Monday, October 3, 2011


hello, all!
i have a few updates to share with you. :)

update on charlie in afghanistan:
he is doing GREAT! i've been lucky enough to hear from him every 1-2 weeks for about 30 minutes each [makes for one happy wife!]
every time we speak, i can hear in his voice that he is doing just fine out there. [he can't hide much from me- i can read him like a book!]
his spirits are high and he's keeping very busy with standing post, doing 6 hour foot patrols, cleaning, working out, writing letters, etc. which is making his days FLY by. i'd much rather his days fly by than mine- he's the one sacrificing everything!

charlie mentioned that it's a lot greener than he thought it would be. his main area he's in is obviously very different than what anyone is used to.
in one of his letters to me he mentioned "this place is biblical. everything is like a story you would read in the old testament."
he might be in for a culture shock when he gets home..
he's been getting mail and packages regularly and he is LOVING it! he is so blessed to be loved by so many friends and family. i know he's very thankful. :)

and the next update is on my weight loss!
since i've started my weight loss goal last month, i've lost 10 POUNDS!
i'm so proud of myself. all this hard work and dedication is definitely starting to pay off! gotta keep up this motivation because i've got 25 more pounds to lose. [and for those of you questioning if i have 25 more pounds to lose, the answer is most certainly YES.] i've had a few people come up to me asking me that...i can't tell if they're just being "nice" or they aren't paying attention to my thunder thighs...

so in a nutshell that's what has been going on in our lives lately!
when i receive pictures of charlie out there, i'll be sure to post them on here. :)

and speaking of pictures..what's a post without them? here are the last two care packages i've sent to my man out there..



  1. You're lucky it's thighs. I think it's harder to disguise boobs than thighs!

  2. Oh Sam. Thanks for your sweet comment. I'm so glad Charlie is doing well and the time is going fast. I'm sure he'll be home before you know it! Your packages are so cute. You've always been so creative. are trying to lose 35 pounds?? You'll be a stick woman! But way to be dedicated. I've been telling myself I'll lose 30 pounds for years. Never happens. Do you know why? One word. Repeated three times. Brownies brownies brownies:)

  3. megan- hahahha BROWNIES BROWNIES BROWNIIIIEEESSS! oh man. good times. i think we started that phrase back in girls camp one year. and yes, i will be losing 35 pounds. :) if i can do it...anyone can haha!

    sue- but boobs are nicer to look at than thighs. haha
    i already feel bad for our future girl(s) if they inherit my thighs i'll just feel terrible.


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