Sunday, September 23, 2007
I have been pressured into writing another blog. I am also on leave again and have a bit of extra time on my hands so I thought I would send a few pictures along as well as the latest news. By permission, Jenna has let the kid out of the bag, so to speak. After thinking we were done on changing baby diapers and waking up at all hours of the night and all the good hugs and special looks a baby brings, we get to experience it all over again. May sometime is the best guess for the new arrival. We are all excited about the prospect but the kids are the most excited. Devin told everybody in school and his class bet on whether or not it was a boy or girl. 11 girl vs. 9 boy.
We have had some other events since last I wrote. Dillon is now attending school and Cari is now 11. I wish she would slow down because the older she gets, the older I get. It doesn't seem fair but not much I can do about it.
We had to cancel our planned trip to South Africa because it would be hard to package up a new born and travel half way around the world. We are happy that we have a great incentive to get mom and dad to come visit us here in Korea.
Work has been interesting as we have been practicing the equivalent of a drive by shooting or the official term - Convoy Live Fire Exercise. We also were able to practice with Claymore Mines, Hand Grenades, and our individual weapons. We spent 10 days working on all this fun. The days were long but rewarding and better than all the paper work that comes with the army.
We still don't know what will happen to my request to get another company at a location closer to Seoul. It is that more important now since Kwona would like to have the baby at the army hospital in Yongsan (Seoul). We are now about 4 hours away but if we get the other location we would be maybe 1 hour.
The army has offered me and many other captains a bonus to stay in the military for another 3 years. I am deciding what bonus I want since they gave us some options and how each will effect our future. I am still planning to get out of the military in four and a half years.
The pictures show the first day of school (Cari's friend is in the picture but not Cari), Tae Kwon Do class for Devin and Cari's 11th birthday traditional pancake breakfast.