We are coming up on 3 years in the Aloha state, and we love it here.
3 years is the magic number for military assignments and so it is nearly time for us to say Aloha Oi.
But it looks like we get to stay a little longer! Nathan needs to do some training before we head back to Rapid City, SD, so that leaves the rest of us here in Hawaii until at least April. And hopefully we'll be able to finish out the school year.
I've been a little frustrated about not knowing our actual move date, and I'm ready to be a bit closer to family, but who doesn't want to spend winter in Hawaii? Plus, it just gives me a little more time to learn how to surf...
on the subject of beaches... kind of...
Over at Quiet Life, Donna asked about nursing photos. If that grosses you out, don't scroll down.
About 8 years ago, we had some family pictures taken on the beach in Pensacola, FL. I love those photos. Our friend, Heidi Salgado, was our photographer. She did a great job. At one point I sat down in the sand to nurse Emily. Heidi took a picture, and it's the only picture of me nursing that I have. (or atleast the only one I'd show you)
Sydney and Nathan. NAS Pensacola. Sunset.
Non-Nursing photo. Last chance to not scroll down....
4 kids x about 2 years of nursing each = 8 years of lactation.
Several of my sisters are having babies this year, and though I don't miss the middle of the night feedings. Or the accidental wet spots. I do miss nursing. Is that wierd?
I love Emily's little arm up over her head. And her toes. And the fact that she's not actually a little baby. She is like 18 months old! In my imagination, I thought she was smaller in that picture. he he he.