I thought the kids might get bored over the long holiday weekend, so I decided to throw them a little party. We made it a count down to Christmas party. We decorated cookies, drank hot chocolate and made an advent chain with all my scrapbooking scraps. It was tons of fun!
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I am thankful for lots of things.
The number one is my husband and family. I am so thankful my husband is coming home soon- a little more than 30 days!
I am also thankful for wonderful people in our ward- so ready to help us out and invite us to be part of their lives. I even had a guy ask if he could take my burnt out light bulbs out for me and come back with new ones. What a great guy! I have been sort of letting them go. They are all burning out en mass.
I am also thankful for 2 good cars. I smashed the 11 year old one into a fire hydrant the other day and broke out the taillight. Sorry car! It has been a faithful thing for 11 years- nary a problem.
I am thankful for friends- can you believe a bunch of high school friends found me the other day. It was so good to see what they were up to.
I am thankful for my health and the health of those I love.
I am thankful for a wonderful nephew that served an honorable mission who just arrived home last week. What a great example for my children.
I am thankful for traditions. I started a tradition a few years back where I wrote people thank you notes around Thanksgiving time. This year I decided it was just too much and I needed to cut out somethings. That was one that went. But, I received 2 from people I had given them to in the past. What a wonderful thing to get. It made me feel so good! I will have to continue that tradition next year now that I know how good it makes you feel.
I am thankful for my kids nagging me to get them in bed. Got to go!
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Yeah, we had our 2nd month anniversary and are now over the hump. We have less than 2 months left!
So here is a quick update. Rob is very excited that he has gotten the opportunity to fly in all kinds of aircraft while over in Iraq. This picture is in a blackhawk, which he has parachuted from, but he also got to ride in several other aircraft including an Ospry which changes from a helicopter into an airplane. He says that is quite the ride when it changes. Rob and a coworker all ready to go on a convoy run. He slept in these coffins as they call them- because if the bomb doesn't kill you all the sandbags falling on you surely will- while he was with the Brits on one of the borders. This picture was taken just as they got off the blackhawk. Everyone was really nervous because their security wasn't there and actually no one was. The other aircraft refused to land. Everyone started to get into a defensive stance and this is when Rob decided it would be a good time to take a picture. Turns out they had landed in the wrong place and the other aircraft could see the convoy hurrying as fast as they could to intercept them, so they decided to stay up to provide cover fire if it was needed. Apparentely it is a requirement that you have your weapon at the gym. It sounds a little dangerous to me, exercising with a gun on, but I guess war isn't suppose to be safe! We are making it at home and are very excited that we are on the downhill side, now.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
BTW, the tour went really well, the kids were all good, no accidents happened and no one was carted off by a guy with a really big gun, but I think a couple security guards have a great story to tell about some white trash woman!