Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hey all.
so as most of you know, i will be deploying soon. i had a chance to go home and see ya'll in the past couple of months, although i wish i could have spent more time with you. i love you guys sooo much and i will miss you. i decided for the last couple of weeks before i go that i would spend some time with friends, as well as Rob, the guy i have been dating. we had the chance to go to a Diamond Rio concert, whch was amazing. we also had the chance to go up to Mt Rainier, here in washington. it was amazing, and i had a blast. here are some pictures for you guys. anywho, it might be another while before i can udate this again, but i will as soon as posible. i love you and miss you all!!!!! be safe.



























































































Sunday, July 26, 2009

GRANDPA

While i was home, i stayed with grandma. she had been going through some of grandpa's things, and on top of the pile i noticed this little green book (left). i immediately knew what it was, and i asked grandma if she knew. i told her it was a military notebook, and that i had one just like it (right). i pulled out my book to show her, and immediately i felt grandpa's presence in her house. and broke into tears. we went through the book and relized that it was the notebook he used after he had left the military, but was still working with them in a civilian position. the notebook has a few of his notes from when he worked on the airplanes. that was the closest i had ever felt to grandpa since he passed so many years ago. a few days later grandma came to me and said that she wanted me to have it. she said that i was probably the only one who would fully appreciate this peice of grandpa. thank you grandma and i will cherish it for as long as i can.

HEY ALL.
SO I REALIZED IT HAS BEEN AWHILE SINCE MY LAST POST. SINCE THE HOLIDAYS, I HAVE LEFT GERMANY AND I MOVED TO WASHINGTON. BEFORE I SETTLED IN, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAD HOME AND I HAD A BLAST. HERE ARE SOME PICTURES.































































































Tuesday, December 23, 2008

2008





HEY EVERYONE!!!!!!


MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM GERMANY!!!!
(This is what happens when a soldier gets bored.)



So 2008, this has been a crazy year. I am still here working at a health clinic in Germany. It is beautiful here, as you can see in the background, but definately very cold.



During this past year, as you all know, I have been fighting to get my divorce finalized, which as of last week, is finaly finished. Sometimes I wish it would have worked out, but I know it wasnt meant to be. Also, work has been very stressful. We have gotten new leadership, and there has been alot of butting heads with the way things should be running. We have also been stressed due to being understaffed, and having alot of deployments that we had to get the soldiers ready for, and inprocessing the units who have been deployed. It has been a frustrating time, but I know that all will be well. It is a good excpirience for me.
One good thing that has come out of this madness, is the fact that next month, i will be getting premoted, which i am definatly excited for. There was a while there where i kindof gave up, and almost got to the point that i didnt care anymore, and i wanted out. But i am doing very well now, i pulled myself out of the rut, and i worked my butt off to get back up on my feet.


I have made many friends since ive been here.
(Brandy and Sam)



(Ken, we call him Barbie)







(Anthony, we decided he is my brother, to the fact that he has a griffin in his family, and that was my last name)












(Betty, my "Chi-neck")
(B-rad and Mikki)











(Hurst)


(Jay and Dee, two of my best friends/ brothers)


These are just a few of my good friends. This place has become a home away from home, with alot of good people who suport me.










Sometimes i still feel myself as being a kid,
















and other times, i look at my self and realize, "Hey, i've grown up alot."












But no matter where i am in life, i know that i will always be the baby of my family. i will always be loved no matter where i am , no mater how old i am, no matter what i do.


Anywho, I love you all, and i just wanted to give you a quick update.

Again HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!!

Marie