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Monday, September 9, 2013

3 Years!

Hi folks! I know I am not doing the best job at keeping up with this blog, I'm sorry!!

Today marks exactly three years since we arrived in Hawaii! These three years have been (for the most part) really wonderful, and we are grateful that we got such an awesome opportunity to live in a place that most people dream of visiting. As I write this, I am sitting on the back lanai on our swing, enjoying the last few days we have here on island. On Wednesday, our stuff gets packed up and shipped to our new home at Fort Campbell. While I am sad we are leaving (understatement of the year here!! Lol), I am excited for the new adventures we will have in Tennessee. At first, we were planning on living on post for a year, then moving off post, but we have decided to try and rent a place off post right away. We have gotten some wonderful advice from both the folks on the Campbell Facebook pages, and from Kevin's co workers out here who have been to Campbell. We are excited to get settled in and continue our journey :)

Today, Kevin had his going away lunch at our local Chili's, which is the main "going away lunch" spot for many units here. His co workers gifted him a personalized ukelele, and said some really sweet words about him. I really love his co workers, and to be honest, I am going to miss them too! It is always entertaining being around those guys, and given how small the Army Aviation community is, I can pretty much guarantee I will see them again at some point down the line. I wish I had gotten some pictures, but I was too busy laughing at the stuff they said about Kevin. I will try to post some pictures of the ukelele soon though :)

Another thing I will miss about Hawaii is my volunteer time at the post museum. I couldn't have asked for a more wonderful curator to work with during my first experience working in a museum environment. The staff there is wonderful, and I have learned so much--not only about running a museum and the various projects within it, but about Schofield Barracks and the long and amazing history of the 25th Infantry Division. Schofield has been around for over a hundred years now, and the soldiers who have been stationed there have fought in every single war and battle since World War I. The building itself is a historical landmark! I have enjoyed my time there--so much so that I have logged over 400 hours in that building in the year and a half I've been there! I am going to miss it terribly! I am also honored to have gotten the opportunity to work in such a cool place :)

I hope to post more soon!

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