December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas! The countdown to home begins!

Well, here we are, I cannot believe it is the day after Christmas already. Where has this year gone? I mean, seriously, did I not just step off of a plane and land here in South Korea, and now we are less than 2 weeks away from clearing to go home? I hope the next few weeks fly by! We are so excited to get home and see everyone, I will let you all know when we are supposed to arrive in Springfield. It should be February 12th, which, as some of you know is Miss Ericas birthday. We have had a great month, long, expensive, lol...but good. Yesterday morning we got to spend 3 hours on the webcam with my family, and even got to play the trading gift game. Technology is amazing! It was marvelous to see you all and we miss you so much! I was a cry baby the whole time, but its hard. And I miss my boys so much, they are so handsome and so big now. I cannot wait to be home with them! We had a nice Christmas party last weekend, and over Christmas had a ton of soldiers camping out here. It was good for them, and good for us all to be together and just be thankful to have someone to spend the holiday with. We had a great time! Kyle is recovering so well from his tonsil surgery, and has already gained 3 lbs! Doctor Duke says that they rate tonsils from a 1 to a 4, and Kyles were a 4! Holy Moly! He is sleeping and not having any more sleep apnea, or snoring...eating like a little horse! I just want to tell you all how much your prayers are getting us through! There are so many people we have to see when we get home, and when we head to Washington we are going to try to see some of you along the way! Here are some pictures to enjoy! Sending lots of blessings and prayers all your way. Ricky baby is doing amazing with is new family, and Michelf, if you read this I am so glad Daric is home for you guys now! Love you all! God Bless and Happy New Year!

December 5, 2008

Busy Busy Busy!













yes, I know...no update lately. Well, 2 weeks ago today Kyle had to have his tonsils out, that was an adventure to say the least. However, hard the trip to Yongsan was, the outcome has been tremendous! He is doing amazing!

We had a very quiet Thanksgiving. Kind of self loathing to be honest. Missing our family and friends. So many have gone home in the last few weeks its been so hard on us. Christmas dinner will be much better planned and a huge get together. Another wife arrived a while ago and is venturing over, she is great with the kids and is a lot like me. She misses her sister terribly, they are peas and carrots, much like me and sister. So we will lean on each other the next 2 months.

Good news, we come home in FEBRUARY! We are on the downward slope now! *yahoo* We got our official orders to Ft. Lewis and are so stoked to be with our people again! We already know several families there, and we are very close to them so that will certainly be a blessed transition! However, I am still sad we wont be close to home or Kelsey and Kyle! I miss them so so very much! xoxo Their little baby boy will be making his appearance soon! Kelsey, Kyle, My Hotskins, Kellie and Joe, and our MC and Shawn...WE MISS YOU GUYS!

Something I would like to talk about...lots of people talk about "army buddies" "military friends" for the soldiers. But what you dont hear enough about is the bond that so many of us wives end up having together only to have to let go too soon. I feel like I havent had enough time with so many of you, but even through the hard time of saying goodbye, counting my blessings that I was even blessed enough to have you all!
Our family has learned to be so strong through some of the hardest trials a young couple could ever have to go through. That I hope too is on the down slope. I am so excited to get back home to my boys! I miss them so much. We sent their Christmas gifts this week and I am hoping they will love them! They have been asking for guitars for a very long time now, so that is what they will be getting along with some other things.

I miss you all back home so much! Its getting harder, and harder not to pack up and catch the next flight home. I have to push through. Jeff will deploy this August, so I guess the trial of coming here was to give us that extra time together after all the sacrifices he has made for me and my children. He is a wonderful husband and father! Sister...I miss you so much! Next to the boys, probably the most (and my Marie). I miss hanging out with you goofy two. I think about those funny nights running the auction all the time. It was worth all that effort just to be with you two.
I love you guys and we will be home soon enough torture you! Remember we will have to have a place to stay for a month! *muwahahaha*

Love and prayers to you all!

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