They hadn't been off base since October so they were super easy to please. Driving with the windows down was a big hit and a stop at Starbucks for coffee earned so many "thank you's" and "this day is the best" that I made a mental note to start thinking about and appreciating the little things more.
Then we relaxed watching Zombieland (one of my personal favorites) while they did some facebooking (as a facebook junkie myself - I understand the need for frequent status updates). Chris is a drummer so he took a minute to teach the boys a thing or two. Although I think Bradyn was too busy dancing to absorb any of the technique.
Thank you Chris and Adam for spending your day with our family! And all you other servicemembers and your families, the ones we didn't get to spend the day with... Thank you. Thank you for your service and thank you for your sacrifice.
If your looking for a way to support our troops and our veterans - here are a few ideas:
1 - San Antonio residents check the Operation Homecooking Website early November 2011 to sign up to host a servicemember
2 -Support a Military Family through Operation Homefront. Watch their website for 'current needs'.
3 - Know a military family with a deployed member? Take them a treat on Veterans Day as a thank you and ask what you can do to make things easier.
4 - Help a deployed single-service member by taking care of their pet while they are gone; get involved with a Pet Foster Care program.
5 - Vote. Don't let them sacrifice for naught. Be a good citizen and do your part to protect the freedoms our service-people have fought and died for.
There are many more ways you can show your support, be creative.
If you want to see more of Adam and Chris check out this video.Who am I? My name is Ferg_e and I am a mom on a mission. My mission is to make this world a better place for my son Bradyn to grow up in. In this segment for the San Antonio Current I will blog twice per month about local and national initiatives aimed at making the world a better place for all of us. If you want to see more of me, hop on over to my blog where I write about social causes, epilepsy awareness and our personal journey from chaos to calm in the middle of epilepsy, divorce and life.