Friday, June 05, 2009


Well, June at least.
This year is almost half over and I can't believe how fast the time has gone by. We have done so much in preparation for our PCS to Tennessee we thought it would never get here.
We have finally arrived and settled in. We accepted 3 different shipments of boxes, 2 from Okinawa and 1 from VA that had been in storage for the last 3 years. That one was like Christmas. We had forgotten about a few things we had before we left, as well as things we thought we had coming that strangely never showed up, only for us to remember that we had sold it or trashed it before we left for Japan.
We have finally gotten all the cardboard out of our new house and are making ourselves at home. The next big event for us is the arrival of our 3rd child in late August (or early Sept if he decides to follow suit of his bro and sis). We are very excited though, to finally have family down to visit us without them having to take an 18 hour flight! It's hard to believe that just 3 months ago we were living in Okinawa and now we are on the other side of the world.
Paul's job is going great so far. Though it's a little weird to be on the recruiting end of the Marine Corps now. We were trained and conditioned in Oki to not advertise at all that we were affiliated with the military, and now we're being told we need to get more paraphernalia that screams MARINES! so as to ignite conversation with future candidates! Guess I need to break out those old t-shirts!
Well, it looks like that's about all we've got going right now, ya know, normal everyday stuff, moving across the globe, buying a house, having a baby, starting a new job...nothing out of the ordinary...

Here's some pics of the new house!

back yard

front of the house


ya brother said...

Wow! So much room to run and play in that back yard! And fenced in! You guys scored! - Paul D

lisa said...

The house looks great-- can't wait to hear more about recruiting duty and see more of the house once its all unpacked!