We do remember you. We do support you. We are honored to know you and be part of your lives. Come home safe!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Monday, June 2, 2008
So, I'm back! YES! It was the most awesome thing to see my family waiting for me back at the unit whe we got there. To hear the fire truck lead us up the ramp and hear the siren and lights going was awesome. Stephanie and Ryan were so beautiful! I can't believe how amazing they are...I'll blog more about my homecoming later.
Well, catching up on things and only have 212 posts to read on my reader. Wow...
It's so nice to be in my house!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Well, we're here in Thailand starting to head east! it is a great feeling. I'm sitting at an American Sports Bar that is very classy and relaxing. Kris is the manager and when he was in the Navy he was my bosses (sp) boss back in the day. I think you can check them out at http://www.moorebar.com.th or something like that. Sorry, i'm blogging using my phone so I can't hyperlink it normally.
the count down has begun to our return. I can't wait! Alex is going to join me for a few days right before we get home so you'll get a full report frm the two of us when we get back.
Not much else going on. Advancement (promotion) results are possibly coming out mid month. We'll see what happens there. Keep your fingers crossed.
well, that's all for now. See you all soon!
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
I've had a lot of time to think lately and unfortulantly not enough time to talk to my wife or family. Thankfully I've been able to call them recently but due to the time difference and cost of the call, I never really feel like I've been able to talk to anyone. Sure, Stephie talks about Ryan and I listen intently and I laugh, cry, feel proud, etc. It's just not the same.
I was getting off track. So, what do I want to do in life? Do you remember elementary school? I remember in 5th grade, we were asked to write down what we wanted to do in life and what the world would be like in ten years. I remember thinking, "I want to marry Allyson Sawyer..." I had a huge crush on her in 5th and 6th grade. We went to different schools later and of course I was always too scared to even talk to her. Good thing, cuz I love my wife! Anyway...I wrote that cars would be flying and I would be old. Ha ha...
I sit here and remember when Mr. Vangelder would say that we could be the President of the United States, or an astronaut. I wish I could remember what I was thinking? I think President crossed my mind, but I was just a kid.
I have roughly 3.75 years left on my current contract with the Navy. I will have 11 years in the Navy at that point and only 9 left till I could retire. There are some nice benni's to retiring from the Military. I'll only be 40, lifetime Medical/Dental Insurance, lifetime Commissary and Exchange benefits, lifetime access to MWR Resorts around the world and Military Flights for free. Is that something I really want to hang in another 9 years for? I'd have 9 more years of having to pass a physical fitness test twice a year, I'd have to work people who I possibly just cant stand, be a professional babysitter, be a professional janitor, have to deploy several more times an possibly a year at a time, miss more of my families life.
So, do the benni's out weight the costs? I mean, I can understand the physical fitness test, I just hate running. Well, I'm a slow runner thanks to my knees and the fact I'm out of shape. When I get on the Elliptical I can run up to 4.75 miles now, but I wouldn't say I really enjoy doing it that much. Also, I'm pretty slow. I can't run a 1.5 mile in less then 13 minutes. Yeah, people think they can walk it that fast, I can't. Push-ups and sit-ups who cares? I always do well.
What about politics? Could I be the President some day? I don't know. I feel that I'm too independent on issues. This whole thing going on right now sometimes just angers me. I like some of the plans of the Democrats, and I like some of the Republican plans. I'm registered non-partisan before someone gets on my band wagon. The think I like about Republican's is I feel much safer at home. Democrats can save some money. Then everything is situational and not really one particular person's legacy or fault. I don't know. Maybe local? Could I do that? Then I remember how my parents being in a newspaper industry always told me never to draw attention to myself. It's better to be known as a quiet, cool, collected, well mannored, humbled person. If I entered into pollitics, the private life would be gone.
I've always wanted to work on boats! ALWAYS! I love boats! Sail, power, outboard, inboard, cruising, racing, you name it. I want my own sailboat and eventually power boat some day. I'd love to have a Melges 24 to start, and maybe someday move on to a J-Boat. Anyway, should I get my liscense and be a day captain or something? I could do that. I thought in Middle School that being a captain of a San Francisco Ferry might be fun.
What about the church? Service? I like to serve? I love God, I love worship, I love Jesus and the Bible. Is it really cut out for me? I'm a sinner just like anyone else in this world. Could I clean up my act and come around? I don't know. It has crossed my mind though. I don't know if I could really be a pastor, but staff or a leader might fit. I don't know.
What about teaching? I guess I can tell you more about that after I transfer to be an instructor. We'll see. What about continuing in the electronic field? Maybe as a business owner and part time tech vs. a worker bee. I don't know...I'll have to see. In High School I wanted to be a Sound & Lighting Production Company. Maybe...Hmmm
Well, I don't know where I was going to end this with. I had a plan, then I was distracted by software updates and google. I don't know, I just want to come home to my wife and talk to her about it. I've got plenty of time...