Friday, June 20, 2008

Back in Beaufort

I'm going to lighten up and list some things I think are wonderful. My blogging might be a bit emotionally schizophrenic for the next few weeks, so bear with me as I go through the ups and downs of the predeployment cycle.

1. They love their wives.
2. They are loyal and faithful husbands.
3. They are loving and involved dads, they take the time to play with their kids and talk to them.
4. They love mom and dad!! And they help them out when they can.
5. They are hard workers - they give 120% to every thing they do. They are definately not afraid of work. They spend a lot of time and energy providing for their families.
6. They are detail oriented - when they do something, they pay attention to detail and care about doing an excellent job. They are really very smart.
7. They have strong morals and ethics. They often put others first ahead of themselves, but are very quiet and humble about it.
8. They are very funny. VERY funny. Paul's sense of humor is a lot drier, and sometimes it takes you a few minutes to realize he just poked fun at something, but they are hysterical. Todd cracks me up and we can talk for hours about stupid stuff; and I think if we all lived in the same city we'd spend a lot of time laughing. We just don't get to see each other enough in relaxed situations - time is so short we cram a lot of serious stuff in when we see each other.
9. They have cute kids :)
10. They love me!!!!! :) I know they do, even though our family is notoriously horrible at communicating by phone or letter. (I last spoke with Todd in January, Paul in December). I hope they know how much I love them. Way deep down inside!!


Paul said...

Has it really been since December? I thought for sure I talked to you in January, or maybe even February. Must be my imagination. I suppose it requires you to answer the phone to actually talk...

Our entire family communicates like we were living in colonial times, where people wouldn't hear anything for months until they saw someone who had talked to or seen another family member before their long journey overland. Every so often I run into Todd, who saw Dad, who heard from Mom what you've been up to. So, welcome to the 21st century. Blogging suits you, as you've always been a good writer and a godawful fast typist. You type faster than you talk, which is really saying something.

Anywho, that was awfully sweet of you sis. By the way, you're going to become an aunt again in January (I figure since you don't check your email either, I'd give this a shot for news...).

By the way, Happy Birthday Amelia!


your favorite and best uncle.

Call me some time (Laurie, not Amelia).

Tammi said...

That was awesome and so true! I'm gonna tell Todd to read it. It's an awesome idea to do a top ten. Really makes you think about those positive qualities that make you love those closest to you. It's easy to get stuck in the negative. Your mom keeps asking me and Todd if we've read you blog and, of course, just like phone calls and emails we procrastinate. She also told me Rafe had to leave a bit early -- it's always a surprise with the military isn't it? I will be praying for all of you. Tell Amelia we love her and Dylan says Hi!