2010: Recap: July-November

I cannot believe that today is the last day of 2010! I guess I better hurry up and finish my 2010 recap! :)  I'm sorry this is going to be a super long post but I'll try to keep each recap a little bit shorter.

 In July we celebrated Independence Day at the Marine House. We invited all of the Americans from the community so we had a pretty good turnout and tons of delicious food.
 Jesse finally got his kite and his new obsession began. We spent lots of time at the beach while he learned how to use his new toy. I can't wait to take pictures of him in action with my new camera!

In August we were lucky enough to travel to Pretoria, South Africa for a conference. It was so much fun to see some of Jesse's friends from school. We also did tons of shopping and eating. It was a refreshing change of pace from our life here.

In September we traveled to a beach resort for a weekend away. We had such an awesome time and loved every minute of it!

 A few weeks later we got the best news EVER:

October was a month of celebrations. We celebrated Jesse's 30th birthday and our 9th wedding anniversary. We were also thrilled to share our exciting news with everyone.

We attended a Halloween party where we all made the best with what we had. Unfortunately we can't just run to Wal-Mart and pick up a pumpkin and a costume, so we had to improvise.

We carved a jack o' lantern from a watermelon and Jesse dressed as the local guard force after borrowing one of their old uniforms.

In November we attended the Marine Corps Ball in honor of the 235th Birthday of the Marine Corps. Unfortunately, torrential rain caused flooding at the venue. We were left with wet, muddy floors and had to ditch our formal attire for something a bit more casual. We didn't let the weather stop us from having a good time though!

 We were also fortunate to celebrate Thanksgiving with a great group of friends. Although it was hard being away from home we were able to follow through with some of our traditions and the day turned out great.

I'm not going to recap December because I just blogged about most of it. I hope this looong post and overload on pictures hasn't put you to sleep! Be sure to check back tomorrow- I plan on sharing my goals for the New Year! :) Good-bye 2010!!! :)

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