February 26, 2010

Driving Lessons

Yes, Victoria has started driving! I enjoy teaching her. We started out in empty parking lots and have moved on to our neighborhood and some back roads. Today as we were leaving out for another lesson, this is what transpired. (In Victoria's words.)

Daddy: "Ok, Victoria, you're going to back out of the driveway and go in that direction." (Mommy shifts uncomfortably) Victoria: "Ok!" (She adjusts seat, checks mirrors, fastens seatbelt, and puts her foot on the brake to shift into reverse) Car: "Vrrrrooooom!" (Mommy and Daddy jump ten feet.......) Victoria: "Oops! Wrong pedal. Ha ha ha!" Mommy: "If the car had been in drive we wouldn't have a garage door."

We got a good laugh out of it. Victoria is doing a really good job. I know I helped daddy grow some grey hairs, sorry! Now I get to pass on the knowledge. I am enjoying it!! Great memories are being made. One day I will tell her kids about when she was learning to drive. :-)

February 21, 2010

The Difference a Year Makes

It is hard to believe that one year ago today I was on my way from Kuwait to Iraq. I am sure that I ate some type of fast food from the DFAC before hopping on a C-17 headed to Iraq. Today has been a little different. We went to chapel for worship and then we came back to the house and I opened my birthday gift from Laura and Victoria. I loved my gift! From our R&R trip to Disney they made me a book of memories using our pictures. It is wonderful! I have looked at it a few different times today. To add to that, Laura made me one of my favorite meals. She fixed chicken spectacular, vegetable casserole and 5 cup salad. Great day! It is amazing the difference a year makes.