Thursday, October 21, 2010

Questions we want to know

Dave send Aron a list of questions we wanted to know. Once again he gave him mulitple choice. But I am just writting what Aron said.

1. What time do you go to bed?

2. What time do you get up?
Between 4 &5 am

3. What part of yor body hurts the most? We asked this cause he was having some trouble with his elbow before he left. He said his legs. (which is better then his elbow)

4. Are things getting easeir?
A little

5. Do you get yelled at a lot?
Sometimes- The platoon, not me usuallly.

6. Do you have any free time at all?
A few minutes

7. Do you get along with the other recruits?

8. What do you miss most from home?
Oreo's- sleeping in- golf- Ipod
Aron wrote #1 FAMILY & TANIA and then he circled the rest.

9. Did you have to see a doctor and dentist?
How may cavities? 0 How many shots? too many to count

10. What will be hard to pass or qualify on?
Physical Tests- Written tests- Marksmenship- None
He said I really have no clue yet

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Phase 1 Questionnaire

Dave sent Aron this questionnaire. With having little or no time to really write he thought it would be easier if he wrote him the questions and gave him options to choose from. So here it is. Keep in mind this was done in the first few weeks of boot camp. so I'm sure his opion will change with the next questionnaire. Enjoy!

1. How bad do your feet hurt?
none- bad- real bad- they are numb

A: Bad, Lot's of running

2. Are these guys in your platoon?
Castle- Fede- Neither (these guys Aron got to know while still here in PV while attending PT which is Physical training)

A: Castle & Fede~ Awesome!

3. Is boot camp harder than you thought?
No- yes- heck yes!

A: Heck yes~ Do everything impossibly fast

4. Where are you compared to other guys in physical fitness?
back of the pack- front of the pack- middle of the pack

A: middle of the pack

5. Hows the food?
Ok- good- great- bad- aweful

A: Ok~ Not that I have time to taste

6. How many push ups have you done?
A few- a lot- tons- infinity

A: infinity

7. How are the DI's?
Ok- kind and loving- ball busters

A: Ball busters~ I hate them!

8. Are you still glad you joined?
No- kind of- yes- not sure

A: Kind of~ Letters! And reassurance of Tania helps a whole lot!

9. How tired are you?
I'm not- A little- A lot- to tired to know

A: A lot

10. How much time off do you get on Sundays?
All day- couple hours- Almost none

A: Almost none~ Church. That's it.

11. Have you been issued a M-16?
Yes- No

A: Yes~ An m16A4

12. Have any guys beed dropped or quit?
None- a couple- a bunch

A: A bunch~ Started with 120 now 78

Monday, October 18, 2010

"The challenge"

Aron's second letter came with a challenge. He told us to get the following and see if we could eat it in 6-8 minutes.

1 piece of chicken
1 scoop of mashed potatoes
2 spoon fulls of vegatables
2 scoops of peanut butter
1 scoop of salad
2 pieces of fruit
2 slices of bread
2 cookies
1 glass of milk or water

He has to eat this 3 times a day! Although I'm sure the food may vary this is what we had. Enjoy the video's and pictures! We had fun doing the challenge. I can't wait for him to get home and see the video's.
We each got 8 minutes to eat our food. The video's are not of all 8 minutes. The hardest food to get down had to be the peanut butter and the bread.

Placement of the winners were.........
1st: Dave
2nd: Marcus
3rd: Ryan
4th: Tania
5th: Michael
6th: Chris

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Friday, October 15, 2010

My Challenge

I know this will totally break your heart
Before Aron went into bootcamp I thought about something that I wanted to give up. I thought I would try it since he will be giving up a lot more then just 1 thing for 3 long months.
So I choose soda. I'm not a big soda drinker but I do enjoy it every once in awhile.
So as of today it's been a month since I have had one. Believe me I have had my fare share of cravings for one but I have done good so far.
I am however a ice cream addict! There is NO way I would be able to give that up. It's a fun challenge. Here's to 2 more months! Cheers.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Happy Anniversary

18 years ago I married my best friend. The love of my life. I could not of asked for anything more. I have been blessed!
We went to Lynx Lake Cafe where we had German food. It was really good. Then we went to Yavapia College to watch Prescott's Got Talent.
Then the next day I went golfing with Dave at Stone Ridge. Well he golfed, I drove the cart!!
Here is to another great 18 years!!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Aron

Happy 19th Birthday Aron
(your were 16 in this picture)
Today you turn Marine bootcamp! I hope that your day is a happy one. Although I'm sure it will be full of of workouts, screaming and push ups. This day you will never forget. Spending it somewhere other then home. But I sure hope you know that we are thinking about you.
We love you so much!
Happy birthday Aron, sending you lot's of love, hugs and prayers.

Monday, October 4, 2010

O-R-E-O cookies & tears

Oh, oh, oh, ice cold milk
and an Oreo cookie
They forever go together,
what a classic combonation,
when a dark, delicious cookie,
meets an icy cold sensation,
like the one and only creamy,
crunchy, chocolate, o-r-e-o!
Yesterday I went grocery shopping and it was the first real BIG trip I have done since Aron has left. When you shop you have a lot of thinking time. I started seeing things that reminded me of him and I started to get a bit sad. Aron is in L-O-V-E with O-R-E-O cookies!
I went to Safeway and saw oreo cookies. I went to Albertsons and saw oreo cookies. Then I went to Fry's and saw oreo cookies. UGH!!
I was trying to keep it together and almost lost it when I saw Tania. I was just quite and had lost my mind when I gave the cashier the wrong stack of coupons. Every coupon she asked did you get this? Did you get that? I just stopped and said I'm sorry my mind is elsewhere. Here is the correct stack of coupons. Then Tania asked me if I was alright and I just lost it. Right there in the store. In front of everyone. The poor cashier lady looked at me and asked me if I was alright. The she looks at Tania who now has started to cry. Then the cashier looks at Aron's friend who is bagging at the next station and Riley says, I didn't do it. That's when we kinda started to laugh.
Tania took my grocery's out for me and we chatted a bit. I just wonder if the tears will ever end. I'm sure they will at some point. Or at least I hope they do. A lot of this emotion comes from missing him. His birthday is Thursday and then there's Thanksgiving. All of it without him.
I can't WAIT for Dec 16th!! 73 more days!!