Almost a month ago my husband reenlisted in the U.S. Army. It seems appropriate to share this post today, because the terrorist attacks that happened on September 11, 2001 have very much affected our family. My husband probably would have enlisted anyway, for several reasons, but it would be a very different career. It's likely that he never would have been to Iraq or Afghanistan (or Kuwait, Qatar, etc). He also feels that without 9/11 he would be an almost entirely different person than he is today. He loves what he does, and I am so proud of him. We both feel good about the decision to sign a contract for another six years.
Afterward, we ate lunch. Then went to a miniature golf place and played 17 holes with D's mom (we skipped one hole because we were getting tired). It was the girls' second time mini-golfing with me and Grandma, but the first time that Daddy came, too. We only had L hit her ball a few times because she was happy to simply watch everyone else play, and walk onto the areas where she wasn't supposed to be. When we were done an employee took this photo. I like all of the mural walls (you thought this was a real lake, didn't you).