Wednesday, June 15, 2011


We finally have pictures!!
Sorry it has taken so long to get these up for you all- but we finally got our act together and took some pictures of the house for you all! They're not very good, but you'll get a general idea.

View from the living room

The Kitchen view from the back door
Living room from the Kitchen view

Living Room

View from the TV

Front Door Entryway


Extra Bedroom #1

Office/ Weight Room

The Desk Tyler built

Closet and the beginnings of a bookshelf

Kahlua's Room

Extra Bedroom #2

Bedroom #2

Bedroom #2

Master Bedroom

Tiny Bathroom

Tiny Bathroom

Weird Closet/Hamper

Another Strange Closet (left) and Heater, etc. (right)

Shed #2


Backdoor/ Washer and Dryer

Washer and Dryer

Shed #1

Our House


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Field Week

Hello Everyone!  It has been a few days since our last posting.  Last week Tyler had a busy week of studying and classes.  He took two tests and is now done with his testing for this portion of his training.  He has  3 more weeks of Basic Officer Leadership Course and then he will move on to the next block of training.  This week is his "field week" although he'll be home every night.  So far they have done a land navigation course and some classes on weapons and convoys.  Tomorrow their class will convoy to and from the weapons range and qualify with their rifles.  The next day they will be qualifying on pistols.  Friday there is a change of command ceremony so that is throwing a hitch in the schedule, but it means a short day for everyone.  Monday he will finish up field week with some more convoy exercises.  Last weekend we stayed around the local area with a trip to Dothan, Al to shop and eat and hanging out with friends around Fort Rucker.  Tyler was also able to finish his desk, so he now has a place to study.  Shanonn has been looking for jobs and hanging out with new friends as well as taking care of the house.  The house is finally looking in order, although some of the rooms are lacking in furniture since we have gone from 1 bedroom to 4.  This weekend we plan on going back to Montgomery to see the Rosa Parks Civil Rights Museum and see the town for the day.  It's looking like Tyler will get a four day weekend for the 4th of July so we might be going on a trip then.  Kahlua is doing well and just got a new small rubber tire looking toy which she has been enjoying.  I think that is about all that is new in our lives, hopefully we can get everyone an update after this weekend.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Long weekends

Hey Everyone!!
     Sorry it's taken so long to get updated!! With all the little things we've been keeping up with, the blog ended up at the bottom of our list. No worries- we're back!! Things are still going really well. Tyler's schedule is mostly the same, with the exception of a few days of either getting out early or late. Shanonn has gotten the house set up and everything finally has it's own place (even if we don't know exactly where that place is!). We've been hanging out with 2 couples from church who are also going through flight school, so that has been a definite blessing for us! We had dinner and a game night Saturday night with them and that turned out to be lots of fun, for sure a night filled with laughs! Sunday has been pretty boring around the Sharpe household today- Tyler worked on building a desk, then Shanonn helped him paint it black. It's looking pretty good so far and Tyler is looking forward to finally having a place to study that isn't a workout bench.
Memorial Day weekend was good as well, Tyler was out of class Friday and Monday, so the extended weekend was nice. Friday we went to Montgomery, took a tour of the Rosa Parks children's wing, ate THE BEST ribs... EVER at Dreamland BBQ, then looked around the city at all the beautiful buildings and did some shopping. But, the big event for the day was getting our new washer and dryer!! They're wonderful and so much more convenient than going to the laundromat. They came mid-morning Friday and installed them, started a cycle, then we were off to Montgomery for the day! When we came home, we walked into a kitchen filled with about a quarter inch of water. The guys that installed the washer had cross-threaded the water to the actual washer, so it was shooting out water when we walked through the door. Thanks, guys. Saturday was spent in Destin, FL at the beach and driving around town. As great as it may sound, the beach was terrible. The water didn't look very clear and when we got in, there was seaweed, kelp and not very many waves to body-board on. The rest of the day was spent driving around Destin, looking for other beaches that might be better, but didn't seem to find any. Sunday we went to church, then to the Ellis' for dinner at their house and some fellowship. Monday was filled with errands and relaxing.
That's us for now!  Now that the place is cleaned up, (hopefully for good) we should be taking and uploading pictures soon. Thanks for checking in!!
P.S.- Cara Melvin- I hope this gets e-mailed to you!! Let me know if it works.