Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The beautiful parts of Afghanistan

I recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan from October 2009 - April 2010. While I was there I had the opportunity to travel around a bit and see some beautiful places. Most of these pictures are from Bamiyan, where the Buddha's are. I just think the news doesn't always capture how beautiful the countryside out there is, because they are too busy showing all of the tragedy. They architecture was absolutely incredible, considering that they built it thousands of years ago.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Loch Nessie

This is Nessie's namesake...and for all you doubters out there, yes the Loch Ness monster is real.

As promised yesterday, I broke out the external harddrive to find some pictures of Nessie when she was just a puppy - and boy was she cute!

She was a small terror for a while and as expected used those vicious little puppy teeth to get herself into some trouble. But it was all worth it and she's a wonderful,
energetic dog.

The picture of Nessie with Sean is actually on the day we picked her up, he was on duty. Nessie and I ventured to Ft. Meade so she could meet her dad! Not sure whether she's excited about moving to California or not, but she's gotta go either way. She will be spending a month with her grandparents and their FIVE dogs!

Nessie has a younger sister, Grayson - a small gray cat that we adopted. When we first got Grayson, Nessie was almost a year old and was pretty sure that Grayson would want to play together all the time....not so much. They get along pretty well though, and I think that Grayson misses Nessie when she's away at day camp. (I'll find some pictures of her later. You know how it is, you never take as many pictures of the second child!)