Sunday, June 20, 2010

i love the army

Well, the Army has taken Mr. Smith (or should I say Cadet Smith) away from me again. He is at Ft. Lewis, Washington at Leadership Development Advanced Camp until July 16th. I'm trying to stay positive. I just have to say over and over again:

I love the Army...I love the Army...I love the Army...

Did I mention they've taken away their cell phones? There are pay phones available, so for the few minutes of free time they do have, he can wait in line to call me with a maximum talk time of ten minutes. I'm hoping to hear from him at least once a week.

I love the Army...I love the Army...I love the Army...

And it will be back to snail mail for the next month. No email for the Cadets so I have a feeling I will become very good friends with the mailman very quickly.

I love the Army...I love the Army...I love the Army...

Joking/Complaining aside now - I am so grateful for a husband who is so passionate about fighting for our country. He is so patriotic. We live in an incredible nation and it is because of the men and women in uniform that we are so blessed with safety and freedom. I look forward to our life in the Army. It will be difficult, yes. Harrison and I will spend time apart, yes. But will it be worth it? Yes. We have the opportunity to be involved in such a great cause. Of course I miss my husband. But I am so proud of him. I know he will do amazing things. And I am honored to be apart of a future in the military.

I love the Army.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Utah Valley 5k

Harrison ran in the Utah Valley 5k yesterday and got first place overall with a time of 18 minutes, 18 seconds. What a stud, I married. It was a huge race too, at least 300 people or more...Unfortunately I spent too much time taking pictures of Jack while we were waiting and cheering him on, because my camera battery died before I got to take pictures of the runner...Sorry, Mr. Smith. But, Jack did have fun riding this: