Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Soldier boy

Sorry they are such small pics but they were sent from A#1 via his cell and this was the best I could get. This first one was taken while he was still in reception waiting to start basic back in May.

And the next 2 were sent this past Sunday. He has completed his basic training and started his AIT training. It has been so great to hear his voice after not being able to speak to him for 7 weeks. It seems as if his platoon would earn a phone call and then turn right around and lose it so that's why it took so long. He sounds great but I ask that you keep him in your prayers as he finishes up. My goodness it is hard for a mom to see her son holding a weapon like that!!!
I can't wait to hug that young man!!!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 2010

W.B. and I had something happen that we have not dealt with for 20 years. We were childless for 9 days!!! The girls went to spend time with hubby's family and had a blast while we tried to figure out what to do with ourselves. We went to see 3 movies, ate out every night but 2, went to a fair, watched fireworks and went to Starbucks more than I care to mention. We missed them so much but somehow we survived.

This one is for Leslie and Jason. Remember this ride?!!! PUKE!
I just think this was a cool picture :)
Watching the fireworks was very memorable for several reasons. It was the first time ever with no kids and we got a phone call from A#1, the first one in 7 weeks!!
I had a birthday and W.B learned how to make the famous cheesecake.
Thank goodness we didn't have enough candles.
He even surprised me with some new Sabika jewelry!!! I love it!
We got to witness the marriage of these 2 precious young people last weekend. What a blessing and I won't even tell you about the tears that W.B. shed when he seen Philip walk out in his dress greens. I imagine in August there will be plenty more when we see A#1 in his for the first time.
Then we came home and took some fun pictures.

That's our July... so far.

Monday, July 12, 2010

June was a blur

WOW!! May 30 seems so far away and for some reason it seems like just yesterday. Since then.... this little girl turned 10!!!! My beautiful A#2 is 10 years old and I can't believe it. For her birthday dinner, Olive Garden was her choice.
Since May 30, we went to visit this little guy and I got more snuggles than ever before!! We sat in this spot for over an hour.
That same weekend I got to see some of our other kiddos that we love so much. I miss these boys.
And then we got to go for a celebration of this sweet girls graduation. Way to go Christina!! We love you bunches and are so proud of you!!!!
I have the very best MIL in the world and this is her with 2 of her grand babies. Can you tell they like her ;)

And the very best BIL in the world as well. His nephews think he's pretty cool too. OH yeah and he's gonna be a Daddy again!!! YAY!!!!
We've spent plenty of time looking at these beauties.

And watching this beauty ride them. She is a GORGEOUS rider and is so in love with these animals!!
We've been to see plenty of movies and on this night it was Karate Kid. It was great and if you haven't seen it, you should go soon!

We celebrated this dear friends 40Th birthday with him and his family.
Chuck and his buddy Conner.

These 3 went off to church camp together. She was so excited to go and especially to go with them.

We have done an awful lot of this.

And way too much of this.
Burnt, just the way I like them.

And me and my girls doing one of my very fave things.

We celebrated this little guys 6Th Birthday. Love him!!!

And this precious little thing turned 1!!!! Oh Sweet Lily girl Aunt Tinie loves you so much!!!

Lots more news on the home front that I will get to soon. I do ask that you keep A#1 in your prayers as he wraps things up in basic training and moves into his AIT. We won't see him until August 19 :(


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