John & Katie's Homepage!!!

 

So it has been a while since we last updated our blog... Here's the scoop in a nutshell!

I have been busy with my course. We are currently about 3 months into course and have completed aircraft systems and communications. Next is software and hardware. All is going well and it is all very interesting. I will start flying in the next couple of weeks once I have completed Swim Phys which is a 2 day course at the swimming pool where they dunk you in the pool in the back of a mock E-2C, spin you around and you have to get out during a number of different circumstances that simulate ditching the aircraft in water.

Katie has been busy with her volunteer work at the hospital. She is really enjoying the work there and gets a lot of compliments from the workers there for her efforts. She is also keeping up a good fitness regime where she is at the gym atleast 3 times a week and running either on her own or with Cindy (a friend that lives 2 doors down from us) atleast 4-5 times a week.

We have both been playing bit of beach volleyball as well. I played in a tournament with Cindy's husband Jon (who works at the Squadron) and Katie played with a friend in the B grade. Although it is not netball, atleast we are out and about. Katie gets frustrated sometimes but I think she enjoys the time out and she is definitely getting better.

Mum and dad visited us for 4 days in late June. Katie took them to the botanical gardens and I took them through a tour of an E-2C at our hangar. Then we went up to colonial Williamsburg. All these new sites have been added to the webpage for your viewing pleasure. Dad and I also got a round of golf in!

The house and yard are coming along nicely. It has been pretty hot and dry here so we have been very concious of getting the lawn enough water. We have planted some tomato plants, peppers, basil, parsley and chives that are growing well. Katie even made a delicious basil pesto the other day that went very well with chicken and linguini.

I think that is about it and should get everyone up to date with what is going on. We hope that everyone is doing well and that we talk to you all soon.

7/5/2009

What wonderful pictures of the Botanical Gardens. Looks like mom & dad really enjoyed their trip to you. I share Katie's impression of the plane John. Not a place to be if you get claustrophobia!

This is a great update. Keep up the good work!

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Aletha
7/9/2009

Sounds like you are doing great! I can't wait to plan a trip there, pretty excited to see you guys. We miss you very much! Hope to talk to you soon, things have been pretty hectic around here.

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Sharon
7/9/2009

Hi J.T. & Katie,

Love reading your updates and seeing your photos on here. Thank you so much for taking the time to put them up here for us to see. Glad you two are keeping busy and getting social over there! Enjoy to the fullest - great to hear!

Sharon

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Nicole Baker
6/2/2010

Loved having your Mum here for a visit. She and your grandparents...my Auntie Shirley and Uncle Phil came over for supper and we had a great visit. Me being a twit...forgot to take pics but have the memory. Your Mum looks terrific. Can't wait to find out what you are having and to see pics of the baby.
Hugs from your Cuz,
Nicole

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