Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Red Empire Week 2017

Today kicked off 7th Special Forces Group's Red Empire Week! Ezra and I joined Auston on base and were given a sneak peek into some of the cool things that the soldiers do. There were about 2 dozen tanks that we were allowed to climb in, live dog demonstrations, machine guns that we could shoot (without ammo, of course!), and tons of booths to visit.

5 soldiers Halo jumped from 10,000 feet in the air and landed on their feet. No matter how many times I witness this, I will always be blown away that they can hop out of an airplane and walk away unscathed.

Auston and I have been ships in the night as he gears up for deployment. I assumed that the Army would lighten his workload or give him some time off before he shipped out, but I was sorely mistaken. The past few weeks, he has had to show up earlier, stay later, and often goes days without seeing Ezra. Since that's the season of life we're in right now, I'll take family time any way I can get it.

Oh, and you can blame Auston for the Patty Melt sticker on Ezra's forehead. What can I say... dad's gonna dad.

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