This weeks Flashback Friday goes back to the second day of 2008...Four days earlier we had left Ohio for the adventure of driving across a freezing country, almost getting stranded in mountains (which I had never seen before), celebrating New years in a hotel room with our dog and two cats, and finally arriving in Idaho at our first Air Force base. In Idaho. The picture above was taken as we drove through the front gate for the very first time. I guess you could say we live in a gated community.
Within a day we had been assigned our first military home. A three bedroom, even though we were childless at the time!!! (We got lucky. The waiting list for homes was 4 months, and we usually would have only been eligible for a 2 bedroom, but this is the oldest neighborhood on base and the house had been rejected, so it was offered to us!) We didn't have any furniture yet, it was still making it's way to Idaho, so we drive to Wal-Mart (it's a 20 minute drive...to Wal-mart...) and bought an air mattress, some sheets, a lamp, and curtains for our bedroom. (Not having any curtains or blinds was really creeping me out.) Things were bare, but we were actually very happy with our empty home!
our dining area
our "bed", Jake, and Shamrock
we bought some things for the bathroom too...like a curtain...
Gnome the Traveling Garden Cat in his new home. Gnome is another post entirely, but there are many pictures of him traveling cross country with us.
join us for Flashback Friday!