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Tuesday, August 05, 2008


YES!!! We are still alive!!! I realize it's been almost 3 months since I've posted here, but we've been busy! So I'll try to get you caught up as quickly as possible. I completed my police academy training in June and passed my State Officer Exam. I also completed my field training as a Crestview Police Officer, and really enjoyed working there.

After I was able to clear each of those hurdles successfully...we MOVED!!! Yup, that's what I said, we now live in DeRidder, Louisiana; Valerie's hometown. Due to major budget cuts in the Okaloosa County School District, Valerie was unable to keep her job teaching in Crestview. So we began to pray and seek God's direction on where we should go. To make a long story short, God opened the doors for Valerie to secure a job teaching in her hometown. The great advantage in moving back to Louisiana is that her teaching certificate was still valid and it places us much closer to our families. We've been here about 3 weeks now and are slowly settling in. Currently we're living with Valerie's mom in an attempt to save as much money as possible and try to get our own place next year sometime. I am in the process of applying with the Beauregard Parish Sheriff's Office and hopefully that will pan out just fine. We'll there it is...briefly. It's not alot of words to cover 3 months but all of that kept us tremendously busy.

Ryan has been growing up so fast! He's now crawling all over the place and is already pulling himself up on whatever he can get ahold of. And he seems real interested in keeping the crawling to a minimum and wants to get on to walking as soon as possible. So I've selected a few photos picking up where my last post left off. Enjoy!!! I'm off to see what Ryan has gotten into now!

I think Maddie is a fan of baby food now!

Ryan hanging out with dad before work.

My ride in Crestview.

Ryan was very excited to see all the buttons and switches he thought he was going to play with! father, like son??

Ryan's dedication at Crestview First Church of the Nazarene.

I thought this was a cool picture.

Is this how you read the newspaper?

Hey ya'll!!!

From a toy's perspective!

Thinking it over...

What a handsome man!

Before Ryan found his "forward" gear, his "reverse" gear got him into some interesting places!

Watching the Sunday School Songs dvd with cousins Sydney and Emily.

You haven't had a happy childhood without a laundry basket photo!

Gimme the camera daddy!

Sporting the new hat from his Aunt Cherie.

Hey! A chair just my size!

Great-Grandma Henderson with all of her Great-Grandchildren. (L-R): Matthew, Sarah, Ryan, Tessa, and Malia. try getting everyone to look at the camera at the same time!!!

...and again...

A great pic of Ryan and mommy!


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