Saturday, November 10, 2012

It's Been Awhile (A much overdue update)

Hello everyone! I'm alive! We're alive!
I apologize to anyone who regularly reads my blog and hasn't heard from us in awhile. I don't want to say that I got burned out but things have been a little crazy here.

Germany: We are still set to head to Germany. Will had planned to go to Ranger School which would have pushed our arrival date to Germany to the spring. Once I heard this news, I kind of decided that we would still be in Kansas and I had plenty of time to prepare. Well, Will decided that Ranger School was not going to happen and we had to do lots of planning in a smaller amount of time. Although we are still a couple months away from leaving for Germany, everything takes a lot of time when dealing with the military and overseas moves. Passports take six to eight weeks, furniture shipment takes 60-70 days and vehicle shipment takes six to eight weeks as well.
Even with all the craziness and briefings, we are excited for this journey to begin. We will be heading to Texas to visit Will's family during the month of December before heading off to Germany. This will truly be a journey and I am glad I won't be doing it alone. We have a three hour flight to Baltimore followed by a four hour layover before our flight to Germany. Once we arrive there, we have a four hour bus ride to our base (thank goodness we won't have to do that again for three more years). I'm crossing my fingers for an easy trip and plan to bring you guys along with us on our journey.

Camera: Another reason for the lack of blogging is the untimely demise of my camera. I can't even tell you what happened to it and to be honest, I don't think I tried very hard to figure out the issue. I knew that this new time in our life would require lots of pictures. We plan to do lots of traveling and definitely want to keep our family and friends updated on the growth of Liam and our new little baby (more on my pregnancy in a bit) so yesterday I became the proud new owner of a brand new Nikon Coolpix P510 camera. This is not the fanciest camera out there. I know people with far more advanced cameras but this is the fanciest camera I have ever owned. This camera will come in so handy while in Germany (especially the crazy/awesome zoom).

Liam: Liam is doing awesome! He's growing and learning more every day and I am constantly impressed by his personality (especially his sense of humor). He really is a sweet and loving little guy. I will do an update complete with pictures from the last two months this weekend.

Pregnancy: If I could make a guess on this baby's sex based on my pregnancy so far, I would say girl hands down. This has been the complete opposite of my pregnancy with Liam. I have experienced nausea, vomiting and weight loss this time around and even had a scare early on. Things are better now and I am currently 15 weeks pregnant. I haven't had an ultrasound yet but Will is convinced that I am having twins (and so is my sister). We'll have to wait and see since I will hit my 20 week mark while we are in Texas. Also, I will be doing baby bump updates since I now have a new camera.

I hope this update wasn't too boring for everyone. It is so hard to catch up with the amount of time that has passed. I promise to do my best to keep up to date especially once we are in Germany. Please forgive me guys and I will be back this weekend with a few more post.

Happy Veteran's Day everyone!!


  1. Glad you're back!! Can't wait to hear of your future adventures--and twins???!!!

    1. Thank you! I would definitely be surprised if I'm having twins. Fraternal twins run in my family on my mother's side so I guess I shouldn't be surprised though, lol.

  2. This is not boring at all!
    I was beginning to wonder how things were going for you.
    I can't wait to see belly updates and find out what you are having.
    So much fun.
    Will you still be working when you get to Germany?
    So jealous you are moving to Germany, hoping our day will come...but also kind of hoping it's in about 5 years once we are done having babies.
    Can't wait to see what's next for y'all!