Field Days

25 05 2009

When Baby is away, I get to play ๐Ÿ™‚

Jared is off in the field today and tomorrow (with limited to no contact) and that means a series of things: a) I get a lot done, b) I get to dance around like an idiot to music much louder than it should be, and c) I sleep alone :(. On the plus side, he’s going to be coming home to a pretty clean house ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s about 12:30 pm here and I’ve already done 2 loads of laundry, done all of the dishes, worked out (ow, by the way), and scheduled out the rest of my day.

On the down side, Jared is gone.

We woke up this morning at about 2:30 to get him to work by 3:15. I came home after dropping him off and slept a couple more hours, which, surprisingly, was difficult with the whole bed to myself.

Saturday was a good day, I think we ended up walking about 10 miles over the course of the day. We woke up at 7:30 to take the car in (it was squeeling and screaming like a friggin pig lol) and walked everywhere we needed to go until the car was ready. We walked back home from the base (about 3 miles), then walked to a video store, which was closed, so we walked to another video store (about aย mile and a half), then back to the FIRST video store after finding out the second didn’t have what we needed, then to a yogurt shop that was both delicious and expensive (another mile-ish), to the gas station to withdraw our tithing for the next day, and back home (another mile). Then, after watching the movies we’d rented, eating our yogurt, and some well deserved down-time, we got the call that the car was finished (after $800 worth of repairs. I almost died). So we hopped up and walked back to base (still 3 miles) and picked the stupid-dumb-cost-us-so-much car up. Jared cooked dinner that night, my dad’s famous (in our house) Mac ‘n’ Cheese with beef. LOL he gets so excited every time we eat it. And he was very proud of himself for making it. We also had another (smaller) bowl of yogurt from that tasty place. It’s our new delicacy. And it’s healthier than Cold Stone ๐Ÿ™‚

We also came to the conclusion that we wouldn’t be able to make it to Utah for Grandma Rita’s funeral, which was definitely a disappointment, but exactly as we’d expected as well. Jared just can’t get the special permission to go that far off base unless he takes days off, which would limit the days he has to use toward getting out of the Marine Corps early. So, October it is. We honestly won’t be seeing anyone until then.

We got a phone call from Jason DeArmond on Friday (?) with some exciting news, he finally was able to quit smoking! Which, of course, means he’s been singing his face off and can’t wait til he can sing with Jared again. Jason is probably my favorite of Jared’s friends (don’t tell anyone else, I’d get in trouble), and we’ve been praying that Jason would do this for a while. He’s also started working out and lost 40 lbs…we’re seriously so proud. Our visit to TX will include a lot of volleyball and song time ๐Ÿ™‚

Jared and I will be celebrating our two month anniversary this Thursday (which is awesome because Jared has Thurs-Sun off with Monday off as a possibility). Friday we’re going to the beach with some of the guys (probably Chapman [Jeff], Taylor [Creed], andย Bethke [Mark, I think]. I want to invite Sgt. Reitz [David, I’m getting good at this], but I don’t know if he’s allowed to hang out with the lower ranked guys), then come home for dinner (yes I’ll be cooking for at least 4 Marines…), then maybe to a movie (we’re thinking Monsters vs. Aliens ๐Ÿ™‚ ). Saturday morning we’re flying to the Big Island in the morning to go to the Temple. We’ll probably go through at least 2 sessions. We hop back over to O’ahu in the early afternoon where Jared will head to the Priesthood meeting of Stake Conference at 4, then we have the adult session (which our ward choir is singing in) at 7. Basically we just tried to pack this weekend as full as we could manage ๐Ÿ™‚ Obviously, Sunday is church, and Monday, if he gets it off, will be just for us to relax and hang out. Probably watch a movie or two and recover from our crazy weekend ๐Ÿ™‚

One thing that’s come to my attention over the last few weeks is that I’ll be alone for Christmas. How would everyone feel if I flew up for a while to visit? Don’t worry, I won’t expect too many presents…

Love to everyone!!




2 responses

28 05 2009

Eee, I’d LOVE to have you up for Christmas! You could even see mine and Lindsay’s apartment, which I believe we’ll still have through the holiday!

That sounds like a lot of walking XD Poor Kaila-lone time! And all sorts of good news!

I was looking forward to seeing you guys, but I love hearing from you here, too. ^^ Let me know how your anniversary and your Marine dinner go/went!


11 06 2009

Anniversary was great…we skipped most of the plans we made and just went a-mall-ratting, bought each other a couple of gifts ๐Ÿ™‚

Marine Dinner turned out small, but awesome. Jeff is one of the Marines I’m actually comfortable around. Respects the rules, respects our beliefs, and is just a good guy. Anyway, he was the only one who made it, but dinner and the movie were awesome! UP is probably the cutest thing ever. We all loved it.


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