Friday, August 22, 2008

What's there to say about Del Rio

Sadly, now that we are settled in here, I'm finding that life is pretty, well, dull. How do you beat an assignment like Aviano (Italy)? Every post was about the new and exciting things we were seeing and doing, the awesome new places we visited, and so on. Then we arrive in Del Rio. The highlight of our week was seventh grade orientation!
Okay - so it's not really that dull. We have met a great family from Jordan who treated the kids and I to a lovely afternoon on a boat at Lake Amistad. I'm sure that will be mentioned repeatedly during our stay here, as it is the main attraction. Maybe I'll take up fishing, and perhaps even get a tan. That's just wishful thinking on my part.
Ethan did make us laugh till I was almost in tears on the way out to the lake. Caitlyn had a little gas in the car and we were driving along and I hear Ethan say "ewwww. That's a disgusting toot!" In the middle of his movie. Caitlyn, didn't even try to deny it. We laughed so hard at the way he said it that Alisea started doing this funny little fake laugh to mimic us. It was a funny moment!
We are finding that the house we bought is literally surrounded by other military members, mostly from Casey's squadron. It's like off base, base housing! The house across the street was just bought by a family with two boys. They are 11 and 13. Caitlyn is 12. And..... they have a pool. Need I say more. More grey hair, that's for sure.
Well, I'll get the camera dug out for some updates soon.

Friday, August 15, 2008


I think we set a record for getting moved in. Every box was unpacked in a week. This never happens! I have to say having Casey home to help with it all was a tremendous help and the kids were pretty cooperative, considering. Granted, we did get a shipment on Wed. from our storage in Phoenix with about 15 more boxes, mostly tools, that I haven't bothered with yet, but I'm not counting that! Except for putting up a few more pictures the house is ready for game night! Now if only we had someone to invite!! We sure miss all of our friends and family.
We are slowly meeting people, but haven't been outside of the house socially enough yet.
Caitlyn is participating in the Missoula Children's theater - presenting The Little Mermaid, tonight and tomorrow. I'll take pics and post that later. She's anxious to start the 7th grade on the 25th and make some new friends.
Ethan started preschool two weeks ago. It's been good for him. The only program around here that was only part day was on base, so I drive him 20 min. each way for that, but everywhere else had long days - 7:30 to 3 ish. I'm not trying to get rid of him all day, just a few hours (hee-hee). He's meeting lots of friends.
Alisea is getting bigger and starting to say more words. She loves to point out all the dogs on our evening walks, but freaks out when we get close to one. She is learning to be pretty tough, having big brother Ethan to fend off all day, so we are having some minor (so far) issues with her biting and hitting. She's getting a little more hair, which is much lighter than I expected!
Life is good.

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