For those of you that think this has turned into a baby picture blog... lately you're just about right. But I promise to try not to make it JUST a baby picture blog. So, here's some other news... it's BIG new for us and you may have already heard it, but if not here it is.
As you may have heard Stephen was involuntarily recalled to active duty, which was going to mean a third tour to Iraq or a tour to Afghanistan. Well, in the process of trying to decide what to do, he called up a former Marine Corps boss, who he really liked, looking for advice. During the conversation, this boss mentioned that there was a possibility Stephen could join a reserve unit, stationed in... of all places... Hawaii! Well, as of several days ago, Stephen is now an official member of this IMA unit. As long as he remains in the unit for 12 months, he will not have to go to Iraq or Afgh. He will serve in this unit about 2 or 3 weeks, twice a year! His first session is scheduled for August. It's suppose to be for about 2 weeks in Hawaii...and guess what??!!! He has decided to take his personal maid, cook, masseuse, and buddy along too! And he's also bringing the little assistant along! In case you missed it... that's Clara and me. :-)
What a difference this all is from looking at another tour in Iraq. A lot of people were praying... and what a wonderful answer! Thank You Lord Jesus!