Saturday, February 19, 2011

My Ohana

More photos from Springfield, Missouri. The last time we had family photos taken was when we visited Springfield the previous year. It's hard doing photos of everyone when you are the one taking the photos. Well, it just wasn't going to happen.. to have the photographers I know do the photo taking. So, I had my mother in-law help a little. Not so bad I think. I'm happy just having a decent image to hang in our little lovely house. Thanks Lynn. :)

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Soldier Up

Major changes are coming our way. Life as we know it is going to alter yet again. My husband has enlisted into the U.S Army and will become a great soldier among so many for our country. We couldn't be more proud of him. This has been going on for the past year and the time has come upon us to put it out there for all to know. Most people are excited and proud of him and of us but there are some who think we are crazy. Crazy, that he would do such a thing when we are at a time of war and after the loss of my brother, SGT Paul E Dumont Jr. Losing my brother doesn't change a thing though. We don't hate the military. If anything, it has given us a greater love for our country and of the men and women who serve each and every day. They are the true heroes and deserve so much more recognition than they receive. I truly believe Chris will make a great soldier. He's been an amazing husband and such a wonderful father to our three kids. He's ready for a change and we are ready to support him each and every step of the way. We know that the Lord has great plans for him and for us. We both feel that this is the route he is supposed to go. Yes, things can be a bit nerve wrecking, but then again what in life ever isn't? We've already battled some of our biggest wars right here. If he's ready and willing, then so am I. I've never seen him work so hard towards something as he has been doing in the past few months. He told me a verse that he liked a couple of weeks ago. "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13. It's what helped him deal with our son while he battled cancer and it's what will help him in the months ahead. As he thinks of that verse, I will too. It won't be easy but we're in this together. We are a family and we are strong. We love you Chris and we couldn't be more proud! And, as my brother would say... "It's time to Soldier Up!"

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Friday, February 18, 2011

New blog

Finally. A new blog design. I had been wanting to change it up a bit and finally got around to doing so. If you want to see the older posts please be sure to go HERE. It's everything from the past 3.5 years. But from now on... it will all be right here!

On another note. The weather today was gorgeous. My kids have been sick as well as I. It hasn't been fun let me tell you. I figured the fresh air could help everyone out so I put their shoes on them and sent them out the door. It was a good thing to do I think. Just the thing to spice up the past two weeks of doing nothing but watching TV and laying around. Oh, and Makenna loves to swing.

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sick

We've been sick. Simple as that. This is what has been going on in the oatman household... laying around, sitting around, and more laying around. We are all ready to be better now.

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