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San Antonio? Yes! | DJ | 51 Days Ago


In an unexpected upset, we're moving to San Antonio this fall! From the last update, you would have read that we thought it was going to be DC, Alaska, or Georgia, but we got a better result than any of those places! It is about time we got a break as far as the military is concerned.

I am going to be a squadron superintendent, which is the job I most wanted, so everything is coming up great so far. Kelley will have to find a new job again, and that is stressful, but she has always

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Moving or not? | DJ | 121 Days Ago


If the question of whether we are moving or not seems familiar, it totally is. We anticipated moving a year ago because of the promotion I received, and when we ended up not moving, it looked like this year we'd move, instead. That still might happen, but it might not. The waiting, either way, is annoying though. If we do move, our three most likely locations are Washington DC, Augusta, Georgia, and Anchorage, Alaska.

Honestly, we hope we don't move again this year. Kelley is kil

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Future Projects Updated | DJ | 198 Days Ago


Almost three years ago I wrote about some future projects I was looking to work on - you can find that entry here. As might be expected, much has changed over the past three years. I'm not as far as I would have thought and hoped, but I am also much farther than what I was and the path forward to getting even more clear.

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School sucks | DJ | 254 Days Ago


If you look around this site, it becomes clear that over the last 6 to 9 months updates have waned. Pictures of the month are behind, blogs and news posts are infrequent, and no features have been added. I started my Master's Degree program just after Thanksgiving last year and while the first class was cake, since then it has been a real drag. Kelley started her own Master's Degree program in May and that has made both of our lives seriously school-focused since.

We about to hit o

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We went on a cruise! | DJ | 1 Year Ago


The TLDR or "short, short version" about what we did

We did a 7 day Caribbean cruise with DJ's sister, Lori, her husband, James, and their kids, Oliver and Lucy. We flew from Newport News to Houston and sailed from Galveston. We had stops in Cozumel, Mexico; Grand Cayman Island; and Falmouth, Jamaica. We did some cool shore excursions at each stop (Mayan ruins of Chichen Itza at Cozumel, an island tour of Grand Cayman, and a waterfall climb and cave exploration in Jamaica) and

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Moving is hard work | DJ | 1 Year Ago


We moved to our new house six days ago and man, that was some super hard work. I was more exhausted than I've been in quite some time. The only times I can remember it being worse was after our half marathons and after my Spartan Race. I tried to workout two days later and could barely do any of the moves. It was just silly.

The house is coming together nicely, though. It is older, but we like its quirks, and the backyard is simply amazing. This house will force us to be more social

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Not moving after all (sort of)! | DJ | 1 Year Ago


Here I thought that we were going to move to a different city for sure as a result of my promotion, but not so fast! The Air Force made a surprise move and told us we'd be staying right where we are. However, in another surprise move, our landlords have told us to get out because they are selling the house we are renting. So we're not moving, but we are moving! We were thinking about it anyway, but this made that choice for us. There are pros and cons to all of this of course. We were in some w

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I'm being promoted! | DJ | 1 Year Ago


After months of waiting, I found out a week ago that I am indeed being promoted to the rank of Senior Master Sergeant (SMSgt). This is a big deal in the Air Force because only 2% of the Enlisted force is allowed to be at that rank at any one time. It is probably the hardest rank to make. The promotion rate was only 11% across the Air Force, and only 10% in my career field. I am super stoked about this, even if it does mean we are probably going to move as a result, to either the Washington DC ar

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Promotion news soon | DJ | 1 Year Ago


We're probably around 11-12 days until I find out if I am getting promoted and having my life turned upside down again in a few short months. That is the big downside of Air Force promotions - you have to wait so long to find out about them. That long build up increases the emotional stakes and makes the joy that much more intense if you make it, but also the crushing disappointment is more acute when you don't.

Three days ago was my 21 year anniversary with the Air Force. If I don'

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New Year New Challenges | DJ | 1 Year Ago


Another year has come and gone. 2017 was an interesting year - it alternated between frustrating and challenging and pretty sweet. It had some tough times and some great times. Overall, though, it was way better than 2016! 2016 was our toughest year ever. This was kind of a rebound year. It got us back on track. It should be viewed as the springboard that will help make 2018 be the best year yet! We are so blessed and we have some big events ahead of us this year.

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Recent Content Updates

  • 22 Jul 2019
    DJ uploaded 6 pictures over the last week. Check them out.
  • 20 Jul 2019
    DJ & Kelley watched Dark Crystal, The via Owned Media and DJ rated it 8 and Kelley rated it 8
  • 13 Jul 2019
    DJ & Kelley watched Swiped via Streaming and DJ rated it 4.9 and Kelley rated it 6
  • 9 Jul 2019
    Kelley watched Dumplin' via Streaming and rated it 7
  • 6 Jul 2019
    DJ watched Glass via Streaming and rated it 6.8
  • 6 Jul 2019
    TC Vacation
    We spent 5 days in Traverse City for the Cherry Festival. We had a huge family dinner on Monday night. Tuesday we had lunch at my mom's bagel shop and then saw Spider-Man. After that, we went downtown and had some Gibby's Fries and later on watched Gabriel Iglesias do comedy, which was pretty good. On Wednesday we, along with my sister Lori, took my dad out to lunch at Sparky's and then went to the Sleeping Bear Dunes. We followed that up with mini golf at Pirate's Cove and then dinner at Firefly. Thursday was the 4th of July and DJ had lunch with Ryan and his wife and then we went down to the midway to hang out and watch the kids ride some rides. We hung out at the beach for quite some time despite some rain until night, when it was time for fireworks, which were great. Then we had a s'more at Tracy's house before bed. Friday was our last day in town, so we packed up and left the AirBnB we were in and DJ had lunch with his mom while Kelley had lunch with Mary. DJ was done earlier, so he went to an arcade for a while. After that, we drove down to Grand Rapids to stay the night before flying home in the morning.
  • 2 Jul 2019
    DJ & Kelley watched Spider-Man: Far From Home via Standard Theater and DJ rated it 9.2 and Kelley rated it 10
  • 25 Jun 2019
    DJ & Kelley watched How to Be Single via Streaming and DJ rated it 7 and Kelley rated it 6
  • 23 Jun 2019
    DJ & Kelley watched Blended via Streaming and DJ rated it 7 and Kelley rated it 8
  • 22 Jun 2019
    DJ & Kelley watched Men in Black: International via Standard Theater and DJ rated it 7.5 and Kelley rated it 7
  • 22 Jun 2019
    DJ & Kelley watched Home Again via Streaming and DJ rated it 7.1 and Kelley rated it 8
  • 21 Jun 2019
    Day at Virginia Beach
    We arrived at lunchtime and ate at Dough Boy's Pizza (good!) then walked along the boardwalk back to our car to get beach stuff and spent an hour or so on the beach (water too cold!). We returned stuff to the car, got some frozen yogurt, then rented a 3 wheeled, 2 seater bike and rode that around for almost an hour. Then we headed to Norfolk for dinner and some games at Pixels x Pints. A fun and exhausting day!
  • 18 Jun 2019
    DJ just finished reading Royal Assassin and rated it 8 / 10
  • 17 Jun 2019
    DJ & Kelley watched Always Be My Maybe via Streaming and DJ rated it 8.1 and Kelley rated it 9
  • 15 Jun 2019
    DJ & Kelley watched Muder Mystery via Streaming and DJ rated it 6.5 and Kelley rated it 7
  • 10 Jun 2019
    DJ uploaded 2 pictures over the last week. Check them out.
  • 3 Jun 2019
    DJ uploaded 20 pictures over the last week. Check them out.
  • 27 May 2019
    DJ & Kelley watched Aladdin (2019) via Standard Theater and DJ rated it 9 and Kelley rated it 9
  • 27 Apr 2019
    DJ & Kelley watched Avengers: Endgame via Premium Theater and DJ rated it 9.5 and Kelley rated it 10
  • 20 Apr 2019
    DJ & Kelley watched Shazaam via Standard Theater and DJ rated it 7 and Kelley rated it 7

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