On Sunday, we went to the Friedlein's church, and had a WONDERFUL service. The pastor preached on prayer being the first step in anything. It was a VERY good sermon. If you'd like to hear a podcast on it, you can go here. It's the sermon entitled "Get Your Motor Running."
After church, we went to the Marine Corps Museum. Greg has been wanting to go here since they opened it a few years back, so I was very glad that we got the opportunity for him to go. I know he really enjoyed it. I also know it really made him miss the USMC even more. I do miss it too. I miss the pride that comes along with my husband being a Marine. However, when I actually sit down and think about it, I don't know that deployments (especially now that we're parents) are worth that. I don't want Greg to be gone during a pregnancy again. I'd like him to be here to experience that with me. And I can't imagine him being away from Hunter for 6 months. They have such a wonderful relationship and I wouldn't want anything to happen to that. Hunter was the reason he decided to just get out at the end of his contract, and I don't think I'm sorry for that, even as much as I miss the pride that comes along with being a Marine wife.
But anyway, the museum was nice. :) They even have a harrier hanging from the ceiling when you first walk in.
Also, much to my surprise, they have the actual flag that was flown on Iwo Jima. It's amazing to me that they still have it. I would have included a picture, but to help preserve it, no flash photography was allowed, and there are no lights shining on it. So, I guess you'll just have to go see for yourself. :)
So that was our weekend. Very military, and very enjoyable. I miss the Friedleins SO much and am so glad they're within driving distance!
Thanks guys for a wonderful weekend. We all really enjoyed seeing you again and want to do it again very soon.