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It has been some time since I’ve posted, I know. I have taken many photographs in hopes to elaborate in words and it’s not as if there has been nothing so interested that I haven’t felt compelled to share,  just that I’ve been a bit pre-occupied with life. If you are interested in checking out the photographs most of them are uploaded to my Facebook page. Since my last post, I have experienced saying goodbye to my job, home and dear friends in Okinawa; visited with family in Sweet Home “Indiana” where I was introduced to three of our family’s newborn boys; reunited with my best friend I’ve had since I was 7 years old, Lara; temporarily lived in eleven different hotels and homes; experienced 8 different airports; driven over 4000 miles; successfully moved with a husband, three pets and over 5000 pounds of belongings from Japan to the panhandle of Florida; had my precious Doobie Boi go MIA for 12 days; watched Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Doobie Brothers, Fuel, Pop Evil, Josh Turner, Long Reef, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Better Than Ezra, 311, 30 Seconds to Mars and Stone Temple Pilots in concert; submitted approximately 40 job applications; met with one of America’s top modeling scouts, Linda Bennett, who has provided me with modeling contract opportunities at Wilhelmina Models and Ford Models; ate at many new and wonderful restaurants; watched fireworks blast off a barge on the Boggy Bayou, as patriotic music blared from a boat on the 4th of July; spent a wonderful Labor Day weekend in New Orleans as the Southern Decadence Festival went on; celebrated my 25th Birthday; explored Panama City from the back of a Harley; watched the sunrise and sunset on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico; experienced wild dolphin sightings while boating with new friends; and have embraced a new military community. As you can read, I’ve been extremely pre-occupied! I hope to get back into keeping up with my blogging as it’s a creative outlet for me. Also, I have hopes to keep all of you, my friends and family, up to date on the many exciting life changes that will be happening in the near future. You will have to check back often or subscribe to see what exactly I mean!

Thanks for reading, I’ve missed this!

 

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EOD News…

Well, I’m sure most of you have heard the news that Seth is selling his soul for another 4 years to the Marine Corps and he’s doing a lat-move into EOD, so April/May we’ll be moving from Okinawa to Florida where he’ll attend EOD schooling for 8-9 months. For those of you who aren’t familiar with military acronyms EOD stands for Explosive Ordinance Disposal. It is pretty self-explanatory and some pretty scary stuff, if you ask me, but it’s what he wants so I’ve got to do nothing short of support him. I’ve experienced some negativity when this has been mentioned so I can’t lie; I’ve had my doubts about how this would all pan out. However, I’ve become good friends with an EOD wife from work, Cassandra, and she’s helped me out a lot by offering helpful advice and showing me plenty of Internet sites. She even invited us to her and her husband’s going away party where we were welcomed by all of the EOD techs and family, no matter what rank they were. The wives gave me helpful information about EOD school in Florida and the guys joked with us all night long. It felt as if I had known these people all of my life. I’ve got to say nearly all my doubts disappeared on that night because of these great people. I cannot wait to become part of the EOD family!

Bobby and Cassandra's Going Away

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