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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving is done


I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving day. I had to work this year and so did Heather. It was different for Bob as he was the only one home. He was invited to his brothers house and we stopped in after we were done working at 3:00.
We heard from Andy this afternoon. He had a nice day today. The officers dressed in their dress uniforms and served them dinner. He said it was a nice dinner and they were treated well. He has a 4 day "gold pass" until Monday evening, which means he doesn't have to report for anything and can leave base if he likes. He said he is catching up on sleep and relaxing. There are quite a few other guys still there so he isn't alone.
He just found out where he will be going when he is done training. He will be heading to Korea in May. I think he will be there for about a year. For now we are looking forward to him coming home for Christmas. He will have 2 weeks off at that time and we can't wait to see him again.
That's all my news for now. If you are shopping tomorrow - good luck!

21 comments:

Chad and Tammy said...

How exciting that Andy will be home for Christmas! That will be wonderful for you guys!

Karen said...

I bet you are counting down the days to your son coming home for Christmas, how wonderful. Bless you Mari, I want to give you a big hug and I have this feeling that God wants to say "Mari, I love you, love you, love you"

Jennifer said...

That is exciting news from Andy. I am guessing he is just as excited to be coming home as you are to see him.
Smiles!

Deb said...

Sounds like Andy will get some rest for a few days. So happy for you all that he will be home for Christmas. SHOPPING?? I worked at Kohl's for 3 years..NO THANK YOU!:)

Mary said...

Mari,

I'm sorry you had to work on the holiday, but hope you had a little turkey afterwards.

I'm glad that Andy will be home for Christmas. His visit is something to look forward to.

A Stone Gatherer said...

Sounds like Andy had a good relaxing day too! Can't wait to see him at Christmas!

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Have I mentioned yet that I can't wait to see Andy- hee hee! What a special Christmas this is going to be!

Saija said...

though you worked, i know your heart was glad for the things the Lord has blessed you with!

thank you for all your encouragement! blessings on ya!

Brenda said...

I am so happy to hear that Andy gets to come home for 2 weeks at Christmas! I know that countdown has begun!!

Korea wow! That is exciting but I know will be hard on you guys!!

Nancy said...

I didn't like your suggestions so much about the over eating, but that's ok, I'm sure my turn for working on holidays will come soon..
Korea, huh?? At least you will have him for Christmas...

Bonnie said...

I miss Thanksgiving living here ! It's not celebrated in Australia ( no question as to why ... it's obviously a very American holiday !! ) When we first moved here I used to try and do a Thanksgiving dinner but you know, it's summer time here and cooking a Turkey in the summer heat is AWFUL !! I should make some Thanksgiving traditions of my own probably but it makes me a bit too sad !! Oh well ... maybe I'll think on it and come up with something for next year. This year, the kids and I had KFC for dinner !!! YUCK !

~Just A Thought Ginger said...

I was wondering if that was a picture of your table? I was impressed. Sorry you had to work, but thankful for ones like you who care for our elderly.

Since my kids aren't coming home for Christmas I will help you count the days until Andy comes home. I am sooooo happy that you will have some time with him.

Rebekah said...

Hope you guys had good Thanksgiving. I was actually off this year and cooked dinner. At least with you working you didn't have to cook a big spread. Happy for you that you heard from Andy

Terri said...

I'm glad that he had a nice Thanksgiving. I can't wait to see him again at Christmas!!!

The Birds Nest said...

Even though you had to work, it still sounded like a decent day. I'm so excited for you that the countdown is on!! It will be here before you know it!!

One So Blessed... said...

Mari,

What a blessing that your son will be home for Christmas. I thank God for sons like yours. Because of men with his courage and love of our country, my babies are living in a safe America.

Happy Turkey Day!

Joanne

Melissa said...

Happy birthday Mari!!! ;)

Karen said...

Thanks Mari for all your sweet comments. I am starting to get a bit better, still some congestion, so my head and ears still feel funny, but I'm getting there. Yes my son does suddenly look older, I noticed it too, super rapid, he's also sprouted like anything!

Nancy said...

Check out my blog I tagged you for Random facts meme.

Just Another Day In Paradise said...

Phew- I beat you posting- thank goodness because we would have probably been tagging the same people for Nancy's meme!

Jennifer Partin said...

I am excited for you about Andy!!

I am sorry you had to work on Thanksgiving but I know the people appreciated you being there. (or atleast I hope they did)

Did I mention I am excited for you that Andy gets to come home?