Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Sydney, too saved up and got a digital camera. Now she uses her creativity in her photography. Sydney is trying her best to survive the 7th grade. That's pretty much all we can ask for. Middle school is pretty harsh. But she is much more cheerful these days...usually. Good on ya, Syd!


Meghann got her own digital camera which she purchased with her own money and now I find all kinds of great pictures that she takes.
This ginormous grasshopper was fun to watch for awhile until we set him free.
Meghann and a banana tree leaf-peek-a-boo!
Meghann next to a picture of her when she was three years old. Where does the time go?
Meg is a freshman this year and is still adjusting to high school. She started seminary, too. I hear her teacher is outstanding:)
So proud of you, Meggie!

Air Force Turns 60

To commerate the 60th anniversary of the Air Force, Incirlik had an Air Force a hangar! I had been dreading it because it was bound to be so HOT. There is no air conditioning in a hangar. It was hot inside, but out on the flightline there was a beautiful breeze. We had a dinner, some entertainment and a speech from a 2 star general, followed by dancing.

I had to get a picture of Capt. Hawley and his lovely wife since they represented the Army in such style. (Do you recognize him without his surgical mask?)
Doug and his First Sergeant, Sgt. Mason looking mighty fine in their mess dress! We gave our friend, Chief Kuehnl a ride home and I felt it was neccessary to take a picture of her shirt after she took off her coat. It is a fun and cool tradition that a lot of people participate in to have a shirt made that is basically a "shirt mullet"- business in the front, party in the back.

Ten Years Old!!

On September 21 our furry babies turned ten. This was cool for lots of reasons. Mostly because back in May of 2006 when we found out Dinah had cancer we would have never thought she would make it this long. She showed us! Now with all of Abby's surgeries, we are lucky to have her with us too. So we celebrated by letting them have one can of wet food each. They were enthralled, having never had it before. They celebrated by not puking it back up! (Which was really more of a gift for me.) These two sisters have been with us since November of 1997 when we were stationed at Laughlin AFB in Texas. Meghann was 4 and Sydney was 2 when we got them. They have since moved with us from Texas to Illinois to Utah to Virginia and across the world to Turkey. True Air Force cats! They are more than pets to us, they are my furry babies. They are Meg and Syd's furry sisters. They bring out a side of Doug that I had never seen before. True, they barf everywhere and we have a layer of fur on everything, but it all evens out when they sit on my lap and purr and look at me with so much love in their eyes. So Happy Birthday Dinah and Abby!

Another toomah

Abby went and grew another lump right where the first one was. So we took her back in to have it removed by our illustrious vet, Army Capt. Hawley. That is a picture of him actually performing surgery on Abby- I guess there were photographers and a film crew there to catch him at work because the vet clinic here was just named the best in DOD. Pretty impressive. You can read about at Incirlik's home page and even see a video clip of him removing the mass if you so choose. So while her surgeon is great, the fact that she had another lump is not. He sent this one in to have it checked out. We are waiting for the results. Now Abby is back to her shaved look. She still knows how to kick back and relax though!