Monday, May 31, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Eric's Promotion

Monday, May 24th was an awesome day in the Danko Household....Eric was promoted to Major in the United States Army!!!! This is a wonderful accomplishment and very much deserved.

This is his cake...chocolate cake with chocolate mousse and raspberry filling.
It was gone as soon as I cut it!!!
The whole spread
Us and his cake...YUMMY!!!
The promotion took place in front of the clinic...thankfully the rain held off.

Colonel Barber pinning him on the right side and I'm pinning the left.
Reaffirming his oath.

Danea's husband, Paul, is in the residency with Eric. She came out to the big shindig to prepare for Paul's big day in January. Thanks for coming meant a lot!
My parents were a huge help! I'm so glad they were able to come out and share the excitement with us. Thanks again mom and you!!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Looking Forward

About one year from now, we will be gearing up to move. I can say that, but we all know that nothing is definite with the military until we have orders in hand. That doesn't mean I can't "look forward"

We've had a very exciting and fun filled 6 years here and we'll hit 7 years before we leave. We bought our first house, 2 deployments, 2 kids, a great job (for me), adding onto our house, and great friends. These are some things I'm looking forward to in the next year or year and a half.

BIGGER house with a pantry, indoor laundry room, 2 car garage, and hopefully a bonus room.
Hopefully closer to family whether that be in the midwest or the west.
Hopefully a location that has a good school system.
Hopefully somewhere with milder summers and more exciting winters

I'm busily planning Eric's promotion party that is on the 24th. He has worked very hard and has earned every benefit that comes with this promotion. My parents are coming in town to celebrate with us. Their help will be greatly appreciated!!! I'm also getting involved in some volunteer work with the Officer's Spouse's Club!!! This fall will be very busy with the membership drive I have to organize as well as the boys starting preschool and Eric beginning the last year of his residency. One year down, one more to go. We have survived the first year and Eric has done very well. I can only hope the second year goes just as well!!!!

I'm looking forward to all the things we have coming up! As stressful as it is to move (PCS) I'm very MUCH looking to moving to our next duty summer can't come soon enough.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Beautiful May Day!


The boys call this "pee like both" meaning they go potty together.

Playdoh on the back deck on a beautiful day!
Jade and Rena have been digging the HECK out of my back yard....thanks to these little moles. This is the third one she's brought me in the last few weeks. The other 2 were deceased, but this one was still alive. I scooped it up gently with a shovel and let it gently fly over the back of the fence into the woods. Notice how many times I said gently. After he took flight, I rewarded Jade with a few treats. She treated it like her own little was kinda cute, but also creepy!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Smart Kids

All is well in the Danko house! Not much new to share or tell...other than the fact that Connor figured out how to unlock my ipod touch, turn the pages of apps, find a game, start it and play it. SO funny...Eric managed to get him to do it on video. Enjoy! Be sure to listen very carefully to what Connor says. He's so funny! These kids are seriously too smart for their own good...and mine!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Strawberry Pickin'

The boys and I went to pick fresh strawberries with some friends...

Connor, Brea, Reese, and Brandon
LOOK...let's start THERE!
Brandon picking some berries....
...and eating them...
...Connor eating them...
...and picking them...
Brandon was looking for the ones that weren't SQUISHY
Connor pulling off the top to pop it in his mouth!
It's a good one, MOM!
Itty bitty berry
They are SO good right off the vine...a little dirt and all!!!

Brandon wanted to carry a he carried Tara's while Connor carried ours...

Come on guys! Time to go!
Connor carrying our bucket...
and Brandon dragging Tara's...carrying berries is HARD work!
The whole clan...Reese, Connor, Brandon, Brea and Gage!
Thank you Pilson's Strawberry Farm...we'll be back in a few weeks!!!!