Saturday, May 21, 2011

Trying again

Big news that happened back in January, 3 days before Dave went back Dave went back to Afghanistan...a new addition. Her name is Shelby and she is quite a character!
She has been my distraction the past 4 months and I can't wait for Dave to get home to get to enjoy her.

37 days...

Well, the real countdown has begun. 37 days until redeployment!!!
Its been an interesting year for sure and I've learned alot about myself.
I've tried to post on here numerous times with photos and updates but the photos always post too big and I gave up on them without posting anything. I have enough frustration without having to fight with that!!!
We have almost survived the deployment, thats the important thing.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2 Days... (hopefully...)

Well, last I heard from Dave he was flying into Kuwait the afternoon of Dec 29th (his time) and was hoping to quickly get on a flight out. We're still hoping for a Dec 31st arrival (my time).

I can't believe he could be here in 2 days. I can't wait....I REALLY can't wait.

Also arriving at the end of the week...WINTER in Colorado. Yay! I'm very excited for some cold weather and SNOW!! I love snow!

Last night our Iowa Hawkeyes played a wonderful game and beat Missouri in the Insight Bowl. I was really hoping for a win for them after the terribly November and December they've had with unexpected losses and heartbreaking player indiscretions... Dave will have a GOOD game to watch when he finally does get home. :)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Only 5.5 days.....

So tonight Dave and I were having a skype conversation while it was still lights out so he was using a flashlight to light himself. This just cracked me up.
Can't wait for him to get home at the end of the week.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!!

Merry Christmas!!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

13 days....

...while visions of Daddy coming home from Afghanistan danced in his head....

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Wow, 3 months since my last post!

I can't believe its been that long!

Good news is Dave will be home in 20 days for his 2 week mid-tour leave. He should arrive on Dec 30th or 31st and we both are so excited.

Christmas and Thanksgiving will be celebrated on January 1st and I'm sure the first week will be spent just hanging out, watching bowl games and eating lots of good food. The second week he's home we're planning a 3 day trip to Estes Park, CO which is about 3 hours north of us. I can't wait for alittle get-a-way. We decided to not venture to Iowa for a family visit since the leave is so short and I want Dave to relax the whole time he's home. Traveling is definitely NOT relaxing at all for us. Its going to be so nice to get back to "normal" if only for a short time.

Dave is doing good over there, for the most part. Its definitely not fun for any of them and I know they are all looking forward to their leave time.

The unit have adopted some stray dogs that have become their companions and mascots.
The top pic is a young male, Tack, and the second is of the older female, Dog.
Original names, huh? Anyway, it makes me happy to know they have one small comfort of home. The dogs eat chow hall food and are so spoiled that neither like the dog treats I've sent in the care packages for them.

Well, I will try to update more life just hasn't been that exciting lately.
Happy Holidays everyone!!!
My goal for 2011 is to keep this blog updated more frequently.