I know it has been a terribly long time since I've updated this, and I'm not quite sure if anyone still reads it.... but if you are reading this, here is an update.
Carrick and I are back in Okinawa after visiting family in Iowa. We had a great time and it was nice to see everyone and recharge. I must admit it was nice being away from the military. I have forgotten my ID card three times since we've been back because I was out of the swing of always having it on me and showing it everywhere I went. Last night we were reminded of some new rules and how living here means giving up some personal liberties. One of our friends was married yesterday, and we wanted to go out and celebrate. We were cut short by a new order requiring us to be out of clubs and bars at midnight. It is a give and take though. We are lucky to get the experience to live in a foreign country and we take the good with the bad.
We are looking forward to the next step in Carrick's career and excited to see where that takes us. He will be getting a new job in the Marine Corps soon and that may mean a location change in the next 6 months or so. As always I'm just along for the ride. I have been very fortunate to find an online college that is perfect for our transient lifestyle, and how to be finished with a teaching degree in two years.