Friday, November 28, 2008

Lots has happened

Well this will be a fairly large blog. Since Mat's return home things have been super busy and updating hasn't been a top priority.

Here are a few pictures of Mat's Welcome Home Ceremony...
The large flag that they hid behind until time to come out.

Can you see which one Mat is??? Because I couldn't figure out which one was him.
Here are some pictures of the new car...
2006 Jeep Commander!

Beautiful back end pop up window

6 Cd changer, heated leather seats


DVD player in the back!

I absolutly love our new car!!!

Thanksgiving was amazing! Mat and I's first Thanksgiving together. We had some friends over and really feasted. These are some photos of the things I made...

Classic green bean casserole

The turkey was so moist it literally fell off the bone. Mat barely had to touch it with the knife and then there was just a breast bone sticking up. It tasted fantastic.

Mashed potatoes, gravy, mac and cheese, stuffing, collard greens, cranberry sauce, yams....mmm mmmm good. Lots of leftovers too!
Well that's all for now. We'll update again soon. Hope everyone is well and had a fantastic Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 24, 2008

And now there are 2

Well as you've probably guessed, since we haven't blogged in few days, Mat made it home safe and sound. Things are great here. It's like he never even left. Falling back into routine has proved easier than I thought it would.

Tonight we bought a car to replace the Escort. We bought a 2006 Jeep Commander. I absolutely love it. It's so awesome. DVD player, heated leather seats, sunroof, 2 moon roofs, rain sensing wipers. Just all around awesome. There will be pictures later, just thought I'd update so everyone knows that Mat is here safely. We hope to see you soon.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Well the day has finally arrived. The last night before Mat comes home. This time tomorrow I will be lying safely in his arms. Something I've realized during this, our first deployment, that time is an awfully crazy thing. The past 15 months has crawled by...hour by hour, day by day, and so on...but yet today when I look seems no time hardly at all has past. It's crazy.

Tonight was kinda funny. I asked Mat what he wanted for his Welcome Home dinner and he said he wanted Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad and breadsticks with Angel food cake for dessert (his favorite) Well right as I was about to begin beating the 12 egg whites, my electric mixer blew it's motor. So I ran next door to my nice neighbor Mike and the only thing he had was a hand crank I beat the stinkin crap out of those eggs for 15 mins and they were still the consistancy of I called Mom and she nicely told me to give it up and go buy a new electric mixer. So I ran to the store and 30 mins later the cake is in the oven baking right now.

Here are a few pictures of the posters/signs everyone sent for Mat. He doesn't know anything about them yet. They will all be a surprise for him when he comes home.

Monday, November 17, 2008

RIP Great White Hype

Well the car is officially sold. Goodbye Great White Hype.

I had today off this week instead of Wednesday. So I ran around all over town running errands.

Short Post today, got lots to do.

Photo of the day:

Goodbye Escort. You've been a good car. We've traveled many miles together. Good luck in your next life.