Friday, September 26, 2008

In My Name

So I was watching music video's today and came across one by an artist named (The Black Eyed Peas). The video brought some light to something that we all kind of know about. You would have to live under a rock to not know about world poverty, famine, and mother mortality. It's almost crazy to think about life in a a third world country. However after my tour I have seen how some of these people live...the US consumer spent 30 billion dollars in electronic gifts last year, China spent 30 billion in preparation for the Olympics!!

The website is I urge anyone that views this blog to at least look at the page. It's free no commitment to every buy anything, just your name and a pledge to help educate others and assist the Millennium Development Goals.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Back to Work

Well on Monday, I have to go back to work for real. It's been nice having these 30 days off, going to the pool with the kids, hanging out. Now it's back to the grind....these 4-6 hour days are going to be gruesome!! LOL. For those of you keeping up with my SWCC goal, I have been running at least 2 miles every....other day or so. Lindsey has been going with me. I started the packet for my selection so I should get that done by months end....I don't have to take the advancement exam, so I can save the points which is nice. I wish that I could be in school when the test is given, however I think that is wishful thinking. Other than that, I'm just enjoying being home, and with my family....soaking in some of the things you take for granted. I truly forgot how good carpet feels!

stay tuned

Saturday, September 20, 2008


Well it's been a couple weeks now that I've been back in the USA, it's a little "unrealistic". In a way I guess it's because I feel like I'm dreaming a little, and I'll wake up back in Iraq. I'm sure this will pass, I've already noticed that I have gotten more acquainted with things around me. Lindsey and I are keeping busy, not hard to do with two kids. We have been jogging, and swimming while Christian is in school, so that's always good. Christian is doing well in school, he improves everyday! It's so awesome to watch both boys grow daily.

We are very excited about Christian's birthday on the 10Th of October, and then Thanksgiving, and our trip to California for the Christmas holiday, with my whole family. I haven't seen some of my extended family in 7-10 years, so I'm very excited for them to meet Lindsey, and the boys.

Well that's about it for now, stay tuned

oh, and I think the blog due for a change in name so look out for that....