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Category: Military Life

Shoulder Surgery

Posted in Family, and Military Life

One week ago, I took D over to the military hospital to check in for his shoulder surgery. After filling out the paperwork, we were walked up the stairs to the waiting room. A little while later, he was called back to get prepared for the surgery. Once he was settled in and had lots of tubes and what not hooked up, I was called back. (I was told that I couldn’t be around when they did the initial prep.) Of course things didn’t start out very well when they put the IV in the wrong hand, so they had…

Veterans Day – Thank You for Your Service

Posted in Holidays, and Military Life

D had today off from work due to Veterans Day. He hasn’t always had off or even been around for Veterans Day, so I was really glad to be able to spend some extra time with him. We went grocery shopping this morning as saw a sign at the store that talked about what it was to be a veteran. I’ve seen several of these this year which I thought was pretty cool. I like seeing our veterans honored even if it’s something as simple as saying thanks for your service. Munchkin has met several veterans in her classes which…

Happy 240th Birthday Marines!

Posted in Military Life

Happy 240th Birthday, Marines! Reflect on our history, remember those who have sacrificed and reaffirm your commitment to the strengthening of our Corps. — 37th Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert B. Neller 10 November 2015 A MESSAGE FROM THE COMMANDANT OF THE MARINE CORPS When the Continental Congress raised up the two battalions of Marines in 1775, it launched the greatest fighting force the world has ever known – a force revered globally for its uncommon valor, unparalleled adaptability, and ferocious tenacity. Over the past 240 years, the battlefields and equipment have changed, but the spirit of the United…

Wordless Wednesday: Marine Corps Ball 2014

Posted in Family, and Military Life

It was too dark to get any good pictures before we left for the ball, and we planned on getting pictures professionally done there. Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get any taken, so this picture is the best that we have due to the poor lighting and using a phone camera. Oh well, Munchkin still looks beautiful, and D looks quite handsome in his dress blues. Munchkin and I had a lot of fun deciding on the little details (like her nails) for the Ball. While this was her second ball, it has been many years since we’ve been to…