Wes and the kids. He is really home. Rylan and Addie were so excited that they couldn't stop crying. It was the greatest feeling ever to see Wes and know that he was finally home safe and that he never has to go back to Iraq again.
I am a wife, mother to 4 wonderful kids and their 4 wonderful spouses. Right now I have 9 of the most perfect, smartest, cutest grandkids on the face of the earth. I love to travel. The greatest trip I have ever been on was to Maui with Dave and our brother and sister in-law Craig and Susan. My moto is: "If I can't be with the Grandkids, I'd rather be in Maui!!!
In August 2008, I decided it was time to take control of my life. I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis two years ago and suffered from diminished lung capacity. I wasn't able to exercise or even get down on the floor to play with the grandkids. I had put on a lot of weight from the steroids that were supposed to make me get better. I went to see a doctor about weight loss surgery and found out I was a good canidate. I had surgery on November 10th and have not had a single regret. To date, I have lost over 50 pounds and feel fantastic. I hope to have some new pictures of myself and my new body soon.