Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Whew, spring is busy!!

Well, I konw I have posted a few pictures and all, but no real updates, so here it is:

Mike got a new job!!! He is transferring agencies and will now work with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement as federal agent - basically same job different agency. I am so proud of him. He loved working for OSI, but thought the opportunity at ICE was something we couldn't pass up and he made it through the hiring process in record time (there were some candidates that took almost 5 years before they were hired). So that means we will be here in LA for at least another 3 years. We get to choose how often, and if we move. and the best part (drum roll please.....) NO MORE DEPLOYMENTS TO THE MIDDLE EAST!!!! Only bad part is Mike is getting ready to do some training for the new job which will put him in Georgia for 5 months. Kind of a big bummer but definitely the pros outweigh the temporary cons. Yay Mike!!

Fiona turned two - can you believe it??? I am still struggling with it. Where does the time go?? She is the funniest kid! loves to play "gonna geg you," sings, dances, draws, and is talking up a storm!! It's not only funny about what she says but how she says it. Hilarious, going to have to get some new video up soon.

I crashed my Neon, it was time for a new car. And Mike insists that the only way I trade in cars is at the junk yard. The accident was pretty bad but Fiona and I walked away with nothing more than a few scratches and bruises. Amazing. and if anyone is looking for a great carseat, the Evenflo Triumph advance - hands down. Went out and bought the exact same one. So we got a new car yesterday - a 2004 Ford Explorer. It Rocks!! I love all the space and sitting up higher on the road, plus a lot more creature comforts then our neon had to offer.

I am also finishing my term as MOMS Club president. Elections are tomorrow, and annual reports are due the end of this month. It was a fun and busy year, and I am really looking forward to just being a member this year.

Well, that is pretty much it in a nutshell. Playing outside, scrapbooking, video games, and working on the house pretty much rounds it out.

I'll leave you with my little drummer. These cracked me up cuz she got her little drum out to be her seat for her to play her big drum, and she hits sticks when she plays, LOL!!




Lia said...

Wow, it's been 3 years, huh? And you folks are staying for another 3 years? Yay! I still need to come by and visit. Or you guys can take a drive up here on the Bay Area since you now have a reliable car, I hope? Hmmmm.....

Sorry to hear about Nina, the Neon. I guess it was time for a new one. My Suzie, the Suzuki, (yes, I kept the name you gave her) is doing just fine (cross my fingers), though I need new brakes and possibly new tires. Too many hills here.