We went up to our favorite little spot in Maine yesterday! It's a vineyard and winery about an hour north of us on Route 1, in Camden Maine. The views are awesome and the people who work there are so nice. We splurged a little because we paid off a big bill on Saturday and also because we were celebrating our second anniversary!!
No pictures this time, just rants on the Navy. We are in the process of picking orders, and let me tell you, it's a bitch. Paul wants to go to a ship (one reason being he doesn't feel like getting deployed to Iraq) and while I'm not so big on the whole ship thing, it's what he really wants, so fine, look for a ship. Only one little small problem...there are no openings on any ships for him...because of his job and rank, there are only a small handful of ships he can go to. So no ships, also no openings in Virginia, where his kids are at...there was a ship stationed out of Sasebo Japan, but she gave those away, after promising Paul to hold them for him. The same thing for the orders to the USNS Comfort stationed out of Bethesda, which would have been perfect all around, they are now gone. We had decided that we would suck it up and he would go to Bahrain without us for one year, his income would be tax free that whole time, it's in a pretty safe place, he would get two all expenses paid trips back to see us, the girls and I would be able to stay in Maine and we could visit family all summer. So in the 4 hours it took us to decied on that, the orders are gone. CRAP. So now our choices are: Pearl Harbor Hawii (the houses are crappy there..I'm not sure aobut that place) Yokuska Japan JAKARKA INDONESIA (you know, the place with all the tsunamis and earthquakes, yeah, that sounds great, where do we sign up for that one?)
So Paul and I are both pretty frustrated with the whole thing as you can imagine...sorry to vent but I just had to!
Megan dressed herself in this picture, belive it or not! I know, poor Cricket is dressed like an orphan, but we just don't buy the really cute clothes for her like we did for Megan....she looks like a bum! Here are Sprinkles and Mittens... Here's Cricket climbing her own personal Mt.Everest....
The leaves have already started to change colors, in fact on my birthday the tree down the street was starting to change....winter is coming early this year. Megan starts kindergarten on the 6th and I have a foot surgery on the 7th, to remove my bunion. We've been doing ok, just waiting to hear about orders, I'm getting anxious.....here are some recent pics of the family!