Monday, October 13, 2008

Life Update

It always feels like there's a lot going on in our small world. I heard a quote last week that has rung true in our life lately. "God is the God of curve balls." We found out last week that Chase is scheduled to be deployed in April for at least 6 months. The orders will be cut for 12 months but most likely it will just be 6...hopefully. The GREAT news is that it is NOT overseas, he's being deployed to Oklahoma. Yep, you can be deployed in the states. It's complicated but basically his units mission is to run basic training camps in Oklahoma.

We knew that this was coming down the pike so it wasn't a HUGE shocker but reality is starting to set in. I'm so grateful that I won't have to worry about his safety or even figure out time zones when I want to talk to him. I may even be able to see him once in a while during the deployment.

Logistically, a lot will have to be worked out. We are still trying to have a baby so Lord willing, if we are pregnant (and stay pregnant) before he leaves, I'll most likely have a bambino while he is gone. We will also have to figure out something with Apartment Life. It requires 70 hours a month so I will definitely want someone else to help me out with that.

The Lord is in control and I'm SO grateful for that.

Football Fever

Chase is a Red Skins fan in Cowboy land...the wrong place to display red. As you are all painfully aware, the Skins beat the Cowboys a couple weeks ago...I know I know, I tried to forget as well. After that game, Chase decided to bring his Skins shirt to work and proudly display it on his chair. Another department got a hold of his shirt and decided to change a few things.

Ha ha ha....potato skins! Clever. Let's take a close look at that helmet...
I love you Chase but this is funny!

Canton Suprises

I, along with my sister and a friend, went to Canton First Monday Trade days just over a week ago. We had a great time and I was able to stock up on some Christmas gifts.

I'm glad I brought my camera because we saw a few things that made me say, "Really???"

Here we go.
Yes, that is camouflage bikini's and lingerie! We even saw some women actually seriously look at this display....Really????
Beehives. Empty beehives. Hum....for sale. Selling beehives? Really???

Root Beer Tasting

Something we've been wanting to do for a while is have a root beer tasting contest. We LOVE root beer! There are so many brands of root beer and we wanted to see which brand we liked best. Honestly, I thought they were all similar. Boy was I wrong! They were all distinctively different.

Chris and Lindsay came over to help us figure out the winner. We had a great time! Great to hang out with friends!

Here are the cast of characters....Parkers (the cheap brand), A&W, IBC, Stewarts, Hansens, Mug, and Barqs. Let's see what happens...

Yep, Chris is smelling the root beer. He was very methodical in his approach.

And the winner is????.....More like winnerS. After much agony and full tummies, we came to different conclusions.

Lindsay's by-far winner is.....

Chase's not-so-clear winner is....
And Chris and my VERY clear winner is.....
There you have it folks. I was really hoping that I would like the cheap brand the best...but alas, I like the most expensive! Stewart's was $6 for 4!!!!!

On a side note, Hansens was the EXTREMELY clear LOSER!!!! Yuck! Blah! Spat!!!! It was HORRIBLE! But I guess that's what you can expect from a diet soda.