Wednesday, January 28, 2009

We Took A Trip

On Monday, we headed down to Jacksonville, NC to see Dan off for Iraq.  Half-way there, we got a call telling us not to go. The next call was to cancel the first. We went, Dan went in to the office, and learned that he shouldn't have gone.  Now we're home and waiting for the call to tell us when he will be leaving.  A wasted trip. But at least we got to bring him home!

Some highlights/thoughts from our trip down south:

Jake: “That's terrible!” He was very worried about the “bridge” that didn't make it all the way across the ocean. It was a dock.

Our neighbor at Cracker Barrel who loved Camden's face when his mac-n-cheese came out. He was concerned because he thought we had mixed it with apple sauce. We hadn't. And after it had been sent back to the freezer for a few minutes, he ate every bite.

Ospreys are incredibly cool pieces of equipment.

Jacksonville, NC is one ugly town. Onslow beach is pretty, though.

We missed Virginia's first real snowfall. I can't decide how I feel about that.

Camden thinks a model is “someone that you know that is a statue.” Huh?

Camden giving Jake words to sound out. As in, “t-h-o-j-s-t. What does that spell?”  And Jake trying to figure them out.

Leaving Jacksonville's sunny, 70 degree weather to come home to Virginia's icy 32 degree weather.  That wasn't a highlight.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

New Toy

Oh wow.  We've got a new toy around here.  And I've never felt so cool in my whole entire life!  Really, I mean it.  I am sitting here, on my BED, typing this post on a cute, little, sleek, and oh-so-fancy MacBook.  I'm in love.

And here's the best part.  This cute little computer can handle "m" and "1" with no problems!  I'm not sure I'm going to know what to do with myself.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

We are a Mason Nation!

On Saturday we took a little trip up to Fairfax for a GMU basketball game. They won - beating rival team JMU - and we had a blast!

Thursday, January 15, 2009


Last night at dinner, as Camden behaved as only Camden can, my brother commented on his "etiquette." Camden, mouth full of food, leaned into Uncle Clark's face and shouted, "What etiquette?!"


Sunday, January 11, 2009


Dan will be leaving for Iraq on the 30th of this month. He'll be working for the MEF (Marine Expeditionary Force) and will be gone one year. The boys and I will be staying here in our home in Stafford, trying to keep life as normal as possible. We'll miss him a ton, but feel very confident that he will be safe and that we will be fine here as well.

Friday, January 9, 2009

"You wouldn't like me when I'm angry."

Camden came home from school as the Incredible Hulk. The rest of the preschool children were cats and tigers, etc. Yep, that's my boy.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

We're looking forward to all the excitement and adventures that 2009 has in store. It should be interesting...

Stay tuned...
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