Tuesday, July 31, 2012

4 weeks

I've been wanting to write up a post all about the process of our move so far.. but keep forgetting. Mostly because it's been easy and uneventful. The biggest thing right now is waiting for Frank's urology appointment next week. His medical approval has been put on hold pending this appointment. Nothing to worry about though it's just his follow up from his kidney stone.

Getting the dogs ready so far has been the easiest thing we've done. Mostly because I started them with their appointments and quarentine right after we got orders. The quarentine time is 180 days and I wanted to have almost all of that finished before we left the states. At the most they will have 2 weeks left once we get to Japan.
If you are PCSing overseas I highly recommend doing all the appointments and such through the military vet. They handle everything and of course are certified and know what they are doing!

What else.... we're waiting on my no-fee passport to come back at the end of this month and then at the begining of next month (september) I will start on my travelers passport.

As soon as we finish with Frank's urology appointment we can finally start my DEA (dependant entry approval) so I can go to Japan! They won't let us start that process until Frank has been cleared by medical.

4 weeks from today is Frank's birthday. As I call it his "special" birthday since he'll be 27 on the 27th. (It's also my mom's and a cousins birthday!)

4 weeks from today our house hold goods should be packed up to be put in storage until they give the okay to have it sent to Japan. Again, waiting for the DEA. Since we have always moved ourselves we're not sure how long it takes to hear from a moving company once you put your request in. Hopefully soon!!

4 weeks from today we should hopefully be on the road heading up the PCH (something i've always wanted to do) for Washington.

Now I just wish we were a month away from Japan!!!

Friday, July 27, 2012


Finally I have tried this awesomeness!!
The amount of sugar always scares me away but I gave in. And it is so worth it. Not only that but I LOVE being able to eat ice cream again :]

I've been told by Keri that I need to get the strawberry flavor and mix it with the chocolate. Dangerous.

Molly apparently had a rough day and needed to relax... Hahaha

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies


What's even better is that they are vegan :] yay!

I have a bunch of oatmeal and raisins I want to use up before we move so I went searching for a vegan oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. I ended up finding this awesome blog Oh she glows. I'm in love.

There is a reason she calls these the The ultimate vegan oatmeal raisin cookies... because they are.

Yup. Enough said :]

Friday, July 20, 2012

Mash up

I've been telling myself that I will do a separate post for everything we've been doing over the past month in a half. Who have I been kidding, we all know that's not going to happen!

In Emily fashion I will just post a bunch of pictures instead : ]

Since I'm on my phone none of those pictures are in order of course! Here's a little info to help with what's going on.

-The safari park with Ricky and Yumi!
-4th of July with Ricky, Yumi and Krissy (Franks aunt, Ricky's mom)
-A mocha chai (amazing!) not even a fan of mocha and I loved that.
-Frank in the ER for a kidney stone, followed by a messed up toe that bruised his whole foot a few days later.
-franks command is decommissioning. The decom ceremony was last week, really glad I got to be there for it.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Still here!

Every day I tell myself I'm going to sit down and write up a bunch of posts about everything going on. As you can see that hasn't happened. We are knee deep in paperwork and appointments for moving and to top it off frank has a kidney stone that has sent us to the ER twice. I have become his driver since he is unable to take himself anywhere due to his pain meds. It's been busy! Hopefully soon I will be able to update you all on our fun adventures... Until then : )

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Always a good day...

...When these come in the mail!

The perfect way to start the month off :] (I put my order in around midnight Thursday night/Friday morning. They were delivered Saturday morning! I was a bit shocked since I ALWAYS do ground shipping).