Sunday, December 20, 2009

Disney World July 2009

It's the middle of December and I'm finally posting pictures from our trip to Disney World in July. We moved from FL to NM in August and have been out of town for work a lot, so I'm a little behind to say the least.
The trip to Disney World was wonderful of course. Epcot was our favorite part and we're planning to go back in about 4 years now that we know what works for us and what doesn't. Elizabeth loved the Nemo attractions, It's a Small World, Dumbo, and playing by/in the pool. She did her first water slide at the resort and loved it!
The hat is still a little big on her.

"Who do you think you are lady?"

The family with Mickey Mouse! We also met a few others that day.

This is the moment Elizabeth decided she liked sketti.

Waiting for the bus after a long morning at Epcot.

Right outside our building at Saratoga Springs was a great place to play.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Going to Grandma's for a long time

Sorry this has not been update in a long time. We had TDYs and a trip to Disney World in July, and a move in August. We bought a house in New Mexico, haven't even settled in yet and are TDY again. Elizabeth gets to go TDY to Grandma and Grandpa Savage's and hang out with her cousins.

These are a few pictures Mike took with his phone when he took Elizabeth to Chicago. I'll post better pictures and some Disney pictures when I get a chance.

TDY - Temporary Duty Yonder (business trip)

At the airport in Lubbock, TX

Dancing with Pablo

Sam's run with Grandma and Grandpa

Is this how Grandma wanted her kitchen, I mean living room?

Lunch time with Angela (brown hair) and Gianna

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Elizabeth goes to Grandma's Part I

While I'm TDY to Wright-Patterson, Elizabeth is with her Grandma and Grandpa. The first thing we had to do was test out the new Children's fountain at the park.

There are some great toys in the backyard

Up the slide

Testing out the new fountain

Sunday, June 28, 2009

To the beach!

Or just the backyard. I have been so busy lately with work, Elizabeth, and Mike getting home that I haven't posted in a while. I also took on starting a cloth diaper store, just in case I ran out of things to do. (Shameless plug:

Elizabeth is growing faster than I could have ever imagined. She is trying so hard to talk and I can tell she understands what we are telling her. She is good enough at the sign language that she has made up a few of her own signs. There is one that I've yet to decode. Along with the signs she is saying the words, or at least trying to to!

Snacks by the pool

Snacks by the sound

Swimming in the sound

Saturday, May 23, 2009

A rainy day

Nothing too exciting going on here. That's why I haven't posted in a while. We're just keeping busy with work and everyday things.
Elizabeth is growing way to fast in some areas and not fast enough in others. She wants to touch and see everything. She is very hard to keep up with and keep out of trouble. The sign language efforts are paying off. Elizabeth can tell me when she wants more, is ready to eat/drink, take a bath, when she's all done and when she's tired. There may be a few others that she's good at I don't remember right now. There have also been some attempts at talking. A sound close to "done" or "all done" has started to accompany the "all done" sign. After dinner last night she gave the time to eat sign and asked for "nananna" then proceeded to eat the whole thing.

Elizabeth, the neighbor ladies and I got to enjoy a day in the backyard a few weekends ago. She loved playing in the sound. Especially when some waves came by to bump her around.

We got to go test out Emma's new splash pad. In this picture Elizabeth is tasting the water just like she did the day before in the saltwater of the sound in our backyard.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Last week I was TDY for the start of a leadership development course. I don't have too many pictures of the actual course, because who really wants to see pictures of generals and colonels giving briefings. But trust me the schedule was jam packed. We rushed everywhere. Some of the pictures I took were just so that I could look at them later and see where I was that day. It was a great experience, I learned a ton, saw some great things, ate a lot of Hawaiian beef, and met some wonderful people.

Sorry, no pictures of Elizabeth in this post. She was with Grandma. And it might be a while before we get some good ones to post, my camera broke on the trip. :(

C-17 Ride out of Atlanta

Diamond Head, which we hiked up on the last day for PT
Someone walking in front of me got a glimpse of this. All I had time to was snap a few photos and keep on walking.
All the pictures below we taken with the iPhone, the real camera broke the first morning there. I was grumpy about it but there wasn't much I could do.

The USS Missouri from the boat to the USS Arizona
USS Arizona Memorial

The is the spot on the USS Missouri where Japan surrendered. I took a picture because I did not have time to stop and look at it while I was there. But if you ever go, ask for Doc to be your tour guide, he was great!

The flag that few over Hickam on 7 December 1941
I have conquered Diamond Head
(It wasn't hard)

We had some free time on the last day so we went snorkeling in this bay for about an hour.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Easter!

My Mom is in town to help with Elizabeth this week. So she got to come to Emma's with us for the baby Easter party. There were two set of twins, and two other babies, not counting Emma and Elizabeth. None of the babies were on time because of their naps, and they were a little cranky but there were some great moments. Erica threw a lovely gathering, as always. If we can't be home for holidays, it's great to have such good friends around.

Horaay my Grandma's here!

What is this? Who put this here?

And the hunt begins...

A few moments later, it was over.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Grandma's Here

Nothing too exciting going on here this week, except that my Mom is here to watch Elizabeth while I'm away next week. Elizabeth has already broken lots of rules and did not make it to day care on Friday. She knows she's got it good now.

Today we went to Another Broken Egg for breakfast, and did some shopping. Tomorrow we're off to Emma's for an Easter Egg hunt. I'll post pictures as soon as I get the energy.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Jane!

It's Elizabeth's birthday, April fools day, and it's crazy hat day at the CDC to kick off the month of the military child. That's a big day for one little girl. Unfortunately, Elizabeth got a trip to the doctor and an ear infection for her birthday. She'll take a re-do and save the celebrating for later.
The skirt and shirt in this picture are part of the present she opened from Grandma Savage the other day.
"Mommy, do you really think I'm going to stay here today?"

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Elizabeth opens presents from Grandma and Grandpa Savage

Bad Mom alert - I did not close all her snaps. It was almost time to change out of the PJs anyway.

She's very serious about this.

I need to learn how to shorten videos.

When we finished, she ran around the house for about 20 minutes and would not put the cards down. It was hard to get a picture of her.

On Friday Elizabeth and I gave ourselves a 30 minute delay to wait out the tornado, watch Blue's Cules and bond with out giggies. She just looks so cozy.

Some photos from last weekend

A Recent Famliy Photo

"Are you sure I'm allowed to eat this?"

"Okay here I go..."

"MMMmmmm cake"

Friday, March 27, 2009

I never thought I'd try this

I never thought I would start a blog. This was inspired by my college roommate. After looking at her blog and seeing how it can help families stay in touched and informed. I have no idea how she keeps up with it, guess I'll find out.

Being an Air Force family I hate that we live so far from the people we love. My goal with this blog is for our families and friends to feel more a part of our lives. The plan is to post pictures of Elizabeth, and let you know what we are up to.

Here it goes...