Santa Ana Canyon Fires – Saturday Update

Here is an update of what was going on Saturday.  One relative had to evacuate and two others had the cars packed as the fires forced evacuations in the next neighborhood.  Luckily, no one was hurt and all their homes were untouched.  Makes you believe in the value of Luck….and maybe a guardian angel….


Kim Earns Her Third Stripe!

Watch out world, here I come!

Watch out world, here I come!

Yes everyone, it’s official.  As of October 2nd, almost at the end of her first tour of duty in Iraq, Kim has been promoted to a Sergeant! She has been looking forward to this for some time.  Here are the pictures of the event directly from Iraq.  Eventually her feet will get back on the ground and she will find her next focus.  You just never know where she will put her efforts next.  She has worked very hard and lately, every time we would get in touch with her, she always had to get back to her books to get ready for the “boards”.  We are all very proud of her accomplishment and wish her the best.  It’s hard to believe she has been in the Army for just over three years.  She has spent time in Missouri, Arizona, Germany and now Iraq.  When she finishes in Iraq this November, she will go back to Germany for a few months and then be reassigned to a station in Colorado.  It will be nice to have her back in the states and closer to home (and family).

Nicely done Sergeant Stavros…….We love you (and keep safe!)