Thursday, July 30, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The 1st Battalion, 128th Infantry, currently serving in Iraq as part of the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, recently was selected as the top battalion in the nation's National Guard, the military announced Monday.
The battalion will receive the Walter T. Kerwin Jr. Award for Readiness and Training as the outstanding National Guard unit for 2009. The award, given to one battalion each year, will be presented in October at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army in Washington, D.C. An award ceremony also is planned in Iraq.
"It's a huge honor," said Maj. Dan Walsh of Eau Claire, rear detachment commander for the 128th. "The families should be very proud and reassured that these soldiers who are serving overseas are serving among the best."
The battalion is about midway through a one-year mobilization that began in February. Its mission involves training Iraqi corrections officials to run their own corrections facilities.
Monday, July 27, 2009
Today, I tried to add some supports for my tomato plants in the raised bed garden, never thought I'd be complaining that the tomato plants are too big, but they bent the tomato cages right over to the ground!! Crazy. I harvested about 5 cucumbers today and half dozen cherry tomatoes.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Balsam Firs that I planted in April are doing well.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I spent the night at Kris & Lora's last night so I could babysit Anders while they went to a wedding. He's getting to be such a little boy now, not so much a baby.
He is so interested in everything that is going on.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
We had other visitors too. This lovely lady stopped by on Monday evening.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Michael Perry and the Long Beds
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Wanda & Lora in the very cool glasses while Anders chills out.
I spent the 4th of July at our Sand Castle cabin Up North in Gordon Township with my nephew Kris and his wife Lora and my buddy Anders. It was so nice up there, perfect weather. This cabin is rustic in that there is no electricity or plumbing, but...we have a very nice propane set up with fridge, stove and lights off a small tank, not to mention a hot water maker for showers. We even have an indoor porta potty for nighttime trips. Pretty sweet!
Anders and Dad hanging out.
Anders tries out the cool shades.
Thanks Mary Jo and Craig for your hospitality. It is so nice to have friends close to the Sand Castle!