Italy friends!

To anyone who reads this from the Aviano area - I found a great blog that I fell in love with after the first couple of posts.  I do not know if you have read this, but it's called "Surviving Aviano."  It is written by a woman here in the area.  Both she and her…

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Hot off the presses!

This blog is published!  Thanks to the letters to the editor that my mom and sister wrote to the Quad City Times, the newspaper in our hometown with a large circulation.  Here is the link for the letter Elizabeth wrote: http://qctimes.com/news/opinion/mailbag/family-shows-strength-during-soldier-s-th-tour/article_25f1c4b0-44a1-11e1-8f10-0019bb2963f4.html   Here is the editorial that was published because of her letter.  A couple…

Day 14: a philosophical Saturday

Today started with a very early morning, a big breakfast, and sending Anya's friend home to officially end the sleepover.  The girls, all four of them, decided to wake up at 6:00 am this morning (I really need to teach Anya about proper sleepover etiquette.  You never wake up that early after a sleepover, especially…