Friday, July 13, 2007

At Long Longing




Because of popular demand I have spent hours of research on how to break back into my blog after all the time I've spent away. Well not really, it took about three clicks and resetting my password but I'm back!! We are still here in Korea and will be until at least Jan of 2011. I may stay longer if possible or I may be ready to leave when the time comes... Cari will be going into 5th grade in Sep, Devin into 2nd and Dillon will be going into Kindergarten. Kwona will be going into shopping!!! I am now officially a commander of the unit I have been the Officer In Charge of for the last six months. They gave us more authority and now call us commanders. I am still looking for another unit to command which is an actual company instead of a team like I now have. Either way they will both be good experiences for me. If all goes well, I should be a captain for only two more years and then be a major. Currently I am planning on retiring as a major in five years time and starting my second career in something else. I wish Jenna would start her own business so I can work for her!!!

Don't know how to put comments next to the picture right so on the left is Chris Cagle a country singer (I should have worn black to match!!) In the center is a spoof on Quin's picture I saw some time back, and on the right the kids while we were camping.

That is about it. Sure wish we were close to everyone but somehow things don't always happen exactly like we want them to!! Although we are all spread out now, we will cherish the moments we can be together again that much more.

12 comments:

Sioux said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Commander. I, for one, am so glad that you're back with us and we can see pix of your cute family (& you), and hear what's going on in your part of the World. As far as Jenna having her own business, I'm sure she could do it!

KickButtMommy said...

Great toi hear from you Ben. Your kids are amazingly gorgeous! I love the bamboo shot!

KickButtMommy said...

OH, and if you click your comments to allow anonymous, Vicky would love to throw her 2 cents in!

Cara said...

My Mom's got more than 2 cents - believe me.
You know Ben, I was about to take this blog of my list since it inactive for so long, but somehow I just couldn't give up on you. It must be the red hair.

Terry & Kris said...

Hi there Ben. Congratulations are in order for the family commander. We've always wanted someone to take command. Your family looks so happy. The camping trip must have been a blast. Wish we could be there. Did you stay in sleeping bags or queen size beds? Love each of you so much.

jmr said...

you are a natural blogger brother. You tell me what kind of business to start, then come work for me :) I'm the 'get er done' type not the 'business brain' type.
Like KickButt I love the bamboo picture. Before I read the caption I thought to myself, Why is my family always eating plants? Now I know! Love you all!

FRYBABY said...

It's amazing what peer pressure does! We are so glad to have you back with us again because we love to hear about your awesome and wonderfully cute family!! This is truly a great way to keep in touch! I wish Tony could retire in 5 years!! And I love Chris Cagle!

BIG BRO said...

Kickbuttmommy, How do I take the requirements off to allow anonymous comments? I thought I had it figured but it didn't take.
Cara, It must have been more than the red hair because that is all gone now. It is amazing how many more people say I look good now that I have no hair compared on when I had hair. I'm up to two and one of them is my wife!!!

BIG BRO said...

Kickbuttmommy, Think I got it this time!! Thanks for the tip.

FRYBABY said...

So, Ben, have you ever asked Devin why he did it? And was his answer,"Cuz the chicks dig it?"

Anonymous said...

I never asked him but I know that is why I did it...!!

vickers said...

Okay, now I'm back in my own home with my own computer...familiarity is so much more simple and comforting. Now I can comment on Big Ben's posting. Hi, Army guys in Korea, so wonderful to see pictures of each of you and to get a feel of your surroundings. The kids are beautiful and big and we miss you all very much. Stand strong and keep the line firm. We salute all five of you. Love.