Saturday, October 23, 2010

ok... another update!

So last night, after I had already posted my update on Dima, I stumbled upon this photo on the 31st MEU's facebook page...
101022-N-5538K-166 - REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES (Oct. 22, 2010) -- 1stLt. Dimitri Stepanoff, left, assigned to the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 262 (Reinforced), 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit unloads relief aid supplies from a Ch-46E Sea Stallion with the help of a Philippine national. HMM-262 (REIN) helicopters were used to provide initial bilateral relief assistance to isolated coastal areas that suffered severe damage due to Super Typhoon Juan (international name Megi). The assistance from the 31st MEU comes at the request of the government of the Philippines, and U.S. Marines and Sailors worked side by side with the Armed Forces of the Philippines to distribute aid. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Casey H. Kyhl)

Its so exciting to see things like this! Sure am glad for technology. Even though we have had very little communication since he left, I am grateful for when we have spoken and for photos like this! Literally 2 minutes after i stumbled upon this I got a call from him too! I hadn't heard from him in about a week so it was great to hear his voice! He was happy to hear about the photo and asked me to post it for others to see.

So today was a low key day, but I did get my 25 week photo done by my neighbor and friend Louise! Boy is that baby getting big! He is 8.5-9 inches in length from head to butt at this point... wow! I remember when he was the size of a poppy seed! Can't believe that in about 14 weeks, I will be a mommy! wow this pregnancy is flying by! I am not nearly close to ready with the nursery or other baby supplies!