Friday, December 19, 2008


I don't know if it's a drawback or a benefit, but when you're a military family you never know where your kids will spend their formative years.

Ben was clueless about the U.S. because he had lived in Germany from the time he was 18 months until he was 5 and a half. He had never seen a commercial before.

Liam has only known Fort Meade, Maryland. On one of our first trips onto post after moving down here, he asked where the president's helicopter was (we saw Marine One land near the commissary in Maryland on a few occasions). He thinks going to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History is a right, not a privilege. He has seen the Kennedy's grave site more often than Maria Shriver.

Amelia has also only known Maryland, but she's younger and still easily influenced.

Georgia is getting to her.

All week she's been calling me Mama in a very Elvis-like accent.

Yesterday she said she wanted a truck. When I asked her why, she said it was so her dog could ride in the back.

This morning she started saying y'all.

Things can only go down hill from here.

Please let us move before she's 16...


  1. I served a mission in George and I didn't stop saying y'all for a long.

  2. soon she'll be askin' for some sweet tea and rollin in the mud with them dogs in the peach orchards. :) good luck with that one. P.S. Encourage the accent! That would be sweet.

  3. She is just a delicate little southern belle. I too think that you should encourage the accent.

  4. I'm sorry, I just can't respond right now, because I'm too busy shaking violently from looking at that mullet

  5. I knew I'd get that little Magnolia Princess the minute that I met her!!

    Bless your heart Brandi, you can't help yourself.

  6. LOL! Please tell Mullet man was a picture found on the internet and not your neighbor. :D

  7. Mrs. D., I'm going to have nightmares now. Thanks. That mulleted southern boy scared me. It was like a Paul Williams, Steven Seagal Clown Mutant. I'll be shivering in the corner on lithium. Okay?


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