What more fitting of a day for RJ to finally be home.
Daily they toil for freedom and lay their blood sweat and tears at our feet. To all those who have served, still serve, and their families who serve behind the scenes, Thank You.
Please thank a Vet, everyday…
November 5, 2010
November 2, 2010
We had a pretty fun Halloween in our new home. We live in a great neighborhood for trick or treating and the weather was warm enough that we even went out without our jackets, I love it here!
Look, we found FJ’s twin!
There are a few pictures from our trunk or treat at church, but they are on our other camera and I’m having a little trouble locating the transfer cable for that one(Disorganized? Who, me?) so it might be a bit until you see those.
October 30, 2010
Yes, with summer quickly coming to a close and school and work we have been busy little bees. Here’s a quick glimpse at what we’ve been up to:
We went to a park at the beach. One of the things we love about living here is being so close to the water and so many amazing public parks.
October 1, 2010
August 7, 2010
July 26, 2010
The kids are in day care now, with RJ being gone and me working right in the middle of the day. They don’t quite love it, but they don’t seem to hate it either, small miracles!
January 12, 2010
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Real Jared came home safe and sound and everyone was beyond happy to see him. Even the baby (now 2) didn’t shy away and I credit our Flat Jared with much of that.
It’s been quite the adventure since RJ came home, nothing’s really the same after so long apart and it’s hard to figure everything out. Accept that it’s much like starting all over and try to keep the right perspective. Be willing to talk and be willing to ask for help. The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America website has links for soldiers about the transition, as well as a section for friends and family. Remember that it won’t be perfect and you’ll at least start out headed down the right path.
We had a fun family vacation a few weeks after RJ returned and it was a ton of fun watching him and the kids interact. Mira became quite the daddy’s girl and the boys were just happy to have someone to wrestle with. Now RJ is back to work and almost done with his degree. FJ is tucked away in a closet awaiting his next adventures, though we’re not really in a rush for that to happen!
I hope to have very random updates about other Flat Daddy news from time to time, and please send the link(or at least the Flat Daddy idea) out to anyone you think could use it. Deployment can be excruciatingly lonely for families, particularly Reserve and National Guard families, and it’s always nice to have a connection to others in your position. Thanks to all of you for your visits and support here. Lots of love from our family to yours!
August 13, 2009
when you’re going a little crazy…
Well, after 13 long months it’s finally here. Real Jared is scheduled to fly in tomorrow and we are all on pins and needles around here. It’s been a very busy few weeks, and it was easier to just forget about this blog rather than try to post something worthwhile
So, until I can get around to posting about something else, here are some pictures my sister in law took of their 4th of July with Flat Jared…