Thursday, March 31, 2011

Missing Home

So I am starting to get a little homesick. More than anything I miss my friends. I haven't quite made friends here yet, but hopefully that changes soon. I think about the drive home and 11 hours just seems so far away. I am trying to be happy and stay positive and I realize this is probably just temporary.

I don't hate it here. I haven't been here long enough to have the chance to hate it, and with this being our first station I really have nothing to compare it to. Benning and Sam Houston were temporary places, but I had friends and family at either place.

John's battalion has a ball coming up in a just over a month and I have been going to the meetings to help plan. I have some great women there and hope that as more events get planned I will be able to get better acquainted with them. I do plan to find some classes once Hannah gets here as well in hopes to meet other moms.

I am sure feeling this way is natural and it won't be long before I am over this.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Update from Ft. Drum

So we are finally getting settled into the new house. We have been working as hard as we can to get it looking right, yet there are boxes everywhere still. I really need to figure out where to put some of this stuff. Closing went pretty well. While unpacking we discovered a few things that had been broken during the move. Luckily nothing major, but it still stinks.

I still like the area pretty well. We found a gate closer to our house and John is only 11 miles from driveway to his parking lot at work. Not bad at all. The weather is still cold here, but we had a few nice days over the weekend.

We may have missed the deployment bullet for the time being. Because John's unit is coming back they want to try and keep them here for two years. Third just left and when they get back post wants to try and keep everyone here for at least a year. Two years is nice but 1) I'm not going to count on it and 2) I still kind of want to get the first one out of the way.

All is going well with the baby. We are naming her Hannah Elise or Elyse. Haven't really decided how to spell the middle name yet. My family has been sending presents and I can't wait to start working on her room. I can't wait for her to get here.

Well, that is all for now. Hope everyone has been doing well!