Friday, November 27, 2009


It doesn't get much sillier than some one wearing a snuggie. We bought these in preparation of this weekend's house guest and good friend Rosie. Not only do these snuggly blankets keep you warm and allow you the use of your arms they are an instant mood booster because you cannot help but laugh when you put one on. If you come to visit our house be prepared to get your photo taken in a snuggie. It's a new silly tradition.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

To celebrate our first Thanksgiving in our home we hosted an Orphan Thanksgiving for all of our friends who were also unable to be with their families over the holiday. This year we are Thankful for our new home, the ability to host a Thanksgiving, our newly formed extended Marine/Navy family here in Yuma, good food and great wine!

We had 14 people around our table this year, each brought a delectable addition to the Thanksgiving feast. We ended the evening outside around a fire and an intense game of baggo.

Friday, November 20, 2009

USMC Ball 09

This is our third Marine Corps Birthday Ball and our first Marine Corps Ball here in Yuma. Our H&HS (Headquarters) ball was hosted at the newly built Quechan Casino & Resort. We were the last to leave the dance floor that evening and then headed to the Quechan's Sidewinder bar and closed that down with our group of friends. It was a a great way to kick off the holiday season!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Carmen & Dave flew into Yuma on a Thursday, the four of us piled into the Element and drove to Sedona on a Friday, celebrated Baby Kendall & Dylan's dedication on a Saturday, celebrated Kendall's first birthday on a Sunday, drove back to Yuma and visited the Dunes before the sun went down, grabbed breakfast and put Dave & Carmen back on the plane on a Monday. It was a wonderful whirlwind weekend with the family. Here are a few photos from the weekend.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Gainfully Employed

Just as Jen was resigning to the idea of being unemployed for our entire duration in Yuma... Just when she gave up waiting for a job and started making plans.... just as we booked a 20 day vacation back to Washington.... she got a job! And not just any job, but a great job! Jen is the new Assistant Marketing Director and Commercial Sponsorhip Coordinator for Marine Corps Community Services. In this position she wears many hats, one as a manager of a graphic design team, one as an event planner, one as a sponsor coordinator for those events, and one as an advertising sales representative for all advertising on the MCAS base. Better yet Jen's new office is just three blocks away from Levi's and our hours are nearly identical! Our new routine has been to carpool to and from work, cool off in the pool while talking about our work days, grill out for dinner and head to bed early - it has become quite the domestic bliss.