It just goes that the more fun stuff we have to blog about, the less time I have to blog! A late happy anniversary to this blog, its been a year since I started writing about all our new adventures. This month has been busy busy busy but thankfully its been a good busy. First of all, its my birthday month! Yes that’s right, I don’t just have a birth-day, it’s at least a month long celebration. Especially this year because I turned the big 3-0. I definitely had some anxiety leading up to this one but now that I not only made it through, but thoroughly enjoyed it, I am totally fine with being done with my twenties. My actual birthday was great, I went out to breakfast with my friend, spent the day at the beach (a first- yay for living in Florida!), got a massage, and then out to dinner with D. (And watched 13 going on 30 for good measure).
So I told D I wanted to furnish our screened-in porch for my birthday. The only thing I absolutely wanted in a house was a screened-in porch, since I felt it was un-Southern not to have one, but its been sitting bare since we moved in other than a few very uncomfortable wooden chairs.
I was happy to finally be able to enjoy some of our nice spring weather on the porch and wasn’t expecting anything on my birthday. Needless to say I was very surprised to come home to this waiting for me:
That’s right, D surprised me with an Apple Watch! I’m still not quite sure I know how to use it, but I’ve been having lots of fun this week trying to figure it out. Now to get D one so we can send heartbeats to each other ❤
My friend also turned 30 this month so we celebrated this week with an 80s party at the roller rink. I did not realize what a workout it would be! I was prepared, however, that I would be a hot mess trying not to fall, and I’m happy to say I only ate it three times, which I’m pretty sure is a record for me. Besides the black bruise and rugburn on my knee makes me feel legit. It was a blast.
And in addition to all the birthday madness, D finished API this week! Which means a few weeks ago he had his flight suit Friday, basically a little party at the O club (Officer’s club) on base to celebrate being done with academic tests and getting to wear their flight suits for the first time. It was pouring torrential rains that day, so we took a few pics at the museum before rather than outside the club. D has had a lot of fun since then doing survival training – experiencing hypoxia (supposedly monitored, eek!), ejection seat training, escaping from an upside down helicopter underwater – you know your typical stuff any pilot does right? I’m so proud of him for the hard work he’s put in and excited for him to move on to the next step. (Of course, we’re back to more waiting in between). He checked in to Whiting Field in Milton and hopefully will find out next week when he’ll start primary flight training. So excited for him to be up in the air again!
And here’s a ridiculous puppy portrait for your enjoyment in honor of his 8 month birthday.