Wednesday, March 10, 2010

There are a few of my favorite (Army) things...

10.  Black Silks--perfect for keeping me warm when I go skiing next week.

9.  Army slang--hooah, roger, over, out, at ease--the list is endless, and I love them all, especially when coming out of the mouth of my handsome Soldier.

8.  DFAC--where else can you eat so inexpensively?  I remember when we got to Germany and got stuck at 21st replacement, I couldn't wait to go there three times a day.  My husband thinks I am insane.

7.  Tricare--While there are a lot of unfortunate stories out there, and they didn't cover Ab's visual therapy, they have covered everything else that we have tried, and without question.  After three kids, I had nothing but great medical treatment, and only one cost me $20, the other two were free!

6.  PT & cadence--If you don't like the sight of men running in formation and singing cadence or marching and calling cadence, then there must be something wrong with you.  Ummm....I had to ask Gunner which one was which.

5.  I'm sure there's a technical name for this shirt, but Gunner and his buddies call it the "spidey shirt".


4.  Reunions--Deployments aren't ideal, and after 4 years of them, I can assure you, that a reunion is better than anything else.  :)

3.  Full battle rattle--It may be heavy for him, it may be a little uncomfortable, but the sight of Gunner in his full battle rattle.......love it!



2.  Brown towels--You don't like them?  They are the perfect size for my hair!  I love that they aren't so heavy, so I don't feel like my neck is breaking under the weight of the towel and my soaking wet curly hair.  They dry quickly, so are great for the pool, and they fit Junior perfectly after his bath, but don't soak up all the water off of him, which is not good for his eczema.  (You want to lube him up when he is wet, to lock in the moisture)  I heart brown Army towels.


1.  The OLD Army PT shirts--I love, love, love them.  They are soft, warm, comfortable, and remind me of a time when Gunner wasn't deployed all the time.  I wear them to workout in, sleep in, hang out in.  Forget what Oprah says, these ARE the perfect tee.



Of course there are always the ideals that Gunner holds true such as pride, patriotism, honesty, integrity, brotherhood, etc., but most of all I love that he has dedicated his life to not only his family, but to ideas that most people can't even fathom.

But I really love those brown towels.

15 comments:

Ashley said...

What a fun list...I agree with numbers 1-10!

Gypsy at heart said...

I asked Gunner about the heavy "battle rattle" he has to carry...in the extreme heat....moving fast....and he said he would rather have it than not. I wonder if he will know what retirement is when the time comes.....

Allison @ I heart Change said...

I love your list. And old PT shirts. They are wonderful.

Austin Army Wife said...

I can not agree more with PT shirts, Tricare, reunions, and battle rattle... OH and the Spidey shirts - mine def looks hot in it, and it's great because we know that it will keep them safer.
not sure the difference between singing and callling cadence... but, I'm ok with it either way!

Mary Madeline said...

This made me laugh!!! Don't forget about the Army song!! I love the Army song!!

d.a.r. said...

This post made me laugh!!! Love those old PT shirts. Except Z is 11 inches and 100lbs more than I am, so his are like dresses on me!

Jeannette said...

I LOVE cadence!!!! The Army hospital my son was born at wasn't the best but God bless tricare for making the whole ordeal free. And battle rattle is HOT! OMG! I had to try sooo hard not to tackle DH at AIT when I saw him in it... holding his rifle. Makes me feel so safe. Very cute list indeed. I'll have to try those brown towels on little bit and my hair sometime. How perfect that he happens to have two extras laying around? lol

Julie the Army Wife said...

My husband always thought it was weird I wanted to go to the DFAC...lol

And I totally agree about homecomings. LOVE them!!!

Tricare can be a pain but so glad we have it. My oldest before the army cost us $1,000 to have. My youngest cost us about $55 and that was to pay for private room in the hospital and a CD for the ultrasound.

dutchgirl (Ellen) said...

You know I love brown towels, just washed a bunch of them today. And I heart cadence too! I really miss that about Ft. Benning.

Laura said...

I love the old PT clothes...I have Air Force and Army ones that the three sons gave to me when they had to change over to the new stuff...I wear mine every day to do my work outs...LOVE EM!

Laura, A Military Mom

The Mrs. said...

ooooh I should try this....

I love me flyboy's pt sweats. They are huge but soooooooooo comfy.

cbsmom said...

Just found your blog, love it! Love this list, especially brown towels. I use them for everything! We just had our latest reunion two days ago, so I'm still a bit giddy!

Lemon Stand said...

You crack me up.... but you forgot reveille... My girls all wear Daddy's t-shirts to bed which becomes a problem when you have as many daughters as we do when it comes time to find them. (Then they have them all stretched out from pulling their knees up under them!

The Perfect Trio said...

You've inspired me to put together my own list....

I think I threw out all of DH's old Amry PT's...kinda sad about that now.

Never been to DFAC. I feel I must give it a try.

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