I cannot believe it has been over a year since I have posted on this blog! There has been so much happening! So many incredible changes!
Let’s start with work, since that was a crazy ride for a bit. The job as a cytology assistant at the medical job, I totally got it!!! I started pretty much right away last June. The pay was good, the hours were alright, and I was able to quit both McDonald’s and Hallmark. I met an incredible friend, Noelani, through there, and finally got a taste of what a “big girl” job is like, with health insurance and paid vacation! In March of this year, however, I submitted my resignation. I had received a job offer to work as a GIS Analyst for the US Army Corps of Engineers!!! The pay was much better than the lab. The hours were WAY better too! The paid vacation is not as good, but I am finally doing something that I went to school for, and that means so much!! It isn’t my dream job, but I am always working towards bigger and better things!
The kids are doing so good. Sophia just got baptized yesterday, and is finally getting her two front teeth growing back in. She lost them around Christmas 2014! She is taking a weekly tumbling class, and she loves doing handstands and bridges. She will be starting cheerleading in January. She loves math, and her speech is definitely improving, along with her reading! As always, she is such a sweet little girl. Braedyn is getting so big! He is starting baseball in January and is a bear scout in the local cub scout troop. He is such a smart boy, LOVES science and mythology, and just finished the first book of the Percy Jackson series. He is getting in to trouble at school, but we are hoping it is just 8 year old boy nonsense and will pass as he gets bigger.
On to that sweet, incredible man, Kyle, who makes me feel at peace whenever I am with him. He is still amazingly sweet and perfect. He has been in the Navy for just over 4 years now and was promoted to E5 on his first attempt. I moved out of Matthew and Abel’s house in April of this year to Pearl City, where Kyle and I started living together! Living together is so much better than not!!! I love having my best friend around all the time! Everything we do is so fun, from walking around Wal-Mart to snorkeling on the reefs! Life with him is just the best!!! It is even better now, since we got MARRIED!!!! His family came to visit him this August, so we both took some time off work and had the most beautiful wedding ceremony at our local church. Life being married to my best friend is so amazing! Life as a Navy wife though definitely has its ups and downs. He has been out to sea longer than he has been home these first 2 months, but I knew what I was signing up for.
Kyle is a sailor by profession, and is slowly learning that he really does love the sea! I took him snorkeling, and we tried stand up paddle boarding! It was so fun! We also bought a 3 prong spear pole and a spear gun! We have caught a few little fish on our two attempts at spear fishing! I had him try an intro to scuba course too, and he loved that as well! Now to just get him certified! He is also totally interested in sailing the world after we retire! The name might need some re-thinking, since I don’t do too much with essential oils anymore, and my hubs should get a lot of say in it too! Hopefully I will have more updates more often!