Friday, June 27, 2014

FLASHMOB for Emma and Jimmy's Anniversary!

My sister and bother in law were married 4 years ago, June 14th! {Flag Day!}
He was being deployed to Afghanistan. They had a nice courthouse wedding and dinner afterwards to celebrate their marriage but had to forgo a traditional wedding because of the circumstances.

So ... my aunt had the idea to do a flashmob and surprise them on their anniversary this year! We've always wanted to do something special for them ... so here it was!

Here we all were at the studio practicing the choreography! Many night were spent practicing to get this thing Jusssst right!

We all waited not so  patiently around the corner to get going! We had to hide so it was a surprise. What's a flashmob without the flash?!

It all went down in Downtown Plymouth. We had a BLAST. You can't really see them, but my sister and brother in law are sitting on the fountain and everyone is kind of facing them doing the dance! First all the dancers were doing it and at the end our friends and family came around and you could see E&J's faces change.. "whaaaaaaat???"

Emmas face: "whaattt??!!!"

 Tons of family and friends came to celebrate with them in the backyard!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Things I'll Remember About June 2014

June ... You've been a weird month. A long month. I thought I'd be moved the California before you were gone ... and yet, here we are. The 24th of the month. {If anyone has any pull with the Marine Corps ... go ahead and tell them I'm waiting!}

Frustrating, isn't it?
So ... I've decided to focus on the things I'll WANT to remember about June instead! :)

Finally getting to see our new house (in a picture, that is!)
Completing our registry!!!!!!!!!!
Grace & Mia's "Mini Society" at school selling magnets! First to sell out!
Practicing to be in a FLASH MOB! {more on this later!}
Saying goodbye to daycare babies ...

Our last day of daycare! {We had a few extra ;) }

Taking these crazy kids to make some donuts at the Fractured Prune!

Being part of the #happiest5k on the planet with my peeps!


An awesome road trip to Cleveland to spend time with family!

Seeing another MLB Ballpark!
Jeff Graduating his first part of MCCES

June, you've been a good month. But I'm just ready to be with my husband! :)

Monday, June 16, 2014

We're Adopting .... A National League Team!

When we were in San Diego (2nd trip) we wanted to get to a Padre's game ...
You know, to cross off another MLB stadium off of our bucket list!!

So, we've decided! We're adopting .... a National League team as our own! The San Diego Padres! We will always love the Tigers .. but we are officially Padre's fans (second)! It was an easy choice really, no matter what we can't be LA fans. It just wouldn't be right.

Hello Petco Park!!

The boxes in the gate were full of '84 jerseys that they were giving away FREE to everyone as they entered the game later that night!!! Fun fact: These were the jerseys that the Padre's wore in the 1984 World Series game when they lost against the Tigers!! 

Side note: My husband is SO handsome ..

Okay, back on track.. we also hit up Mission Beach and Sea World! SO MUCH FUN!!!

Pic by Jeff!!

Pic by Jeff!

Dinner at Outback after a long day at Sea World .. on our way back "home" to Twentynine Palms

Flew back home to MI the next afternoon :(

Packing, A Haircut and The San Diego Zoo (again!)

So ... between Easter and Memorial Day I packed and packed and packed ... and worked of course. We were on the wait list for base housing and knew we had 1-2 months after the wedding to still wait.

So .. pack ...
and pack ...

and pack I did.

Lets just say, our basement looks a little crazy right now. 

One day Jeff called me and asked "Can we just have you come out here for Memorial Day weekend? We can afford it, can't we?" and my mind was made up. I was going on another trip to California. I hate being away from my husband .. and he hates it too so we decided I would fly out for his next weekend off. Memorial Day weekend was a 96 (he had 96 hours off) so he put in his request and I went back!

But not before getting my hair cut (yea .. that says Marine Wife)

Hopped on a plane ... landed in Palm Springs .. picked up my rental car and drove to Twentynine Palms to get my hubby!

Welcome to Twentynine Palms!

I got in, Thursday morning and Jeff still had class Thursday and Friday ... but I got there in enough time to see him on his lunch break! Yay!! 
Thursday night after school, I went at picked him up on base and we hung out at my hotel room. We watched TV and ate Subway and had a "normal" night together, it was so so nice! I did have to bring him back because he had school the next day though.
Friday morning I hung at the pool by myself ... but Friday afternoon after Jeff's class - the USMC put on a big BBQ and had a dunk tank. We watched the dunk tank forever ... it was mindlessly entertaining!
We stood in line for over an hour to sign Jeff off base and headed to San Diego again! We absolutely love it there! Here's my handsome husband driving us through the Joshua Tree National Forest.

More crazy Joshua Trees!

When we got to San Diego, you know we hit the zoo again. We actually saw the zoo from a different perspective this time thought. We took one of their free tour buses! 

You can't see it in this picture (sorry) ... but there is a baby koala on this momma koalas back! SO COOL!
This is already a kind of long post ... so the next one will be about our first Padre's game ... the beach and Sea World!!

I Looooooooooooooove being with my husband and I looooooooooooooove being in San Diego!