Saturday, July 24, 2010

Sayonara A.J.!

A.J. has officially left for Japan! He got on a flight out of Norfolk, VA at 7:00 am this morning and landed in Atlanta, GA around 9:00 am. He is scheduled to leave Atlanta at 1:00 pm and land in Seoul, South Korea at 4:30 pm (their time), which is about 3:30 am for all of us. Then, on Monday, he will be flown out to the carrier that be will be deployed on for the next 4 months. Talk about jumping right in!!

A.J. is very anxious to get out there and get started with his new adventure. I will miss him greatly, but I am so proud of what he has accomplished so far in the Navy and I am excited to see what lies ahead for him.

I have inserted a web link in this post. It will take you to a Google Map that has our new base pinpointed on it and you can also see the surrounding cities and areas that we will be in. I cannot get it to be a straight link from the blog so you will have to copy and paste the address into your internet browser to get there. Sorry!


Sunday, July 18, 2010


Welcome to the Clay Family blog! I thought this might be a good time to start one since A.J. and I are moving to Japan!

We just found out a day ago and already the chaos has begun! A.J. will be leaving this coming Saturday so we have very little time to get everything in order. He will be deployed as soon as the end of August and gone for about 4 months. I will be following him out there in either August or December (nothing is set yet.) We will be stationed at NAF Atsugi which is about 25 miles away from Tokyo!

Although the shock hasn't quite worn off yet, we are both excited. We realize the opportunities that this will bring both of us personally and professionally! But, on the other hand, 3 years is a long time to be away from our families and friends. Hopefully we will have lots of visitors!

I'll make sure to keep this updated as much as possible so everyone can keep track of where we are and all of our happenings! I plan to post tons of photos so that everyone can enjoy our new adventure along with us!

Love to all,

Lauren and A.J.