A couple weeks ago I was in the kitchen making dinner and Nate walked in the door. He started telling me a story that was related to work, and I just had the sense that there was a big and important reason he was sharing it with me. I think I finally kind of interrupted him and asked what all this meant and why was he telling it to me. He told me there was a possibility the Air Force was going to send us to Lackland AFB in San Antonio. I burst into tears and just cried while I continued to work on dinner. I was so overwhelmed at the thought of going somewhere other than Vegas, somewhere farther from family and friends and familiarity. In my shock and also just because of some confusion on my part, I was thinking Lackland was in Florida. Nate was comforting me and then said jokingly, "I'll get you a cowboy hat and some boots." Now I was really confused. I asked him (kind of annoyed) why I would need those in Florida, and he told me Lackland was in San Antonio. Duh!
We spent a week or so just waiting and wondering how things would all play out. There were a lot of people involved in the decision of where to send Nate. Eventually we got word that we would be going to San Antonio. There have been lots of tears and lots of mixed feelings, but at this moment in time I am very, very excited about San Antonio. I feel really good about, and I think our family will love it there. Emmy doesn't truly understand the change, Natalie is excited, and Jansen cried. I think he is going to be ok though. He hasn't really expressed much concern about the change since we first told them.
It's been a little hard to process a change like that as well as the pending arrival of our little one. Yesterday I had my membranes stripped, and that put me into labor with Natalie and Emmy. We had care for the kids in place in the event that it put me into labor. Well, it didn't. After the appointment Nate and I stayed in Bethesda for a couple hours to make sure things didn't start progressing quickly. That's what had happened with Natalie, but I was 40 weeks with her and this time I was only 39. So we went home. Later that afternoon I was having a lot of contractions. We were toying with the idea of going to the hospital. It can be so hard to know...even when you are married to a doctor. We decided to hold off, which was the right choice. Once I laid down, the contractions stopped. It was an uneventful night, and actually pretty restful. And so now we are waiting again.
I took this picture one night because Nate spends a lot of time standing in this spot working on his laptop. We both realized just the other day that he REALLY needs a desk when we get to Texas.
For Cinco de Mayo we picked up Cafe Rio (half price on Mondays for military!) and ate it at the Rasmussens. Anna had bought and filled a pinata for the kids.
They thought it was the coolest thing in the world.
Oh and we celebrated our 10 year anniversary! Nate got me these beautiful flowers. I honestly don't remember much about the day. I think it was a busy one, and we both had the understanding that it would be a low key anniversary this year. Words can't express how much I love him and how happy he has made me the past 10 years.
The ward father and son campout was a great success. Jansen had a blast.
I took baby on the Metro. Anna told me about this cool opportunity to be a guest usher at Ford's Theater which is where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. She and I met up and ushered The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
The upper box seats you can see in this picture is where he was shot.
It was a really fun night.
Jansen greeted me on Mother's Day morning with this sweet Lego creation.
Lately Natalie loves to have a big box fan blasting in her face as she falls asleep. I actually think she falls asleep a lot faster with it on.