Thursday, February 23, 2012

Montana Update

So, we found out yesterday that Jared may not enter active duty until after December 31st. By law, the Air Force has to have a job for him within 365 days of when he graduates, but until then, we can just float in the wind.
In all fairness, there are so many things that go into placing a newly commissioned officer (or anyone for that matter). Trying to organize and schedule so many different parts that are constantly shifting and moving...I am so glad that isn't my job.

With Dec 31st being the latest date, we are making plans to move back to Cresco once Jared is graduated. He will have enough of his G.I Bill to take one more semester, and what better time to start working on his masters (that is unofficially required if he hopes to progress in the ranks).
I am thinking that I should also take advantage of this time and take a few more classes myself.
What is Emma going to be doing, do you wonder?



Playing with Gramma of course!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Getting Ready

Well, here we are 3 months from Jared's graduation and we still have no idea when we are expected in Montana. For now, we are doing our best to get the house ready to sell. Here is what that looks like.

Bed in the family room while the bedroom is being painted- then used as a construction zone...

"Oh look, a pile of stuff I was suppose to put on Emma's quilt... It will only take me a minute to add them..." The kitchen table hasn't been seen since. 

Trying to organize Emma's books and horses (and I needed something to do with my hands while Emma and I were chilling -literally- in the fort)

Fabric covered milk crates to corral books and horses- One bin for 2 months. Or so the plan goes right now.

I finally got Jared to go through his clothes and get rid of all the shirts he doesn't wear anymore. A smart person would have donated them somewhere. I decided to start working on making a king sized t-shirt quilt. 

A quick visit to Gramma and Boppa's. 

Gramma is the coolest. She suggested sparklers in the snow. 

And picnics on the living room floor because, as I mentioned already, we can't seem to find the kitchen table under the pile of craft stuff I keep attempting to put away. 

Well, that about brings everything up to date. Thanks for stopping by!