Sunday, December 25, 2011


We enjoyed Miles' and Matthew's first So. Cal Christmas! Yesterday we drove to Hemet to see some extended family. Today we opened presents at home and went to the neighbors for a big dinner. We missed Brad but today marked a double milestone: Christmas is out of the way and only 3 months left!
Here's some pics from the past few days. You know what I just realized today? I never use my Nikon anymore. Ever since moving to the States and owning an iPhone it's like I lost my passion for pictures. I'm definitely going to try to get back into it with the New Year!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Some interesting videos from Brad

First let me say... HALF WAY DOWN BABY! I've been dying to say these words since he left. 105 days down and 105 days to go!

Here is Brad standing on the roof of some building. Nice little view of Musa Qala.

The walk from his tent, which he shares with several Marines, and the chow hall.
This last video is the 4 P's of the Wag Bags. This new system is actually a lot nicer than what they were having to do. I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn't as gross as I'd imagined.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Surprise visitors

We had some guests pop over today. So nice to live so close to extended family.
Aunt Jeanne with cousins, Dallas, Brayden, Providence, Selah
Picnicking in the park behind our house.

One day I will get Matt to smile for the camera!