Monday, June 29, 2009

What a sight!!!

The kids and I just returned from watching 13 B-52s take-off within seconds of each other!

Here is a picture as a tease...

Thursday, June 25, 2009


I know we have been neglecting our blog sorry :(

We learned during this last winter that when the weather is nice here in Minot, that you GET OUTSIDE and ENJOY IT!!! So that is where we have been.

Summer is definitely here! Our temperatures have hit above 90 twice this week, we just might see over 100 this summer. Yes, it happens all the time here!

So here is what we've been busy doing...As we have told you before we are moving across base to new housing. So where we currently are living will be torn down so that means that you can relocate things. And no this is not stealing, its relocating! (ie. decks & pavers) This past weekend we ventured out with our neighbors and relocated 107 pavers for us and 100 pavers for them. This was no easy task but in the long run its well worth it!

We are hoping to get the word soon to move so that we can lay our patio before winter hits!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

WW-Everyone eats at our house!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Newest Arrival

We love our addition!!! Who do you think likes it more?

I had to throw this one in...she has such personalty! And I love the outfit :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009


After the weekend that we have had around this house we are definitely THANKFUL for Monday!

A brief overview...Things started about 4:30 Friday afternoon when I noticed Makayla pulling on her ear. This might not seem like anything big to you if your kiddos have never had ear infections. However in this house ITS a really BIG deal! So of course I called the Dr. just to check and make sure that there were NO appointments left. And I was right. So they referred us to the Nurse Advice line here in Minot. Well long story short they sent us on to the ER. Tell you more about that in the next post! But we left there a couple of hours later with some antibiotics and hopes that she would feel better soon.

So 48 hours later I loaded Makayla back up in the car with a temp of 102.2 and we went back to the ER. They were AWESOME and had us right in, we saw a fantastic Dr. and she started Makayla on a different antibiotic and even had it filled there (bc all the pharmacies were already closed!).

So after two visits to the ER in 48 hours I am actually looking forward to MONDAY!!! Bring it on.

In a side note I will post some pictures of our newest arrival to the family soon. Please check back :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

I know I can remember a time when we were young! I think you could title this Recapturing Our Youth, what do you think?

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

Waco...Flight Suit Party...Stomp

Yesterday, Joe got his call sign; "Waco" in Waco, TX. This is kind of a big deal in a flying squadron, as it is a long standing tradition for guys to be dubbed something for BUFFoonery in the jet or on the ground or just some strange attribute that stands out. Most of you who know Joe, know that he is not real eccentric and isn't much of a party animal, and as of yet has not made any crazy mistakes while flying. But what has stood out is his "ultra conservatism." Between his Ann Coulter book left on the jet and wearing his NRA patch, his squadron mates thought it appropriate to twist it just a little as - the crazy with his guns. So cheers to Capt Joseph "Waco" Ehrenfeld.
As you can see, I got to have a little fun last night as well. The spouses partook in another Air Force tradition known as the flight suit party. (A tradition that dates back to post WWI!) This one was particularly fun since it was a mock "roll call" for everyone (something the guys do every Friday to close out the week of "combat" and let off some steam). Which consisted of things like new business, stories from the week and a little addition, because we were there, a fashion show. It really was fun being able to experience a little of what Waco and the other guys do every Friday afternoon.
To close out the evening... another Air Force tradition. A "Roof Stomp" of the base commanders house. Yes folks you read correctly, a roof stomp. This signifies a job well done by the commanders people, in return the people then demand food and drinks and a place to enjoy such! In our case it was to celebrate the end of a GREAT inspection and the start of a new time here in Minot. So as roll call ended we all drove down the street and all the guys along with a couple of spouses, climbed on the roof and stomped! This was greeted by our commander and his wife opening their home for us!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Last weekend the forecast called for flying kites...well until we actually took ours out to fly!

I took no less than about 20 minutes to get the kite flying for more than 3 seconds. It was rather frustrating but it turned out to be some fun. By the way the winds are like that pretty often here!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

WW-Listen to me boy!

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Testing the Waters...

Ever gone shopping looking for something and just couldn't find anything quite right?

It happened to me when I was baby shopping for some friends. I should be used to it by now however every time it happens, it still make me really mad. So this time I decided to take matters into my own hands!

I got out my sewing machine and got right to work. I am not by any means a seamstress however I do think that my burp cloth came out GREAT!
Disclaimer: New daddy did ask for skulls! I that they are growing on me too :)