip here took 15 hours. He either slept or looked out the window. I couldn't have asked for a better dog. I don't have any pics because I'm not sure how to put the pictures on other peoples computers. Anyway, tomorrow is Kiley's first birthday party and I can't wait to see everyone!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

4th of July

This is the last weekend I'll see John for a whole month. So we're just relaxing and having a great time. The weather is absolutely perfect! It's warm but not humid at all. Yesterday we walked on the beach for about a hour, then ran some errands, had a 3 hour nap (that was me), had another long evening walk, drank wine of the deck, then ended the night with a movie. This morning we headed back out to the beach... Riley loves retrieving his toy that John kept throwing....

My two favorite boys...




We leave tomorrow at 4:30 am. I'll drop John off at the airport then I'll start my drive to Louisiana! It's going to be so great being with my family. I just wish John could be there with us. I'll be heading back to Quantico the beginning of August. I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July!