Monday, October 18, 2010

Key West, 6 months, and a Pumpkin Patch has been a while. I could keep on apologizing for not updating this more regularly, but life has just been a little crazy. Here's a recap for the month of October (so far).

I went out of town on the 1st of October for 2 weeks on a detachment that ultimately brought me to Key West, FL for some flight training. Along the way, we stopped by Dallas to do a flyover for the Oklahoma-U. of Texas football game (the Red River Shootout). In a word, it was AWESOME! After doing the flyover, we raced to the stadium where we watch the rest of the game from the sideline (highly recommended). That is one experience I won't soon forget. My night was spent sitting in the hotel restaurant and talking with people from all over. Great times and met some pretty cool people.

We left Key West on Sunday and landed in beautiful Key West, where many Navy air training exercises take place. It was a pretty interesting time, being away from the family for the first time and getting to concentrate on my job. I had almost forgotten what that was like. But while I love the job, I definitely missed Kristen and the kiddos.

While gone, Kristen held down the fort like the true rock star she is. Getting much needed help from her cousin, Chelsea, and my mom, Kristen held everything together as she always does. I was a little nervous about the return, wondering if the babies would remember me. I was especially nervous about Chloe, who has become very suspicious of people she does not know (crazy screaming usually takes place). But that was all put aside after about a second. Once I took off my sunglasses, Chloe wouldn't stop smiling and cooing. Hollywood Jack put on his best ear to ear smile, and Lucas just started laughing and wanted to play right away. Very, very cool. While this Key West trip will fade into a distant memory soon enough (sorry, fellas), coming home to see those kids and Kristen won't soon be forgotten.

This past weekend, we took the kids out to a pumpkin patch to get some pumpkins and take a few pictures. Good times.

The kids are now just over 6 months old and are doing very well. All weigh about 20 pounds, with Lucas and Chloe coming in over that mark. They definitely like their meals! Enjoy the pics. If you want to see a few more, I posted some more to my facebook account.