Sunday, March 29, 2009

Update on Phil

Phil is the name of our young friend who was wounded in theater last Saturday. Things have been happening so fast that I've not been sure what to update. Here's the latest happenings.

  • Phil made it safely to the East Coast and is being treated at the Navy Hospital - his family is very impressed with the care he (and they) are receiving. The Army is also doing a superb job of caring for his wife and parents.
  • The neurosurgeon is amazed at how quickly Phil is recovering. He said they did a good job at the field hospital.
  • Phil's sisters and brother are all on the East Coast now.
  • Please continue to pray that feeling and movement will return to Phil's left side.
  • Phil has been moved out of ICU today and this means he can see his nieces and nephew.
  • Phil would like to see the make this happen has become the mission of his siblings.
  • Ev asks that we pray for those who were responsible for shooting Phil and his cell.
  • There are two young men who were heroes in getting Phil off the field.... Phil is working to make sure they are properly thanked - military style.
  • The near future looks like a couple of weeks in the hospital and then moving on to rehab.

Thanks so much for your prayers for Phil and for all of the troops in harm's way.

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

Young Love

Zander has his first crush. It's a doozy. He's picked a wonderful student at the base. His siblings have told him she's too old (19) ....doesn't matter. She sits with him at potlucks, smiles at him....he's smitten with Sara.

During a recent conversation he cracked us all up when he said.....

"The minute I saw her I did this.."


"Then I fell over,"...looks up and says, "Arielle and Nolan thought I had a stroke."


His taste is superb....can't wait to meet the young lady he brings home in 15 - 20 years. LOL

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

WooHOO!! Weekend Recap

airplane Pictures, Images and Photos

Another thing crossed off the check list. I made the girls' reservations to fly out for Jamin's graduation/Arielle's Birthday (same day). Bre will come out early and stay for a week.

Krista will fly in the day before the graduation. She plans to stay with us in San Angelo (jump out of a plane), and drive back west with us. One last PCS road trip.....

Cy made a 100% on a paper he turned in. He just got from a Chick Fil A manager team building weekend....where they had a auto accident, a boat motor quit, and had to push the boat back to shore. ::snort::

Jared and Mike fixed both our bath tubs and made great progress on the pond for the front yard.

I didn't get a LOT done yesterday...but Mike has been at chapel since 7:30 I got a lot done today! Tickets and Winter Gear.....

{Military Speak: PCS - Permanent Change of Station; MOVE}

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.

Success - Sort of

I spent 3 hours - THREE HOURS - shopping online. This takes a lot of time....when Internet Explorer went down...and I lost the shopping bag. Grrrrr....

THEN I went back and put it all back a second time. Goes much quicker the second time. I've ordered coats for all but Nolan and ski pants for all but Jared and I. I'm not sure where else to try for those last things.

I'm not sure I got the right size...but I measured everyone and went with their size charts...not at all the sizes I would have bought. LOL

Choosing Joy!
©2009 D.R.G.