Sunday, March 22, 2009

Saying Goodbye

Once again we find ourselves saying goodbye to Paul. Friday, to spend time together as a family and to do something fun before we had to say goodbye we went to the Hill Air Force Base Areospace Museum. Daniel loved seeing all the airplanes and helicopters. Reagan just loved being able to run. This particular seat Reagan was very upset she didn't get to stay sitting on. She wanted to stay there all day and kept trying to go back to it. It makes her feel like a big girl. Later on in the Museum there was a pilots chair that the kids could sit in and I think that she thought it was a throne. She was determined never to leave it and screamed the rest of the way out of the Museum as she wanted to stay. It was also nap time so that didn't help.

Later that day we dropped Paul off at the airport so that he could start on his journey to Alaska. It is never easy to do this but we have done it alot. When he returns we will have spent 34 months apart of our 6 1/2 years of marriage with 2 tours in Iraq, a few months in New Orleans after Katrina and now this training.

He spent that night in Seattle with his brother Eddie and family as he had an 11 hour layover there. He had a wonderful time with family. And we hope to be able to stop there on our drive up to Alaska in August.
Yesterday he completed the trip to Anchorage. He said there was 18 inches to 2 feet of snow on the ground and it promptly started to snow again. He went into a store to get something for a few minutes and it had already snowed an inch while he was inside. Not suprising in a place where the annual snow fall is 70 inches. He said he saw tons of deer on Ft. Richardson when he went to check in with his unit. He was wishing for his bow and a big freezer.

I found my way to the grocery store and the library yesterday and worked on getting our room in order here. It's about 3/4 of the way done. I have to work on it when the kids aren't sleeping in there so it's a little sporatic.

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