Monday, October 4, 2010

My Marine (recruit) Monday

I've been a little ticked all week because we usually get a letter on Wednesday's and we had NOTHING!
I figured we wouldn't get anything today since I assumed he only wrote when he was sitting at church, so after hobbling my way out to the mailbox this afternoon, I was most def glad I had made the effort!

DEAR FAMILY  -


WHAT'S GOOD EVERYONE??  SORRY IT'S TAKEN A FEW DAYS TO WRITE BACK!  IT'S BEEN QUITE THE HECTIC WEEK.  WE JUST MOVED BASES AND NOW I AM AT CHURCH WITH THE BOYS AT EDSON RANGE.  WE ARE OFFICIAL - 2ND PHASE NOW!  HALFWAY DONE!!  I'LL BE HERE FOR 3 WEEKS, THEN BACK TO MCRD SAN DIEGO.


FIRST THINGS FIRST.  TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS NEED TO BE MADE ASAP.  I AM ATTACHING A PAMPHLET AND BROCHURE WITH GREAT DEALS.  THEY ASK THAT WE GET THIS DONE FAST, TO NOT WORRY ABOUT IT LATER.  HOW AWESOME IS IT THAT THE S's CAN HELP WITH SISSY?  MUST BE FOR A REASON  : )


ONE OF YOUR FRIENDS (THE R's) WROTE AND SENT A CARD MOM, THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW.  ALSO I AM ATTACHING A LETTER I WROTE TO S AND T.  THEY WROTE ME, BUT S DIDN'T INCLUDE A RETURN ADDRESS.  I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO GET THE ADDRESSES FOR MB AND AP FROM FACEBOOK MOM.  I HAVE LETTERS WRITTEN BUT NOWHERE TO SEND THEM.


I AM HOLDING UP REALLY WELL.  MENTALLY STRONG, PHYSICALLY DRAINED.  I DO LOVE IT ALOT!  I CAN TELL THAT I HAVE MADE SOME CHANGES ALREADY.  I HAVE SOME GOOD FRIENDS (A FEW).  MOSTLY THE BOYS I LEFT WITH.  I DIDN'T COME TO MAKE ANY FRIENDS THOUGH.  I CAME TO TRAIN AND DO MY PART FOR THE PLATOON.  I HAVE PLENTY OF FRIENDS AT HOME  : )


THAT'S SO CRAZY HOW YOU WROTE DOWN JOSHUA 1:9
I WAS GOING TO ATTACH IT ON THIS LETTER BECAUSE AT  THE RECRUIT STORE THIS WEEK, I FOUND THIS EXTRA DOG TAG THEY SELL THAT SAYS "MARINE DAD" ON ONE SIDE AND ON THE OTHER SIDE IT HAS JOSHUA 1:9 
HOW IRONIC HUH?


LUKA/TUFFY - HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUYS!!  I HOPE YOU HAD A FUN DAY.  WE HAVE LOTS OF REACH AND BLACK-OPS TO PLAY WHEN I GET HOME!!


THIS  (arrow to pic of jousting Marine's) IS PUGIL STICKS.  WE DID IT AND THIS (arrow to pic of guys scaling a rope wall) THIS WEEK.  IT WAS FUN! I DESTROYED THE KID I FOUGHT ON THE STICKS.  I'LL HAVE TO TELL YOU GUYS ABOUT IT.


ALSO, I WAS THINKING FOR GRAD WEEK, YOU GUYS WILL NEED TO BE HERE WEDNESDAY.  FAMILY DAY IS THURSDAY, CEREMONY IS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WE COULD TAKE SIS TO DISNEYLAND AND COME HOME SUNDAY OR MONDAY.  WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON IT ALL?  LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK!  IF I AM GOING TO FLY HOME WITH  MOM AND AND SIS, MY TICKET WILL NEED TO BE PURCHASED WITH YOURS.  IF YOU GO THROUGH THIS TRAVEL COMPANY CALLED SATO THEY HAVE THE BEST DEALS AND PERKS.  IF YOU CALL THEM AND LET THEM KNOW THE SITCH, THEY WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU GOOD! : )


I REALLY MISS YOU GUYS A LOT AND LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!  IT REALLY PERKS ME UP ON HARD DAYS.  THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO!


LOVE,
RECRUIT CATMULL
"SEMPER FI"

I'm thinking that our letters are crossing paths since I already sent him one of the addresses.  I bet that's the military's way of messing with a Mom's head.
And a big huge shout out to LKP  for writing my boy and sending a card!  Thank you!!  And lucky me, I get to meet her IN REAL LIFE this week!  I hope she's a hugger!

And yes, I am getting on the travel arrangements ASAP!  Sheesh........

10 comments:

tammy said...

So glad to hear all is well.

And would you get on those travel arrangements please?

wendy said...

I like that'''WHAT'S GOOD EVERYONE"
how cool is that

I am glad you got your letter.

" Hit It......." said...

I am so glad your son communicates; mine on the other hand doesn't. We found out that Todd got babtized this past weekend. I had to find this out from some nice lady who is throwing him a party while we are there. Can you tell that I am chapped? Not about the babtism; about communication. Sorry..I needed to vent.

Glad you can have a Marine Monday...I live vicariously through you. I could never pull it off!

xoxo

tiburon said...

NGL - he sounds a little naggy. I hope they beat that out of him.

;)

carma said...

yes, don't procrastinate on the travel arrangements!!! Glad to hear he his at about the halfway mark and doing well :-)

LKP said...

hugs are ALL GOOD here! =)
it's been fun. mr LKP refers to 'dawg as my marine boyfriend. what a stinker! just dropped another note off to him last night. had wanted to wait until i'd read this week's marine monday, but i was too stoked about conference that i blurbed it all out sunday night. with the next three weeks of him in 2nd phase i sure hope they still let him get to church. (:
he's a good man. our family's praying for him. can't wait until the end of this week!!!!!

Missy said...

Crying! I just cannot handle this boot camp stuff. Does it get easier for you?

Mae Rae said...

absolutely awesome!

Just ME the MOM said...

precious . . . precious . . . precious . . . Enjoy!

Kristin

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

I'm so glad you got your letter. I'd sure hate to him if you had to go after him and demand letters!! :D I've seen missionary and military moms anxious for letters.

It's not pretty. :D