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Post by LTWife » Sun May 30, 2010 6:05 pm

LOL Shelley! Every once in awhile I log on here, just to see if anyone might come here.
I'm glad you found me on FB! You should post some pics from OTS dining out!!

Post by mommytx » Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:23 am

Wow! Im surprised to see everyone still using this board. I was sorting through pictures and came across some from graduation and decided to have a look tonight. We really did have alot of fun. John and I are currently at Yokota AB, Japan. He was offered the AMLO job here and he is loving it. Japan is proving to be a awesome adventure for the whole family. We are having a blast discovering everything this country has to offer. The only downfall is that the hubby is gone alot. My mother says that he dropped us off here and comes home to visit. It all really works out b/c we have a great support system here and the kids and I have really gotten good at traveling alone. Lynley- I am also shocked at how fast the time flies. It seems like just yesterday we were pinning on the boys bars and staying up for our late night chats in TLF. Emma- One of my favorite pics from graduation is of the two of us in my room before the dinning out. Now that I know that this page is still up I will check it more often. Talk to you ladies soon.
Shelley

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Post by wasatch » Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:47 pm

Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you are all well, wherever you may be!

Enjoy this most funny poem~
:lol: Jen


TWAS the Night of Thanksgiving


TWAS THE NIGHT OF THANKSGIVING, I JUST COULDN'T SLEEP
I TRIED COUNTING BACKWARDS, I TRIED COUNTING SHEEP.


THE LEFTOVERS BECKONED - THE DARK MEAT AND WHITE
BUT I FOUGHT THE TEMPTATION WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT

TOSSING AND TURNING WITH ANTICIPATION
THE THOUGHT OF A SNACK BECAME INFATUATION.

SO, I RACED TO THE KITCHEN, FLUNG OPEN THE DOOR
AND GAZED AT THE FRIDGE, FULL OF GOODIES GALORE.

I GOBBLED UP TURKEY AND BUTTERED POTATOES,
PICKLES AND CARROTS, BEANS AND TOMATOES.

I FELT MYSELF SWELLING SO PLUMP AND SO ROUND,
'TIL ALL OF A SUDDEN, I ROSE OFF THE GROUND.

I CRASHED THROUGH THE CEILING, FLOATING INTO THE SKY
WITH A MOUTHFUL OF PUDDING AND A HANDFUL OF PIE.

BUT, I MANAGED TO YELL AS I SOARED PAST THE TREES....
HAPPY EATING TO ALL - PASS THE CRANBERRIES, PLEASE.

MAY YOUR STUFFING BE TASTY, MAY YOUR TURKEY BE PLUMP.
MAY YOUR POTATOES 'N GRAVY HAVE NARY A LUMP,

MAY YOUR YAMS BE DELICIOUS MAY YOUR PIES TAKE THE PRIZE,
MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER STAY OFF OF YOUR THIGHS.

MAY YOUR THANKSGIVING BE BLESSED!

Post by LTWife » Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:30 pm

Sorry, been on vacation!LOL
I still lurk every once in awhile!! I can't believe it's been 4 years, and our men are now Captains!!! WOW! HEHE Guess I should get a new log in ID?!

Mike is deployed right now, should be home by the end of the month. I just went home for 3 weeks, which was nice, since I have never really gone anywhere when he's been deployed. Broke up the time nicely!! The kids miss their daddy sooo bad. The other one's weren't as tough as this one for some reason. Maybe cuz Payton's just at that age. Dallas just clings to ANY man he can find!HAHAHA

Hope everyone is doing well

Post by emma » Wed May 14, 2008 10:24 am

Congratulations to all the new captains from the 04-05 class! Lynley, you and I may be the only ones from that class who still check the board! :) Has it been 4 years already?? :)

catch up

Post by wasatch » Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:31 pm

Jenn~
I will definately let you know. We're expected to get down there the beginning of April 2009, so a little over a year from now!
We'll catch up for sure!

Jen

Post by Jenn » Sun Feb 03, 2008 8:15 am

Jen -

Let me know when you get to Albuquerque. I grew up a few hours north of there and am back about once a year (and fly into ABQ). I'd love to catch up with you in person and get to see those adorable girls!

We'll be back this May for my brother's wedding, but that will be before you get there, I suppose....

Jenn

hi ladies

Post by wasatch » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:51 pm

Hey Ladies,

I also stop in once in awhile to see how everyone is doing!!! Congrats Danielle on your pregnancy!! That's very exciting! You'll have to keep us updated with the arrival!!

Jenn, Glad to hear you're doing well in Germany. Your daughter looks like a doll!

Hey Mary, Glad to hear your little one arrived safely! I'm sure she's adorable. I hope Lee can find something soon. We'll be praying for you!

We are doing well. We are still at Wright-Patt in Ohio. Jim will finish AFIT in about 14 months then we're headed for Kirtland AFB in Albuquerque NM. Should be loads of fun, at least dryer than here!! hehee
I have 4 little girls, may be a couple more than any of you knew about. My most recent was born June 7th. Girls are loads of fun, but man can they be moody!!! It's so apparent now that they are born with their own personalities and it doesn't matter if you raise them all exactly the same, they all are sooooo different!!!!
Anywho, I'm glad to hear y'all are still alive and out there somewhere!!

I'll try to visit more often to say hi! :D

Jen

Post by Jenn » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:40 am

Congrats on your newest little angel!

I'm sorry to hear that the employment situation still hasn't ironed itself out. I'll keep saying prayers for you that everything will work out for the best.

Jenn

Post by Um_Ma » Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:19 pm

Yesterday morning at 0851 est Lee and I had our final baby. A little girl, 19 in long, 8 lbs even in the comfort of the bed in which we currently sleep. She is gorgeous and will be called Amelia Brooke. It was an intense endeavor, much more so than Jeremiah's birth, but will worth the efforts.

The only thing that could make this better would be for lee to gain some sort of employment that isn't part time, as it stands we plan for me to go back to work for the first time in 7 yrs when she is a month old.

Post by emma » Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:06 am

Hey ya'll! I usually just lurk every once in a while to catch up on what's going on with ya'll (I pretty much feel like I don't have anything interesting to add to the conversation :)), but this is just too weird so I had to post--I'm pregnant (our first) and due in Feb (13th) too! It was funny to pop in here after a few weeks and go "whoa!" It's just in the water I guess! Ours is a surprise gender-wise and hopefully will remain so until the birth--unless a careless doc/nurse/tech sees the ultrasound results in my chart and uses a pronoun they shouldn't! :)

Other than that I don't have much to report. We've been here at Eglin for about 3.5 years and we love it but we're SO ready to move. We're up for a PCS sometime next summer...to where we don't know yet. This past May Mark did a PCA (permanent change of assignment--switched jobs within the base for any acronym-phobes like me :)) from the research lab to a test wing. We had been told that with the budget cuts, the new average stay on base for an officer was moving from 3 to 4 years, so with the whole "breadth of experience" thing being important, he decided to take the opportunity to work on something different since we'll have more time here than anticipated. He had just hit his stride in the lab and after 3 years finally had lots of responsibilities and opportunities...and now he's had to basically start all over. Such is life in the research/development field--it takes a while to get up to speed and actually be useful. :)

That's about all I can think of right now! It's nice to log in and actually see some new posts! Enjoy your Veterans' Day on Monday!

Post by Rye » Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:15 am

Here is the FAQ page for Tricare that I got that info from it has numbers that you can call and may answer some of your other questions. I would also second Jenn's suggestion that your husband try and look into the reserves or even the Air National Guard my girlfriend joined the guard after her enlistment was up and she loves it because the guard pays for her school and then she pockets her GI bill also his active duty time would count towards his retirement.

http://www.tricare.mil/faqs/default.aspx

Post by dnicolew » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:42 am

Jenn - Thanks! We are definitely excited about this pregnancy. It's another girl. 8th one in the family. Obviously, my mom, sisters and I don't have boys. Haha! They are letting Joe come home early from his deployment. He was only scheduled to be back one week before our repeat c-section date.

Mary - Definitely look into what Rye and Jen were saying. I really think that Tricare is not doing their job here. It's ridiculous that it'll take so much work to get what you are entitled to.

Post by Jenn » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:13 am

Mary, listen to Rye, she knows what she's talking about. You absolutely have the right to health care, you may just have to fight for it a little harder than most (and, no, they can't "make" you be seen on base, ever, unless you are the active duty member, although you may have to pay a co-pay for being seen off base, which is still cheaper than paying it all). I'm so sorry that you're dealing with all of this stress. Tricare can be a bit thick at times, sometimes you have to keep calling back until you get teh answer you want.

What about the reserves (he could be a full time reservist)? That might be an option as well.....

I'm really sorry you're having such a hard time; this hasn't been an easy road for you guys at all. Hugs to you all from here and congrats on the new little one on the way!

Danielle!! You're pregnant too! How exciting, even if it's unexpected.

We're doing well here in Germany. Katy's growing (you can see her on our blog linked below) and doing well except this darn speech delay. With how much I talk you'd think she'd HAVE to be talking by now; or maybe she just can't get a word in edge-wise! Ryan FINALLY has a job he enjoys so he's decided to stay in (as long as the military lets him) and make a career of it.

I'm glad to hear a few updates from some of our "alumni" out there. I miss you guys!

Jenn

Post by Rye » Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:44 pm

Mary was your husband involuntary seperated because if so you are eligible for TAMP. You would think that being in the military and having that training it wouldn't be so hard to get a job good luck to you and your husband.

Transitional Assistance Management Program



The Transitional Assistance Management Program (TAMP) provides 180 days of transitional health care benefits to certain uniformed services members and their families, if the sponsor is:

Involuntarily separating from active duty under honorable conditions

A National Guard or Reserve member separating from active duty for a period of more than 30 consecutive days in support of a contingency operation

Separating from active duty following involuntary retention (stop-loss) in support of a contingency operation

Separating from active duty following a voluntary agreement to stay on active duty for less than one year in support of a contingency operation

For those who qualify, the 180-day TAMP period begins upon the active duty sponsor's separation. During TAMP, sponsors and family members are eligible to enroll in TRICARE Prime, TRICARE Prime Overseas or use TRICARE Standard and Extra or TRICARE Standard Overseas.

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