Last week was awesome. We really had a great week! There was little fighting between the kids and every day went smoothly. I love when everything falls into place.
We had a couple of events for Chris’ job that I was glad to attend since it meant meeting other wives on the ship. The officer section on a ship is called the wardroom, one of the events held regularly is called a hail/farewell. That is when someone new is ‘hailed’ (welcomed aboard) and ‘farewell’ed’ (said bye to). There are usually gift, sometimes gag, sometimes not gag, and everyone takes turns saying a few words. We went to a h/f last week and then a BBQ for a new guy that was held at his house. He’s actually not new to the ship but has been promoted and maybe shouldn’t be called “a guy” but we’ll let that go.
Turns out there are just a few wives on the ship, in the wardroom I mean, and that is taking some getting used to. I’m used to a ton of women around! But we’ll be fine. 🙂 We are planning on getting together, I have a couple of the email addresses and do need to get the others – oh and figure out what to do!
One of the other wives, who just lives right around the corner from us, scrapbooks though! I need to get the craft room done (98% or so done – 2%’ish to go!) so we can hang out. I have a few projects I need to work on and just enjoy crafting with someone.
Today has been a good start to the week too – the kids packed a lot into their day and the energy kids have will probably always amaze me. We made pumpkins last night and more today, here is the pumpkin craft page.
We don’t have many Halloween decorations so are making a few to hang around the house. Guess my ‘trick or treat’ sign just isn’t going to cut it this year.
This week we don’t have nearly as many events to attend, and I’ve been able to unpack more so I finally feel like we are settling in here.