Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Orders? Yes please!

So I haven't posted lately because to be honest there has been no news. .until today. Justin finally went in and picked up our official orders. The only problem? We now have 2 weeks to schedule and have our household goods picked up. Hopefully this all falls into place and it is a smooth transition. We tried to schedule the pickup for our things and of course it is on a website that doesn't seem to want to be working tonight. Of course.  On a few random notes:

1. The weather has been GORGEOUS in Charleston this week. In the 70's and sunny. I am sure going to miss this weather for sure. However, in mid July when everyone here is dying in the heat and humidity, I will be enjoying a comfortable 70 degrees. That will be nice.

2. Justin has gotten me hooked on Sons of Anarchy. I watched the first 2 seasons in the past 2 weeks and started season 3 last night. It is amazing. If you like the rebel biker club with lots of eye candy kind of show!

3. We had our first going away party this past weekend. Of course I couldn't make it through the night without a few tears but then again I am leaving my second family. The people I live with and surround myself with here in Charleston are nothing short of incredible. They have always been there for me and I am lucky to have them in my life. I hope I am lucky enough to find people like them on my life's journey.

4. My dear husband is on this "bun in the oven" kick. No. . no. I am not pregnant however he seems to think the time might be right. As much as we both want kids, I think we need to make it across the country with the dogs before we consider adding to our family. And as I try to remind him, if we have children in Alaska then we run the possibility of having my mom moving there and living with us. As much as we love her, I lived with her when Justin was in Korea and let's face it. Neither of us would ever want to do that again! Stay posted for more on this subject.

Stay tuned for more moving details!

<3 Jenn

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

First post!

I decided that since I am about to  move all the way accross the country (and lets face it, Alaska is closer to Canada than the US) I should probably start a blog. As much as I love all my family and friends, I have a feeling I would get really tired of telling the same stories over and over again. Plus, I would hate to leave out details! So this is going to be my way of keeping everyone up to date with our journey.

So now that's out of the way. Here is where we stand with everything. I got the call yesterday that I am medically cleared to move to a new base. (yay!) Not that there was any concern, however, the military loves paperwork sooo. .Justin went to go pick up our orders today which we were told would be ready as soon as I was cleared. So the big question. Do we have our orders yet? The answer. NO! Of course they weren't ready. I get it. "These things take time". A direct quote from my dear husband. But hello! We leave in 22 days. Not that I am counting or anything. And without our orders, we have no way to set up a pick up date for all of our things that need shipped to Alaska. All that being said, I was told I need to "get it together and things will fall into place". Another direct quote of course. So I guess I will slow things down and hope for the best.

We have found a super cute house that I must have in Alaska. Called the guy and of course haven't heard back yet. I will hope for the best on that as well. So that's where things stand with us as of now. I am super excited for this amazing journey and new chapter in my life. I am expecting great things. As much as I will miss my beloved home state of South Carolina, I am sure Alaska has great things to offer. So I will leave you with a snap shot of my soon to be home, Alaska. It really is an amazing state.