Tuesday, December 8, 2009

He's Home!

Chris arrived at the airport around 11:30am...about 30 minutes BEFORE his flight was supposed to land so I missed seeing him at the gate. We met at baggage claim and now are home.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Our New Rug

Here are a few photos of the rug Chris purchased for our living room in Afghanistan. I love it and think it looks great!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Getting Excited...

Clearly, Max and I are really excited that it's almost time for Chris to come home.

Friday, December 4, 2009


December dog walks in Ohio are much, much colder than December dog walks in NC! I'm glad Chris will be home soon to walk with us!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Scholarship for military spouses (even grad school)

The National Military Family Association’s Joanne Holbrook Patton Military Spouse Scholarships range from $500 to $1,000 and are awarded to spouses of Uniformed Service members to obtain professional certification or to attend post-secondary or graduate school.

The scholarship funds may be used to assist with tuition, fees, and school room and board, and are paid directly to the accredited educational institution involved. Applications are due by midnight, January 31, 2010. This year, we are pleased to offer three scholarship categories – Spouses of the Wounded, Spouses of the Fallen, and for all military spouses.


Time for Pretty Toes!

Mom and I went for pedicures tonight...because I'm sure the first thing Chris will do when he gets home is check out my toes :) I choose Merry Midnight by OPI, it's a very fun and festive purple color with shimmery flakes. Should be nice for the bachelorette party this weekend and Aaron and Angie's wedding in a few weeks!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

This blog every day thing is getting old....

it's a good thing Chris will be home soon!

Amish Friendship Bread

A couple of weeks ago my aunt Rita gave me a start of Amish Frienship Bread. It grows and you add ingredients to it over a period of 10 days and then you divide it to give away and bake the rest. The bread is filled with cinnamon and sugar and is really yummy. I decided to send mini-loaves of it in my care packages to Afgahnistan for the holidays so I didn't give any of my starts away. Well last night I made four recipes of the bread resulting in 4 regular sized loaves and 21 mini loaves for my care packages. Now I have 16 starts of bread to give away because I'm so tired of having it around...anybody want some? Mom and I are each taking 8 starts to work to get rid of!