While we have been not living in the same state, we decided to take advantage of paying off some of our bills! Most of you know that my dad is an accountant, so on payday's I give my dad a call and he helps me decide what to pay, and how to to pay to it! It has been fantastic!!!! So far we have paid off my wedding ring (finally), Dental bill ( those of you that know me know how much that could have been), and also my CAR!!!! That was the biggest accomplishment! Now were working on a few small bills! I am so excited. Thanks dad for all of your help I could not do it alone!!!!!
Well As you all know Stephen graduated from basic training, February 5 2010. The next morning he was shipped to Fort Huachuca, in Sierra Vista Arizona. He is loving it there. He was allowed to keep his phone and laptop from the start. Which means I am loving it as well, I am able to talk to him everyday, and on weekends we even skype! He started his classes the first week there and is doing fantastic at them. He has gotten 100% on both of the tests he has taken. On the first test there were about 8 people to get 100% and on the second there were about 16 to get 100% and not all the people that got 100% on the first test also got it on the second test! Which means there are only about 5 or 6 people that did what he did! His goal is to graduate in the top 10% of his class! So I wish him luck!!
The Monday before Stephen's basic training graduation, I decided to go to Fetal Photo and get an ultrasound, so that when I went to see Steve I could tell him if we were having a boy or a girl! Well we were positive that it was a girl! WRONG..... We are having a boy!!!! Stephen and I are so excited. He is due July 27 2010. During the ultrasound he never stopped moving! Kicking....jumping...pushing off of my tummy! I think we have another Oakley on our hands! We cant wait and hope that July gets here very fast!!
Well after 12 long weeks, it finally happend! Its offical Stephen is now a soldier and I am an offical army wife! I have never been so proud of Stephen. He accomplished something very hard and rewarding! Also I have never seen a smile so big! Well on Wednesday, my Mom, Bonnie, and Myself jumped on an airplane to South Carolina.that evening I hung out with some of the army wivevs. We had such a fun time just chatting and talking about our soldiers! Early Thursday morning the fun began....we got up and got ready! We headed over to Fort Jackson and waited for 2 hours in the cold for family day to begin! When I say cold.....I mean I have never been so cold in my life! It finally started and all of the soldiers ran out of the woods, it was so cool! I got a little teary eyed! We rushed to the field to see Stephen it was so fun! The rest of the day, we hung out on base and found things to keep us busy! Such as shopping for baby clothes!! Friday morning was graduation..... It was raining so hard so they moved it inside! Well you would not have known after looking at my mom and me you would have thought we played in the rain! We even had umbrellas!!! Well they had the graduation and then we got to hang with our soldiers all day long! we could even leave base this time! It was such a fun and amazing experience!
We have sure come along way since we got married! We have been married for 4 years. Steve is deployed right now and me and the kids are living in Utah with my parents! We have Anderson who is 2 and Millie who is 2 months! We are loving every little thing about our amazing family!