Sunday, May 30, 2010

Saying goodbye for a little while...

So I did great holding it together, until they announced that we had five minutes, then the tears started to stream.  My goodness I miss him already!  The battalion commander came out and gave a really nice speech, he talked about how this mission was ground breaking and how proud he was of this great group of 13.  This group of soldiers will spend the next six months working side by side with the special operations command.  The brigade commander presented Kyle with a challenge coin and expressed his appreciation for his exceptional leadership and skill.  The Chaplin came out and brought snacks for the soldiers and their loved ones which was a nice show of support.
What a great group of men and women my husband will be serving with over the next several months!  Kyle Jo, know that we love you and are always thinking of you!

Thursday, May 27, 2010


I just remembered today that I have a blog, and lately I've been reminded at how much fun they can be!  So I'm recommitting myself to regularly update it!

As for us, Kyle is preparing for his fourth deployment.  We love our country, our military, and our army but no matter how much we love them deployments don't get any easier.  Konnor is only six months old so I think that he'll cope better than Kaleb and Kolby.  We've been trying to prepare the kids as best we can by talking to them and giving them lots of reminders of their hero.  We were blessed to get a donation from Army Community Service and Hugs To Go, they're these super cute stuffed soldiers with a picture frame face.  So today that was our project, choosing, printing, laminating (I KNOW my boys will be taking the pictures out to play with), and placing their favorite picture of daddy.

Lucky for us we have a very supportive family, they all chipped in to fly us home to Boston for the summer to be with them.  We're really looking forward to being able to spend a couple months with the love and support of family.