We are so excited to get to see our nephews (and their parents!) this weekend as they are coming to visit. We are so grateful for those that take the time to visit even when we are not in that exciting of a place. This is the most recent picture we have, sent by their dad taken on the first day of school.
It started off as a prayer request at bible study last night...another girl prayed for peace as assignments might come down today or tomorrow. Then we get a call from a friend at another base who left a message asking what plane we got. (For those that don't know all bases hand out their assignments the same day.) So we might be getting our assignment soon! Word is the commanders have the assignments on their desk they just need to wait for the go ahead to hand them out!!!
(But then again knowing the US goverment - we might not get them for another month!)
Mom and dad got some new toys the other week and enjoyed riding them around. They finally decided to go out to the "dump" to do some mountain biking. Mom was a little hesitant at first, there could be snakes and some of the hills were pretty steep. As she got more comfortable with the bike she was a little more daring. It really was an old dump with tons of hills and paths that people have paved with bikes and ATV's. The was one little that was a little too steep! We enjoyed the view from the top though! As we were riding mom kept on getting reminded by dad that she will likely ride where she is looking. So if she sees a snake or big hole not to look at but focus on the level path. How true is that for our lives as well! If we focus on the holes and snakes (temptations and circumstances) it is a lot easier to get distracted by them. If we focus on God (the right path) we will be less likely to fall. We have to remind ourselves not to get distracted by our circumstances (ie. our upcoming assignment) but to look to our Savior! I had my friend Georgia over this weekend and we enjoyed watching football on Sunday especially the Cowboys vs. Texas as we are both Texas natives! I got in a little bit of trouble yesterday when my neighbor ratted me out for eating chocolate. My mom set out some fall colored Peanut Butter cups on a pumpkin plate and I ate the entire plate when they left for dinner. We were over at our neighbors later that night and they found my droppings which had tons of foil in it. So they called to confirm that I had indeed ate the chocolate. But I didn't get in too much trouble because all the dog books say I wouldn't know what I was getting punished for after the fact!
It is finally starting to cool off down here so it feels more like fall. Our camera is still missing (which I assume means gone for good) but mom's work says we can borrow the camera when we want to so that is nice - we won't be in a rush to buy a new one. We bought a pumpkin over the weekend and dad enjoyed carving it on his day off for Columbus Day. It was a powercat until the rain came yesterday and now it is just a weird hole. I am not sure what to think of it. It kinda smells like food..... Mom tried her hand at flowers this past weekend. We can flowers free on base (thanks taxpayers!) so we figured she had nothing to lose. Any and all planting tips are appreciated!
Finally, if you have time you have to check out this link. (Quick before dad makes me take it off)
Then click on photo gallary in the middle of the page and look at the first picture. Dad is plane #4 in the flyby. Pretty cool huh! They all got introduced during the game and everyone started chanting U-S-A! Dad is so grateful to be "living the dream!"
Thought these pictures would give everyone a good laugh! Mom has an old school superintendent on the job who doesn't like "paper shufflers" like mom's job. So he takes great pride when he gets her outside working. So here we are pouring 2 sections of a concrete sidewalk.
Mom and dad went to the game, K-state lost and they left. That is all we will say about the pathetic game. Mom lost her camera which is very upsetting. Mom said she checked to make sure she had it in her purse before heading out to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings. She didn't use it there but when they got to the game she was going to give it to dad to keep in his pocket and it wasn't there. We have called the restuarant a couple times but it has not turned up. We will keep praying and hope it will turn up. Times like these are frusterating but it is important to remember that it is only a material possesion and not the end of the world!