Thursday, May 20, 2010

Big Updates

Wow, lots to update! Where to start...

Tuesday we learned that we are moving September 10th! Not far, just a couple of blocks away. Our base is in the process of rebuilding all of the base housing, and it is time for them to tear down and rebuild our section. Although I'm not really looking forward to the logistics of moving and we'll miss the beach in our backyard, we're moving into a brand new house! It's two-story, and apparently bigger than the one we live in now (and I feel like we currently have plenty of space). Here's a link to what the houses look like...
http://www.nsmayporthomes.com/defaultFamily.aspx?cid=50

Also on Tuesday, when we picked Sydney up from daycare, her daycare provider asked, "Did you know she has a tooth?" No, we didn't! The little squirt cut her first tooth (bottom left) without telling us! No wonder she's been drooling so much... I'll try to get a picture, but I'm not making any promises...

Speaking of Sydney's daycare provider, she's moving! Her husband is in the Coast Guard and was told May 7th that he needed to pack up and move his family in two weeks. Thankfully, we found another provider, and we met her Tuesday after picking Sydney up from daycare. She's very nice, and, in addition to Sydney, will be taking care of a 17-month old, a two-year old, and her own three-year old. I'll really miss Sydney's current provider, but I think this one will work out well...

Today Sydney had her picture made! I'm still kicking myself for not getting her picture made as a newborn, so I'm making up for it by doing four-month shots, seven-month shots, and one-year old shots (it's a package deal). I was very happy with the photographer, and can't wait to see the pictures! She'll put a sneak peek on her blog (I'll share the link once I have it), and I'll officially view and order the prints June 2nd.

Finally, the biggest news. Chet is leaving July 1st for Djibouti, Africa for six months. This is something that we (not just him, but "we") volunteered for. With the war going on, there's always the possibility that he will be chosen to serve somewhere overseas, but more likely in Iraq or Afghanistan, and for longer than six months (usually an entire year). We volunteered for this position because Djibouti is much safer than Iraq or Afghanistan, and because it's only half a year. (By the way, I could be chosen for similar tasking, but not until Sydney is a year old.) So that's the deal. We're not thrilled, but we're not surprised either, and we welcome all the prayers we can get while Chet prepares to leave and during his six-month tour of duty!

That's it for now! Pictures to follow!

3 comments:

Danielle said...

Wow...that is a lot of changes! The new house sounds like it'll be beautiful (you've got more than enough space while we're bustin at the seams over here!)! Sydney is getting teeth so early! Poor Aubrey still had only 2 at her first birthday! I will definitely keep ya'll in my prayers for Chet's tour of duty. I can't imagine my hubby being gone for that long, and I have loads of respect for all the men and women who serve our country, so THANK YOU BOTH!

CranfordFamily said...

Moving is no fun - but once you get it done and you are in a new house, it will be okay!! It's kinda fun (to me).

Cori did the same thing with her teeth! She had 2 before I noticed!! We got lucky not to have crazy fussy babies!

Can't wait to see Syd's pictures!! I bet they will turn out adorable!

WOW - I couldn't do it! I could never volunteer to leave my baby!! You guys are so tough! So when he leaves for 6 months, it will be a consecutive 6 months? DANG - He is going to miss so much of Sydney growing. I guess it's a good thing that she is so young b/c hopefully she wont remember or feel like she misses him. Is there ever a chance that the two of you could get called to duty at the same time?!? If so, I want Syd to come live with me for those months!! =)

I miss you, but not for much longer!!! See you NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!

PS - tell Dixie Jo that I will call her early next week and bring over the carseat and stroller!

Anonymous said...

lots of changes but sounds like you are handling them well....thank goodness for things like email, skype, webcams, etc in this day and age...just think what it would have been like 20 years ago and Chet had to get deployed....at least there will be better communication and he can hopefully see the changes with Sydney while he is gone...and I have no doubt you will take tremendous amounts of pictures and videos and a journal while he is gone
Aunt Shannon