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Merry Christmas

In Uncategorized on December 14, 2008 at 5:01 pm

From our little family to your’s.

Here is our little Christmas tree…sorry for the lack of ornaments. Our big tree and the rest of the ornaments are still in TN.
This was a gift from a dear friend…how nice!!
Can’t forget the cats:

I’m still trying to get everything in order and all the wall decor hung. After that, pictures of the inside will be posted.
Love to all,


In Uncategorized on December 11, 2008 at 3:53 am

Another small update: Our furniture finally arrived today after what seemed like FOREVER! I was starting to go a little bit insane. Everything seems to be ok, except our poor kitchen table…they did a number on it. We got the kitchen completly unpacked and are slowly working on each room. The MasterBR is almost done as well. The movers arrived at 8am this morning and Pepper was NOT happy about it. See his hiding place: he started out in the bathtub.

Then after the movers left:
As you can see by his expression in the first picture, he is NOT happy and is letting us know about it. Below is a video of Pepper trying to get to high ground…lol. You can hear how upset he is.

And Maverick:

Back to unpacking. More updates to come…

DC Traffic = Nightmare

In Uncategorized on December 10, 2008 at 2:14 am

So today we headed to DC….actually we were in search of Anacostia Naval Base…which just happens to be in the heart of DC, or so it felt like. After a few u-turns and I’m pretty sure some illegal u-turns…we finally found the base. Only to be told that there was no uniform shop on that partiular base. We were directed back over the river and into traffic to the “Naval Yard”…luckily they had a NEX and we found what we needed. I made Taylor buy his PT uniforms for all the trouble we had to go through. We really didn’t stop and be tourists (there is plenty of time for that later) but I got to see the Pentagon and backside of Arlington, which was really cool. We also stopped by the HUGE Ikea store. I found a futon that I NEEEEED in my guest bedroom. Guess we will be making a trip back to Ikea. I had never seen a store so big it needed it’s own parking garage. Oh well…
I wish I had been able to snap a few pictures to show, but I was to busy trying to navigate for Taylor. Maybe next time 🙂
We hope to be coming home next week, seeing if we get unpacked. Furniture comes tomorrow…yay!
More updates and pictures to come. G’nite all!

Arrival in Fredericksburg

In Uncategorized on December 6, 2008 at 1:19 am

We have now officially arrived in Fredericksburg, VA. It took us exactly 5 hours…most of that spent on I-95 with the crazy drivers. That is the one thing that will take a long time to adjust to, is the crazy Virginia drivers. (Sorry Virginians…hehe) When I say crazy, I mean, most of them go 95mph on I-95…haha. And everywhere else for that matter. But I think that is something I can get used to…just an excuse to drive fast 😉 Sorry mom!

I really think I will love this place!! Between my exit and the Route 3 exit, we have everything we could ever need. Just to name a few places I’m excited about…
1. A & W – can’t tell you how excited I was when I saw this!! 2. Lifeway Christian Bookstore 3. Krispey Kreme 4. Qudoba 5. Smokey Bones. And that is just 1 exit…can’t wait to really start exploring. We are going to head to Quantico tomorrow, to mainly grocery shop at the commissary but also to explore the base.
So I know everyone would love to see our new apartment. I LOVE LOVE LOVE where we are living. It’s a pretty big complex, very much to itself and quiet. We have a 3rd floor 2 bedroom/2 bath apt. We have so much more room and I love our 13ft ceilings. Pepper and Maverick are adjusting as well. Pepper better than Maverick, but he is coming around. Maverick is still and little bit jumpy and is kinda pitiful. Pepper is enjoying exploring and sniffing around. He especially loves the tops of our cabinets. He discovered those this morning and also figured our that Maverick cannot jump up there. He stayed up there and slept for about 3hrs this afternoon. On to the pictures…
Master BR
Master Bathroom w/ Taylor
Living Room w/ our balcony door
One set of track lighting in Kitchen (my favorite feature)
Taylor in our Kitchen
Pepper’s new favorite place
On a sad note…poor Jerry did not survive the trip. Actually he did survive the drive but when I returned him to his aquarium, he shortly thereafter died 😦 He was a trooper though.
So we now start our new adventure here in Fredericksburg/Quantico, VA. A few of our neighbors are in the Marine Corps or Navy…and we even met some neighbors from Tennessee 🙂 Hopefully I can post more pictures soon of around our complex. Thanks for all the prayers and thoughts while we moved.
Let the adventure begin…