Thursday, October 13, 2011

Engagement Pictures

Joe and I got our engagement pictures taken and they turned out GREAT!  Joe's cousin Laura took them and she did a great job.  Joe was only going on 1 hour sleep and you couldn't tell in the pictures, I think he had fun having them done.  It only took like a hour and a half, but she took almost 200 pictures.  Now we have the hard part of picking which pictures we want to use for the Save the Dates.  If you want to see some of them you can see them on my facebook.

Camping

Joe and I went on our first camping trip.  We camped in a tent and had a great time.  We only got to stay 2 nights, but we would have loved to stay longer.  It was nice to just relax and not have to worry about anything.  We went fishing (which I didn't know if I was going to like or not) which I turned out to love, it was very relaxing and I didn't think about anything expect getting the fish.  I was the first one to get a fish and I even helped take it off the hook.  I am ready go to camping again, but I don't think we will be able to go until next year.  Hopefully in the next few years we will be able to get a camper and go camping a lot more.

Josh's Deployment

I am going to try and get caught up on my posts and try to stay up on them again.  Anyway, Josh has deployed.  We had his deployment ceremony on Thursday Sept. 22.  It was a nice ceremony.  On Friday Josh's unit left from Sparta to fly out from Mid America Airport, so we got up at 4 am to go to Sparta and be part of the parade for the unit.  Joe and Jason both drove their police cars in the parade.  There were close to 60 motocycles in the parade.  I felt bad for them because it was a cold morning to have to ride a bike, but they were all happy to do it.  We got to spend some time with Josh at the airport because one of the buses got a flat tire so they had to wait for that bus to get there before they could fly out.  Its never easy to say good-bye but we had to.  Josh is currently in Texas for 6 weeks then he will head to Afghanistain for 10-12 months.  Not sure when exactly he will come home.  Please keep Josh and his unit in your prayers and if anyone would like to send anything to his unit we are going to be sending care packages over.  Here are some pictures from the deployment.