This summer we spent 2 glorious months in the great state of Virginia. It was hotter than hell in the middle of July but I loved every second of it. I was totally at peace, happier than I’ve been in years, and I didn’t want to come back to Colorado. Anyone that knows me knows I HATE (all caps) Colorado. But I enjoyed my time in Va.. so much so that I even considered selling my NC house and moving there permanent. I looked at some really nice houses while I was there. A little expensive, but I figured with the profit from the sale of my NC I can easily afford it. Anyway, that’s something for another day. Right now packing up and moving to Va is just a glorious dream. I will remain positive that even if I don’t end up back in Va that I will be happy again some day.
Andre had a blast this summer. We hit the beach, that was my favorite part. We went to the aquarium, had to do something educational. I haven’t unloaded my camera as of yet, but I’ll get to it. Anyway, we spent a lot of time with the inlaws. We kidnapped our nephew and took the kids with us to Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens, and Water Country USA. That was awesome. Especially Water Country USA. That lazy river can be dangerous but I loved every floaty second I spent it in. I can’t remember the name of the water rides I went on but if you are ever in or near Williamsburg Virginia, you should stop by Water Country USA. It’s awesome. But the stairs to the water rides can be a little hard on older knees. So beware lol.
All and all everyone had a great time. I know my husband had wished he had had more time to just relax, but he still enjoyed himself. He had military school this summer, which is why we were back East for as long as we were. Technically you aren’t supposed to take your family with you TDY, but my theory is what the Army doesn’t know, they can’t do anything about.
Now we are back in Colorado… we found out almost 2 weeks ago that Andre got into the college preparatory school I was trying to get him into. I didn’t think he’d ever get off the waiting list. We’ve already had open house and school starts next week… I’m really going to miss having him around the house. I wish we could have done homeschooling again this year, but for his sake someone else needs to teach him Math lol. He’ll never get into college with me teaching him that. I can’t believe some of the stuff they teach 6th graders these days, stuff I didn’t learn til high school if at all. I hate to think about what he’ll be learning by the time he hits high school. Gotta keep up with the times I guess.
Now that I have reclaimed my days.. I have to find something to do to keep me occupied. But I can’t do what I am thinking about right away, I have 2 tentative, potentially distracting things coming up in the next few months. My husband is trying to get EO school. I’ve been pushing him towards it because A) it will tie in with his college major and B) it will get us the hell out of Colorado once he’s done. Another thing that could keep me from doing what I want to do is the fact that his commanders haven’t come back yet and said whether or not they will be dragging him off to Iraq this winter. He told them period point blank end of discussion he won’t go. Which means he’ll have to get out of the army 6 years early. Something I’m not 100% crazy about just now. With the economy being the way it is and all I don’t think it’s the best idea… plus he still has 3 classes til he graduates. Oh and his Mother would kill me if I let him get out lol. If he gets EO he won’t have to deploy because he’ll be in school. Another plus for EO. I feel as if I’ve blogged this before, but if I have it was months ago and I’m sure you don’t remember lol.
So keep us in your prayers that all goes well. I’m really praying hard for EO school. I think it would be a great opportunity for him. It’ll put him on the fast track for E8, It’ll open a new door for retirement career options, and he’ll make more as a civilian with that class under his belt than he would without. To me that is more important than continuing peace efforts in Iraq. We should have never been over there in the first place. Okay, (climbing down off my little soapbox) that is a full update, at least I think it is. I’ll post some pictures as soon as I upload them. I’ve been rolling pretty nonstop since I got back to Co. It was the luck of the draw that I found enough time to update 2 of my 3 blogs. But now I’m out of time and I’m off to see the wizard lol… okay maybe just off to do some laundry. I hope everyone had a great summer and is having a great day.