Saturday, November 18, 2006

We Have Great Friends!!!!

Are you ever just grateful for great friends? We are!!! Eric, Amber and Caleb flew a long way to see us this weekend. It really was a timely visit. We needed some "home people" if you know what I mean! The only thing missing was Mariah and Micah. They had to stay back in Pensacola. (Thanks, Mariah for letting us borrow the rest of your family for a couple of days!) The kids just picked up where they left off with playing together, Matt and Eric caught up on solving the issues of the world and Stacey just sat back and enjoyed all having a great time.

Here's Matt and Eric sitting in our "oh, so comfy" living room.

After visiting for a while, we decided it would be fun to eat sushi and habatchi at a wonderful local Japanese restaurant. It was a great time of fellowship and entertainment.

FRIENDS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Meredith, Amber, Caleb, Madison and Matthew Ray had an exciting afternoon playing on the playground. It was just like old times!

At the end of the evening we really tried something new!!! Stacey took a haircutting class this week at camp so she would have the skills if she needed them overseas. So, Eric allowed Stacey to "practice" on Caleb and Amber. We didn't catch a picture of Caleb but here is Amber sporting her new-do. The plan was just to trim a little but Stacey made a slight mistake. So, Amber now has a very cute, shorter cut! She said, "Hey, it's like Meredith's hair!" (Sorry, Mariah!)

Wednesday, November 08, 2006


We have a squatty potty here! Matthew Ray is the only one in the family that really enjoys using it!!! Here he is with one of his new friends after trying it for the first time. Maybe there's a rabbit in that hole!?!

Sunday, November 05, 2006


Stacey, Madison and Matthew Ray had their birthday party at Stacey's brother and sister-in-laws house. It was so much fun! We had a wonderful time eating non-cafeteria food and sitting in a real living room. Thanks Phillip, Mary, Holly, Phil, and Jake!!!! We love you !!!

Meredith even got a present from Uncle Phillip and Aunt Mary and it wasn't even her birthday!

All worn out, but still holding the toys they received! (a guitar and a Baby Alive)


Here's Stacey showing one of the many emotional phases she has gone through!!!

Phase two!!!

Phase three! I'm really okay, mom!!!!


This was a very neat time here at camp. It was amazing to see the end result after eveyone got to put their picture on the map!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

WE ARE STILL ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey,everyone! Yes, we are still alive but barely!!!! Our lives have become quite busy here at camp. We have been taking pictures but we have not had time to download them to add to the blog. Hopefully, we will find a moment soon. One experienced person here said that we won't be this busy when we move to our destination.

Madison, Matthew Ray, and Stacey have their Birthday's this week. It should be a fun time. We are having a Bob the Builder and Princess party at Stacey's brother's house. We are so excited to see family in the midst of all of this craziness!!!

Be looking for a new blog with pictures!! Thanks for logging in-it means you haven't forgotten us!!! We love you!