Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Reason I haven't Posted House Pictures...

We found out a few months ago that we would probably be moving from Virginia this summer. So all of our house stuff came to a halt! Not a grinding halt, we finished projects, but we didn't do anything exciting in the way of decor. So I've painted the boys room and the baby's room (no more hideous trains), but they are both off-white, not too exciting. I will still post pictures when I've finished decorating what I can, but they won't be what I had originally envisioned. Pretty disappointing! I was very upset when we found out, obviously we wouldn't have bought a house had we known we wouldn't live here all three years! But that is the way things are in the military, and we have learned our lesson. To make things worse they gave us two unappealing options, and we didn't feel good about either one. (both involved Robert leaving on a ship for many months) After a month or so of crying, fretting and praying, we found renters for our house and we finally got an offer we were excited about, and we will be eating this every day:

We have official orders to move to Yokosuka, Japan!!! It's about 45 minutes outside of Tokyo, and we are seriously excited about it! It's overwhelming to think of being overseas with a new baby and the twins, but we joined the Navy to have adventure, and what could be more of an adventure than moving to Japan? My biggest concern is where am I going to get clothes that are long enough for me over there???

14 comments:

Emma said...

Wow that is exciting! Good luck with the move and the new arrival.

Mags said...

Wow, that is a huge change. It's exciting that you were able to get things settled here before going. The clothes thing, well, big care packages from the US maybe? You will figure it all out I'm sure.

Heather said...

That is good you got your official orders! Glad things are working out! We can't wait to come visit you in Japan.

Becca said...

I love that you guys are willing and excited about living over seas. Now's the time to do that while the boys are young. It will be such an amazing experience, and you'll come back so cultured! :)

Lindsey said...

Wow Japan!!! How exciting! We have some friends in the air force that just moved over there. I don't remember what area exactly, but they are loving it. Check out the link to Kurt and Heather on my blog, and you can read about some of their adventures over there. You are going to be one busy lady these next few months. Good luck with everything.

Julia said...

Wow. That WILL be an adventure, and I'm sure it will be amazing. Bummer about having to leave your house. I still want to see pics, though! How are you feeling????

ReBeCcA said...

i think that is so exciting! good luck with the last bit of your pregnancy-you look beautiful.

claire said...

Congrats-how fun! Everyone we know in the Air Force who has gone to Japan has just loved it. I agree-no planning in the military and just try to make it all an adventure! Good luck!

Lisa said...

I love that...I may have to come visit....you would be the only reason I would make it out there, but I do love to travel!

two forks said...

holy cow - japan!? i hope you do eat sushi every day! i hope it all goes well, i'm sorry about your house and plans etc.

suziebabyzsazsa said...

I am so glad you are coming home again before leaving for Japan. What a great adventure that will be!

cat said...

holy moly! i am so excited for you! can't wait to hear more about everything (good thing you heart sushi!)

Dents said...

Crying, fretting, and praying...that is what sticks out in my mind the most about our military days :) We sure are grateful for those men and women that serve our country...Thanks Stoners! Congrats on Japan, that will be exciting. I am sure you will have a wonderful PX where you can find long pants.

Bri said...

Holy cow I want to visit you! Japan how exciting. I wish you the best in this adventure. And hopefully an awesome store for long clothes.

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