Monday, June 18, 2012

Well, it is exactly one week until we have our move-out inspection! Getting down to the wire, but it still doesn't feel real. 
This weekend was super busy for us.  We had a going away beach party on Saturday.  Little man had an awesome time, he played all day with 2 of his friends in the sand and surf.  We were out there from 10:30 until about 4:30 or 5ish.  It was so nice to spend a relaxed day with some of our friends before we have to leave.  Once we got home we decided to do early Father's Day/DH's birthday present time since we knew that Father's Day (the next day) would be super busy for us as well.  He liked his presents, but he really loved his main birthday present that his mom, my mom and I all pooled together to get him; a Kindle Fire.  After present time we went to Applebee's and ate -- little man decided he wanted to eat a corndog and dip it in apple sauce! Haha DH made a face and tried to get him to stop, I told him "Hey, as long as little man's eating, I don't care how he eats it or what he combines together!"
Sunday was pretty emotional.  We went to church here in North Carolina for the last time.  We had so many well wishes, hugs, and handshakes that it was almost overwhelming.  I so love our church family at Enon Chapel.  We will miss everyone there so much.  After church we went out to lunch to Cookout with some of our other good friends that hadn't been able to make it out to the beach the day before.  It was our first time there and I was impressed.  Later that afternoon we went on base and went fishing at Orde Pond one last time, just the three of us. DH even got to help little man with his casting technique...I just love watching them together. :)

We saw some large fish in there, but DH was the only one to catch any.  He actually caught two fish, so it turned out to be a good Fathers Day for him!
Today it is back to packing and cleaning.  We are really getting close to having everything totally packed up.  Eek!

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Today was little man's last day of playgroup.  He has been going to a playgroup at a daycare on base(the military calls them Child Development Centers) a few blocks from our house for the majority of the spring semester, and he absolutely loved it.  He learned so much there.  His teacher even called him her little prodigy. :) He originally was going to go to their summer playgroup too after a weeks break, but since we got our orders, he will only be able to make it to the first 4 days of the summer session(so he will have one more week of TTH though hourly drop-in care then one week of MWF playgroup then one more Monday of playgroup), I'm really sad to leave behind this amazing CDC and the workers/teachers who have made such a difference in our sons life.  I really hope the Quantico CDC can hold a candle to this one. 
Besides the fact of him learning so much and making friends/learning social skills, it has really been a help to me and DH (dear hubby)  since we have been painting and packing while little man is at his playgroup (I cannot imagine how impossible it would be to try to paint a room with a 3 year old underfoot!).  This morning we finished painting his room back to white. We had started painting it on Tuesday, and yesterday was a reminder of how physically tiring painting can be.  We trugged though and finished the job today luckly.  It was a little emotional; I felt like we were painting over memories.  Little man has essentially grown up in that bedroom - from a crib, to a toddler bed, and now to his full size bed.  It's amazing how time flies. 
On a less sentimental note, another thing I got accomplished today was setting a date to turn off our internet and suspend our satellite until we get to our new house.  I had no problem with the internet, but when I went to call DirecTV to suspend our service in a few weeks, I ran into the dreaded "automated help".  I told "her" I wanted to suspend our service, to which she replied "OK, I'll suspend your service starting today until a date you specify." I promptly began to have a mini freak-out and was yelling "No! No! Undo! Cancel!" into my  phone.  I finally got the command right when I said "Associate!" and was even lucky enough to get a real human being on the phone...but this was only marginally better since he had some sort of Indian accent and I had to ask him to repeat himself a few times (I hate having to do that, I always feel bad for making it apparent that I cannot understand a word they are saying).  But, in the end I got it all straightened around and everything set right.  Luckly, since we live on base, we don't have a water, gas, or electric bill to have to worry about canceling, so everything utility-wise is now taken care of, yay!

Monday, June 04, 2012

Well, our move has officially begun.  It's a little strange to think that we are moving in such a short amout of time (less than a month after we got our orders!) after being here for 3 1/2 years, but such is the military life!  This past Saturday and Sunday we started packing up our office/laundry room, and today I started to take the wallpaper border down in little mans room.  Tomorrow we will paint it back to white and try to get some more packing done.  I also reserved our moving truck and car trailer, reserved our hotel room for the night we have to be out of our house, and then gave our housing community a copy of dear hubby's orders.  I'm getting more and more excited about moving to Quantico, but at the same time I'm sad that we will be leaving so many amazing friends here.  It's a small Marine Corps though, so we will all probably cross paths again soon. :) That's all for now.