Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pictures From The Past Couple Of Weeks

Just a little warning that this is going to be very picture heavy.....

During the last couple of weeks we have been very busy! We had our first Dining Out...a formal dinner evening with lots of fun and jokes. They have toasts and also combined a Hail and Farewell with it. The evening lasted several hours and we did not get home until after 11:30. The following morning was the Coastal Carolina Dental Society's golf day. We had a blast...even though we were 13 over par. Personally, I thought that was fairly good since we had never played before really and the other two in our foursome were not that great either. This past Friday we had a Family Fun Day for the 2nd MLG. Lots of great food, helicopters to check out and fun stuff for the kiddos. Can't wait to go to one of these with our own children and watch them having fun!

The hubs and a few of his shipmates during the Dining Out

Parading of the Beef...kind of. Lots of fun and jokes during the dining out.

BJ getting ready for a day of golf.

"Seriously!?! 443 yards? You do know that I can only hit this stupid ball about 20 feet right?"

One of the wonderful helicopters that flies over our house on a regular basis. There was a family fun day for the 2nd MLG...they had bouncy things, helicopters, tanks, and animals!

Trying to hitch a ride!

Remembering his trip in this vehicle to the gas chamber was a fun day for him.

Team Dental during the tug-of-war

The famous Brig. Gen. Ayala of the 2nd MLG. He will be PCSing (moving to those that are not military) this summer and I am going to miss him. He has been so supportive and appreciative of both of us during our first few months here. Every single time I see him at an event or function, he remembers exactly who I am and is always making sure we are doing well with the transition to Navy/Marine Corps life. Ooh-rah, Gen. Ayala! You will be missed!

Monday, May 3, 2010

An interesting weekend...

So BJ and I were hanging out on Saturday for most of the day....relaxing in the backyard, wishing we were hanging out with our friends back home making bets for the Derby. So we decided that we would go get some dinner and that required showers for both of us...this is not going where you think it is. BJ went first and not long after he got out, we heard 3 a gun firing or a firework going off. Me being the concerned citizen...kept my butt safely on the couch. And my husband being the big, bad Sailor that he is....kept getting ready for a couple more minutes. He came downstairs and asked if I had heard that noise that sounded like yes.

So he opens the front door and by that time the neighbors are all stirring. So after so investigating...BJ finds out that some dumbass did a drive-by! And apparently earlier in the day, the police had been called to the house that got shot for a "disturbance"...probably something domestic. The background he got was that the person that they believe to have shot at the house was the ex-boyfriend of someone who lives there. Needless to say this kind of freaked me out. We are now definitely going to get an alarm system before he ever deploys. Hell, maybe I will be one of "those wives" and move home while he is gone....on second thought, um no. BJ did see the car drive away and he it looked like a young guy driving the car and there was some kind of Marine sticker on the back window. So all I can say is....WTF Marine! And also chalk up one more reason to not have a gun in our house.

So we did go out for dinner at a nice little Italian restaurant in Emerald was good but not the best. We would go back but it was not like the little Italian restaurants back in NEPA. :::sigh::: Our waiter gave us some other restaurant recommendations and hopefully we will get to try them out as well. It has been fun trying new places and picking some places that we can take family to when they come out to visit.

Sunday was date day and we had so much fun! I made Macadamia Nut Pancakes and Maple Veggie Sausage for yummy! Then we went to a little sports place in Jacksonville and hit a bucket of balls at the driving range. (Have I told you that we are playing in a golf tournament at the end of this week?) After our bucket of balls...we played 9 holes of golf. So much fun but we were sweating buckets. It was about 90 degrees yesterday...we are both a bit sunkissed. And I now have a list of things to buy in preparation for our golf outing on Friday....cooler for beverages, towels to wipe off clubs, glove, more balls (BJ lost about 9 of them! For the record I only loss 4!) and a visor with a built in sweatband. It was really nice to have a day together doing something fun...I hope that those days of it being just the two of us are numbered though. ;) Afterwards, we came home and made hotdogs on the grill and had a beer! Best date day ever....well, at least in May 2010. LOL!

So now another week begins. And it is a busy one. I am doing my normal big clean of the downstairs today and the upstairs tomorrow along with shopping for what we need for the week today. Wednesday is Cinco de Mayo and there is a fun Happy Hour at the club and should be a good time. Thursday is the Dining Out for the 2nd Dental Battalion...BJ has been on the planning committee and from the sounds of things it should be fun. (I will have post for how this goes!) Friday is the big golf tournament...oiy! Thank God we are not the only ones who have never really is more for fun than anything else...and I may be the only woman playing. I can see it and cigars after...yay.

Oh and as I am writing this, there are mortars being blown up in the distance. It is so strange that this has become a normal sound to me....along with the sound of helo's (hehehe...I said it right!) above us. Gotta love the Marines! Ooh-rah!