Friday, December 3, 2010
After much searching I found the Delta Company 2-39th ( the company that Riley is in) facebook page. These are the only pictures he's in. I believe they are being prepped for "The Gas Chamber". How intimidating! They all enter this building in gas masks, take them off and have to exit in an orderly manner keeping their wits about them. In a previous letter Riley said he was looking forward to this! We'll see what he says after experiencing it. In the second to the last picture he is sitting on the second bench from the bottom on the very left. In the very bottom picture he is on the very right, sitting on the bench on the right. The others are just some of the people suffering from his company. May I apologize to these people for flaunting them on my blog, especially Burdick. Sorry Burdick.( Click on his picture to get the full effect). I thought Riley would have less hair. I am pleased he doesn't. 13 days and counting!!!
p.s. I feel like the rest of these kids look like they're 12!!!!
Posted by Erika Spjute Gray at 7:52 PM
Monday, November 29, 2010
We celebrated Emmy and Riley's birthday on the 8th before Riley left for Basic. We had two parties. One with the Grays and one with the Spjutes. They were both a lot of fun. Emmy got 3 dolls along with lots of other awesome toys. This morning I made pancakes for Emmy while she wore her birthday crown. She ate three!! Then we went to lunch at Olive Garden with Grandma Spjute, Aunt Kaylene, Lucy and Uncle Jake. Emmy had breadsticks and an ice cream sundae she shared with cousin Lucy. I also found her getting into some birthday mischief pulling out the wipes...i always know when I didn't close the lid hard enough.
Emmy has been walking for just over a week! She has 11 teeth, 4 of which are molars! She is drinking through a straw as of yesterday and hardly ever takes a bottle. And she's potty trained!!! Just kidding, I only wish.
I am so grateful for Emmy and the special, sweet spirit she brings into our lives. I am especially grateful for her as Riley is away and I get to talk to her about everything I would usually tell Riley! Happy Birthday, Emmy! Mom and Daddy love you!
Posted by Erika Spjute Gray at 6:40 PM
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
It has been just over a week since Riley left for basic training. Without getting too mushy I miss him like CRAZY. I cry at least 5 times a day and when I look at Emmy too long it makes me think of him and then I just start crying more. It's a vicious cycle. I talked to him yesterday and he said he had to be in the "push-up" position for about 1/2 hour. Hopefully he won't have to do anything like that for his birthday. Just for my sake,...Riley you are the best man I've ever known. I love you more than anything and can BARELY wait until December 17th at 9:24pm when your plane lands in Boise I get to hug and kiss your face off. Happy 30th BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Erika Spjute Gray at 10:41 PM
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I cut my finger on a can. It bled like a beast and luckily Sherstine was on her way over so she could super glue it. Feels like my thumb has it's own heart beat, a strong one...
Karlie, Riley's little sis' got married. Riley was unable to attend. He had ' duty' (guard). It was a nice wedding
Posted by Erika Spjute Gray at 8:06 PM
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
"My little wife, massaging my feet..."
"And I'm roughly the size of a BARGE!"
I was looking through pictures on the computer and came across these beauties. I dedicate this post to Heidi, for her support in telling me I did look good in that duster outfit. For Jake, who made me popular because I told people GASTON is my brother. And to Riley, thanks for staying with me even after you saw me in all my glory during those dating days....
Posted by Erika Spjute Gray at 9:13 PM