Tuesday, June 28, 2011

It's HOTT!

Living in Washington was beautiful, but I was looking forward to some heat, but wow it’s so hot you play outside for 5 minutes and you need a shower. I was looking forward to the 80's and 90's not the 100's.
Danny’s jeep has been shipped, should be here Friday, it cost $1050.00 and we have to drive to Oklahoma City to get it. I learned my lesson next time we are just driving both. Once the jeep gets here I won't feel so trapped in this house and get out. Had family come visit this past weekend, it was fun. Glad we live in much better driving distance. Hoping this will mean more family time.

Aiden’s been walking now for a few weeks, and he become more independent since, and goes off and plays in his room much more than he did before. He truly is the love of my life.

Danny got his tradoc job so YAY, but his still stuck in the training room which is what he left in Washington so that’s a bummer. Fingers crossed he will at some point do the job he enlisted for over 5 years ago some time.

I locked us out of the house a few days ago, it was horriable, had to pay $47 for lockssmith, so we are getting new locks so we have a key for that back door, since i know I will do it again. Silly me.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers Day

Happy Fathers day everyone. This year is Danny's first fathers day at home, its been so nice having him home. I've been praying that his new unit does not deply anytime soo. If he could be home for more than a year it would be amazing. It would feel normal, but i know that we signed up for this. I just wish all these wars would end.

Today was nice and hott, like it's been since we got here. The heat here is no joke. Once we get dannys jeep down here its gonna be nice to drive with the top off since we did not get to do that much in washington.

We have fallen in love with this place called Braums. They have awesome ice cream, I love the strawberry shortcake sundae.

This is a store resteraunt called  Meers that has a world famous burger so we headed out, about half and hour away and we get there and they take cash only. We really need to start carring cash, so by the time we found an atm it was aidens naptime and if we went back he might have flipped, so we are gonna try again some other time. We saw a sign that said flea market and I got so excited, but my excitement was shot down quick, it was horriable, looked like things staright out of the trash and was trying to make money from it, maybe we will find another, cause i really do like them.

Danny starts work tomorrow and its back to normal life. I love having him home all day.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Lawton- Central Mall

Today we went to the mall, I would have to say it is the smallest mall I've been to so far. It has the normal Jcpenny, Sears, and Old navy kind of store, so nothing diffent. We bought Aidens 1st pair of converse so now we all have a pair. He's are so cute.

There was this small area for the kids to plat which was cute and aiden seem to enjoy it. It free, so that was a plus. Just a small area to sit and relax in the middle of the mall.

Aiden playing at the kid zone at the mall

Kid zone at the mall

The temp today

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Feels like Home

June 1st the movers got here and in 2 words the day was hott and long. Since the doors were open we turned the air off in the house and man it got hott, at one point it was in the 90's in the house. The movers were quick and nice, the only think that sucked was a lot of our items were not marked which was just annoying if anything, but only a few things broke and only missing our big broom.
There were so many boxes, and I was not looking forward to all the work ahead.
 Master bedroom
 Aiden bedroom

living room/ dining

I am so happy my mom came up to help unpack, we got done much faster. Now that we are settled I hope to share all Ican about lawton. Hopefully it's not as bad as everyones says.

www.meetup.com is a good site to go to find groups, for example here I have found one called lawton moms, and there have random meet ups. My landlord was apart of this and she says that she met many good friends, so im excited to start and meet some moms.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

May 15th to May 25 Oklahoma

May 15 - Packers came and packed up most of the house but because it was a Friday we had to wait till Monday to have them finish.
May 17th- Today the movers came to load everything into the truck. The movers took things out of a room so I could have Aiden nap in one. It helped a lot, and would recommend that when you are moving and have a napper, to ask them to empty one room first so you have that space for your little one. When I went outside to look at the truck there were 3 trucks. It's moving season again.

May 18-20 - Danny was clearing all his army stuff and we were cleaning out empty home. Cleaning a empty house sucks. I was so worried that we would have to pay something, and it was hard to clean with my 13 month old wanting to cling to me every minute. I think he could feel my stress, poor thing. Inspection came and we passed, and even made money in the process, it was nice. Afterwards we ran some errands and hung out with out great neighbors and had one last dinner with them. Really going to miss the Farringtons. \

Aiden and Declan when they 1st met and the last day they saw each other.
May 20- After dinner with the Farringtons we decided to stay at a hotel to rest up before the 30 hour trip to Oklahoma.

May 21- Woke up early and was ready for our trip. Our goal was to get at least 10 hours a day and no longer so Aiden would not flip out. Aiden did amazing on out first day. Slept a lot, and when we was up and had a few snacks. That was one thing I worried about was food, I did not want to just feed him every time he cried. He had his 3 meals a day like normal which is what i think helped on the snacking. His snack of choice was strawberries, I think because it cooled him down. It was getting Hot! I also packed toys, probably to many but I was over prepared. We stopped around 6:00 pm and stayed at the La Quinta in Twin Falls ID. Very nice hotel, we usually go with La Quintas because they take dogs and there is no pet fee.

May 22- Another early morning for us, but not a very good day on the road. We were able to do 11 hours today but Aidens molars are coming in and it made him cranky. Aiden really did not want to be in his carseat today either, there was a lot of crying. We stopped in Denver CO, and again stayed at a La Qunita. We had a ruby Tuesday right next door so it was a nice dinner. Aiden enjoyed the mac n cheese.

May 23- 10 hours to go and we will finally be HOME. Aiden did much better today in the car he had his first dairy queen ice cream, he loved it and fell right to sleep afterwards. We were about 3 hours away and I decided to drive it and wish I did not. The whole trip we have perfect weather and go figure that last 3 hours and it stormed. The wind was insane, and later found out this storm was one of the storms that cause all those horrible tornados. We finally made it to our new home and met up with our landlord. We loved the house, it’s beautiful, and it’s ours…..lol well for a year at a time. The moving truck was at Fort Sill 3 hours before us and they did not want to wait for us and put our things in storage, which sucked.  Our first night was relaxing, I was just happy to be out of the car.

May 24- Today we brought our lease to the housing office and the lady at the desk still tried to talk us  out of the house because of the area being bad. REALLY?????    I  just handed you a signed lease, not like I can call my landlords and say never mind, can I have a money back.  She did however give me a good website.  www.crimereports.com it shows you all the crime near you and even emails you when a crime has happened within  5 miles of your home, and it tells you the type of crimes and shoes you where the sex offenders live with a picture. If you have an I phone they have an app as well.  After we got done talking to the housing lady we went to the transportation office because I could not get a hold of the moving company so they did for me. We won’t get out furniture until the 1st now. I was very irritated, but good thing I have family that leaves less than five hours away. 
we have a swing on one of our trees in the yard.

having fun at the laundry mat

May 25: Today all we did was wait all day for the handy man to come by to start fixing a few things, and we ended up giving him a house key and we left for Texas. We got to my mom’s house around 11, and they were surprised. I was really happy to be home, it had been 8 months since I seen them and I am a big family person. Staying at my mom’s until the 30th and we will head back to Oklahoma to meet up with the packers.