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Thursday, January 22, 2009

How's Andy doing?

I've gotten e-mails and comments from a few of you lately wondering how my son Andy is doing, so I thought it was time for an update.
For those of you who don't know him, Andy is our youngest and is in the army. He has been stationed in South Korea since last May. He has always loved planes and helicopters and is happy to be working on the Apache helicopter. I've added a few pictures so you can see what he's doing over there.
Here he is making snow angels on the flight line. Here is the result of he and his friends work! They have been waiting for some snow and when they finally got a little bit, they had to make use of it.

I thought I should include this picture, so you could see that there is some work going on, not just play!


He e-mailed us this picture, telling us that some friends talked him into getting a tattoo. He left out the fact that it was a fake tattoo!
So - you can see that he is having a good time with friends, is enjoying his work and still has his good sense of humor. He is good about updating
his blog, which I love! It's a good way to see what he is doing.
There are some changes coming up for him. He was initially sent to Korea with plans to stay for a year. Now the plan is that his entire group will be shipping out to Colorado, probably in March. They will be doing mountain training there, preparing to be sent to Iraq or Afghanistan next January. Of course, nothing is set in stone until the paperwork comes through.

Thanks to those of you that check in on him and ask about him. We appreciate it!



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29 comments:

Mike Golch said...

I guess he wanted to shock you a little bit.Kids do that while serving in the military.

Andrew Bruins said...

Nice, you could have put some more pictures of me working. Now it looks like all I do is goof off, oh wait I do goof off more then work.

Amy said...

hi mari,

i am glad andy is doing well. i hope you and your husband and daughters are well too. your pulled pork taco recipe looks delish. be well.

amy

mel said...

Good post! I'm heading over on March 24th for a visit. I'll be blogging and Facebooking from Seoul, so watch for updates. Thanks for keeping us updated; I have his blog address but sometimes forget to check it. Go figure; life is busy!

melinda

Dena said...

wow - a tattoo???
those angels look great and he looks like he is thriving!

cindy said...

Love the snow angels! Glad to see he's doing well and still keeping Mom on her toes!

Perri said...

I guess there won't be any more worries about him not making friends, being bored or sitting alone in his room. What a hoot.

Leigh said...

I LOVE those pictures!

girlymom said...

I love the sense of humor! How funny!

Rebekah said...

I check out his posts from time to time. He definitely has a sense of humore. Love his snow angels

Pat said...

He looks so healthy and strong. You should be very proud of such a fine young man (I'm sure you are!). Keep up the good work and play Andy, we're all proud of you and your buddies!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Oh, you're son is funny and handsome! Thanks for the update, I'll keep him in my prayers!

Kathi :)

PS,
Thank you for the sweet birthday wishes :)

Lois Lane II said...

Oh, wow! What a great experience for him! You must be so proud of him. =) Thanks for the update!

darla said...

i'm sure you are proud of him! he seems to be enjoying life, and that's great. i think that is what we all hope for for our kids. i will check out his blog!

Melissa said...

I'm sure glad that's a fake tattoo :) I'm glad to hear everything is going well for him, and I always check his blog to keep up with him. Thanks for the update!

Julieann said...

Thank you so much for the update--you must be so very proud of him.

I love the snow angels::Giggles::

Julieann

Terri said...

Yup - we're keeping an eye on him too!

Melinda said...

It's so good to know that he is doing well. I love the tattoo story, lol. I bet he had fun pulling your leg with it.

Lara Gisela said...

Thanks for sharing these news with us, Mari. I'm glad he's doing well.

Mary / Mariah said...

That great , your son is so funny , Goofing off LOL .
Thanks for stopping in . I loce old postcards and family things .
Mary

Heather C said...

God bless Andy... and all of our military personnel! :)

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

So glad to see that he is doing well. I love the snow angels!

Sandra said...

LOL first I am cracking up at Andy's comment LOL

Secondly, thank you for the photos, I love that you can see him at work AND play.

jennifer said...

Wonderful photos. I am so glad to hear that our service men are doing well. That blesses my heart!

Saija said...

i love the variety of pics you shared ... :o) ...

made me smile ...

justabeachkat said...

I'm glad to read the update on Andy. I bet the tatoo photo gave you a scare!

Hugs!
Kat

Kim said...

Great photos! I wish I could get my son to update his blog more often. He's the one who got me into blogging and now he rarely posts. But then again, he and his business partners just bought a new building and are in the process of re-locating their store so I guess some allowances can be made. I love how blogging allows you a glimpse into their life!

Bonnie said...

The snow angels are HILARIOUS !!! Love that !!

Kae said...

I think Andy has a little of his Mom's sense of humor. I'm glad he's doing so good especially liking his job. I admit I was shocked to see the tattoo. I liked it only because it's a helicopter. He's funny. Kae