Sunday, November 27, 2011


Just checking in from carli jos room at children's hospital. I came home for thanksgiving and have gotten to spend lots good time with my family but poor carli Jo will be spending her holiday weekend and the coming week in the hospital. She was admitted on Friday night and they think she has crohn's disease. They're keeping her around to get her back in shape and to make sure her small intestine is ok. Vince is headed back to md for work but I'll be staying here In ky to hang with cj. Keep her in your prayers!!!

Monday, November 21, 2011

move out, move in

It's been a while since I've had the chance to update the blog and so much has been going on!  Last Wednesday, we moved out of our Newport home and moved into the Caldwell's home.  It was a long day but we are finally getting settled in.  Ms. Caldwell redecorated the whole room for us and we love it.  It feels so good to be back and even though it's not Kentucky, it's good to be somewhere familiar again for awhile.

We're much busier now that we have so many friends close by... we are surrounded by such good people here! Yesterday we went to the Redskins/Cowboys game and had seats in the owner's box!  It's something we probably won't ever get to do again but it was such a fun experience.  One of the Navy guys' sponsor family is a team owner so they offered all of us tickets.  The Redskins lost but it was still so neat!  This picture is from Vince's phone but there we are!!


Friday, November 11, 2011

happy veteran's day!

It's hard to believe we're already moving again.  Just this morning, our dining room was a disaster and there were kitchen tools covering the floor.  We started packing all of our things away so that we're ready come Wednesday when we head back to Maryland for a few months.  We packed for hours and there is still so much left to do!  We're just keeping our fingers crossed that everything will fit in our two cars.  It seems as though we have more things to take than we did when we came!

NAPS plays MAPS (West Point's prep school) tomorrow and it's a big rivalry so Vince and the other coaches have had a long week.  Hopefully we can end it with a win!  The Murray's are on their way in town and we are so excited to see them.  They'll help cheer on the NAPS kids from the stands!

I went on base today to pick up Vince from work and captured one of God's most beautiful creations on camera.  The sunsets over the water here have been one of my favorite things about Rhode Island.  They are so beautiful!  I played around with my photo editing program and came up with a few different pictures I really love:

We got the cutest letter in the mail today from little Cam {and she even sent us a dollar, too!} and it reminded us of how excited we are to come home for Thanksgiving.  I can't wait to see all our family and friends.  It's getting oh so close!

For anyone who didn't catch these on Facebook, here's some of my favorite photo booth pictures from Sam's wedding.  Sammy girl made the most beautiful bride.  I really have the best friends!

I told Vince today how proud I am for the commitment he's made to our country. Happy Veteran's Day and thank you to all the wonderful people who serve the beautiful USA!


Wednesday, November 2, 2011

happy (belated) halloween :)

We celebrated Halloween just as it should be... in funny costumes and with good friends.  We had a few people over to watch the Monday night game and dressed up for the trick or treaters.  Vince and I were Lois and Clark (Superman) and Alex and Greg Jones were Clive and Juliana from our favorite episode of Modern family!

Newport has been good to us and so have our friends here so it's bittersweet to be leaving in less than two weeks!  I can't believe it's come and gone so fast.  We've already started packing and have even taken one trip to Maryland to put some things in storage.  We leave for Annapolis again tomorrow afternoon for the big NAPS vs Navy JV game.  The guys are getting excited for the big game and it should be a fun trip for Alex and I too... we are riding the team bus to the hotel :)  NAPS beat won again last Saturday- they're still undefeated so this game's a big one!  The guys barely made it back Saturday night after the game.  It snowed so hard both team buses got stuck. With a little delay, they eventually made it home.

The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun... just 22 days until we are home!  Can't wait to see everyone :)