26 February 2009

It's Portsmouth, NH! Our New Home.

Hello Family,

Thanks again for all your prayers about our new station. We have been assigned to Portsmouth Harbor, NH! Out of 36 locations we ranked, we received our #5 pick! It is close enough to Boston that Beth has 4 (great) choices for law school. And the station has a 47' Motor Life Boat, which Erick needs to get qualified on in order to become a Surfman. Additionally, it is located within 10 minutes of Erick's home town, his mom and his grandparents. We are so looking forward to spending time with them.

Since the day we met, Erick has talked non-stop about New England and his home town. He has a great love for that area, and is overjoyed to have years to show me all of his favorite places. I can't wait to experience the area with him. We look forward to seeing the changing of the seasons again. We really can't wait to get there, unpack our things, and settle into our new life.

We love you!

16 February 2009

Half Way!!

This week marks the half way point for us here in Virginia. Erick has been working hard and is quite close to the top of his class. He passed his Nav Rules test, which is one of the biggest hurdles he had while he was at Training Center Yorktown. Much to our enjoyment, we are getting to spend more time together than we thought we would. Every weekend we have taken off to explore a different part of this area, and we have had a blast. We have found some remarkable places and shared some memorable time together. We are FINALLY starting to get a bit used to the cold again! We should find out by the end of the week where our new home will be, and we will be certain to keep you all informed! Thank you for all your prayers and support. This time has been both exciting and stressful for us, and your love has really seen us through it. We are truly looking forward to getting our new station, moving, seeing our kitties again, unpacking our things and most of all, setting up our first home together, just the two of us. It looks like we will end up with a station, as they are plentiful on the list, but please keep us in your prayers. No big boats for us!!!

We wanted to share some pictures we have accumulated during our time here. I hope you enjoy them!

-Love Beth and Erick

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