Today at my unit’s daily accountability formation, my First Sergeant had everyone 20 years old and younger raise their hand. Only about 15% of the formation raised their hands. He took the time to point out that the Army is getting younger and younger and that a majority of the soldiers would have been too young or not even born yet to remember September 11, 2001 besides what is covered on TV news every year. Granted I was only 9 years old on September 11 but I am able to remember exactly where I was, who I was with, what I was doing, and how I found out about the two planes the crashed into The World Trade Center and the additional plane that crashed near the Pentagon.
Last year today, if you were to ask me what I thought I would be doing on September 11, 2013, I would have told you that I would be preparing to deploy to Afghanistan at the beginning of 2014 and how excited I was to go! I would have NEVER thought that I would be almost done with clearing Fort Drum about to be medically retired from the Army with just over 2 years in the service. So I just wanted to take the time to remember everyone that we have lost in NYC, Washington D.C., Iraq, and Afghanistan over the past 12 years! I also want to ask everyone to pray for my brothers and sisters in arms who will be in harms way in a little over 4 and a half months!

Today at my unit’s daily accountability formation, my First Sergeant had everyone 20 years old and younger raise their hand. Only about 15% of the formation raised their hands. He took the time to point out that the Army is getting younger and younger and that a majority of the soldiers would have been too young or not even born yet to remember September 11, 2001 besides what is covered on TV news every year. Granted I was only 9 years old on September 11 but I am able to remember exactly where I was, who I was with, what I was doing, and how I found out about the two planes the crashed into The World Trade Center and the additional plane that crashed near the Pentagon.

Last year today, if you were to ask me what I thought I would be doing on September 11, 2013, I would have told you that I would be preparing to deploy to Afghanistan at the beginning of 2014 and how excited I was to go! I would have NEVER thought that I would be almost done with clearing Fort Drum about to be medically retired from the Army with just over 2 years in the service. So I just wanted to take the time to remember everyone that we have lost in NYC, Washington D.C., Iraq, and Afghanistan over the past 12 years! I also want to ask everyone to pray for my brothers and sisters in arms who will be in harms way in a little over 4 and a half months!


Completely dorky…I know! Bet going to start keeping a video diary and why not start on my 21st birthday?!?!?!? Enjoy…


A night with the grandparents!!!! I’m the same height as grandma!!! =D (at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater)

A night with the grandparents!!!! I’m the same height as grandma!!! =D (at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater)


I love dressing up!!!

I love dressing up!!!


I was in the area and had to pay my respect! RIP Sandy Hook (at Sandy Hook Elementary School)

I was in the area and had to pay my respect! RIP Sandy Hook (at Sandy Hook Elementary School)


Takes the frustration out of wrapping presents!!! The PX will do it for you! =D (at Fort Drum PX)

Takes the frustration out of wrapping presents!!! The PX will do it for you! =D (at Fort Drum PX)


It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!! Lol (at Bldg 4432 Hhbn Barracks)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!! Lol (at Bldg 4432 Hhbn Barracks)


He’s so cute!!! Now it’s time for me to join him! Nightie night world!  (at To Dream To Wish)

He’s so cute!!! Now it’s time for me to join him! Nightie night world! (at To Dream To Wish)


Silly Creampuff!!!!! (at To Dream To Wish)

Silly Creampuff!!!!! (at To Dream To Wish)


They are so cute!!! (at To Dream To Wish)

They are so cute!!! (at To Dream To Wish)


Here is my official Election Day post!!!! I sent my ballot on its merry way to California about 2 weeks ago!!!  (at Bldg 4432 Hhbn Barracks)

Here is my official Election Day post!!!! I sent my ballot on its merry way to California about 2 weeks ago!!! (at Bldg 4432 Hhbn Barracks)


Frost on the ground, on my car, and below freezing weather…WINTER IS HERE!!! (at Bldg 4432 Hhbn Barracks)

Frost on the ground, on my car, and below freezing weather…WINTER IS HERE!!! (at Bldg 4432 Hhbn Barracks)


Crispy Parmesan Shrimp!  (at Olive Garden)

Crispy Parmesan Shrimp! (at Olive Garden)


Lemonade, pomegranate, and lemon!!!! Yum!!!  (at Olive Garden)

Lemonade, pomegranate, and lemon!!!! Yum!!! (at Olive Garden)


So excited to start wearing my hats!!!! But I feel my inventories of hats and socks are very slim…I NEED MORE!!!! Heeheehee (at Bldg 4432 Hhbn Barracks)

So excited to start wearing my hats!!!! But I feel my inventories of hats and socks are very slim…I NEED MORE!!!! Heeheehee (at Bldg 4432 Hhbn Barracks)