|Gotta love Scott's expression.|
|The bucket on the head is just becoming routine, we barely notice it anymore.|
Now, we Engelbrechts are by no means "winter people." I grew up on the Gulf Coast, where we had snow flurries once in the seventh grade, but other than that "cold" was upper thirties and low forties. Nick grew up in Southern Florida, where his "cold" was mid sixties. When we first started dating, he told me how he'd left Stuart in January to go to boot camp in Illinois in shorts and a tee shirt. IN JANUARY!!! Poor guy, I almost died laughing.
|Look at Ava's face! She's totally my favorite.|
Even in Virginia, it was COLD, but not that cold. Our only winter ever for either of us was last year, in Connecticut, and let me tell you- that was insane. I didn't know it could be that cold. I used to think that cold was cold, when it got to low thirties in Virginia, I figured anything colder would feel pretty much the same way. WRONGO. Two degrees? That's cold. My dreams of retiring next door to Stephen King in Maine...well, that ain't happening. Sorry SK, not even the chance of catching a glimpse of you checking your mail is going to lure me back up North. Not gonna do it.
So yeah. As much as I hate Guam (and I really don't, I hate the USS Houston, not Guam itself) I gotta say that the weather is a nice fit. SK, if you're reading this...maybe try Key West. I'll move next door to you if you move to Key West, I promise. The sun is unbearable, I don't care what anyone says we are CLOSER to sun here! But if you stay in the shade (which I always do) it's just perfect. Perfect perfect perfect.
And now, for your viewing pleasure, Scott (who by the way has been glued to my side for the last four days-literally, he never lets me out of his sight) asked me to take his picture, and then proceeded to "pose" for me. What a cutie!
And ladies, lock up your daughters: here he is, showing off his "muscles." And if you ask him, he'll tell you that he gets those guns from eating his vegetables. But that kid hasn't had a vegetable in three years, so I'm not sure why he thinks that.