Friday, October 24, 2008


So as many of you know David is out to sea for another week. He has been out for a little over 3 weeks. One week was spent unexpectedly in Florida. I loved it because I was able to talk to him a little bit. Well the reason that he was in Florida was a bit scary. They had a fire on the boat while in the ocean. It destroyed the fans so they had to fix them. They practice doing drills 95% of the time that they are out to sea, so putting the fire out wasn't to bad but still scary for the wife. But everyone was fine thank goodness.
David’s division and one other were in charge or fixing the problem. Everyone else on the boat were out enjoying Florida. They had a little under a week to do the job in. A guy in David's division (Dod) passed out from lack of sleep the Doc on the boat made him sleep. He had been awake a couple days in a row from the fire to working to get things fixed. David was up for a day and a half slept for a couple hours and was back to work. They have such crazy schedules I could never do them. So anyways to make a long story short they fixed the fans on Friday night at 11pm and they weren’t expected to have them done until Sunday afternoon. Because of the hard work that was put in by all those that helped awards were given out. Dod, David and 3 other men in the other division were awarded NAMS (Navy Achievement Medals). They have about 12 people in there Division the other 10 will receive honorable recognition for there help. Most people that are in the Navy only receive one NAM in a term (3-5 years I'm not sure which) and that is awarded to them when they leave the boat. This is David's second NAM that he has received since being on the boat. I am so so so proud of him. Words could never express how proud I am. He is amazing! I love him so much and appreciate all that he does. His hard work is something that I know that my children will look at and appreciate and learn from and I am so lucky to have that in my life. I am so proud of all of his accomplishments and that he does them with no expectations of receiving anything in return. As my mom says the one thing that you can count on about the Navy is you can never count on them. So even though he had the hopes of getting out of work early the next day knowing that it wouldn't happen he still pushed to get the job done.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I need to do better

Ok so I know that it has been FOREVER since i last wrote... My life is either not exciting enough or has so much excitement that I can't seem to find the time to blog... I'm not sure which... Well a lot has happened since the last time I blogged... Ok not that much but enough to write about. Mom and Dad came out in July. It was so much fun having them. We did a ton and David was able to get the time off to do it all with us. We did New York which was fun. Mom thought she was going to die before getting their. But David and I were amazing tour guides and kept them out of the ghetto. While there we were able to go to a Red Sox Yankee game. Since we had gone to the Red Sox the month before they were my new favorite team so I of course cheered for them... I was the hated one in the crowd... But it was so much fun yelling and getting people going. On our way down the steps out of the game a guy tried to give me a high five while saying we won. Well since I didn't win I told him that i was unable to high five him so he flipped me off... I just kinda laughed and he said ok how bout we high five to it being a good game. To that we high fived and followed the mad crowd out of the stadium. The next day we went to the Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately the tickets were sold out for the day to enter but we were able to walk around. It was a lot of fun. Mom had her first experience shopping in China Town in the hidden rooms for purses. We got some pretty good deals I think. Mom will come back just to view more of China Town. I love going their. It is my favorite place in New York. David and Dad just kinda let us do our thing their. David has it all figured out for when we do go. He holds the money and when i beg for the dang cute purse for $30 he says no and so i say sorry i would love to but he has the money so they drop it to $25 and David says $20. Then i get it... I love it!!!
We went to New Jersey the next day to meet the Meyer family who were on vacation. We had so much fun we went swimming in the Ocean. I haven't seen mom laugh so hard in awhile. We spent sometime home and then off we went on our 8 hours drive to Palmyra New York for the Hill Cummorah pageant. It was so nice to be able to go again. David and I have been a couple times and it never gets old. If anything it just gets more spiritual. I loved having mom and dad with us. I hope they enjoyed themselves as much as we enjoyed having them. So that was our vacation in a nut shell.
David was home for a little while but is out to sea now and will be out until November and then the sad day comes when he goes on Deployment. I am so not looking forward to that at all. But I have a ton of things to keep me busy. Work for one. I love working at the Day Care my bosses are the best ever. I couldn't ask for better people. They keep my busy in and of themselves. I am always doing something with them. When David is home we have dinner and a movie every Friday night at Autumns, Saturdays we are doing something with them, and Sundays we rotate Sunday Dinner between Autumn's, Terri's, and our house. It is so nice to have them here. They make it much easier when David is gone. It is still hard but I can't even imagine how it would be without them. The last thing that keeps me busy is my School. I started taking classes online through a college based out of California. They work with military spouses so it cost me 350 for 2 classes which last me 8 weeks. They also pay for all of my books. I just finished up my Humanities through the Arts class and got a B and my Psychology class that i received an A in. I wish I would have got an A in both but I didn't expect to do well in my Arts class. Thanks Shellie for all your help. I will continue doing classes for the next year and a half then transfer to 3 rivers and begin my nursing. I'm SO excited for that day to come. I can't wait.
David is doing really good on the boat. I am so proud of all his accomplishments. He is now the 3rd Senior guy in his division. So he is helping all the new guys figure things out. I love talking to people on the boat and hearing how much they like him. Autumns husband was massaging a client who happened to be his chiefs wife they started making small talk and they started talking about the navy and what boat and everything and she called her husband and he said that David was the hardest working guy in the division. I am so grateful for him and all his hard work. He will be re-enlisting while on deployment which means that we will be here for another 5 years. In that time David will be on shore duty (no more going out to sea) for 3 years of it and he will be able to finish up his school.
So that is our lives.. Not much changed but a little did. I will hopefully become better at posting as I do things with Autumn and Jim and take pictures and stuff...