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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Better Late Than Never..

Our Christmas...I mean New Years' Cards are going out today...

You're Welcome :)
Monday, December 19, 2011

What's Happening....

Well the Jetplanes have been quite busy over the past couple of weeks. I may have mentioned that Mr. Jetplane was in Panama City for work and I flew to Pensacola for work as well. We met up for my holiday party and even squeezed in a photo shoot with Oeil Photography. Michelle is a wonderful photographer, fellow milwife, and based in Penscola. We have worked with her a couple of times over the years and highly recommend her.

The photos were all taken at the Naval Aviation Museum on NAS Pensacola. Its a great museum and a wonderful way to spend an afternoon...oh and its free admission. They recently opened another wing of the museum and I think Mr. Jetplane might have been more interested in that, than the photo shoot. Here are a couple pictures from the shoot.

On Saturday Mr. Jetplane had his squadron holiday party in Boise. We had a wonderful time, unfortunately I have no pictures of us standing... and I really liked my dress so that's super annoying.

And the award for the biggest time suck of our lives right now goes to our guest bathroom. Mr. Jetplane decided to demo the entire bathroom 2 days before we left for Hawaii.
Yeah we left for a week with our bathroom like this...Charlie was totally confused.

Here are a few of the selections for the new bathroom. The mosaic will be used as an accent in the shower surround. We chose a large subway (6x8) subway tile for the shower as well. And that's our new tub. It feels like porcelain but its not, trust me I helped put that sucker into place. Current state of the bathroom...with a the new light. Bead board is going up, hence the walls only partially painted.

We bought the vanity this weekend and hope to get some of the tile work done before heading home for the holidays...wish us luck :)
Friday, December 16, 2011

Pug Friday

Hello to all my lovely readers. Its been a very busy week around these parts. Sorry for no Pug Friday last week, but I was in Pensacola for work and unable to blog.

This Pug Friday is extra special and Milo has something very important to share, right? He's very excited (if you can't tell) to let you all know about http://www.pugsinthekitchen.com/. Pugs in the Kitchen is a joint venture created by 3 Indianapolis area bloggers, good friends, and most importantly pug lovers, The Pugs Strike Back, Tails from Nobletucky, and The Pug Posse.

These 3 lovely bloggers started baking treats as a way to help raise money for Kentuckian Pug Rescue. After baking for a few events, they thought about it and decided that it might be fun to start their own business selling homemade dog treats, alas Pugs in the Kitchen was born.

Pugs in the Kitchen prides itself on baking quality dog treats. If a customer has a dog with an allergy, they encourage them to contact them and they will do their best to find their dog a suitable treat to fit their needs. They offer a small selection of dog toys and as well as a wide selection of dog collar charms. They will ship anywhere in the U.S. for a flat rate of $5.00. If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact them at info@pugsinthekitchen.com.

Pugs in the Kitchen is currently hosting a giveaway for a free gift basket. The contest ends at midnight on Dec. 18th, so enter now.

Happy Pug Friday!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Date that will live in Infamy

70 years ago today the attack on Pearl Harbor happened.

We were lucky enough to visit Pearl Harbor when we were in Hawaii last month. Its something that I had to see. Its a beautiful monument and due to my husband's insane thirst for military knowledge he knew alot about everything.

I highly suggest you go visit the memorial. Its free and quite moving. First you watch a brief yet informative movie about the attack. I will freely admit I cried. I don't know if its the fact that this place is where the actual event occurred or the fact that I was holding the hand of my recently deployed husband during the film but I cried.

You then take a short boat ride to the memorial. Its a beautiful memorial dedicated to those that were lost that horrible day. The ship underneath you is their tomb. Hundreds of men died in the very stop you are standing.

I can't imagine the fear and shock that was occurring that afternoon in such a beautiful and serene location. It was paradise just earlier in the day and then all hell broke loose.

For those of you that aren't aware of what happened on this day 70 years ago...

The area was attacked by 353 Japanese fighters, bombers, and torpedo planes in 2 different waves, launched from 6 aircraft carriers. All 8 U.S. Navy battleships were damaged, with 4 being sunk. All but 2 of the 8 were actually raised, repaired, and returned to service later in the war. The Japanese also sank or damaged 3 cruisers, 3 destroyers, an anti-aircraft training ship, and 1 minelayer. 188 U.S. aircraft were destroyed, 2,402 Americans ere killed, and 1,282 wounded. Japanese losses were light 29 aircraft, 5 subs lost, and 65 servicemen killed or wounded. 1 Japanese sailor was captured.

Today we honor those we lost that fateful day.

Remember Pearl Harbor.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Hawaiian Vacay Post 1

Hello all... Did you all enjoy a wonderful weekend? Mine was okay, but nothing too great. Mr is in Florida enjoying the beach and it snowed here on Sunday...yes color me all kinds of jealous. But we'll be meeting up in Florida later this week, so I guess it'll be ok.

Well as promised I need to post about our lovely and much needed vacay to Hawaii. This was my first time in Hawaii, it was Mr. Jetplane's 2nd. He had been there a number of years ago to visit a high school friend that was going to school in Hawaii.

The Jetplanes flew into Hololulu and stayed at Hale Koa, which is a military resort. Its a nice hotel, but more importantly you get a heck of a deal. Its not the Ritz but we got a full ocean view on the beach, so we're not complaining.

We landed around 4pm the 1st day and checked in around 5pm. I was starving. We grabbed a bite to eat at the bar and had a drink or 2. Before you knew it we were about ready to pass out. We'd been up since 4am and we're ready to hit the hay.

The next morning we were up bright and early...that time change makes you wake up at like 6am there....well atleast it does to me.

We were ready to hit the beach for few hours before heading up to the North Shore. We have friends in the Coast Guard that have been lucky enough to be stationed in Hawaii for 8 years or so. We met when he was in Penscola for several weeks for a class. He happened to be a friend of a friend that went through OTS with Mr. Jetplane. When we met we were all just boyfriend/girlfriend combos....fast forward 5+ years and they are married with 2 adorable lil girls...and the Jetplanes are through flight school and have survived their 1st deployment and 3 moves.

They are an adorable couple and they welcomed us into their home on Sunset Beach for 2 nights. We had a wonderful time exploring the North Shore and all it has to offer.

Here are Mr Jetplane and our friend heading out to the beach from the house... pretty sure you can see who's the surfer. They will EXTREMELY close to the beach.

You take a short little walk through this and guess what's down that small little hill...This amazing beach...Sunset Beach...which is a famous surfing spot in the North Shore. Its also less than a mile up the road from the Pipeline yet another famous surfing spot. Mr. Jetplane tried to get some free surfing lessons...he needs a lot more :) Up and down the beach there are amazing surf houses, some vacation rentals and the biggest houses are owned by the surf companies. Our friends rent a floor of the house they live in from a famous, big wave surfer in Hawaii, he was a wonderfully nice guy. He's going to let us rent a room from him next time we're there for $80 bucks a night (friend rate). Yes we're already talking next time :)

A couple of houses down there was this amazing tree house. Mr loved it. Some surfer rents that per week for a few hundred dollars. Here is Mr. Jetplane with their youngest lil girl. Isn't that adorable :) He loved playing with their 2 little girls. He's quite good at Barbies and discussed the movie Tangled with the oldest daughter at length for over 45 minutes...love that man.

Alot more to come...sorry for a lack of pictures in this post. My laptop + blogger =no likey right now. It took 2 hours to just upload these pictures :( Hope to get more to you soon...

The Jetplanes visited Pearl Harbor as well and it was quite moving. I am hoping to provide you with a post tomorrow in honor of the 70th anniversary which is tomorrow.

*apologies for misspellings Blogger spellcheck isn't working either
Friday, December 2, 2011

Pug Friday - Its Beginning to Look alot like Christmas

Happy Pug Friday!

How is it already December 2? It doesn't even seem possible. Milo just wanted to let you all know that the holiday decor is up at the Jetplanes' house and he is really excited...can't you tell?

He's more like..."Mama, why the hell am I sitting on this pouf?"

Here's to a great weekend.


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