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Monday, July 27, 2009

Here's what's happening...


I've received several e-mails asking about how Andy is doing, so thought it was time for an update.
For those of you who don't know, Andy is our son and he is in the army. He returned to the States in March after spending a year in Korea.
He is currently in Colorado and is really enjoying his surroundings. He continues to work on the Apache helicopter. His battalion is scheduled to be deployed to Iraq in February.
Andy is excited about eye surgery he will be having on August 5. After wearing glasses since he was young, he'll be able to see without them.
We are excited about a trip we are planning. We are going to visit him in Colorado! He will have a week off and we plan to rent a cabin in the mountains and visit some of the beautiful Colorado landmarks. It sounds like a win, win situation! Vacation, time with my husband and son, enjoying the beautiful world God created!

27 comments:

Connie said...

I'm so glad are able to spend some time with your son. Hope everything goes as planned.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

Sounds like we'll be getting to see lots of pretty pictures! I'm glad he's excited about the eye surgery. I'm too chicken!

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

Congratulations on all the great news and happenings coming your way. I know my hubby just loves his new "eyes" after getting his laser surgery and departing from his eye glasses. I am too afraid for that!

Enjoy all the time with your son and we will definitely keep Andy in our prayers!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Demara said...

cabin in the mountains?!?!? that does sound like a win win situation:D

oh yeah and of course having your husband and son there with you is an extra bonus!!!!

lol

Bonnie said...

Maybe you'll bump into my family while you are in Colorado !!

Rory just had laser eye surgery last week and it is fantastic ! Andy will love it ... once he gets over the initial discomfort !!

a corgi said...

thank Andy for me for serving our country and protecting other people's freedom; I think its neat he's having that surgery for his vision! fantastic you guys will get to see each other and spend time with each other in Colorado; such a beautiful state!

betty

Kathy said...

Enjoy the trip, and give Andy a gigantic America-sized hug for his devotion to this Country. Blessings!

Diane said...

I made a note of Andy's surgery on August 5. I will have it in my Bible for devotions and prayer that morning while we're in Haiti! :)

Perri said...

I'd be having a ticker bar for that too! The most beautiful part of our country - in a cabin - with your family. Doesn't get much better than that.

Have a wonderful trip. Praying everything goes smoothly for Andy's surgery.

Lois Lane II said...

My pastor and his family are going to Colorado in August, too! I told them I may hop in their suitcases to get out of this La. heat, haha!

Wow, eye surgery?!! That'll be sooo nice to just wake up and be able to see. I'm blind as a bat, and my friend and I have talked about eye surgery options for years...probably will never happen, haha, but it's a fun convo topic...

Rebekah said...

I absolutle LOVE my eye surgery. It was THE freakiest thing I have ever done- but worth it.
It been 8 years since my surgery and a few months ago I got a pair of glasses with just 1 degree of prescription for driving at night. (to clarify road signs) But I dont mind that at all!

Brooke said...

colorado sounds fun - he deserves it before his trip overseas!

and i've heard that most people love the eye surgery and have great success with it.

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

The vacation sounds wonderful. Enjoy every moment of it. Oh, and thanks for the update!

Kim said...

Colorado is one of the most beautiful states - with so much to see and do. Have a great time with your son....

Marie said...

Glad your son is doing great. I know you will enjoy your visit with him in Colorado.

Pat said...

This post is really something to me, I was just thinking about Andy last night, isn't that strange? I've never met the young man, yet I felt as though I should say a short prayer for him..and I did. Isn't God awesome in the way he uses strangers to pray for one another, we're nothing of ourselves, but through Him we are mighty!
What a great trip you will have, I can't wait to see the pictures!!

Cherdecor said...

You will have a WONDERFUL vacation in Colorado! It is a beautiful place and having Andy with you will be GREAT!

Kim said...

Yay! Sounds FABULOUS! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!!

septembermom said...

Glad that Andy is doing well and I know you'll enjoy your trip:)

A Stone Gatherer said...

I'll be praying for Andy, and you guys have a super trip! I know you'll take lots of beautiful pictures of Colorado for all of us!

Lorie said...

Have fun visiting Andy and I hope his eye surgery goes fantastic! My parents would get just as excited as us when we got orders because that meant they would visit where ever we were!

Musicaljean said...

I hope his Lasik surgery goes well. Anthony found out on Friday that his corneas are too thin and he needs a special kind of surgery that would require much more recovery time. He decided to wait until he can plan for all the inconvenience of not driving, etc.

LeslieW. said...

Have fun on your trip! That sounds awesome, it is so beautiful there! Can't wait to hear all about it!

jenniferw said...

How wonderful! I know you are so proud of your boy and it will be delightful for all of you to be together again! How I wish I could see the sights you are going to see! Take lots of pics to share!

Mary said...

Mari,

I'm glad Andy is doing great. Sounds like a wonderful vacation. Be sure to take lots of photos.

Blessings,
Mary

Lynn said...

Please tell me you are going to fly there.

A Captured Reflection said...

That is great news. You will have a wonderful time in Colorado I am sure. Be good if you ran into Bonnie's parents wouldn't it?