Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Lately we have had a lot of hair pulling, growling and consequential time-outs in our house.  But for some odd but wonderful reason, the kids are getting along like little besties this morning.  Here is a video of them playing so happily together with blocks.  You can clearly tell that Lydia loves watching Youtube videos, hence the "subscribe" comment.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Looking Ahead

Each day that passes, moving to Alaska is becoming more of a reality.  They say you either love it or hate it.  I plan on loving it.  Here's a list of all the things I am looking forward to about the move:

- The natural beauty
- Four seasons
- Better sleep (less noise, cooler temps)
- A healthier, safer environment for the kids
- No traffic
- Simpler way of life


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Smiles to the End

John took down the pool today.  Temps have finally cooled off here in San Diego. The kids had one last romp in the water as it drained.  John and I sat in the sun and watched them play happily.  I had a moment of anxiety about Alaska.  I know John and I will like living there but I hope the kids will like it as well.  Megan

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Chuck, You Will Be Missed

Is it weird of me to admit that one of things I will miss most about San Diego is Chuck E Cheese!?!?!?  This photo was taken last week at Jake's Birthday party.  I think it is safe to say that everyone, all adults included, had fun at that party.  Lydia takes the cake though as she was chosen to be Grand Marshall of Chuck E's parade and scored a boatload of free tickets. Awwww, we love you Chuck.  Megan

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Alaska Mobile

To be honest, I have never been too fond of SUVs.  One of my goals as a parent was to always have a sedan.  However, when Alaska was confirmed, I immediately thought we need a 4x4 SUV.  Oh, the hypocrisy!  John and I recently traded in the convertible for this Nissan Xterra Off-road Edition.  This will be my car and John will use the Impala in Alaska.  I love driving this high, powerful beast of a vehicle.  Lydia calls it the "up car."  I feel like I am finally part of the club, the boy's club!  Megan

Monday, November 2, 2015

Promotion Ceremony

Today marked John's two and a half year anniversary in the Coast Guard.  He was promoted to Lieutenant at a ceremony this morning.  We are so proud of his hard work in the Coast Guard!  Megan

Sunday, November 1, 2015