Sunday, September 14, 2008

Megan gets to fly!!

How awesome is this?! Kade took me up in a helicopter yesterday!! It was probably one of the best experiences Kade and I have had together. Up there with the wedding day, and the sealing day. I can tell you from first hand experience that Kade is an AWESOME pilot!! It seems as though flying is becoming second nature to him. We took off at Idaho Falls, flew to Rigby, then to Rexburg, over the Rexburg Temple, did a full pattern at the Rexburg airport, then came back to Idaho Falls. We also flew close to the Idaho Falls Temple, and almost right over my grandparents house. There is a place just off the freeway called Bear World, and we flew over that and took pictures of the bears. I think that's probably about as close to bears as Kade will ever willingly get! Shortly after we took off on our flight Kade asked me if I was ready to become a helicopter pilot. I told him probably not because there is way too much math involved. That, and I don't know that I could ever learn how to fly in instrument conditions! They learn with something called "foggles" that basically blocks all your vision except your instrument panel. With how easily I get motion sick, I would probably vomit! I was having a hard time trying to look through the digital camera...there is no way I could handle the foggles! Another instructor told us after our flight that one of his students actually had a hard time the other day, and actually DID vomit. Only that poor kid lost it in his shirt in order to avoid messing up the helicopter. GROSS!!!! Needless to say, that's not necessarily a situation I want to put myself in. I think it would be fun to get my private license though! That doesn't involve foggles, so I'm pretty sure I could manage that part. Anyway, I've got pictures of the whole thing, and as soon as I figure out how to put up a slideshow, I'll put them all on. Until then you only get the one pic that's included with this posting. Sorry for the wait, but I'm still working on learning how to do this when I have the time.

Anyway, as far as Kade taking other people up in the helicopter, we were thinking that it would be a better idea if we waited until he can take people in the R44 (the bigger one) because it's a little cheaper for everyone. There is a bigger discount as an instructor, and the cost can be split among 3 passengers instead of just 1. That means that we will have to wait a little longer until Kade has access to the R44. If you are really wanting to go though, and are willing to pay the R22 rates, let us know and we can work it out. It would also be most beneficial for you to wait until Kade is able to return to Utah, so that you don't have to pay for the travel expenses of coming to Idaho ie: gas, hotel, food, etc.

That was our adventure for this weekend. It was a pretty cool one if I do say so myself! It's so exciting to be able to watch Kade fulfill his dreams! Thank you to everyone that has supported us, prayed for us, and loved us! We love you, and hope that you are enjoying this as much as we are!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

We made it!

Today is exactly one week from the last posting, and let me tell you what a week it has been!!!! I had to leave Kade on Monday afternoon in order to get home and get ready for the week. Fortunately I've had plenty to do this week. I learned how to make jam, cleaned my bedroom, went to a retreat with my Relief Society, and fought with a car that decided it didn't need to start. Kade has been busy as well, though not as busy as I think he would like to be. He has been covering for a couple of instructors this week, and has continued to work on his CFII. Even though we were both very busy, I was dreading the weekend because we weren't going to be able to see each other until the following weekend. This has been the longest time Kade and I have been seperated in the 6 1/2 YEARS we've been together. Amazing, right?! Even in the 3 years that we dated we weren't seperated this long, so I was not looking forward to this weekend. After a long Saturday of registering our jeep, lunching with my parents, and shopping with the in-laws I went home to shower and clean the house. Kade called about 9pm to chit chat while I was getting ready, and told me that he was on his way to Utah!!! He doesn't have to work on Monday, so he decided to leave Idaho to come home and visit for a short weekend!! Talk about a FANTASTIC surprise! Needless to say, this has been an EXCELLENT Sunday. Kade has really been missing his "little boy" Kota (as well as his fabulous wife of course) and has been able to play with him. I'm pretty excited about that too because that means I don't have to do it quite as much. :) Kade will be heading back to Idaho sometime tomorrow in order to get back to work on Tuesday. I think this will be bitter sweet for him because as much as I know he doesn't want to leave his family, I know that he's excited to get back to his new and exciting career. As for me, I will be working Mon-Thurs next week, 10 hours a day in order to have Friday off so that I can head up to visit him for the weekend.

It has been a hard week for us to say the least, but we are so blessed to have this opportunity, and we are loved and supported by our families and friends, so we are very excited about this adventure.

As for the other things in life, I should be getting a hold of some of the books I need in order to become certified in Human Resources, so that is moving forward. It was actually recommended to me that I study for this test for about 6 months before I actually take it because it's a "beast of a test." So we'll see how that goes. I've also decided that while I'm still here at this condo I'm going to start writing about the times Kade and I have had here. There are some fun memories that I want to make sure we take with us!

Thanks again for reading, and for encouraging me to continue with this blogging thing. Hopefully I'll be able to get it all down and it will be second nature to me. I hope you enjoyed!