Morgan's First Year

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

It's Official...

For those of you who didn't know and those of you that did, Michael has been waiting for his Department Head orders. We have been anxious to get them because he got word to "expect a PCS move and it's not to Japan". I, like my father, am a need-to-know person, needing ample time for things to "soak in" and be processed. So for the past few weeks we have been preparing to get official word we need to move to Lemoore, California.

Well, the slate came out and it's official we are headed to California. Lemoore is south of Fresno in between San Francisco and L.A.. It's quite a distance inland in a very hot valley.

At first we were less than happy, but are slooowly getting used to the idea. We don't have a report no later than date yet, but we are expecting to have to be there some time between mid-September and mid-October.

Michael will be assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron Four-One.
VFA-41 the Black Aces.

This squadron is attached to a carrier (I think it's the USS Nimitz out of San Diego) and Michael will be going out to sea for 6 month stints. We won't know his schedule until he signs in, but in the mean time I need to prepare myself to be just Morgan, me and the boys for long periods of time. We'll see how that goes!

We will be sure to keep you posted on when we will be leaving Virginia. As for now we need to get our house in order so we can put it on the market. So, if you know anyone moving to our area looking for a 3 bedroom 2 bath house please send them our way!

What an adventure this will be moving cross country with a 9 month old and two dogs! I am prayerful that there are no hiccups along the way. I will be very nervous until we are finally there and settled safely. Please keep us in your prayers for a smooth transition and safe journey.

As always, there is an open door policy to our home. If ever in California and you would like to stop by, you are more than welcome anytime...even if you aren't in Cali and want to come visit please do!


Lessen Family said...

Hmmm...sounds HOT! You know you can count on the 3 of us to come visit and you know you are always welcome at our house too!!!! We love you all!

Ron said...

Who says I am a "need to know person"? And by the way, what are we doing on Saturday?


Marci said...

Wow that will be a change for all of you. Congratulations Mike! May be we can get out there to see all three of you. Stop on your way through to California. Give Morgan a hug from all of us.