Monday, December 3, 2012

Long time coming.....

Today is finally the day......

I haven't blogged in over a year now. It's crazy to think about how much has happened since I wrote my last post:

-Graduated from college finally
-Began (and now halfway through) my deployment to Afghanistan

Sure, it may not seem like much, but in all reality a lot has changed for me.

Right now, I'm sitting in my RLB listening to some music with headphones on cause my roommate is asleep. RLB is code for "really little bedroom" in my opinion. However, I've made my side my own. I have a wall filled with pictures of friends and family that remind me of why I'm here. I miss my family more everyday, but I try and remember how amazing it will be when I see them in the spring time. One main thing I've learned since being here is how important quality time is with those you love. I will not be taking that for granted when I get home, of this I'm sure.

One wall has my lovely calendar for a countdown that Renee made from the family before I left. I flipped it to December a couple days ago which brought a huge smile to my face. One more month down. My friend Jarrod sent a red stocking with an "A" on it thats hanging up. My parents are amazing and will be sending me a little tree too to decorate. 

Ok, I've probably said too much about my RLB :P  

The unfortunate thing is, I can't really explain or describe anything I'm doing here for security purposes. 

Either way, I decided to write because I know my mom will appreciate this. She has been amazing since I've been here. She sends packages, letters and I get to skype with her every now and then. I love you more and miss you so much mom. 

My whole family has been a great support system since I left. I will be overjoyed when I get to see them all again. It brings a smile to my face when I think about all the great conversations and family games that will happen when I get home. 

I'm going to wrap things up for now. Things are going well here. I will continue to try and better myself and I hope to come home a better person after experiencing this. 

Gorgeous Sunrise over the mountains

I took this in July when the flag was at half mass in honor of the marine that was killed.

All geeked out in my gear :)

my attempt to protest the new burn pit near by that I breathe in everyday :P 

Awesome blanket made and sent by the one and only, Katie Warden 

Everyone back home says my hair is super long......I still want it to be longer :P 

just chilling in my room

Snuggled up with my favorite stuffed german sheppard, Ranger

Merry Christmas! 

1 comment:

Beth Pederson said...

I love this post ... please keep writing and posting. I miss you so much especially today, Christmas! I love you so much more, more, more, more!