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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Setteling in

Hello all, thought it was about time for an update. We have been in Kansas for about 1 week now and things are going very well. Johnny and me are home sick, but we are getting his schedule down and playing a lot to make ourselves feel better. The kitchen, living room and the parents bedroom are 85% completely done and Johnny's room has been a catch all for everything we didn't know where to put, so we have a lot of work to do for him, but his crib is set up and his cloths are out, it is wonderful!!! We have a small patio and a little bit of yard that I can garden with, so hopefully next month I can plant a little bit and me and Johnny can start spending some time outside. I also found a few Mom's group in the area and we have our first big play date on Tuesday, I am a little nervous, but this group is exentisive and there should be mom's of all ages and if I want I can probably blend in for a little while.

Johnny is sleeping threw the night, in his pack and play at the foot of our bed, and is eating 8 full ozs every 4 hours, burping, peeing and pooping to match. He is growing so fast, but doesn't have another appointment 4 months. We are planing our visit to Maryland and then to Michigan this August, while Shawn goes to PLDC and gets his E-5. We are working hard on CLEP courses and college to get Shawn to officer level so we can have more Johnnys. :) I think that is all for now, we aren't up to much but unpacking and Johnny is amazing, but not do too much yet. I will post pictures when we have them.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Baptism Pictures

We had a wonderful time in Ohio last week and then Chicago. Here are some pictures. There really is nothing to talk about since all of you where there :) But we are settled nicely in Kansas surrounded by boxes!!! I am determined to simplify us a little and we are getting rid of a lot of stuff and keeping our budget on track.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

United Methodist Church newsletter

Thomas and Natalie's Church puts out a weekly newsletter and this was in it this week, Thomas sent it to me and I thought it was only appropriate to post it here with the announcement that our family will be home in one day, together, safe and happy. Nothing can be better.

Love Requires Service
It is the Soldier,not the reporter,Who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the Soldier,not the poet,Who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the Soldier,not the political camp organizer,Who has given us the freedom to demonstrate.
It is the Soldier,Who salutes the flag,Who serves beneath the flag,and whose coffin is draped by the flag,Who allows the protester to burn the flag.It is the Soldier,Who provides freedom! ~Author Unknown

"Greater love has no man than this, than that he lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13

It is the soldier who loves this country and volunteers to protect our rights. It is the seaman, who volunteers to go into the raging seas to defend...it is the Marine who storms a beach to be the first one in harm's way to ensure all who follow are safer...it is the Airman who looks down upon the battlefield to point the way and also supplies others with what is needed...it is the loved ones left behind who pray for safety, but yet many do not find it. It is America that needs to thank those who have gone before...and go now...to uphold and protect the Stars and Stripes. It is Americans that need to remember that to serve in the Armed Forces is to love America and its people.
It is the soldier...who loves...who serves. They are the valorous heroes! They are the ones who are hurting, hungry, thirsty, cold, and tired. We sometimes forget as we rest, eat, drink, grab a blanket, and watch TV. They are the ones standing watch as we sleep.
For every soldier, Airman, Seaman, Marine, and Coast Guard member...for every WAC or Auxiliary group...for every member who has served or will...for every family member of one who sacrificed all on the altar of freedom...
We gratefully thank you for all you've done or are doing...for all you've given or will give...YOU ARE OUR HEROES! Thank you!
Tom Hodges

Thursday, May 22, 2008

how beautiful we are

We had a wonderful photographer take due our very first family pictures, check this out...they are great

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Gram's Birthday at the Cabin

We are having a great day at the cabin!!! Happy Birthday Grams!!!

Ella really is so excited that her Uncle Shawn is back and here to play with her!!!

Isn't that smile amazying? Oh ya!!!!!

Grams, Pops, Ella, and Johnny happy and comfertable

Grams and her love

Daddy and his little clone!

Friday, May 9, 2008


DADDY IS HERE!!!! He drove all night and is tired, but he made it and we all finally complete!!! Johnny and his Daddy are taking a nap right now together!!!! Is is so perfect!!!

In a few hours we will be leaving for Deep Creek park for the week end with the rest of my family for Gram's birthday and mother's day. I am looking forward to relaxing and watching the men I love just be together, it is a beautiful sight!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I now have recorded evidence that our baby is advanced :) like there was ever a doubt :)

5 week old picture

He just couldn't get much cuter