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Friday, October 3, 2008

October Leaves

Hi from Pre-publishing land again! Yep, I'm still back on Tuesday night :) LOL! I sure hope I'm having fun on my trip - hehehe.

So, today was family day at Ft. Knox. I headed off to base at about 8:15, and after sitting and waiting in the car for 15 minutes at the place I "thought" it was at, we were directed somewhere else th_001_smile.gif We all waited there until 9:00, and then waited some more - LOL! The term, "hurry up and wait" was tossed around a lot. At about 9:25ish, the head guy (yeah, not speaking Army so well - LOL!) told us the rules for the pass (no alcohol, no tobacco, no entering into contracts), and then they marched out the company.

We were all standing behind a white tape marker, and when the guys were finally released, it was a madhouse. DH saw me before I saw him, and he had a HUGE smile on his face! It was WONDERFUL seeing him again!!!! Here we are in front of his barracks.

I signed him out, then we headed for the rental car. The closer we got to the car, the more "normal" he seemed. I think he was having trouble switching out of "soldier" mode while still being there. Here's a pic from the parking lot. What a cutie! He's lost SO much weight since I sent him here!!! Holy cow!

We left base, and came back to my hotel. It was so nice to just hang out, and be "normal" again! It was like he'd never left. He was back to his happy, cheerful self th_001_smile.gif I feel a little bad, but I am SOOOOOO glad that I left the kids at home - hehehe!

We went out to lunch at Applebee's (let me tell you ladies, they just want to EAT!!!!! when they go off base - they're STARVING!), and a quick trip to Wal-Mart for supplies for him to take to OCS. Then back to the hotel.

We went out to eat at a Mexican Restaurant, which was FABULOUS! So yummy. Again with the eating. He REALLY had to focus on not just scarfing it down. I guess they regularly have to do that, and it's a hard habit to stop. Poor thing! Here's him with his "fried" ice cream. He was so full from the giant taco salad, that he could only eat a few bites.

The guys were supposed to be back at the barracks BEFORE 2100 (9pm). We were in the parking lot at 8pm, and just sat there and chatted. It was so nice. I think we're both "recharged", and ready for the next 16 week training. He'll have his cell phone for the next training, so it should be a lot better. Here's some pics, just before the guys got back into formation.

So, tomorrow at 9am is the Graduation. I get 15 minutes with him after graduation, then he gets on a bus for Ft. Benning. Wish me luck!!!!

Here's a really neat quote I found. It's a part of a Robert Frost poem. Isn't it wonderful?!! Can't wait to see the layouts using October and fall colors and leaves and such! I can see it now!!!

Click on the image below to go to my 4shared account to download the PNG file, and leave some love if you like my work. Thanks!

October - Impact
Leaves - Amelia (or something like that :)


minna said...

it sounds like a lot of fun.
your husband looks lucky to see you

hugs minna

Katie said...

What a great time you had (are having...?) I'm so happy for you. I think there's a mistype in your quote today. You have *ripened* spelled with 2 p's. There should be just one.

Jennie Dove said...

I am not one to read a blog if it seems chatty (not that yours does)...but I have been in anticipation ever since you did the "what shirt to wear" thing....thank you so much for updating us on your life. You are a strong woman, with a man who is a hero. Bless you both! Oh...lol...love your word art. Thank you for sharing.

Jennifer Dove

hopefullytrying said...

that is awesome that you got to see your man! Your hair is sooooooo cute! I love it!!!

ScrapCentral said...

Oh I was in tears reading about your day. Sounds like a wonderful reunion! You looked gorgeous, btw, and your hubby is a cute, what an adorable couple you make!

Katherine said...

awww.Bethany, you guys look so cute and happy. What a great reunion!

KW said...

You and your husband look so cute together. I got tears in my eyes as I read your posting and I could feel the love and respect that you have for him as as I continued to read.

Shanners said...

so glad you got to have some special time w/ your hubby. You two both look so happy to see each other. :) I love the pic of you two kissing - so sweet!

Anonymous said...

This wordart will be just perfect for all the aspen photos I have been taking the last few days, thanks.

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 04 Oct [LA 03:23am, NY 05:23am, UK 10:23am, OZ 08:23pm] ).

Tabatha said...

I live right down the road from FT. Knox, in Radcliff. Did you happen to eat at El Caminos or the other one?

I love your wordart.

Have a great day


jeepmama said...

Congrats, girl!!! When hubby and I were dating, he did a six month cruise (in the Navy). I remember the day he got back like yesterday...there are just no words to describe it.

I'm celebrating with you, friend! What a happy, happy day!!!

Lyndel said...

So glad for you Bethany.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your word art. Please tell you dh thank for protecting us. I appreciate his sacrifice.