December 13, 2013

Jason and I got up early this morning, with the intention of Jason going to formation, and then on to the "regularly" scheduled classes, that are frequently a part of Friday formations. When we got to Balboa, and only a few guys were there, Jason knew something was up. He contacted his section leader and found out that there was no formation today, and that the only thing to worry about was the Holiday Party going on tonight over at the Crown Plaza. I was going to attempt to get in a bike ride, but that wasn't going to be happening this time.

What we decided to do was to head back to the house and just go to a movie. Jason wanted to get over to The Men's Warehouse, but it was still too early for that, and besides, the new Hobbit movie was out, Desolation of Smaug. If you're in to Tolkien stories you won't be disappointing with movie. It followed the Hobbit very closely, and they didn't attempt to put too much of the story into one movie. The down side is that the movie, itself, is quite long, and by the time you see the credits you are probably going to need to find your way to the restroom.

After the movie we went back to The Men's Warehouse, where he bought a couple of new shirts. Actually he only bought one shirt and the second shirt was "free." It was now past noon so we decided to grab some lunch and then just kick back at home. I went to get the girls at about 15:10 (3:10pm), and had them back at the house by 15:35 (3:35pm). Why this is important is because at 16:00 a Christmas party, for the Marines, was going to begin at the Crown Plaza Hotel, and we didn't want to be too late. As it turned out we managed to get there at close to 17:00, just before the dinner was served. The party was very exciting, especially for the girls, but I'm afraid it was a bit tiring on Jason. This has been a busy week, and the party was just a bit more than he needed. We did stay for a couple of hours, and had a good time, though we did seem to leave prior to most of the other folks.

There was a nice raffle type door prize, set up for the kids, and both Stacy and Jackie each won. I told them that because it was Christmas presents they would have to wait until then to actually open them. I don't think they were particularly happy with that directive, but they were pretty excited to see the presents. Tomorrow is going to be spent pretty much just at the house. I think I may go grocery shopping with the girls, and let Jason just rest. Thank you for all the continued support and prayers. Take care and stay positive.

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