Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

I don't have much to blog about today, but wanted to just say "Hi!" We made it back from Atlanta safely and have enjoyed being home with B. We all reconvened here in North Carolina Wednesday afternoon after being out of town for about 12 days. B was in the field (think really long miserable camping trip) training and we were at my parents' house. Fortunately B was given Thursday off to "recover" and had Friday the 3rd off as well...and will have Monday the 6th off too! So, we are enjoying a 5 day weekend :-)

Yesterday we cleaned, cleaned, and cleaned some more. We bought some storage bins and containers for C's room and organized all her toys. Basically we dumped out ALL her toys and sorted everything into separate containers and placed them on her shelf in her room. We were also tired of her train table and train set constantly in 100 pieces so we actually moved it to the living room, set up a train track that maximized all the pieces and super glued it down :-) Now, it stays put when she plays...and she is playing on it more now than she ever did before. It doesn't slide or is just like the ones at the Barnes and Noble (well minus all the expensive Thomas the Train accessories)!

Today we are going to a huge 4th of July celebration here on-post. We didn't go last year but are really looking forward to it today. What could be better than a 4th of July celebration at the world's largest Army installation? There is some serious patriotism here! Country singers Julianne Hough and Jason Michael Carroll will be singing and the Golden Knights (Army parachute jumpers) will be doing a freefall demonstration. All that combined with snacks and kids' activities and thousands of our neighbors and fellow military families....sounds like a ton of fun to me!

One more thing - I have made a new friend in my neighborhood. This is really exciting to me because I have had a hard time meeting people up and down my street. I have only made a very small number of friends since moving on-post since last Fall and none of them have been my neighbors. The good thing about being in the Army is that pretty much all my immediate neighbors have moved in the past 5 months, so I am accumulating all new neighbors, haha. One of which is my immediate next door neighbor -my new friend! Our carports are only about 10 feet apart and we can see in each other's kitchen door's probably a good thing that she and I hit it off immediately. They moved in while we were in Atlanta and they just got all their furniture yesterday. They have a 2 year old son and a 2 WEEK old son! They are adorable and their 2 year old is loving playing with C every day. I just love having someone to chat with and feel a sense of "camaraderie" with. Praise God for my new neighbor friend! Yay!

Happy 4th of July! Go celebrate safely :-)

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