Monday, October 21, 2013

How she rolls

We live in Ausin, Texas, one of the reasons we live here is because it is a dog friendly city. Our dogs are both rescues and they travel with us as often as possible.

At some point during errands and road trips I found my place.



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Correct, I ride in the back seat.




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Truth be told, I wouldn't have it any other way, this is simply how Whiskey Tango rolls, she rolls very happily and contently.

Please rescue, foster and adopt when you can, the back seat is quite comfortable :)

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Our yellow ribbon

Together forever and never apart. Maybe in distance, but never in heart.

My groom is expected to deploy soon and we have what amounts to less than a cumulative week together over the next few months until he leaves our country.

We met November 1, 2008, since that day we have spent most of our free time together. As with most families who have lived through this, it will be a hard time for us.

I have a small series planned for us to remember this time in our lives. Here are the first two images.



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As with most military families, we must remember that the time will pass, we will be together soon and the reasons we will be apart are worth it.



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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Furlough smurlogh

As I mentioned in my last blog, the government shut down is negatively effecting countless families to include my own.

We planned to take a trip just before my groom began a few weeks of Army training specifically to enjoy each other before he left for weeks of training to prepare for his most recent deployment.

The day before our trip, he learned the training was cancelled due to the government shut down. We panicked as this meant more, no pay for us, but, we drove on. ( pun intended )

We drove to Corpus Christi Beach in Texas with our monsters. Here are some moments I captured.

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It was hard to fully relax and enjoy our trip because we were and are still worried about the effects of the furlough. But, furlough smourlough we all have each other and things do always have a way of working out! :)

Our family is wonderful and as you can see they love life as much as we do!


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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Some things may change but we always start and end with family.

The government shutdown is negatively affecting countless families financially, including ours. So many soldiers are not getting paid or receiving their benefits. Orders are changing and soldiers are losing school slots and missions. It is easy to give up in a time like this. Please do not. Things have a way of working out.

When times get challenging I always think and say to myself and others, "Things could be worse. Look on the bright side, look at how much you have." In our case, my groom and I have each other and our 2 monsters.

We recently took a trip to South Padre Island, here are some of my favorite images of my family.



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Some things may change but we always start and end with family.

Monday, October 7, 2013

school children I met in Panama

Recently, I had the honor, joy and privilege to travel to Panama to work and directly help school children. You can find a story about it here http://www.army.mil/article/106194

We, helped build simple structures and I was extremely lucky to be allowed to take close to 5,000 images of our time there. The edited images can be found in a gallery with folders in it to ease the viewing on my web site.

Here are some of my favorite images of the school children I met and that were directly helped by the United States.



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During our time there I was able to walk the local streets and interact with several families, they were all happy to see us and constantly showered us with cold fresh fruit, smiles, hugs and laughs. The United States provided the supplies for the structures we built and they provided the laptops and the internet for the children to learn.

I love the United States, we make a lot of mistakes, but, we got this right.

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