Father’s Day 2013 Breakfast

We had a really nice Father’s Day this year. Second year in a row K was home and not deployed or at training!!! The kids made him breakfast…..regular and blueberry pancakes and fresh orange pineapple juice. We love love love our juicer. It was expensive but we knew we wanted a twin gear one and well those are more.

We also had a BBQ that day and had a couple of our friends over. I didn’t even get out the camera once….wish I did since we are leaving soon…..but we were busy having a great time. We are having another one this weekend as a goodbye party so I’ll make sure to get lots of pics then since all our AK friends will be there.

I already posted a long post yesterday so I’ll keep this short and leave you with some pics from breakfast.

Did you miss me?

Ok, I have been a bad blogger. But was I ever a ‘good’ blogger? I think that is debatable, lol. I have good intentions to blog but end up doing 100 other things online instead of writing. But I hope to change that.

We have a lot going on now so it’s a perfect time to start back and document it all. We have been waiting for 6 months to find out when we are moving. Hubs interviewed for a job back in December and was offered it that day. Then it was just waiting. Lots of red tape and getting permissions to leave here early and take that position. Finally we found out Thursday that we were leaving…and soon. Friday he got orders and he and R will drive out of here on the 1st. E and I will have to be here for the packers/movers to come. They will be here the 1st-3rd at least and if they don’t get done on the 3rd they will come and load up the 5th. Then we will fly out either the 6th or 7th.

We are super sad to leave Alaska. We really really like it here. The area is great, school system is one the best in the nation, we have a great church and great friends. But we are happy to be going back to North Carolina and be closer to our families. Plus we already have great friends there too.

We’ve been working on getting the house ready for the packers. Just trying to go through and get rid of stuff we know we don’t want/need anymore and get all the stuff in it’s proper room. Not that the packers won’t mix up room a little but the more I can help them out the better.

I remember the first time we pcs’d (army move for those non military folks) I couldn’t even be at the house when the packers were there. It stressed me out to think they were touching my stuff and packing it all up. But after that it doesn’t bother me at all. Just stinks having to sit around the house while people do all the work. Well, now that I type that out….that doesn’t seem so bad, lol.

We looked at school in NC before but put it off because there was no reason to look if we weren’t moving soon and researching schools was sad. Like I said AK has one of the best systems in the country and where we are going in NC….well, not so much. We did find a couple schools in each county near the post we will be at. Emailed our good friend and realtor and she is pulling houses for us. I’d love to have a good list of places to look at before we get there.

Well anyways, I think I’ve made this ‘back to blogging’ post long enough. Don’t want to overwhelm you all. 😉

If you could live anywhere in the world……where would you live?

Emma and her new friend, Ubooly!

I was really excited when I was contacted to review an Ubooly. Emma loves playing games on my phone and I knew she’d love to bring Ubooly to life using my phone and the little stuffed animal. And I was right!

We got it and she wanted to play right away. We logged in to the Ubooly lab and downloaded some games that she choose. She choose lessons on seasons and space so far. She loves the interaction she gets with Ubooly and when he says her name. Nothing is better than learning while they are having fun playing. It’s so fun to see how excited she gets. You can also customize it to like the same things as your child. Emma is surprised when Ubooly like ‘pink’ or ‘pizza’. 🙂

When they complete lessons they earn coins that allow them to buy extras for their Ubooly, like glasses.

Every chance she gets she wants to put my phone in and make her new little friend come to life. I’m thinking maybe a used iPod might be a solution to this otherwise I’ll never get my phone back.

And also she calls her ‘oogally bear’ for some reason. I corrected her for a while, but now that’s what we all call it. 🙂

And what’s even better? Ubooly wants to give one of my awesome readers their very own Ubooly AND a $30 credit to the Ubooly lab!

My Three Bittles

Hey ya’ll! I know I’ve been absent lately but I plan on getting back at it here soon. I want to document my ‘get healthy’ progress, our last month(s) in Alaska and our move!!!

But until then I bring you one my my fave bloggers (and I call her friend too). She’s asking for an itty bitty little favor so please help her out!


Once upon a time there was a fair maiden. She wasn’t the fairest in the land but her husband thought she was pretty awesome.

Okay…. I have no idea what I’m talking about, it sounded good though. Anyway, Hi guys!! I’m Amber and I blog over at My Three Bittles and I’m here today because I need some help. This month I was lucky enough to be part of an online styling contest through onlineshoes.com. Here’s how I styled these adorable sandals.

Cute, huh?! I thought so. So anyway, I’m here to basically ask you to go vote for me. (I’m the first one) and help me win! The winner gets some money to spend on the site and I plan to buy my ittle bittles some school shoes for the fall. But I can’t do it without a bit of help.

Head here to spare a vote for me. It literally takes 2 seconds. You don’t have to like anything or sign up for anything. You CAN put your email address in to win a pair for yourself though!

Thank you for your time and help! I truly can not express how much I appreciate it!