I just want to say that yes I ate two loafs of bread and I would do it again. It was good. But I also ate two packages of lunch meat that Flash didn't tell you about. That was even better. Mom says she is surprised I didn't eat the pound of butter but she is sure glad I didn't.
Mom got all our cards out today. She was lazy and I think slightly depressed and didn't get to doing them when she should have but they are all in mail now. We couldn't afford the postage to send to most of our friends overseas so you will all be getting email cards soon.
We thought we would share this picture of our dad and kids that was taken the day before he left.
Then on Saturday there was a Christmas Parade on post through the housing areas. So the kids and Mom went outside and watched. Our girl got all excited when she saw this. It seems our Pappy has this kind of motorcycle (his has two wheels instead of 3 like this one) and our girl would go riding with him on it which is why she was so excited.
There was a helicopter on a trailer, some other less exciting kinds of motorcycles, some firetrucks, and quite a few floats. Our boy liked it all but liked this the best. Oh my goodness it was Santa Paws and Flash and I were stuck in the house. How awful for us. All the people on the floats threw candy and since we live in a tiny little turnout with only 2 duplexes and the only kids there were my two kids and one of the little neighbor boys they all got a ton and I do mean a ton of candy.
Last but certainly not least we wanted to inform you all about these lovely people who go and greet the troops at the airport in Bangor Maine no matter if they are coming or going.
This is posted on their website we think it is worth reading
Welcoming our military passing through Bangor International Airport in Bangor, Maine is a dedicated group of veterans and civilians who gather to honor these troops and show gratitude for their sacrifice and that of their families. Many of the troop greeters began welcoming troops home during Operation Desert Storm in 1991; when troops started arriving home from Bosnia they once again lined the walkway and again when the first flight from Operation Iraqi Freedom returned in May 2003. The Maine Troop Greeters consider it an honor to meet and greet our military troops regardless of the weather or time of night and with thunderous ovations and warm welcoming smiles, have greeted over 400,000 troops. ........................................Local veterans, many of whom know the feeling of returning home to far less than a heroes welcome, surround the troops with goodwill and lighthearted rapport. It is the Troop Greeters mission to make sure that no military person will ever step back onto American soil to an ungrateful nation. These troops have left behind all the comforts of home and most importantly; they have left behind their loved ones. The greeters feel it is an honor and a privilege to welcome them to Bangor, Maine.
Bangor is the last American soil our troops set foot on before going over seas and the first American soil our troops set foot on when returning to the United States. Post 200 has joined with mainetroopgreeters.com to provide a humble thank you to our troops for their sacrifices and those of their families. To date almost half a million troops have passed through Bangor making Post 200's efforts formidable. Anyone wishing to help with this effort may contact Post 200 and any assistance would be very much appreciated by our troops.
We found this picture of our dad on their website. He's the guy in the front of the line there with a shaved head. We found another picture to but he was in the back of the line in that one.
What great people to do this for our troops.
Tomorrow: all the cards we have gotten and a present from Penny.