Thursday, January 28, 2010

More Preparations

I get to start preparing for something else! Seriously-making plans is relaxing and fun for me...as long as I have a long time to prepare. I love researching online, figuring things out and forming opinions.

I'll quit expounding. We just received our newest cut of orders. Courtesy of the USCG, we will be moving this summer to...imagine a nice rat-tat-tatty drum-roll here...






Yorktown, VA

We're really excited. It was our #1 pick (we choose from a list of available posts then we get placed {hopefully/usually} off our choice list). Kit will be a Maritime Safety instructor at the Coast Guard base.

I love moving. I don't like the necessity of finding and making new friends, but exploring and experiencing new places is so fun! Had we never moved to Mobile, we wouldn't have swam in the gulf

tasted a low-country boilattended Mardi Gras paradesor experienced true living in the deep south.
In Virginia, we will be surrounded by history, four seasons (hmm...we'll have to get used to cold weather again) and brand new people and experiences.

Anyone who has been there, please share!!



More preps--I ordered some bows from Oh So Girly! and I {LOVE} them! (feel free to picture me stroking them lovingly with a stupid grin...) Now if my car-seat cover would come, I'd feel even more prepared...possibly even kinda ready for little girl!

10 comments:

Charee B Mcclellan said...

WHAT??? congrats...but now what are you going to call your blog?? it just wont work...hee hee..no it will...i am excited for all of your up coming adventures.

Maria said...

Congrats! can I ask what the other options were? Just curious.

WITHERS FAMILY said...

No way! How exciting!

Alabama Apples said...

Maria- the options were very varied. On our list we had Maryland, Kodiak Alaska, Charleston North Carolina, Paducah Kentucky, Hawaii just to name a few. All over the place!

Sandy said...

Congratulations! Should be fun. Hopefully Mike will find a job and I will have some news of moving too. Anyway I can't wait to see pictures of your baby. She is going to be so adorable.

Steph said...

Yay, yay, yay!! What a truly fun exciting adventure!! I can't wait to come and visit and explore the east coast (something I haven't done a ton of!)!! We have loved, loved visiting Mobile and meeting all the wonderful people you've spoken so highly of. It's been a great place for you and your family...but I can't wait for you to begin your new adventures!
Yippee for the new bows!! I love getting new stuff for Ella...it's about as rewarding getting her girlied up as going shopping for me. ;) I can't wait to see all of your new finds!

Jeff, Jenny and Pearl said...

Dang! Guess I won't be getting a tour of AL or New Orleans anytime soon then. But the East coast is fun and it's so close to everything... DC is my favorite oh and NY too! I have to admit though, I'd hate moving around a ton.

Annie said...

I bet it will be beautiful. Congrats on getting your 1st pick!

Andrea said...

Sniff, Sniff, Sniff...I'm really sad, but VERY HAPPY for the Applegate family. Those lucky people in VA have no idea how lucky they really are to be getting your awesome family! I have always thought VA would be a great place to live. I love to see new places too, but I have not been fortunate enough to be able to travel around to see them. I will look forward to reading all about your new adventures, seeing all the pictures and secretly living my life through your blog! :)
Hooray for bows! Neither of my girls would wear them (they pulled them out) and it made me so sad! Can't wait to see your sweet little one wearing them. :)

whitney said...

yay! yay! for a fun new place to explore! How exciting for y'all! Not to mention us for a fun new place to visit :) I'm sure it'll just be beautiful and fabulous and absolutely wonderful.

Another big yay! for girly bows! How fabulous are they?

...which reminds me, I need to go finish burpies so I can send out your package w/some of my baby bows.