Whew, I never thought this week would get over but it did and it is now officially the weekend! WOOT WOOT! Although I am at Sheppard Air Force Base so I don't have to much, well anything actually going on which is why I am here writing right now on a FRiday afternoon. I might be going to the Ghengis Grill when my buddy Parkinson gets done with his tattoo but it will probobly be to late for dinner then but im going to take the chance and wait. So I passed all of my PC's (Progress Checks) this week AND my room inspection Tuesday. So I flew under the radar for the week which was a good thing. So right now I am listening to Disney music (the wishes fireworks show to be exact) telling myself I would do ANYTHING to be there right now instead of here. It's ok though, I will be there in Feb I hope. I miss it down there so much, I haven't even been to Orlando itself in almost a year, that is NOT natural for me! Grrrrr. Anyways I will just listen to my "Wishes" show and do exactly that, wish I was there. So today is October 1st meaning I turn 24 in 20 days from now. Wow, 24. What good comes with 24? Definetly not wisdom haha. It's ok because that means that Lauren will be here in 21 days! We will definetly be partying it up big time in Dallas for the good ol 24. The plans are to go to speedzone and Fright Night at Six Flags but other than that we have no plans but to drink and have a good time! Oh so PT got changed to the afternoons now so no more 3:50 in the morning PT!! I am very very excited for that! Writers block....um...OH YAH! Guess what?! Chicken butt! Hahaha no but really life is ok right now, not great but not bad, just in the middle. I miss the hell out of my friends and family and hate not being able to be there for them, especially Lauren when she has had a rough day, when they need me. I just have to keep telling myself that I will be home for good in Feb, home for good in Feb. I just wish I could have gone to Keesler, it is only like 2 hours from the house AND they have CASINOS! Hahaha, no that would have been bad, I would have gone bankrupt fast! Time will fly, i know it will and before I know it I will be at home, relaxing on the beach, with a bush whacker and my baby beside me. MMmmmmm. So im giving serious thought now to selling the bike and getting a Jeep Wrangler, what do you think? Oh and Lauren seems to have gotten down to business on our wedding and has picked the Officer's Club at the Naval Base. I think it's a great choice and it's cool because im enlisted and i'll be able to go and chill inside an officer's club haha. Take that medal collectors! So I am very excited to make miss Lauren Novatka Mrs. Lauren Volheim, I cant wait till May when I get to say, I do. I love her so much, with all of my heart, mind, and soul. You are so strong and incredible baby! I LOVE YOU!! Oh and two final things, on a serious note I would like to salute all those who serve in the military, no matter what branch. I never realized how dedicated and proud a group could be until I joined. It takes a lot of courage, strength, will, and power to do this job which is why I thank you all for standing tall next to me. And one last thank you to all of the families, wives, husbands, fiances, brothers, and sisters for being strong at home while your loved one's go off into the military. You all are just as strong if not stronger than some of us mentally. It takes a lot to let a family member go for a long period of time and have to deal with it. So I want to thank you all as well for your service, especially my little brother and sister Shawn and Brittany and my mom and dad Jennifer and Darren. Thank you guys so much for being strong and keeping your heads up. I love you all so much. Ok im going to cut out now and try to find SOMETHING to do..thanks everyone for reading today's "exciting" events haha. And baby, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!! Stay strong and keep your chin up, I will be home soon enough to help with Natty and the apartment!
-A1C Stephen "Goofy" Volheim