Yes, after all I really am the lucky one. Lucky because I got to have a perfect day at the beach….
For her one of her souvenirs Grandma and Grandpa Elliott got Amber a “Pee all you can Pee” Camo outfit–LoL. 🙂 This is her in it making her “war face”
In other news today is my last day in NC!! I think I’m pretty much all packed up and ready to go 🙂 other than the “last minute” stuff. I’m excited but mostly just stressed out–so please be praying for me. Flying with the baby and having everything so up in the air–not to mention now Bob’s having second thoughts on whether or not he even wants to do this :S :S is really getting to me! Ack!!! But I’m trying to be calm and just know that God is in control *takes a deep breath* I’ll try to keep everyone posted as to what’s going on, I’ll have internet access at my parents house (I’ll be staying with them till Bob comes out the end of this month and then we’ll both be staying with them till we find a place in Laramie) Just keep us in your thoughts and prayers during this very crazy stressful period of our lives!!!! 🙂
6 years ago today I checked out (literally and figuratively 😉 ) a cute tall skinny guy who was buying a Sponge Bob Squarepants calender. Little did I know that he was going to be my future husband!! Looking back it still amazes me how God orchestrated our circumstances so that we met that day. Even more amazing is looking back on all we’ve been through and how far we’ve come to reach the point we’re at now. I used to get so mad when we started dating that very few people seemed to take us seriously and so many seemed to think we weren’t going to last. Now that my younger brother is the same age I was when Bob and I started dating I can see why people think that! He still seems like a kid to me, not someone who should be meeting and falling in love with their future spouse!!! However we did make it and 6 years later are happily married with a beautiful baby girl. Although he does “drive me to distraction” at times, I’m so so happy that we met that day, and am more in love that ever 🙂
On a little side note–God is just really so good isn’t He? I have been super super stressed out about money lately. This month is going to be really rough because we have 2 out of town trips (both of which I’m extremely looking forward to but will be expensive) and just found out we have to renew Bob’s license plate tags which was an unexpected expense, also Bob is working on several projects on his truck in order to get it ready for the 2,000+ mile trip home. Considering we have been living paycheck to paycheck since I quit working all this extra financial pressure has made me pull my hair out. Not to mention the fact that I was hoping to save up some money for the trip home–An SUV and a truck pulling a boat with the way gas prices are–OUCH! LoL, anyways, enough of the complaining and to the praising part. I’ve been telling God “Ok Lord I really don’t know how we’re going to do this but if it’s your will I know you’ll help!” So today I got a check in the mail for $379 😀 It was a refund from my ultrasound which we had to pay for up front because they didn’t think Tricare was going to cover it 😀 Yey! What a blessing! I should know that God will always take care of us just like He always has–I just need to quit stressing and start praying a little more!!!!!!
She’s taking her sweet time about rolling over but I think that’s probably because of how chubby she is–lol!! 🙂 She does this thing when she’s excited that sounds like she’s hyperventalating then laughs–it cracks me up every time! She’s also gotten very fond of sticking her tounge out and last night she was doing them both at the same time and looked just like a little puppy dog. LoL! Never a dull moment between her and Bob!!!! They keep me hopping and in stiches all the time 🙂
Speaking of my wonderful hubbysand he has decided that he is going to get out of the Coast Guard so that he can use the GI Bill to get his degree in Electrical Engineering—Yippee!!!! He has 60 days of leave left (the military is just great about letting you take time off, lol) so that means his last day will be September 26th!!!!!!! Ack!!! So much to do and so little time!!!! Please be praying for us as there are so many things that will be up in the air such as housing, a job for him, and medical insurance. For all it’s faults the military does have some definate good points!! I know that the next 3 or so years won’t be easy…we’ll have to be pinching our pennies and poor Bob won’t be having much free time at all, but I think it will be all worth it in the end. He pretty much has a job waiting for him from his uncle as soon as he gets the degree or if he does miss the CG a lot he can apply for OCS (officer school) and have a better chance of getting in with his prior CG service and a bachelor’s degree.
Saturday ushered in my 23rd year of life. To celebrate I got to get up at 5:30 am and spent the day in 100 degree weather watching softball–woo hoo! 😛 😉 LoL, Bob had spent the past several weeks practicing to be in the Coast Guard’s softball tournament which happened to fall on my birthday. At first I wasn’t too thrilled with the idea (those of you who know me know just how much I love the sport) but ended up really enjoying myself all day. They played four games that day the first starting at 8 am and the last ending around 6:30 pm. They won two and lost two but managed to win their last game by enough points to qualify to play the next day. Yesterday they won one but lost two and with double elimination were out. The tournament was very large, all the teams were made up of members of the Coast Guard and there were teams from Charleston, SC to Headquarters in Washington DC present.
After the games and showers to wash the sticky humidity off we went to Outback for a late b*day dinner which was delicious as always. All in all it was a great way to spend a birthday!
We had a nice fourth of July weekend. For those of you who don’t know I recently had a good friend I met up at Red Cliff many years ago move just 15 minutes away from me when her husband got stationed here with the Marine Corp. We had Nate and Lara and their 16 month old daughter Cadence over to BBQ burgers at our condo and then watch fireworks. From some info I got last year we were able to go to a spot where we could see both Morehead City & Atlantic Beach’s firework displays over the ocean. Amber didn’t like it when some people shot some fireworks right above us but other than that she was a trooper considering it was loud & past her bed time!!
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Confident Foundation began in 2008 as a way to keep my friends and family updated on our little family’s adventures as we were far from our home and roots in Wyoming as a Military Family. We especially wanted to keep them up to date on the antics and “Amberisms” of our oldest daughter who was born February 2008 and is my little carbon copy. She was joined in July 2010 by Tyler-our crazy little messy monster who is a bundle of energy.
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