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"The heights by great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight. But they, while companions slept, were toiling upward in the night." "The Ladder of St. Augustine" ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

In town for CPAC

Regent Law's Admission office contacted me this week and asked me if I would like to go as a student representative to the CPAC conference in Washington D.C., February 9th - 11th. I was honored. It would entail missing two days classes, but they would cover all expenses, including travel costs, hotel costs, and food expenses. In turn, I would be required to man their booth at the conference and greet and answer questions from potential students about the school and my experience. Not a bad gig. Something right up my alley too - presenting a vision of something I believe in.

That will be the second weekend in a row I will be gone in February. The first weekend, I have a small part to play as a groomsmen in Knoxville, Tennessee. Caleb is getting married!! I am excited for him and Andrea. It also means I get to see my buddy again!! Does not happen often enough.

My family is currently on their way down to Fort Benning, Georgia. Brandon made it!! He graduates from Ranger School on Friday! He called me tonight to touch base. He sounded good and feels pretty good. His plans are to get some more schooling at Fort Benning before heading to his post in Hawaii sometime in April. Sounds like he has a slot in jump school as well. Wish I could be there for his graduation. My whole family is heading down. Gonna miss being with them. (However, I was the only one to make it to his graduation in Fort Lewis in Washington state.) GO ARMY!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Pictures from Georgia Visit

Hey all, here are some pics from my visit to see Matt, Katie, & Autumn (she is a cutie). Schwartz and the Moughon made the trip from D.C. as well. We had a good you can see.

Saturday we helped with some home improvement projects.

As you can see, Georgia still employs the idea behind the "chain gang".
(Actually Schwartz & the Moughon were planting trees for Katie.)

We also got to visit the flight museum in Warner Robins. Up, up and away goes Joel.

Schwartz looked like he was enjoying his first visit to the South.
Shooting the muzzle loader was very cool.

Of course, the highlight was meeting Autumn, now almost 4-months old.

Here is a better picture of Autumn.

Here we are, the four Amegos. We had a good time with the Thorntons.
Thanks Matt, Katie, & Autumn!!

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Signing on from Atlanta

I am currently in Warner Robbins visitng Matt, Katie & Autumn for the 3-day weekend. Schwartz and Joel flew in from D.C. this morning. I haven't seen them since I spent the night at their house last January, about a year ago. Too long! And I finally get to meet Autumn, who is 3 months old now. She is a cutie.

So far today, we have been to Home Depot to get some shelving material, and a lunch at Waffle House. Yum, yum. Back at the house, all of us pitched in with the home improvement projects. Matt and Joel worked on planting some small tree for Katie while she supervised. Matt was trimming hedges and I was putting together a small shelf to go above their couch to display pictures. Stopping right now for a brief respot and a hot cup of tea to kick this cold or whatever I have. I'll have to stick up some pictures later.

Autum is entertaining us all. Check in later.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Happy (late) New Years

Christmas break has come and gone already. I had a wonderful time at home seeing family, visiting with friends and simply enjoying the holiday festivities. Everyone made it home for Christmas, even my brother Brandon, who has successfully completed the first two phases of Army Ranger training. He had not been home since June, so it was good to have him back. Each year I wonder if it will be the last Christmas we will all be together as a family. Everybody is growing up so quickly.

Bringing in the New Year was pretty uneventful at home. Watched the ball drop in New York off the Tv, and put to good use the new ping pong table my Dad brought home the day after Christmas. The last thing I did before I left home was to soundly beat my little brothers in ping pong because I have a feeling that it is going to be harder next time I am home.

I am back now for the second semester, and trying to get back into the swing of things. It hasn't been too hard so far. They kept us in suspense as to our grades from our first semester till we got back. I could of done better in some classes, but at least I now have something to work with. :)