Sunday, November 29, 2009

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas...

Every year we would talk about decorating the outside of the house with lights...and the snowman...this year... I have at least a beginning...

Our new Christmas tree...a slim Oregon 7.5 pre-lit..only come in 3 pieces...yippee a tree that doesn't take an hour to assemble before decorating! And it's skinny so it doesn't take up as much room ...leaving more room for gifts...that's the part the kids like...:)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Birthday celebrations

I can't believe they are both did they get this old? And where did the time go?!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Conner Got His Braces Today!

Conner has been waiting about a year to get his braces on...and Today was the big day! And agreed I could take a few photos...since we had the office to ourselves...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Photos of Tom from Iraq

I sent a disposable camera and some Halloween decorations...and the office folks decorated and then sent the camera back to me for processing! Here the ones of Tom! With his MAJ rank on!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The President's Visit...I saw him!

So This pictures is the photo of the limos and motorcade as they return the President to Air Force One.
This is Air Force One as it came around to pull up by the stairs! Which is where we watched the president deboard the plane!
There were snipers on top of hte can see the very large weapon the one fellow is holding!
Air Force One is here! In the"backyard" of my office!
And this is the President! He is the one on the left with the red tie on!

So very many stories to tell from this one day! We just happened to find a space between buildings that allowed us to see directly where they were landing and were the steps were set up for him to deboard. It was several hours outside...lots do you see anything? And lots of fun..and when you have the biggest camera..they all make sure your up front so you can get the pictures!
It was a great experience! I have a ton more pictures..the blog only lets me upload 5 so I will do a few more tomorrow and the next that you can see more!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

President Obama comes to Madison

The police that are to lead the motorcade posed for photos with the president's car.

Today as I was leaving work...I watched 9 motorcycles, 2 SUV's, 2 limos, and a truck going down the road to a local base..
My co-worker and I went find out that President Obama was coming to our airbase! We had the opportunity to see the vehicles, meet the limo drivers and learn some history about the cars and drivers. The President never spends more the 30 minutes in the car. They fly if the drive is to be longer. The car is like a tank..the doors are massively thick! The drivers are all big guys because they have door detail and they have to be strong to open the doors! The limo drivers also gave us some prints of the limo outside the White House. All the stuff and all 5 cars are brought in by cargo plane. It was a great experience! And with a lot of luck and and maybe some quiet blending in...I might get photo of the president! Cross your fingers for me!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Some photos of Iraq...

The first one is a full service laundry where they're laundry is done for them...just drop it and and pick it up..
The next one is a row of outhouses...bathroom alley..

The next is home sweet home..or what is otherwise called the "CHU" this stands for Containerized Housing Unit. Sometimes called the "hootch".

The one with the line soldiers is a dining's not the most defined photo but...
and the last one is a joke...The Camp Adder Swimming Pool.