Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Sunday at church, all military people were asked to wear their uniforms. Of course, it was like pulling teeth to talk Jason into it. LOL I just love seeing him all dressed up in his Class A's. We had a special service honoring the military and also a flower ceremony to remember the loved ones that we have lost. It was a nice church service. Here is a pic of me and my soldier as we were heading out to church.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

May Day Celebration

Here's pics from the girls May Day, or Lei Day, Celebration. In Hawaii, it is known as Lei Day. Allison was voted in as one of the Island Princesses. She was the princess of Hawaii, the Big Island. They all had a good time performing. Megan danced the Mexican Hat Dance and the Conga. Kailyn danced to the Hand Jive song from Grease. Allison danced a Hawaiian hula with the rest of the court. They all had a good time and of course, we enjoyed watching them too!

Thursday, May 24, 2007


Our first watermelon purchase in quite a while. It was a BIG hit with Austin!!! LOL We all love watermelon!

Monday, May 14, 2007

My "New Kid on the Block"

Allison had an 80's themed bday party to attend on friday night. SOOOO, I dug outmy NKOTB memory box and let her go to town! LOL She was so funny! Of course, she LOVES the earrings, and t-shirts! If only I had a workig VCR, I would let her watch the videos! LOL Although I did finally throw away the magazine pictures and clippings, I still have the shirts, concert book, pins, videos, etc. Jason says that it is my obsession. I think not. If it was an obsession, then the pics would be displayed, not in a box in the back of the closet! LOL

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Another extention...

At least we are on the good end of this one. Due to the recent extention of the Iraq tour (from 12 to 15 months), Jason's unit was just notified tonight that they are not deploying until late November. YAY! At least it is good for now. It gives the people up on Capital Hill a little more time to decide what needs to happen before he leaves. There is no telling what may or may not change by then. Anyway, we are taking it at good news. HOORAY!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007


Here's Jonathan after his last haircut. He likes to spike his hair up. I bought him a sample pack of red gel at the shop. He thought he was so cool!!!!!


Sorry for the break in blogs. It has been a roller coaster couple of weeks. First off, let me say YAH! Austin's MRI was normal! Now that that hurdle os past, we are focusing on his behavioral issues as just that. We have started him on a mood stabilizer to try to even him out a bit. We have started on a tiny dose and are gradually increasing so his body gets adjusted to it easily and so we don't over-medicate him. So far, we have seen a little different in his sleep, which is good. He is sleeping harder, however still not all night. Even during his naptime, he seems to be resting much better. There may be a slight change in his temperament during the day, but not much so far. We just increased his med a little bit a couple of days ago, and I think we will probably increase again next week when we see the doc again. We are hopeful that we are the road to a happier Austin.

Secondly, Jason is about to be in a foot cast. He has been seeing a Podiatrist for almost a year now for heel spurs and plantar fasciitis (sp??). He has had many cortizone shots in both feet and was fitted for carbon-fiber inserts for his shoes. None of the efforts have worked so far. So, on thursday he will be casted on one foot for 4-6 weeks. His right is worse than the left, so we are starting with that one. The doc hopes that this will work. If not, then surgery is the next option. Jason is not reallyt looking forward to the cast. He just realized last night that he may not be able to drive his truck. UGHHHHH...just the thought of me having to drive him everywhere for 6 weeks is terrible. I guess it all depends on what kind of cast he gets. I figure he will find a way to drive, but we will see. He will not, however, be able to go to the beach or go out on his kayak. He has been trying to figure out how he can make it "water-proof" so he can fish, etc. I told him NO WAY. It is way more important to get him fixed than to go fishing at this point!

Allison was voted in to be Island Princess for their Lei Day celebration at school. There is an Island Queen and 8 princesses, 1 for each island. She is the princess for Hawaii, The Big Island. They have the celebration on the 25th and she will be dancing the hula, etc. She is excited about it.