Monday, October 20, 2008

Family Update

I decided it was time to give an update on us. I know you guys know that Seth graduated BOLC III on Friday. Today he started his final school, which is called Scout Leaders Course and it is at Knox and only lasts for 3 1/2 weeks, so it is definitely doable. We found out last Tuesday that we are not going to be going to Ft Irwin. Seth fought for a position being an XO for the Armor Officers School and beat out 9 other guys for it, so God has really been answering our prayers. We are moving out of our little apartment this coming weekend and we are so excited to finally be able to get our stuff back after living out of rubbermaid containers for 6 months! Plus, I will be 24 weeks on Wednesday and we don't have the first thing ready for the baby, so at least now we have an empty room for him, lol. My family is from Virginia so it really was a blessing to be able to be stationed here and be within driving distance from them. Seth's sister is moving to Nashville, which will only be 2 1/2 hours away from us and the airport in Louisville is a major hub that we can take off from to easily go and visit Seth's side of the family in Texas. Both mine and Seth's sisters are getting married this summer and now we will both be able to go to both of their weddings! I don't have to worry about taking a newborn by myself across the country on an airplane, and Seth (hopefully) won't have to miss either one.
The only thing I am sad about is that I met a great friend who is moving to Irwin. We have been e-mailing for 6 months back and forth and have gotten to know each other very well. She has a new baby and when I realized I would never meet her I was very upset. I can only hope that we will be stationed at the same post again down the road.
This week I will be packing up our apartment here. We get the keys to our new town home on Friday and our stuff from Benning will be here by next Thursday. Just in time to buy a big bag of candy, put on my cat ears and pass out candy to trick or treaters!!!
This past Sunday we found a church that is a little bit closer than the other one we found. We really enjoyed it and are going to go back next week to visit again. They have a wonderful nursery and feeding room for when the baby gets here and we were able to take a tour. Everyone was very friendly and knew about our home church and our pastor who recently passed away. It was nice to have a little familiarity.
Well, I think that is about all the big news that has been going on around here, but I am sure it won't be long till something else takes place!


THE WADE'S said...

Yeah, we are so happy that you all will be staying there! Also, we are happy that you guys can get settled in somewhere! See you soon ;)

Newmans Wildcats said...

I am glad too that you get to stay there and be close to family. Finally you get ready for Babe!

Lisa and Josh said...

Yay! You know I am super-stoked you'll still be here! Now I'll get to meet Baby Wade! Let us know if we can do anything to help you!