Sunday, May 16, 2010

A day in paradise

This past Thursday, Danny and I both had the day off of work. (That doesn't happen very often!)

We started the day with some much needed sleep in time. Naia didn't get up until 7:15! I woke up and put on my clothes for the day, a chore, it seems, since we are terrible at putting the clean laundry away. We gathered up the dogs and piled in the car. It was a long drive having two dogs fighting for my lap the entire way. We went to Freeman Lake. Neither of us had been there before so we went to explore.
To cut to the chase, we weren't impressed. We walked around the lake and found a secluded spot, and let the dogs off their leashes to run ramped through the grass. Naia runs fast for longer periods of time, but can't keep up when Atreus sprints. Atreus puts her ears back and runs close to the ground, it was amazing to see the differences in them. Atreus didn't want to have anything to do with us while we were outside, and Naia didn't want to play unless she was interacting with us. We were out there for quite a while, letting them romp around and expel some energy. Naia got really dirty, playing in the mud, and on the way back to the car it started to rain on us, so we decided we needed to find a groomer. We failed to find a good one with an open spot for Naia, so we went home and wiped her off so she could sleep the afternoon away after playing hard.

We showered and got redressed to go out on our own. We had lunch at Panera, which is always fantastic and delicious. Then we went shopping at the mall for some new clothes and sandals for summer time. After the mall, we drove out to the motorcycle shop to look at bikes for Danny and found the one he really wanted, but decided to check other dealers for price comparison. We drove up towards Louisville and stopped at a bike place, where they had some 'cycles for less than the first place (SCORE!), and then continued on to Louisville to the Temple.

We arrived at the temple to do Baptisms for the Dead. It was really an amazing and spiritual experience. I had never done them before, and even though Danny had, it was his first time doing the baptizing rather than being baptized. He was able to baptize me in behalf of those passed and it really brought back some memories of my own baptism. The spirit there was incredible.

Then Danny and I went to Olive Garden for dinner, and it was soooo delicious. There aren't many good restaurants around Radcliff and Elizabethtown so whenever we go to the Ville it's always nice to go to a good place. Olive Garden's chicken scampi is sooo YUMMY I could eat piles of it!

We headed home and watched some "How I met your Mother," and awesomely funny sitcom that we seriously think everyone should watch. Hilarious. A great way to end the perfect day.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A well deserved update

I don't usually like to blog unless I have photos available to share, but since I don't have any new photos I'm just going to word blog.

We moved. (Duh). Right now Danny and I live in a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home on .24 acres of land with two dogs and zero children. I work at American Eagle Outfitters, and Danny still works for the Air Force, SURPRISE! I bet you didn't see that one coming!

Danny works for a small detachment on Fort Knox, called the Det 1 10th ASOS. Don't ask me what that all means, I won't be able to tell you. He is a radio maintainer and is supposed to work with equipment in Hummers but they don't have the equipment for him to work on so he doesn't really do his assigned job. Danny works with TACP (Tactical Air Control Party Apprentice) and gets to go out in the "field" all the time to do training and crazy stuff with guns and explosives and all those fun things all the time. This entails long hours and many many TDY (Temporary Duty Yonder)'s. In addition to all that, Danny is now a COLLEGE STUDENT!! He is working on a degree in... something to do with computers. (forgive me, honey...)
Danny is in the process of applying to change career fields. He has applied to be a PJ (Pararescue man, I don't know where the J came from.) He wants to jump out of airplanes, make more money, and save lives. I know that if this is the right path for us, the Lord will push the application through to approval.

I work in a retail store called American Eagle. Although it's not nearly as rewarding as working in the school system, and less than half the pay, I enjoy the social interaction that I get from working there, and have made some great friends while working there. After July 2010, Danny will have been in service for 6 years and I will be allowed to use his GI bill, and will be able to afford to go back to school (WAAAAAHOOOO!!!) and finish my bachelors degree. I only have about 2 years left! YAY! Go Me!

On another note, we got a puppy, and she is named Naia! She is a giant Schnauzer, about 12 weeks old and already bigger than Atreus. She is a demon, devil dog... to say the least. She loves to play and is too much for us to handle sometimes. But we still love her and cannot wait until she calms down a little bit and learns how to potty outside and not inside. And I will love her more when she stops eating all my beautiful shoes. :)

On the fertility side of things, we are in the process of hurrying up to wait for ART (assisted reproductive technology). With Danny's crazy schedule and a Doctor that doesn't actually work in the Hospital, it's been quite a windy road to getting any appointments. We finally qualified for IUI (google it if you don't know what it is, I don't want to explain it here) and were supposed to start that in June, but are going to have to wait until July because Danny will be.. guess ... TDY in June! 

Either way we are blessed, and happy to have what we do have in our lives, and excited to have our dogs to keep us busy. We love each other enough to just lean on one another for now.

Faith in the Lord, and Faith in His timing.