Monday, September 20, 2010

Operation Appreciation

A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of attending "Operation Appreciation", an event held to honor all of our Idaho Army National Guard soldiers and their families. The weather was great, and we all had a really good time. We were happy that my parents were able to attend, too. The main attraction by far was the multitude of "jump houses" that they had set up - - I think the boys did enough jumping for all of us, and had so much fun. There were also games, food, face painting, and as always, lots of great things for military families.

This event was the brain child of Lori Otter, the lovely wife of our governor, Butch Otter. That is Governor Otter above, in the blue shirt - - I was actually trying to get a picture of First Lady Otter (she's in the hot pink behind him) but couldn't quite catch her. I'll also add that I was dying to have my picture taken with Governor and Mrs. Otter, but couldn't get my date to go with me. I'm still kicking myself for not just doing it anyway.

After the family fun wound down, the boys headed for home with my parents, and Steve and I stayed to see Darryl Worley in concert. He had driven all night from Montana where he was on tour, to take part in the event.


  1. I have been lurking on this blog and your normal blog for awhile now, not sure how I came to it in the first place but have enjoyed following along because I am a military wife with 2 boys as well.

    We just got word of my husband's upcoming deployment (our first) on Friday - he leaves in Jan. for 230 days. I have had a lump in my throat ever since.

    I look forward to following your journey so I can gain some insight on how to help my boys come Jan.

  2. Hi Abby...I'm so glad you left a message. I'm going to send you an email ~H.


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