A Surprise Holiday Reunion

My son Elias has been serving in the Army and was deployed to Afghanistan. He came back about 2 weeks ago and was stationed at Fort Dix in NJ.  He did not tell his wife that he was back in the states. This withholding of info paid off yesterday when Elias was able to surprise … Continue reading A Surprise Holiday Reunion

Talk Time with Elias

We had a SPECIAL TREAT this morning! We are able to Skype with Elias, Sara and Ellie! Elias looked good, had a good sense of humor, and also seemed a bit distracted by something.  Stensen, Yana, Mariana, Juju, Riri, Robert and I really enjoyed being able to spend some time with him.  We are hoping … Continue reading Talk Time with Elias

Being Deployed

I was so happy to be able to attend the farewell sendoff for my son and his Army unit this past weekend.  His unit is based in Opelika, AL and the sendoff was held there in a high school gym.  It was classic Americana with a 5-piece Army band, lots of veterans, leader talks, patriotic … Continue reading Being Deployed

Fall(ing) for Ellie

Sara has been asking me to take some pix of Ellie in a pumpkin patch. We settled on today since it was before Halloween.  Elias, Sara, Ellie and I loaded up the car and headed toward the Southern Belle Farm in McDonough, GA.  When we arrived we noticed two things: it was crowded and they … Continue reading Fall(ing) for Ellie