Wednesday, February 6, 2013

life at Laughlin

{Rewind back two months ago.} Peanut and I were boarding the plane in California to fly to Montgomery, Alabama for R's graduation from Officer Training School for the United States Air Force. Although one of the happiest times of our lives, it was also a time that left me with much uncertainty, fear, and a lot of questions. What would life in the Air Force be like for our family? How would it feel to quit my job in California, move away from family and friends, and set-up "home" on an Air Force base?

{Fast forward to the present.} After living at Laughlin Air Force Base for the past month, I'm starting to figure out what this place is like...


{Front gate at Laughlin}
It's a very small base, located in the middle of nowhere, just 5 miles from the Mexican border. Our street is lined with trees on both sides and yards filled with toys and bicycles. Our dishwasher doesn't work properly and most of the grass in our yard is brown from the desert sun. But I'm learning to embrace life here at Laughlin, and I'm excited to call this place "home" for the next 18 months.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!
Love,
m.

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like if you can't be at home in California, Laughlin is the next best place to be! Glad you're finding your way and are excited to call this place home :)

    Um and how cool is it that R can come home for lunch everyday? I can't even pull that off and I'm working in Dublin!! :)

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    1. We love seeing him each day at lunch! He works less than a mile from home {for now} but once he starts pilot training he won't be able to do it as often.

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  2. Love that you are finding so many positives about living in Laughlin:) :)

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    1. I'll be honest... some day it's a struggle! ;)

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  3. And your family misses you dearly, too!! xoxo

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