Saturday, December 27, 2008

my next unit.....

Is going to be as an instructor at the school for Operations Specialists in Petaluma CA. Just got my orders today and I'm scheduled to start work on the 1st of July. That means I'll probably be there about a month or so early to get settled in. We are all happy to be moving back closer to home, and in 4 years, we can try again to get even closer. Just in case you didn’t know, Petaluma is about an hour and a half North of San Fran off the 101 highway in the middle of nowhere. The base is another 25 minutes NW of that. Total drive time from Oceanside/Vista is about 8 hours. I drove it a couple times and left at 9:00pm and made it home before the sun came up. Hopefully you can all come out to visit in the next 4 years. Happy hollidays, love you! Ross

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and I am ready for some gobble, gobble. If you are going out of town, have a safe trip!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

My next Unit

Work has been going really well and It's been pretty interesting. I recently re-wrote the Standard Operating Procedures Manual for what I do on the ship and I did a good enough job that the captain forwarded a copy to the Commander of the entire Pacific Area fleet and there going to use it on every Coast Guard ship operating in the Pacific. I guess someone heard about it because i recently got an e-mail from a detailer saying that I'm being considered for a teaching job at the coast guard training center in Petaluma CA. Of course nothing is set in stone yet but It's pretty cool that they asked for me. I have about 6 more months in WA so I'll keep everyone updated as I learn more about where I'm getting stationed next. Love you all, Ross

Friday, July 11, 2008

Sorry I missed everyone!

Hello everyone! It looks like you all had a blast up in Delaware for the 4th. I was down in the Outer Banks with a couple of friends from College I hadn't seen in a long time. I must say I think I missed out on a better time up North. Just to give you guys a little heads up I am possibly moving to the San Diego area to try out Travel Nursing!! Ross I know you will be out there in the near future so we need to exchange contact info so we can catch up out there. I should know if I get any positions in the next few weeks and plan on being out there September 1st! Wish me luck!! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and remember, be safe!! (Haha this coming from the girl who knocked her front tooth out riding a mechanical bull). Take care and hope to see you all soon! ~COLLEEN

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wasn't the 4th Great?!?!

Wow...I had such a blast this past weekend!! I am so glad that so many were able to make it out to Delaware for the 4th!! I have downloaded my photos and will include a couple of them in this post. I am also working on some other elements to make a photo slide show a possibility for us to share our pictures easier than having to post a ton of pics. Thank you Uncle Robbie for opening your house to such a large crew!! I know we came in and just took over, and what a blessing you are to the rest of us. My kids had a wonderful time, and loved meeting everyone. They are already asking when we can go back and visit again. So here are some pictures to remember... Here are the funny boys all giving bunny ears... And here is part of the crew in a group picture... and here is the a zoomed out pic of the crew... here are the siblings... Tammy, Ross, Robbie and little Abby at the lake... I have tons more and will do some modifying and post more for everyone to view. I love you all, miss you already and can't wait to get back to see you all again!! Love, Autumn

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

some more good news

so morgan is pregnant agian! im having another kid, yeah! the baby is due in january just in time for transfer season. im trying to go back to san diego but right now the closest i can get is a billet on one of the new national security cutters out of alameda by san fran. i still have three months to put in my request so we'll see what opens up. also ill be in verginia at school for two weeks startring on june 30th. i dont know when the re-union was planned but if its between june 30th and july 13th i should be able to make it. im crossing my fingers. my new cell # is (dm(zero))gpp- (zero)ata. gimmie a call if you can figure the riddle out. the trick is to not over think it.

Monday, March 24, 2008

sweet and sour

the sweet news is that the cut off list for advancements came out and i made it, i get E-5 on the 1st of APR. not so sweet news is that i didnt get to go back east like i thought. due to a family emergency i was sent home from panama. looks like i wont be able to make it out to the east coast untill mid september. thats the yang of it. i hope everyone had a great easter and i love you all, Ross