Thursday, March 19, 2009

Drill Location & Date Change

Yee Hawwww! Lee got new orders for his upcoming drills. For the drills leading to the time he leaves for training, he gets to drill in OKC. He doesn't have to drill in Denver until his training is complete. He got new drill dates too! He'll be here for my BIRTHDAY in May!!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009

1st Drill

I picked Lee up at the airport and he was full of conversation. We talked and talked and talked about all he learned, saw and will see. It felt so good to hear that his only regret was that he couldn't keep his chapstick on hand because it wasn't on the "packing list." While he was doing push-ups, I was in Frisco, TX with our friends celbrating Krisite's birthday. We did some shopping and headed to Dave & Busters to play some games and eat dinner. It was a good time, the only thing missing was Lee!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

It's All a Whirl

Last weekend, the girls and I flew to Houston to spend some much needed girl time with Mal. It was very hard adjusting to the time change and completing the laundry when I returned. I'm already looking forward to our next quick trip. We've decided to make these girly trips priority. Coming home, Lee informed me that he got a letter in the mail that lists the next month's weekends that he will be gone doing the drill thing...He'll be gone on my birthday. Yes. On my birthday. And so it begins... This weekend Lee has his first drill of many in Denver, CO. This guy(still learning titles)did call him yesterday to let Lee know that they are working on fitting him in with the OKC Drill weekends so he can avoid traveling costs to Denver. He would be able to drill in OKC until he completes Basic. This is all happening fast, its hard to keep up with the facts. The fact is that I have 12 weekends left with Lee. 9 if you count drill weekends when he's gone. There's so much I want to do before he leaves for 4 months. We need to fix the gate to the backyard, activate the alarm system... On a positive note, I have learned that Mandy Moore recently got married in no other than my favorite place in America; Savannah, GA.

Monday, March 2, 2009

And I Write

Untitled No need to enlist me Yet I force a positive front and battle every day Time passes progressively While I wait for my soldier to be ordered away No rifle do I carry No march to which I sing I do not wear a uniform Only a diamond ring I vow to keep going And wait the day he comes home Pay the bills, clean the house, make dinner And do it all alone I am the wife of a Hero; a United States Soldier I will do all I can I will do this not only because he is my husband But because I love, honor and respect this man Grrr Bears are strong, You are tough. You said, “Yes.” I said, “No” to that Army stuff. Bears hibernate And so will I. When you’ve gone to Basic, In hiding I will cry. Bears protect their own, While the Army I struggle to support, So that you can you fight for America I will do my part to hold down our fort. I am a soldier’s wife, “Grin and bear it” I will do, We’re in this together, I am so very proud of you.