This Christmas was a little different from any other Christmas we have had as a family before. We all missed Ryan and I can't begin to express that in this blog... I might just start crying. Ryan was so great and he called both Christmas Eve and Christmas day. Talking to him on the phone never measures up to seeing him and hearing his voice in person, but I will take what I can get. He sent me some beautiful Roses that are still smelling and looking wonderful.
Nate and Heidi came from Lincoln with there kids. Ella (my niece) was as sick as she could be Christmas morning. I think she threw up every 20 minutes. No one else seemed to get the bug, thank goodness! We played a few games of Ligretto(of which Heidi kicked some pretty serious booty) and ate lots of Scotty's (local burger joint) and Rosita's (local Mexican favorite). I am probably a good 10lbs heavier now that the season is almost over.
Micah is growing fast, he is still bald, but rolling like a champ. We are enjoying our visit in the states, but are missing our Misawa friends lots. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a great New Year. God Bless you all in 2009!
Most of my friend have moved out of my home town, so Christmas was a great time to meet up and see each other. Here are just a few of my old friends. Stacy and Chris just had a baby as well. His name is colten and he is about three weeks younger than Micah. It was great seeing you all!
Before we left Florida, we had to show Micah the beautiful Emerald Cost that his dad grew up by. He loved it. He did tell me later that it was a little cold and that he prefers to be there when hot chics are sun bathing on the beach. I told him he's a little young to be thinking that way, but that we would come back to the beach some day when it is a little warmer.
Micah is growing up so fast, it's hard for me to believe he is the baby the pediatricians were so worried about gaining weight. He definitely isn't missing many meals these days. God has truly taught me to trust in him. Micah is a example that God is always in control!
One of the great things about being in the Air Force is that people you meet at one time, you will surely cross paths with again. Here are our favorite neighbors (we shared a drive way!)the Elgersmas. I cannot tell you how many times I ran over to their house to borrow something and when we moved they got all of our condiments. That is also one thing we air force people do well, we give away lots of condiments! Now we have kids just a few months apart, isn't it wonderful. We are looking forward to being in the same country with them soon(they just got stationed in Japan.) Thanks for a fun night and God bless you in your move overseas.
Micah is loving meeting all of his parents friends. The first picture is of Grandma Greta, Micah, Janet and me. The second is Ryan's good friend Russ and his wife Janet who live in Florida. Russ, Ryan wanted me to tell you, he's not old enough for a Red Bull!
Here are some pictures of Micah with Drew, Ian and Zach (Chris and Heather's boys). They were so good with Micah. After we left Micah didn't know what to do with himself, it was so quiet and there was no one running around that he could follow with his eyes. His cousings provided him with constant entertainment. He can't wait till he is big enough to run around and play with them.
Ok, so Micah comes by this naturally, his father was a FATTY, therefore, he is a FATTY Junior. I know there are other FATTY's out there who are assisting us in producing a whole new generation of FATTINESS. Ok, ok let me explain. I now some of you are getting hot because Child obesity is at an all time high, but it's a little different from that. Being a FATTY is a nickname that comes with pride and honor. To get the whole story you will have to ask Ryan, but I figured some of you would like the heading and would get a kick out of the pictures to show it.
Micah has started eating some very basic foods (it comes from the Super Baby book) and he is loving every bite. He has made a few funny faces and we have tried to capture them with the camera. For the most part he likes avocados, rice cereal, and prunes (prunes help to keep him regular, haha.) Just watching him learn to eat food off a spoon is hillarious. Yum, Yum!
It's a Florida Thanksgiving! Heather (Ryan's sister) opened up her house for us all to take over. Terry, Greta, Chris Weimer(Ryan's brother), Chris Peterson (A friend of Ryan's), Paige Mutual(Greta's sister),Micah, Me, and Chris Thomas's mother all joined in the fun. We honestly did take over the Thomas house and I'm sure they are still recovering from their kids sleeping arrangments being all messed up so that they could accomodate us all. We were minus one very imporant person..... RYAN! So to remind ourselves of all the laughs he adds to our holidays we shared lots of old Ryan stories. We truly missed him and I for one can say that no holiday is as wonderful without him. Both Micah and I can't wait to celebrate his return.
Some bad news we recieved right before Thanksgiving is that Ryan's deployment to Iraq is being extended. This changes things up a bit and we are truly sad that it will be a little more time before we will be seeing him. On the up side we are thankful that he is safe and that our lines of communication are open (telephone and email). We have been very blessed in that we are able to keep each other up to date with our busy lives. Each day that passes I know I am one day closer to seeing him.
We are headed back to Nebraska for "hopefully"a white Christmas. If we don't cross paths with you during our travels may God bless you during this CHRISTmas season!
we live in the Land of Enchantment! Ryan is a pilot, I am a domestic engineer, Micah is full up snips and snails and puppy dog tails, Natalie is sugar and spice and well...let's just say cute as a button. When we are not busy taking in as much family time as we can, Ryan and I enjoy running, biking, and swimming. We treasure our children and give God the praise for all that he has given us in our lives and continues to give us daily! God Bless!