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Friday, November 21, 2008

Soldiers Return Home...

So I was watching the news this morning as they showed a division of soldiers returning from a year tour in Iraq (which brought tears to my eyes for sure!).   And as I was watching I saw a girl I know, waiving her flag as she waited for her fiancee to be released to her! What a joyful Thanksgiving this will be for her and all those 60 families of the returned soldiers! It was a year ago this Thanksgiving that my husband came home from Iraq for his two week leave.  That Thanksgiving you can bet I was most thankful for having my husband home on Thanksgiving.  But this isn't about me.  This is about being Thankful.  And as you celebrate Thanksgiving this week with your family and friends, please take a moment to be Thankful for your Freedom and those Soldiers that sacrifice so much!  I never understood the magnitude of their service.  I don't think most people do until you really experience it.  But coming from someone who spent a year without her husband, and many of our first holidays without him, each holiday is more and more special.  Be Thankful for your friends and family and the time you have with them as well.  Oh happy day for those Soldiers returning from Iraq.  I salute you and your families and will be taking a moment of silence, remembering all those who have fought and will continue to fight for our freedom!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

FAmily Pictures!


So we took family pictures before Chris left... here is my favorite one.  I altered it a little using PiKnic But i like it!

In other news, we finally got the keys to our house and started painting it!  Its so exciting and stressful to own your own house! I cant wait to move in and decorate and go grocery shopping! But at the same time I am scared to think about the house payment and how poor we are going to be! Oh well it will be a blast! So we hope to move in the next few weeks! Definitely before Thanksgiving!  Life is busy for us right now.  We are full with work and school and moving in.  Kenny's truck has been broken too, so he has been fixin it up!  We are trying to move in before the holidays, but time is going by so fast I cant believe it is almost Thanksgiving and then after that is Christmas! My goodness, someone asked me the other day if I had started my Christmas shopping yet! ARE YOU KIDDING! haha I haven't even thought about it and I probably wont start til the week before! Im such a procrastinator when it comes to that stuff!  Well i wish I had more exciting things to write but thats about it right now! 

Monday, November 3, 2008

Chris's MTC Pictures!






So I finally got some of Chris' pictures from the MTC loaded up here are a few of the best ones.