Ahhhhh....the first weekend in October!
Briskness in the air.
Apple Orchards to visit.
Bumpy Hay Rides to laugh through.
Vibrant Mums to adorn our front yards.
Bright orange pumpkins to choose and carve.
Crockpots pulled from pantries and filled with fixings for Chili and stew.
The aroma of freshly baked pies, cookies and cobblers filling our kitchens.
Ahhhh....the first weekend in October!
Meanwhile, in a far away land... Airman, Soldiers, Sailors and Marines are protecting our freedoms. These everyday enjoyments are a memory to these brave men and women.
May Almighty God bring our heroes home safely, so they too can delight in these everyday blessings!
Marines with 2nd Platoon, Company L, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, and their interpreter head to a small mock village named Kala to perform a census after leaving Sara Kowt, a mock Afghan town aboard the Combat Center’s training area, during a three-day-long final exercise Sept. 23 for a new Afghanistan-specific pre-deployment training evolution, known as Mojave Viper.
(Official U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Lance Cpl. Corey A. Blodgett)