Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Birthday John!

Have a great day, John. We'll be thinking of you!

Daddy's in D.C.

John left on Thursday morning to head to D.C. He got there Saturday night after having a bit of a set-back Saturday afternoon.

His words:
made it to Washington, DC, late last night - behind schedule, of course - after hitting a doe near Abingdon, VA, in broad daylight. Truck still drivable w/casualties: bumper, right signal & windshield washer reservoir. Auto parts store got me on the road again w/bulb, translucent amber tape & set of wiper refills; then convinced the fellow behind the counter to pull/bend the bumper off the tire w/his F-250. Whew.

Poor thing! The good news is he got there and he's fine. Just a few cosmetic issues with the truck. He checked into his temporary apartment and moved in most of his stuff late into the night. It looks nice from what I could see from his computer camera. We've tried out the iChat but he only has wireless connection so it's a little slow. I can see him better than he can see me....I almost think thats a good thing! LOL! The main point is the kids can see daddy while he is so far away.

The kids and I are fine. We all miss him desperately. It's hard being here without him. I got spoiled having him here full time the past 8 weeks. I'm so very thankful we had the option of him taking "paternity leave". He had the chance to really bond with Maya and Sagan and I got to ease back into maintaining the house and children while I healed from the c-section.

Before he left we had a dinner at the some friends home and celebrated John's birthday a little early. His is tomorrow and he'll be all alone. If you have his email make sure to send him a message and call him if you have his number! Anyway, It was so much fun to watch the kids play and have a great last visit before we move. Thanks Joe and Rose for inviting us!

Otherwise we are fine. It's a little lonely being here by myself and when both of the kids start crying it's hard on my heart...and head. Honestly though, I'm doing ok. I'm glad it's only one month though!!!!


Monday, March 9, 2009

Hello Hillary!

The Davis family adventures continue.

As most of you know, John and I met while sailing around the world on a research ship - the JOIDES Resolution. I was the photographer and he was the resident computer guy. We worked for Texas A&M's Ocean Drilling Program. We would get on the ship in various countries and go to sea for 2 months straight. He and I saw Japan, Panama, Chile, Brazil,The Azores, Taiwan, and Canada together and we visited other countries while apart. Altogether I went to 10 countries in the 5 1/2 years while with ODP.

For the past three years we've been laying low while thinking constantly about our former travels. We love our home here in Denton, but our wonderlust has gotten the best of us. We joke about our gypsy blood keeping us from being content in one place for too long.

Because we have the constant nagging to travel, John applied for a position as a Foreign Service Specialist. John has been offered and has accepted this position with the U.S. Department of State. We will be moving to the DC area within the next month or so. We'll probably be in DC for about two years then we will start our new lives overseas. We will be moving every 2 - 4 years seeing many different areas of our wonderful world.

So with this we begin our departure from Denton and Texas. It's a bitter sweet time in our life. We can't wait to start our new adventure, but we are so very sad to be leaving our Denton family.

Wish us luck!