Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Job

So Kelly has been bugging me for weeks to blog about what I do at my job. Why? I'm not sure, because if you've seen the tv show JAG or have watched A Few Good Men, you know exactly what I do...because my job is just like that.

This last month has definitely been busy. I've been in court 4 times within the last 5 weeks, for a total of 7 long days in the courtroom. It's been great experience....experience I would never get in a law firm until I had been there 6 years. For those who don't know what I do, my job title is Chief of Adverse Actions, Chief of Preventive Law, Chief of Legal Assistance, and acting Chief of Civil Law. It sounds much more impressive than it actually is. Everyday is different, but most of my duties surround kicking people out of the AF. The process of doing a discharge board is very similar to a court-martial. We do our investigation, discovery, research, and then go to the board. If you walked into the boardroom, you wouldn't realize you were in a discharge board and not a court (the only real difference is that there are really relaxed rules of evidence).

My other duties include seeing clients daily for legal assistance....the majority of my clients come in for family law issues or landlord-tenant issues. I also do about 3 wills a week. The civil law side of my job includes a lot of random legal reviews. Every AF base is like a town with a police force (security forces) and a mayor (the wing commander). So, we deal with every type of issue a city would, from revoking people's driving privileges, to dealing with civilian labor law issues and environmental issues.

Once I get comfortable with my job, they'll give me a new one, because that's the way the AF operates. That's about it. Thanks for reading.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Food Supply

For about two weeks this was our refrigerator! We've both been pretty busy and have been eating a lot of canned or frozen foods.
Yesterday we both took the day off to be together! We finally restocked out frig! Wrigley is excited too (I think he just sees the grape bag is open!).

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Ten Predictions

So I have to admit, I was upset with Obama winning the election. There are a lot of thoughts that go into my opinion on Obama but that's not really what this blog is about, and I don't really want to get into especially since I have no idea who looks at our blog! I was so encouraged when I walked by a colleage's office with a sign that I thought you too would like. Here's what it said:

Ten Predictions No Matter Who Wins the Election
1. The Bible will still have all the answers.
2. Prayer will still work.
3. The Holy Spirit will still work.
4. God will still inhabit the praises of His people.
5. There will still be God annointed preaching.
6. There will still be singing of praise to God.
7. God will still pour out blessings on His people.
8. There will still be room at the cross.
9. Jesus will still love you.
10. Jesus will still save the lost.
Isn't it great to know who's still in control?!

As I reread through them, they are a bit cheesy but still TRUE and I felt more peaceful with the reminder of God's amazing hand over our great nation! Amen.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Did I mention I got frostbite?

While icing my knee from a minor injury, I got frostbite! I honestly only had the icepack on my knee for 20 minutes, that's it! So, you can imagine my shock and surprise when I had this odd bump/white patch on my leg and didn't know what it was! I had to take a picture in case it turned out to be a huge deal.After a day or so this turned into a red mark and itched. I held back from itching and the bump and color from this injury is gone!

Boys Weekends.

Da boys.
A few weeks ago while I was on my wonderful Women at the Cross retreat Chuck & Keith (David's dad & our bro-in-law) came to visit for a boys weekend! They both flew out on Friday and then had to leave on Monday. I think they enjoyed their time here and saw as much of CO as they could during a long weekend. They were able to drive up Pike's Peak, hike, visit Manitou Springs, and relax! The one huge bummer was that David ended up working most of the time they were in town. He had a case on that Monday and was preparing most of the weekend. Here is the one and only picture they took! It is of Keith climbing some rocks during their hike.
PS - David won his case, and the one after that and I'm sure the one coming up this week will have the same outcome!
The following weekend we had another special guest! My brother AJ (Aaron)!!!! We had so much fun having him in town too. We went to an Avalanche hockey game in Denver, we went to down town CS, the boys played frisbee golf, and LOTS of video games! Here's a picture from the hockey game as they both contemplate who to cheer for!
AJ was so excited to meet Wrigley, and vise versa! AJ brought Wrigley a new bone to work on and it was the funniest thing because it was much bigger than anything Wrigs has had before.
And, they had fun together! I love this picture!


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