Friday, September 26, 2008

Update on the Messings

So, I realize that it has been a while since I posted. We've been busy. Really busy. Between soccer, dance, awana, church, weejoy, Bible study, and life in general we have been keeping very occupied. We have also been exhausting ourselves. Hopefully our schedule will be calming down soon. Otherwise I might go crazy trying to coordinate our schedule.

Madison is enjoying first grade and is constantly wanting to do more. She is getting to be a big help around the house. Jaden is a handful. Normally he is pretty mellow, but lately he is becoming more and more boy. They keep me entertained though. And they're pretty cute. :)

We all really miss Robert (and if you scroll down a ways there is post from him from the desert). The kids are starting to adjust to him being gone and time is going by pretty quick. I just can't wait until he steps off the plane in a few months.

Well, I think that's all for now. Hope everyone is doing well.

How in the world.....

.....did she manage to get this many splinters?!

That's right, every single red spot is a splinter. The red patches are large groupings of splinters. Both arms (from wrist to armpit) and one hand. I am constantly amazed by my kids.

sorry the last photo is incredibly blurry. I was having camera issues.

Madison's Lost Tooth

Madison lost her one of her top teeth the other night. She looks pretty goofy. And the one next to the hole is loose. And one on the bottom front. It's already a challenge for her to bite anything so once she is missing all three meals should be entertaining.

Air Show

We went to the air show a couple weeks ago. The kids loved it!

Madison standing outside one of the pieces of equipment that Robert works on. She thought it was cool to see what Daddy did. I have no idea what it's called. Robert, comment and tell me. :)

This is the kids in front of the F22 Raptor. This plane was awesome. We didn't get a chance to see it fly though. And the kids have their ears covered because it was incredibly loud.

This is the kids inside a really big plane. I think the guy said that it was a KC something or other. It was huge. We stayed very far away from the doors that overlooked the flightline.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Greetings and Salutations

Hey everyone hows it going? All is going alright with me. It's been a little while since i posted so i thought i'd update everyone on just some of the events that have been doing on.

Well I took off for my deployment about 2-3 weeks ago. So far its been alright. We've been extremely busy though. It is very safe where i am at. Warm meals, warm beds and warm water and your pretty much set. Somedays the opstempo is very slow, so you have a lot of time to think about stuff. Other days its going by so fast and your doing so much the day just slips by. You really learn to cope with all the stress though. I cant really go too much into what i do everyday, or where i am at, but just know i am somewhere:) and its hot... I did get to meet up with 2 of my brothers for my oldest brother Tom's reenlistment. Thats Tom and I saluting Trenton after Toms Reenlistment. Pretty cool stuff man.

Current events have been interesting as always. McCain decided to stop his campaign to head back to DC to help with the economy. Somehow i think Mr McCain's prescence won't do anything for the economy and is just a trick to make the American people think he cares about the economy. In reality he will never be affected by it. In fact, isnt it interesting how everyone we could possibly vote for, whether they win or lose will still probably be a millionaire? So in essence they have nothing to lose. Obama scares me more then McCain to be honest. And i think he should scare a good majority of you Christians out there. You all know why.

Not to be random but could anyone else really go for a good peanut buster parfait right now? Random craving i know....just saying it sounds good.

When your in a "warzone" you really start to think about the costs of war and the casualties of it. Through enlightening discussion between me and someone i respect very much, not only for his intellect but for his biblical knowledge and humility, i've really started changing my views on this whole war thing. Do i think we are doing great things here? Yes. Do i think the iraqi people are happy we are here? For sure yes. I just dont really know if God approves of us being here. Now i will do my duty as an American in the military. I havent converted to full hippie, and i wont. But all im saying is i have a lot of thinking, prayer and bible studying to do before i come to a final answer.

Well everyone I do need to go. Keep praying for us over here we definitely need it. God bless you all and take care.

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