Sunday, April 25, 2010

Mommy and Me #10

It's really hard to take a picture with your blackberry while holding your 18 month old and sitting in an arena waiting to watching "Walking with the Dinosaurs."

We had so much fun at "Walking with the Dinosaurs," we highly recommend it to anyone who has dino loving kids!
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Tuesday, April 20, 2010


This is what your camera looks like when it is run over by many cars!

So tomorrow we are camera shopping :(
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Monday, April 19, 2010

Already Gone

Something that I really struggle with when it comes time to PCS is being done when its not quite time.  By this I mean mentally checking out and finding myself not caring anymore.

Sadly I started on this path last week and its been a downhill spiral ever since!  It is difficult for me to care anymore and that is not who I want to be.  I don't like the process of PCSing and in the coming weeks I can't avoid it.  I do not enjoy preparing for the movers.  I do not enjoy trying to foresee what we will need in the next few weeks/months we are stuck in temporary housing.  I do not enjoy saying goodbye to friends. 

But this is my end of the commitment that Joe and I made together almost 7 years ago.  I committed to follow and accept the orders we were given by the United States Air Force.  I will make each place, whether its an apartment, a six-plex, a duplex, a house or even a hotel room (and yes we lived in a hotel room for 4 months!) our home for the time that we are there.  I may not like every assignment or location but as a family we will learn to live there and survive.  Because sometime just surviving is all you can do!

So for now I am resigning to return to Minot and complete our commitment here.  And I will try my hardest to enjoy it too.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Mommy and Me #9 with a Bonus!

Mommy and Me this week is actually Mommy and Daddy!
  I know that you may be wondering about out matching shirts??? Well we are actually at a squadron function called an Ew Party.  More on that at another time.
Joe and I had a fantastic time at our last Ew party here in Minot.  We were even able to go out with everyone and enjoy some karaoke and Minot night life.

Hope everyone has an AWESOME Monday.  And on a final note...MY LITTLE SISTER GOT ENGAGED TONIGHT!!! WELCOME TO THE FAMILY KJ!!!
 KJ and Lindsay :)

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Monday, April 12, 2010

Lets Celebrate!

This past weekend we celebrated two birthdays around our house.

I celebrated my last birthday on Friday!!!  I enjoyed a day with my best friend here, Lindsay.  Lindsay and I had pedicures, lunch out, some shopping and to round out the day we had a bird fly into the windshield of her car.  Yes, you did read that right a bird busted a hole in the windshield of her car!!! (I will post a picture later if I can get it off my phone.)

Later that night Joe and I went to dinner at the only nice restaurant here in Minot, 10 North Main.  This restaurant is co-owned by Josh Duhamel (guy from Transformers) and it has REALLY good food.  So we enjoyed nice dinner and the went to the hardware store.  I know you might be wondering why I would want to venture into the hardware store on my birthday...we are trying to buy a house in Florida at our next duty station.  So why not look at somethings when you do not have your kids around and you can actually think.

I had a very nice last birthday!  And check out these shoes that Joe got me for my birthday and you can also see the bracelet that Lindsay got me to match!
On Saturday Joe turned another year OLDER!!!  We had lots of fun things planned and some not planned.  Josiah is so sweet that he woke him up with a nice "Happy Birthday Hug" and can we give Daddy his presents now?  So we did! Joe seemed to enjoy them but not nearly as much as the kids and I did!

We then went to lunch and had a nice relaxing day.  We closed out with a YUMMY dinner of filet mignon, sweet potatoes and roasted asparagus.   And no birthday meal is complete without a cake...

I love these pictures of Joe and Josiah!!!  Josiah was so excited to sing "Happy Birthday" to his daddy.  Joe's present from Josiah was the "team Mario" shirt that he is PROUDLY wearing in this picture.  He is such a GREAT Daddy!

Mommy and Me #8

Sadly this is the best we got this week! It was "our" birthday weekend and as usual the camera was not a high priority for us.

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Saturday, April 10, 2010



To my wonderful Husband
I love you!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday has been hard for me to write this week...not because I'm not thankful for LOTS of things.  I am truly thankful.

But this week I am especially thankful for my legs!  Yes, yes my white haven't seen the sun since last summer legs.

I have had the opportunity to get out twice this week and run.  It has been a while since I have been able to run outside and its been amazing.  Sometimes I find I need a little more convincing to get my butt in gear and that's when I remind myself that bathing suit season will start in 52 days for me! Yikes that is coming soon!

So thank you Lord for blessing me with legs so I may run and enjoy the beautiful weather outside!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mommy and Me #7

"Happy Easter" is our 7th edition of Mommy and Me.  The kids and I taking a picture with "downtown" Minot behind us.  I know its hard to imagine that the tallest building in Minot is behind us!  Also please put on your sunglasses because my legs are BLINDING!  That's what 8 months of winter will do to you.

Hope everyone had a very blessed Easter.  And for an added bonus here is a Daddy and Me...

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Friday, April 2, 2010

It's Friday


Sunday is Comin'!!!

Happy Easter and God Bless you and your families!
With Love,
The Ehrenfelds

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thankful Thursday

Yes, I am very aware of the irony here to be thankful for a place that has been awful.  But I know my God put our family here for a reason, one that we may not know right away or even ever for that matter.  As we received our orders this week we (both Joe and I) were reminded of all the things that we will miss here.

As all moves have been bittersweet this one will to be that way.  We are going to miss our friends here because as we have said before they really are more like family to us.  Just the other night I was reminiscing with my mom about our friends all over the world.  I know that I am blessed to have had each one of you in my life.

This will be the first move where Josiah is more aware of leaving friends.  He is already talking about how much he is going to miss them.  This is not easy on a momma!

We are going to miss Mi Mexico, our small little family owned restaurant that knows our kids.  A place that has become a home away from home for us.

We are going to miss our OCF group.  Now I could put this under friends but they are MUCH more than just friends!  These are our brothers and sisters in Christ and without them we would have really struggled here.  Its has been our pleasure to have our bible study meet in our home every Thursday night.  I think our home will feel empty on Thursday when we move.  It will not be the same.  And my prayer is that God continues to grow our group and keep His light shining here in Minot.

Finally we are going to miss the 23d Bomb Squadron, Bomber Barons!  Joe is going to miss flying for a couple of years and I will surely miss my fellow spouses.  We have had lots of fun times with the Barons and they will not be forgotten. 

So this Thankful Thursday is for you Minot!