Think she looks like Daddy?
Friday, July 24, 2009
Think she looks like Daddy?
Monday, July 20, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
That's all I've got for today. Hopefully the next Horizontal Mountain Watch picture will be the one we snap before we head to the hospital, and I can post it along with a picture of Green!
Monday, July 6, 2009
This sign caught my eye while we were waiting for the fireworks to starts on Friday night. Does anyone else see anything wrong with it? Seriously, someone's got to notice what's wrong with it - leave a comment.
A fireworks shot... best one I got all night, though not for lack of trying. You have to love driving downtown at 11:30pm, standing in the chilly air waiting for the show to start, watching the 20 minute show, and being back on the road by 12:30 to head home. This year we were serenaded with patriotic songs by a choir on a boat in the harbor, too... nice touch!
Speaking of safety.... check out that set up this year! A PVC tube for launching bottle rockets, firmly attached to a piece of plywood to provide a stable base and launching site for the other types of pyro. I don't have the picture handy, but, believe me, this is MUCH better than last year. Last year, Jason took the "bottle rocket" title to heart and launched them out of an actual (beer) bottle. Having a kid on the way made him a little more responsible this year. Oh, and those look like sunglasses, but those are actual safety glasses. Yep, safety first!
This, however, does not look safe. That's Rob and Brad looking at the directions from one of the packages of fireworks AFTER trying to light one of them which then didn't go off. In their defense - and, again, for safety - they were just making sure they handled the unexploded pyro right.
Moving onto Sunday, we took Fred to Ft. Abercrombie to get a swim in. It's be VERY warm, so he was more than happy to hang out in Lake Gertrude for a while! Plus, then we get to have a shorter walk (all I'm capable of), and he still gets tired.
From Abercrombie (and after a brief stop at home due to a bladder being stomped on by a baby), we headed up Pillar Mountain Road, which may or may not be closed right now. We're still not sure, but the cones were out of the way and we weren't alone up there....
Uh, anyway, this is the view of town from up there. See how green everything is? Gorgeous!!
These two shots are why the road may or may not be closed - our new energy source in Kodiak! Given the fact that we regularly get winds in the 30-40 mph range in the winter time, it only makes sense to use wind power here. These were just installed a few weeks ago, and are already making power! YAY for clean energy!!!
I had to include the "after" picture of Fred. This was after swimming and after wandering around up on Pillar for a while. A tired dog means happy people!
Told ya it was hot! Well, hot for Kodiak anyway! I think we saw temps over 70 today and we're supposed to see similar weather for the next couple days. It's like actual summer! A word of warning for anyone coming up later this summer, though... it can't possibly stay like this, so I would expect rain....
Horizontal Mountain Watch 2009
That's me at 38 weeks, 5 days, a mere 9 days before my due date. I think Green looks done in there, right?? I also think maybe I should pack my hospital bag - maybe that's what she's waiting for. Besides that, everything else (including ME and JASON) is ready for her arrival. Hopefully anytime now!
So that's a peak into our Kodiak holiday weekend. We're back to the regular grind now with me trying to wrap up loose ends at work and Jason trying to finish up his latest grad school paper before Green gets here!
Thursday, July 2, 2009
Without further ado... the pictures:
As the new XO at the Air Sta read the Commission certificate (where it says we serve at the pleasure of the President... I love that!), Admiral Brooks, the District Commander and former Commandant of Cadets from our Academy days, leaned over to me and asked which of us was senior to the other. My very quick answer was, "Me," so he said we'd take care of my new shoulder boards first. So here are Admiral Brooks and Jason pinning my shiny new shoulder boards on me! Note Jason still sporting those LT ones!
Then it was Jason's turn. His CO and I did the honors, complete with jokes about seniority. Captain Berghorn didn't hear my conversation with the Admiral so he asked again about which of us was senior. Jason told him that was me, and the Captain made a comment about it being that way in his house, too. Without thinking, I piped up "But in our house, it's really official!" which got a good laugh around the room. Sorry about that Jason!!!
The thing is, I really AM senior to him. At one point in time there were about 5 people between us in the Register of Officers. It has since dwindled to only one person between us, but that still leaves me senior. Sadly for him, even when I get out (which will likely be before him), I'll maintain that seniority on the home front. He'll never win!
Finally, this is a shot for the scrapbook I'm theoretically going to put together of my pregnancy. I haven't worn a uniform in a few weeks now because my belly got a little too big to make it possible to breathe while wearing it. But, for the occasion yesterday, I busted it out, which was good because I wanted to have at least one picture of me in my fabulous maternity tent! It was a bit more tent-like the last time I had it on.... yesterday I think I heard the buttons screaming when I put it on.... so attractive!
That's going to have to suffice as the "Horizontal Mountain Watch" for now as well. We haven't had the chance to take a picture because I keep thinking about it way too late in the day. We'll try to get one done sooner than later so I can share the almost 39-week glory! I can't believe I'm this close to the end, and I just hope that Green cooperates and doesn't decide she likes it so much inside that she waits around too long! It's getting harder to haul all this belly around!!
So that's the big news from here this week! Hopefully, sooner than later, I'll have BIGGER news!!!