Saturday, February 5, 2011


Dad's uncle and brother to Robert Hopper

Friday, February 4, 2011


Just finished a letter to my Grandson,
who, as you know,
is in the hospital in Afghanistan. 
I sent it using the web site:
You sign up for this and they will  print out
your letter and get it to your love one
that is over seas.
Not sure how it is going to work but his
Mom, Dad, Brother and rest
of the Family is trying it :)

Love You Justin!

Thursday, February 3, 2011


This is what most of our roads look like today and with a
high of 22, I think they will look that way tomorrow. 
Hubby cleared off the walk way and found an
inch of ice under the snow.  Kids have been out of
school for three days and looks like they will be
out again tomorrow, how sad, right kids? :(
We did get out for the first time this week and made it to
the Post Office and to McDonald's for a quick lunch. 
Nice to get out but Oooooo so nice to be home :)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011


Woke up to a text/call from my daughter this morning and these messages on FB from his mom and Dad....
(Mom)   Nothing like waking up to a phone call from your son who is in a recovery hospital in Afgan!! Sgt. said he is fine and should be back out in the field within 24 hours. He apparently hit an IED a couple days ago. GOD HELP ME GET THROUGH THE NEXT 7 MONTHS!!!!!

(Dad)   Justin called this morning. He is ok however, he is in a hospital recovery center. His convoy ran over an IED that left him and his passenger unconciouse. We talked to his seargent and expected to return to the field tomorrow or Friday after an evaluation. He has all his toes and fingers. Boy, how this becomes so real.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

┌П┐(•_•)┌П┐....... Afghanistan

A friend of mine on Face Book had
this as her status and I kinda like it :)

┌П┐(•_•)┌П┐....... Afghanistan :)

Justin sent a text to his mom saying
his troop was going on a mission
and he wouldn't be in touch for
over a week...long time :(

Monday, January 31, 2011


Four to eight inches of snow plus two inches of ice is
suppose to hit our area today starting around 6 p.m.  Just to
be ready we have the candles, the air mattress, the stove and
the oil lamps out and ready.  Oh yeah, we have extra water and
new batteries and a stack of books to read. 
Our house is the only one that has gas heat so the
mattress is ready for cold family members when the electric
goes out as it ALWAYS does here in N.W. Arkansas.  We are
trying to see if my Mom and my Aunt are going to come over here
tonight or wait until after the storm hits then call us to come and get
them.  I just called and told them to decide because if it gets as bad
as they say, we won't be driving six miles out to the country
to pick them up.  Not that we wouldn't but because we couldn't.
So wish us well for the next couple of days, and let's
hope the Weather Man has it wrong again!!!