The Hawkins Family

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Guess Who is Home!!

Taris got back from his one year remote today, and I couldn't be happier.  He has actually been away from the house since January 2010.  This was by no means our first rodeo in the deployment world...more like number six...but it was certainly the longest.  Now that he is home we will be starting that fun and painful journey of PCSing, but I can't complain about our destination.  I don't have a lot of pictures from him coming home, but here are the few that we have.

Some of the welcoming party

My only picture of meeting...with both of us in it

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Sand Pit

Let me introduce you to the sand pile.  My neighbor and I had it delivered the other day...we are splitting it.  Ir didn't really look like all that much to split, but once you start to eat, sleep, and drink seems to not be disappearing!  In Florida, people buy sand to spread over the uneven spots in the yard and to help with the grass growth when the dirt is so compacted that the grass can't take good root.  I am waiting for all of my hard work to pay off...hopefully soon!

Friday, April 1, 2011


We finally got our orders.  I would think from the title that the new destination is already given away, but we are going to...HAWAII!  Taris will be taking a staff job at Hickam for Pacific Air Force Command.  He will not be flying, but at least we are at a great destination.  We will be on Oahu, home of the state capital Honolulu.  I am excited and stressed about the whole move.  I will have plenty more to talk about as we continue down this crazy adventurous road.