Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Oven cleaning sucks!

Since we hosted Thanksgiving, our oven has needed a big cleaning. BJ did a fantastic job of cooking the turkey and it tasted so delish....however the process left our oven a mess! Well, since I am off for the holidays, I decided to clean it. What a pain-in-the-ass job! It took forever and it still looks a little crappy...ugggghhhh. Just had to get that out.....

Anywho, nothing new (of course!) but thought I would share some pics of the fur-babies!

Tully in his "hallo-weiner" shirt...waiting for the trick-or-treaters.

And not to be out done....the cute little Kona-bean!

Kona was WAY too distracted by all the kids ringing the doorbell.

Now before I start getting e-mails...I have not yet gotten any pics from the recent holidays uploaded to the computer. As soon as I do I will post them in the blog. And no it will not be two months before I do that...maybe in the next couple of days!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Wow it has been a long time since I posted anything! I guess since there has not been much news...it gets kind of slow.

Just wanted to say "Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year" to all of our friends and family. Those that we don't get to see all the time...we miss you! This year was a little bittersweet. It is/was probably the last holiday season that we will spend with BJ's family. Not to say that it will never happen again but it will probably be quite awhile before it happens again. Billy and Christine came in from South Carolina and we got to spend some time with them. We always have so much fun with them...constant laughter. If we don't get Washington state then please dear AF let us have Charleston, SC so that we will close to them!

To give some quick updates since the last post....

Our dear friends Elva and Keith were married on November 29. It was a beautiful wedding and I was so honored that they asked me to help out with the ceremony. I was their "day-of wedding coordinater"...basically I made sure that everyone was where they were supposed to be and that the musicians (Elva's very talented cousins!) knew when to change the music. The reception was at this historic train station. It has be redone and includes a hotel (The Radisson). It was such a cool place to have a reception. Brian, Mandy (Brian's girlfriend), Kristen, Brian (Kristen's boyfriend), BJ and myself all stayed at the hotel that night and we had a blast! Alittle bit of debauchery was had by all! Here are some pics from the evening....

Mandy and Brian with Brian and Kristen in the background

BJ and Susanne during the cocktail hour

Mom and Dad V...gotta love his face! They had a good time too...and this was only 1 1/2 weeks after mom had her partial knee replacement! She did awesome!

We still have not heard anything from the Air Force...hopefully soon...we are both so anxious to find out. But from what we understand, when we find out if BJ is accepted we will also find out where we will be stationed, what class he got into and the date that he must report to his first duty station. So we will go from knowing nothing to having all the details in a matter of days. As soon as we know anything we will be sure to post!

Again love to all....