Sunday, June 29, 2008

Happy 65th Birthday

Today is a special day for two special women in my life... my mom,(Carolyn) and my mother-in-law (Gloria). They are both 65 years young today!! Yes, both of them share a birthday right down to the same year! So wishing them love, admiration and the best b-day's...I love you both!
Keep Imagining!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Saturday Stuff

Everyone loves a PARADE..and I especially do when one of my loved one's is in it. Saturday morning we spent the morning at "Frontier's Day" in Edgerton watching the parade that Rodney and Carley were participating in. Rodney had the honor of being one of the three Grand Marshall's. Their parade theme was "Unsung Hero's" which was very fitting I thought-He actually served with Lt. Barrett in the 714th. Pete was one of the amazing people that were there that horrible day of the mortar attack. He in fact according to Rodney keep the chaos at a minimum and made sure everything and everyone got taken care of-Thanks Pete! Pete has been fighting his own battle with cancer and is cancer free and looking so well. His wife Christy is another amazing person who made the deployment and the time after Rodney was wounded bearable. It was so good to see them-we need to get together more often! SSG Adair and Rodney are from the same home unit. He served in Iraq in an earlier deployment.
All the them were well deserving of the honor!

Carley was also in the parade with the band in her first appearance as part of the color guard-She looked so cute! I was a proud Mama. The color guard team worked really hard over the last week to prepare for the parade-with over half of the team being new members.

The rest of Saturday was busy with visiting with friends at Frontier's Day and attending Connor's first 3 on 3 Summer Soccer game. He was rocking the field-and made 4 of the 8 goals for his team! It was a fun game. He then went with his friend Dakota to watch him race-not sure what kind of car-He is 11 also! I do know Dakota did very well and won one of the races. Connor had a blast and got to work as part of the crew :)
I spent the evening at home with Beau and Blaze-finishing my third book for the week, watching "Army Wives" and staying cool in the AC. Rodney had to work 2nd shift last night, Taylor worked a pool party until 10pm and Carley was still at her Dad's.(she comes home tommorow after work) She had a great time in Philly on her mission trip-she is a BUSY gal-she leaves on the 30th for camp where she will be a staff member. Lots going on..
Keep Imagining!
PS we are still waiting on Rodney's extensive medical records and the VA results from his 3 days of physicals and such, so we still don't know his VA rating or if he will be medically retired. Praying we will know something soon-he has been off medhold for almost 3 months. I know it is a government process-so I don't know why I would expect anything other.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Quick kinda boring Update

Summer is moving along here in Kansas! The weather is warm and we have had our share of thunderstorms-thank goodness nothing too bad!
Both Carley and Taylor are working at the Aquatic Center and getting in lots of hours. Carley received her very first REAL paycheck last week-she was more than excited but learned in a hurry how quick the $ goes. She left for a mission trip last Saturday with her church youth group. They are in Philedelphia spreading the gospel and seeing what inner city life is all about. She had a difficult time the first night-too many people in the sleeping accomadations and no air conditioner-she was a little upset, tired and hot-all will work out and she will touch some lives as well as have her heart touched and her eyes opended.

Connor has been busy with baseball. He is not on a competition team this year so the pressure is not there-he is shining! He has gotten to pitch which he never was allowed to try on the other teams. They have won all but one game. He has a pool pass so spends many afternoons at the aquatic center hanging with friends. He starts swim lessons next week-probably for the last year since he is on the last level and part fish! He will be taking an RV trip with my mom and step-dad sometime in July. He is looking forward to that because he will get to sleep in the "uptop" sleeping area. Maybe a soccer and theater camp as well this summer.

No real vacation plans with Rodney just going back to work and gas being so outrageous.Taylor and her group went camping last weekend-I was shocked since I really didn't think she was the camping type-I never was! She is in and out so much I have to look to see if her car is home.Work, sleep, shopping and spending time with Bryan and her friends is her agenda. I remember the days!

Rodney is adjusting back to work. We are still waiting after more than 2 months to get his medical records from Camp Robinson in Arkansas. Very furstrating-I am very close to calling my friend in DC-that usually gets things moving. Rodney along with 2 other soldiers will be grand marshalls in an upcoming area parade. It is a great honor!
Me-not much other than keeping everyone else in line. I need to find my own things to do-just cant get motivated (exercise,friends,hobbies,job or school). Not sure what is holding me back. I have a dr. appt. for a sonogram next week on my ovaries-oh joy! I get to drink enough to fill my bladder just like when I was pregnant.
Well that wasn't really quick but covers what has been happening here-nothing to exciting but we had enough exciting over the last few years-boring is sometimes good!Keep Imagining!

Friday, June 6, 2008

2 years

2 years ago on this very day Rodney left on his deployment-06-06-2006. So much has happened since that day-yet so much has stayed the same. I thought it was the hardest day ever but I was wrong.Rodney went one day this week to the VA Hospital in KC. He spent the entire day there being poked and prodded. Another step towards disability. He has another appointment or 2 this next week. I will post more later about what's up with the kids, our summer etc..
Keep Imagining!