Wednesday, July 22, 2009


What wonderful day it was today. Bright and sunny. I spent it with my eldest son, his fiance' and my dear daughter.
Jake and Kat picked us up for a very special occasion today. You see my Jake was reenlisting into the A.F reserves for 6 years or until his active duty paperwork comes through. We pray that is soon. So I witnessed him taking the oath to protect us all once again. It was a very proud moment for this old Mom. The Colonel even thanked ME? for helping our son to do this. I thought that was very nice of him. I told him I had no choice. He was gone the second his Dad placed him the cockpit of a F-4 when he was a wee lad of only 3.
If this wasn't enough excitement for the day. Our dear son then took us all on a tour of the Jet you see above. Inside and out. It was so wonderful to see and have him tell us all the things he does. There is a little hatch at the very top of this HUGE plane and they call it the birds eye. You see the top of the plane and all the engines from there. He let us peek out of it and then told us he frequently walks on the top of the plane. OMG? What? That scared me but said they wear safety lines so it they fall they won't hit the ground. You can't believe how big this plane is. Let us put it this way. A 747 looks tiny in comparison. Even showed us where the troops jump out and how they pack the airplane. It was so neat. My Dear Hubby and Dad used to work on this plane as well. So very neat to know about. So it meant all the more to me. Each doing a different job but Jake told me everything each generation did.

I didn't think it would happen today due to the Rodeo as they call it. It is where planes/crews from all over the world and states come and compete for the best crew. My hubby's unit has won several times while he was in and he still has his coins. They give them a coin with the date and best crew. This test is for war readiness. Everything from timing to, emergency service to take off and landing. Very hard judges. It is a honor to be part of this crew. In a few days Jake will know how his unit( his dad's old unit) will fair. I hope they win. Like Father, like son.

I decided after all that we needed to celebrate. so I took the clan to dinner at Red Robin. We had wonderful food and all had Raspberry/watermelon Spritzers. No alcohol although I thought about it! LOL

So that was my excitement for awhile. back to cleaning the house and a bit of dolly making.
Have a wonderful week. Ya never know what you might do next. mmmmmmmmmmmm what could I do to top that? Could be fun finding out.. hee hee


Tolentreasures said...

How proud you must be! What an amazing son!

Love Red Robin also...freckled lemonade is my favorite, although I am in a bit of a rut and need to try something else.


~GoldieLoo Woodworks~ said...

Wow this is so neat.I know how proud you are and I would be too.

Phillane E'lee said...

Cathy, you will love the watermelon spritzer. try it or the peach one. Yummmy!
Thank you sweetie. I am very proud.

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Pam!
I am just as proud as punch. He is a great son,man and will be a very doting father and husband.
Have a wonderful day

~Tonya said...

I bet you were over joyed with your son! Wow, walking thru time is what you did. So neat that he could tell you all about it.

I bet you all have a picture perfect day.

Thanks for sharing.

Phillane E'lee said...

Yep, Tonya.
You are right. I did walk through time and it was wonderful.
Thank you sweetie.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Pattee said...

I love your blog ...
But I'm going to follow you on my original blog...
I hope you come to visit me there.

Pattee said...

Did I tell you I love your dolls!!! I do!

Phillane E'lee said...

Thank you Patty,
That is so very sweet of you! I so appreciate the kind words. As well as you taking the time to pop in and see what is up with me.
I will stop by soon I promise!

Monkey-Cats Studio said...

Hey asked about how I keep my p clay wet...if you mean paperclay I keep it in the original wrapper and then put it in a freezer ziplock (quart size, press out the extra air, and it keeps fine. If you mean the fastmache I don't keep it overnight. I make things out of it until it is all used up because it loses its elasticity over a 24-hour period. Hope that helps.

Great post about your son Pea!!!!