Thursday, April 23, 2009

Okuma Trip

We are back from our short trip to Okuma. We left on Wednesday morning, made it there for lunch and then went to class. This was a retreat paid for by the chaplain here so we had classes to go to but since there were so many people (our entire battery) they had break us into 4 groups (2 family groups and 2 singles groups) and cram the classes into one 3 1/2 hour class. That just meant a lot more free time! Our class was right after lunch on Wednesday and then we had the rest of the time free. Dustin played 18 holes of golf. The course is so small that 18 holes consists of playing the course twice! We played putt-putt (mini golf), got our feet wet in the ocean, and just spent a lot of time relaxing. The entire trip was paid for so the only thing we spent money on the entire time was golf, putt-putt, and a cup of coffee. We got some really good use out of our new stroller. Grace absolutely loves it! She took at least 3 naps in her stroller while we were there (1. during our class 2. at lunch 3. on a walk) which means it is comfy. She went everywhere in her stroller (or our arms!) And because she wasn't in her infant carseat the servers would always bring her a cup of water with a straw at dinner. Well, we let her try out the straw and she was able to get some water through it! She also blew bubbles in her water through her straw. Her new thing is blowing air out of her mouth and "spitting" She is so cute!!
Ok, now to the pictures...
this first picture pretty much sums up the weather while we were there... cool and rainy. Guess what? Today we are home and it is SUNNY! **edit: It just rained again **

Grace in her new stroller

wading in the ocean (wait... let me be PC here... just for Terre... the East China Sea)

Grace and her Daddy getting their feet wet

Walking out to the water

So cute!
She makes some funny faces... this is her blowing spit!

Pretty beach!

Watching the waves


Terre and Chelsea said...

Terre thinks your ocean comment was AWESOME. :) We miss you three!!!!!

Patty Patterson said...

I'm so glad to get to see pictures! Grace is so cute!



d.a.r. said...

Oh my gosh I am dying from the cute!!!

And how weird is it that you couldn't read my blog while you were away? Hmmm. I don't tend to post about scandalous topics or even say bad words. Actually, I don't think I ever have! Ha! How funny :)

Glad you guys had a good time!

Kristen said...

She is so precious! I love the ones of her getting her feet wet!

Sarah said...

I got my first hole in one on the first hole of the putt putt there haha. Glad u had a relaxing time!


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