Sunday, November 29, 2009


You must visit this site and go thru every link to the really go there right now.......

Friday, November 27, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Giving Thanks

This year Dave and I will be celebrating Thanksgiving with friends we have made at Walter Reed. Over the past 7 months these are the people I have laughed, cried, complained, cried some more with. I am so thankful for them!

The day Dave got hit I started to say to myself "Why me, Why us?" But just as I thought it, I stopped myself and vowed never to utter those words. I'm not sure if I can even explain in words why, but I just kept thinking it could have easily been way worse, or it could have happened to someone else.

Dave and I truly are blessed, in more ways than I can list out here. We have each other, we have family that has sacraficed alot to help us, and we have wonderful friends.

Happy Thanksgiving and God Bless!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

My 100th Post

So this is my 100th post! We are having a quiet weekend at the MH, well except for the crazy people wandering around. There seem to be more around here lately, like the girl who jumped in the pond yesterday, throwing water on squirrels, laughing and yelling to herself....woooo! I'm not sure if its a lack of meds or maybe too many. There is always something going on around here!

Dave is using his canes to walk around the MH now, but has been having some ankle pain for the past few days. It's most likely due to the increased weight on the ankle for longer periods of time, but we are going to get it checked out next week.

Thursday we are going over to our friends new apartment for Thanksgiving. They used to live here, and just moved to Alexandria. Then we are planning to go down to the coast for Christmas around the 17th of December. We are looking forward to getting away for awhile!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Not even sure what to call this....

So over the weekend Dave and I attended 2 amazing events put on by the American Veterans Center, everything was first class! Last night was the final event, a Congressional Reception for OIF/OEF veterans. Sounds great, until the Congressmen and the entourages show up. I won't go into full detail but here are a few snippets from the mouths of our congressmen:

"Air Force? Really? Do they really get hurt?"
Ugh YES!

"Air Force? What do you do over there?"
Ping Pong

"Air Force? Oh did your plane get shot down?"
Maybe your not aware, but not everyone in the AF is a pilot????

"Wow your leg is about is ugly as your face"
No kidding, someone actually said that to us!

"Oh did you get hit by one of those IUD's?"
Yes sir, those inter uterine devices are killing too many Americans over there.

Ladies and Gentlemen-Your Congressmen! I have so much to say and don't even know where to begin. Needless to say we left early, I was pretty mad about it last night but know I am just disgusted that these people obviously have no clue!?

Monday, November 16, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

Medal of Honor Recipient & Dave

This is Dave with one of the Medal of Honor Recipients we met tonight, Roger Donlon.

Wow is all I can say.....What the hell do I have to complain about???

More to come Sunday....

Watch Out!

Dave is learning to drive again today!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Dave did great in OT and PT today, he can stand up and touch the ground (thanks to the Wii) and then he played around with the football and in PT he did 4 laps around the track with his canes.

In between we had an appointment with orthopedic and got some really great news, Dave's bones are really filling in now and next month we will be able to get a plan for the halo to come off. It may only be on 6 more months compared to the year we had planned for!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

May 11, 2009- November 11, 2009

Not really sure what to write today.....It's been 7 months.

Monday, November 2, 2009