Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Monday, November 20, 2006

Normalcy

We're finally getting into a routine that is a little more normal. Reintegration is over for both of us. Bryan is still only working short days, but as of today I'm back at my office all day, every day.
When we went furniture shopping a couple of weeks ago, we actually ended up buying a few things. We got an antique china cabinet that was made in France in 1880. We also bought a new dining room table and chairs. It all was delivered on Friday and we love it!
We also had Bryan's platoon cookout that same weekend. The soldiers had a good time. That was our main goal so it was a success in our eyes.
On the 9th, Bryan has his official "pinning" ceremony for his promotion to Captain. We were lucky to have pleasant weather that day so it was a nice ceremony at the batallion. Afterwards we hosted a little promotion party which was attended by some of the other officers and their wives.
On Veteran's Day weekend we went to the Normandy region of France. We visited the beaches that the American soldiers landed on on D-Day and other historic places in the area. It was a very interesting and informative trip. Bryan & I enjoyed just being able to travel together again.
This past Friday I attended another fitness certification workshop. This one was to be a group fitness instructor which means I could teach classes. I'm more interested in personal training, but I thought it would be a good idea to go ahead and test for this one since a lot of the information was the same as the personal training workshop.
I uploaded many new pictures to our fotopic site. Here is the link for all of our November pictures so far:
http://cristin.fotopic.net/c1140145.html

Friday, November 10, 2006

Combat Hospital

This weekend, watch this special.

Combat Hospital

It will air on CNN Saturday and Sunday night at 8pm.
Just a sidenote, LT Watson and CPL Owens are both from Baumholder.

Friday, November 03, 2006

It's good to be together again

Bryan and I are really enjoying being together again, but it feels like we just picked up where we left off. He has completed his first 3 days of reintegration and I'm back and forth between working at reintegration and my regular office.
On Wednesday night Bryan was craving a steak so we went to dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in town. It was just dinner, but we had so much fun with one another.
Last night we went running after I got off of work and we had spaghetti for dinner which if probably Bryan's most requested meal. Tonight is going to be more of the same - we'll go to the gym and then just relax at home.
After Bryan does his reintegration tomorrow we're going to ride over to K-town. There is a furniture store there that I love and they are having an anniversary sale so we're going to see if they have anything that we like. Our whole apartment is furnished with Army furniture and hand-me-downs so we're ready to start getting some nicer things. We're also going to go to a bazaar that is being held on one of the military posts in K-town.
On Sunday morning Bryan and I both have to work. That afternoon we're going to host a cookout for his platoon. We're really looking forward to just having a good time with all Bryan's soldiers and their families!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

HAPPY Halloween!


Bryan finally made it home last night! They didn't get back until about 10:30pm so it was a late night. It was sooo worth it though! I am back at work today and he had to go start the 7 day reintegration process so we haven't really had any time to relax and enjoy being together again. Just knowing that he is here and safe is enough for me to be very happy though.

As of today, Bryan is also promoted to the rank of Captain. His battalion commander won't be home from Iraq until next week so the ceremony will be then.

Here are more pictures from last night!

Bryan's Homecoming