Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A quick update

So, I figured I would just post a quick update. The kids are all in school, except for Austin. We have a meeting with the SPED Director next week, but I dont anticipate him going to school until next school year. Jason has started his in-processing this week. We still dont know what unit he will be assigned to, but the brigade that he is suppose to be going just got back from Iraq in Dec. They are not loking to deploy again until Fall 2010, so we are pretty sure that we will have a good bit of "home" time for a little while.

Austin's 5th bday was April 20th. We had a little party for him already before we left Hawaii, but we couldn't let the day go without a little something. So, here he is posing with his cake. Jason picked up the cake and candle for him and a couple of presents to open...but he forgot to buy a lighter! LOL We told Austin we woul djust have to pretend that the candle was on fire. He was fine with that. We sang Happy Bday to him and then I told him to "blow out the candle". He looked at me like I was crazy and we all busted out laughing! Jason and I took Austin to Build-A-Bear as a special thing for his bday. He got to make his first bear, and he LOVED it! He wanted to buy Batman clothes (of course) for his bear, and then he named it "BatBear"! Here they are all decked out in Batman clothes! So cute!!!
Here is my crazy dog enjoying the sunshine on the back porch...
Our new pool!!! The kids are loving it! My only complaint is that we waited a week and a half before we bought it! LOL

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lotsa house pictures...

Here is the front of our house!Jason, Megan, and Jonathan planted our first tree in our yard. Now, we can watch it grow for many years!
The entry way. We put up the backpack/coat hanger, and we plan on having an entry table on the other side.
The living room. Check out the FREE sectional we got from the post yard sale. Not the prettiest, but it works until we either find something else or get our household goods delivered.
Looking from the living on left, dining room on right, our bedroom at the end on the right, and garage at the end of the left.
Kitchen view #1
Kitchen view #2
Dining room
Megan's room. Hers is the only bedroom on the front of the house.
Main bathroom...its a jungle in there!
Allison and Kailyn's room
Boys room(all the toys are in the closet! All the bedrooms have walk in closets!)
Master bedroom
Master closet view #1
Master closet view #2 (there is actually another closet in the master bedroom, but I think we will use it for a linen closet, since this one is big enough for all of our stuff...for now!)
Master bath view #1
Master bathtub
Master shower
garage view #1(yes, Jason is already stocking the tool cabinets! LOL)
garage view #2

Friday, April 17, 2009

Easter 2009 slideshow

Our last Hawaii pics!

On our last beach outting with the Kopinski's, we went to Ko Olina. We had a blast on the beach...I say on the beach, b/c the water was COLD so there wasn't much swimming action (at least not for me and Jamie!). The men had a ball running the kids around. I am not sure who had more fun, the kids or the dads! LOL Above is our family pic at sunset. I dont remember why Kailyn didn't make it in the picture...she was with us at the beach. Who knows, pre-teens can be so tempermental! LOL Below is Austin ready to go exploring...he said he was a "fish expert"! So silly!This was out last girls night out before we left the island. Jamie, Jennifer, Jessica, Jess, and I went out to Just Tacos in Mililani. It was delicious. Jamie and I shared this enormous strawberry margharita. We couldn't even finish it! LOL *Oh, how I will miss my girls!!!*Here is Jonathan's first time cutting the grass. We had to make sure everything was clean and ready to pass our inspection to clear out of housing. Jason started cutting the grass and Jonathan quickly told him that HE wanted to do it! He is getting sooooo big! Our last McDonalds trip in Hawaii. The kids were thrilled to use the cheesseburger stools and of course, we had to take a pic of the surfboard!
We had a little bday party for Austin at Jamie's right before we left. Nothing major, just some cupcakes and presents. We just didn't want him to miss out on a little party with his best buds! His bday is April 20. My baby is gonna be 5!!!!!!!!!

Striking a pose with his favorite present...a leaf blower. Kindda ironic that he runs from the lawnmowers, weedeaters, and leafblowers everytime he sees someone using them. He can't stand the sound!
My monkey-man!
The boys kicked back in the hotel. They were both watching something on IPOD's. I think Austin was watching Sesame Street, and Jonathan was watching Trick My Truck. They were so cute! Of course, it didn't last long! LOL Trying to get all of our bags ready to check out of the hotel. Gosh, we had a bunch of stuff! We checked 12 bags, carried one bag each on the plane, AND had Scooby with his giant kennel! I am so glad that it is over now!
Our plane getting ready for us to get on! ALOOOOOOHA!
There is Scooby waiting for his turn to board the plane! LOL We watched him get loaded out the window while we waited for our turn to board.
Here's Austin on the plane. He was the only one that really slept at all. He is watching Sesame Street on my IPOD. It is times like this that I am SOOOOOO thankful for modern technology! LOL