Friday, October 17, 2008

This Last Visit

Well, Steve is gone again. I miss him.... a lot. Yesterday I was thinking about him and missing him so much, I almost started to cry. So many people tell me how strong we are, putting up with being apart so much. Sure, there is strength there, but to be honest, I have a greater portion of the Spirit to help me. Which is nice. Yes, it's dang hard being separated all the time... actually, it just plain sucks. But, like I tell everyone, we are used to it.
A question I get constantly is: When is Steve going to stop contracting? Our decision right now is that this is the last contract. He has 2 more rotations, 1 more leave. When he is done, the plan is for Steve to apply to the Reno Police Academy. Which is something he is worried about, since they are kicking out our good friends left and right before they even get in. We will see.

We had a really great time together this time around. Our schedule was pretty packed; something Steve can't stand. But we got to do a lot of great things, gain some great memories, and take tons of outstanding photo's.

Here's some of the stuff we did while Steve was home this last time:
Went to the temple twice
Saw the Balloon Races
Had Missionaries over for dinner
Visited with Matt & Steffi (Steve's Brother & Sister-in-Law)
Played lots of Dungeons n Dragons
Dinner at the MacDonalds (met the Naylor's!)
Boyscout Spaghetti Dinner
FHE with Sadlers & Andersons
Dinner at the Hills
Hiked in the Plumas National Forest
Swam in Truckee River
Saw DARK KNIGHT in the theater
Visited with Paul (Steve's other Brother)
Visited with Kintner's (Steve's Maternal Grandparents)
Hiked to the top of the Sierra Buttes
Had Family Photo's taken
Watched all 12 hours of INTO THE WEST
Visited Steve's Mom in Fremont, CA
Went on a morning drive & saw a flock of Pelicans in Washoe Lake
Dinner at Johnny's (our favorite resturant)
Went to Indiana & visited my Family
Chucky Cheese for Zaks 2nd Birthday (my nephew)


Sassy Lu said...

Wow! You packed a lot into the time that you had together! Good luck figuring out your plans for the future. You'll be fine. You always rely on the spirit and you can't go wrong when you do that. Hang in there!

Anonymous said...

So glad you let us know about your blog. Now I can finally keep up with you. I sure will be glad when Steve is finished with his contract. We love you very much.Hugs and kisses. Granny and Melvin