Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Guess Where We Are Moving To?

Ever since Gerred put in his preferences a few weeks ago, I have been dying to find out where we will move to. With the week of the winging upon us, my nerves have shot into overdrive in anticipation. See, squadrons HT-8 and HT-18 found out where they'd be stationed on Tuesday. However, Gerred's squadron, HT-28, has a tradition to wait until Wednesday for their soft patch ceremony to deliver the news.

There were five wingers in Gerred's squadron awaiting their news at Ace's Bar tonight. Gerred was the first up. His On-Wing got up and gave a funny little speech about Gerred and his nickname "King Spider." He mentioned that Gerred opened a lot of doors when he talked on and on in briefs and that it was time he took the keys and kept his mouth shut. So his On-Wings gift to him was a set of baby keys. 

After his story. the On Wing asked Gerred where he wanted to go. "Japan, sir," he replied. His On-Wing responded that there were no overseas positions available this time, but that Gerred would be receiving his first choice, HSC-3 West


That means Gerred and I will soon be packing our bags for a cross-country trip to our new home in San Diego, California! 


Let us know if you'd like to try to see us on our way out there. We're looking at you middle of America. Also if you have any fun tips of what to do in San Diego I'd love to know and we're both very excited for the future ahead of us.
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Tuesday, November 4, 2014


After four years, Gerred and I finally spent Halloween together. That meant we were ready to break out the couples costume. I had a million ideas and Gerred only had one. He would be Doctor Who, in particular the 11th doctor. That gave me the option of dressing as a companion, and since my hair only leaves me the option of Rose I nixed the idea. If people couldn't figure out who I was on my own in shorts and a hoodie, I wouldn't go as Rose. 

In 2008, I'd made the mistake of going as Mary Jane Parker. Without Spiderman, I was just wearing a Chinese dress. Then I'd have to explain myself, "No I'm not Chinese, I am dressed as Mary Jane from the Thanksgiving Parade in the first Spider-Man film." It was lost on everyone.

In the end, I went as the iconic time traveling police call box, The TARDIS. Together we looked pretty spiffy. Gerred had the whole outfit down and actually had to choose which Sonic Screwdriver he'd be taking with him to the party. Yes, he's a huge Whovian. Who'd have thought? 

We rolled up to the party with pumpkin beer, cider, and one of Gerred's pumpkin pies. Indy's house was decorated to Pinterest Halloween perfection. There were bats on the walls, a jack-o-lantern vomiting delicious guacamole, and the bathroom was a real treat. Moaning myrtle was in the toilet, and the towels and shower curtains had blood everywhere.

Everyone went full on out with their costumes. With a combination of good thrifting and finite sewing they had some real numbers. Did I mention there was a dog party too? All the dogs dressed up with their owners and it was the cutest.

Gerred and I had a great time meeting new people. It was my first postgrad/married couples party and I really enjoyed it. I almost felt like an adult. I met a bunch of girls with husbands in the aviation community. On Sunday, we all hung out again for a day of thrift shopping and I was so happy. I knew that I was moving in two weeks, but I held onto the fact that I'd most likely see them again since they're in the same military community. 

P.S. We may not have a dog, but we sure have one hell of a cat. For Halloween we gave Fergus Mardi Gras beads. He instantly assumed the position of a girl with low morals on Bourbon Street. Follow #fergustheweecat on Instagram to see more of this cool cat.

I hope you all had a happy Halloween! What did you dress up as this year?
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