Welcome to my crazy life

Just a quick welcome from me to you and a thank you for reading and following along on the crazy road which I call my life. Here you will be able to follow along the ups and downs of our little family's life and adventures as we grow, learn and travel. Plus I will give up some advice on things I have done that seemed to have helped with getting my daughter and son to learn different functions, from sleeping through the night to eating all her food and beyond. Also if you have a question please feel free to leave it in a comment and I will happily make a post just to answer your question. Also keep a look out for new and old product reviews as well as special events. Here's to the family life and to a crazy adventure.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Mumfest in New Bern

Today we went to a great Festival called Mumfest. It is an annual festival to celebrate the mum flowers and Fall in general.  We Had a great day in the sun with a nice breeze to keep us cool. As for the festival it was amazing, tons of people were there of all ages with booths ranging from plants to stained windows, makeup to home made candles, and plenty of food and rides. We were luckily to take in some of the performers one who juggled flaming batons.  He was pretty amazing since he was also a comedian and was good about getting the crowd involved.  Then we watched the Silver Drummer Girl.  I think this performer was Miss Makenzi's favorite as she watched the drummer the entire time we were standing watching her show and then as we walked away she couldn't take her eyes off of the drummer. I also got some great ideas for some new crafts like a pillow case style dress with ribbon for the straps and a wooden lawn decoration of a ghost with a rustic paint job.  There was a few places set up for live music and a kids corner where they were doing a magic and a puppet show.  We also caught a little of the Purina dog team show which was pretty cool and saw some BMX bicycle tricks as well.

The best part of the Mumfest was that it was in downtown/historic New Bern.  We got to enjoy a great day of being outside in a beautiful waterfront environment meeting the community.  Over the years I have found that the best way to get introduced to a community is to go to  local events and to have so many festivals makes it so easy.  I do recommend to everyone that if you have festivals near you to check them out and see what your town has to offer.  Mumfest is a great one and if you find your self in the Crystal Coast area in early October you should check out the Seafood Festival which happens the 1st weekend of October and then the following weekend check out Mumfest. 

Also on a different note we are loving our new home and Ty is starting to like his new squadron.  He is unfortunately going to be going to training in Arizona over Thanksgiving and then will be deploying in January. The good news about him deploying is that he will be deploying with one of our good friends whose squadron will be deploying with Ty's squadron.  So now we get ready to handle him being away over Thanksgiving and then 7 months, its sad but at least he will be home for Christmas and hopefully Gabriel will join us at that point as well so that Ty will be home for his birth.  Well, keep an eye out for my next post on my birthday weekend review of what we do. So far New Bern has been a very welcoming place for us.  Here's to a new chapter and a new start. 

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