Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Clear as Mud

Yesterday was a strange day.  The General and I were traveling back home and stopped for lunch.  The General asked if they gave a military discount and the woman made it abundantly clear that they gave the discount “only to soldiers in uniform.”  This annoyed us both.  Does that mean anyone who comes across a uniform gets a discount?  Well that wasn’t the strange part of the day.

Later we went to dinner.  Normally we wouldn’t be eating out twice in one day but since we are moving soon we had to make other plans.  So we were ordering our dinner and I asked if they gave a military discount.  The guy said yes and The General showed his ID and I said “great!”  As we were eating, I glanced at the receipt…no discount.  Then The General decided to go for ice cream.  Again I asked about a military discount and the girl said yes.  Again The General showed his ID and I said “sweet!”  Then as we got in the car I looked at the receipt…no discount.  We tried to figure out if they just didn’t understand that The General is active military or if it was something else.  I think we were pretty clear though.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Operation: Love Reunited


In preparation for The General’s upcoming deployment, I contacted a photographer abut Operation: Love Reunited.  Just after Christmas we were able to do a quick photo shoot.  I’m so pleased with how the pictures turned out. 






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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Holiday Happenings

We had a fabulous holiday.  Just before the holidays we got confirmation of The General’s upcoming deployment.  So we spent the time traveling to see various family members.  It was so great to see everyone!


This was just some of the beautiful decorations at our church.  They had a special, “Carols by Candlelight” which was absolutely amazing. 


This is The General’s sister and her family.


Our attempt at a family portrait.


We even had a White Christmas!  Just enough to make me happy.


The day after Christmas the whole family came over.  There were about 25 of us.  It was so much fun.  The General’s uncle dressed up as Santa and after entertaining the children he went outside and started waving at cars.