Hello from the Southwest

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Hello from the Southwest
Fri, 05-23-2003 - 7:08pm
I'm so glad this board was created! Thanks to Jami and Mic for all of their hard work to get it up and running!

My name is Kristin and I'm married to an Army NG soldier (civilian job is a police officer). We live in New Mexico. We just got approved to foster to adopt through our state, so are hoping for a placement sometime this summer! We have 2 great dogs!

My dh is currently on a deployment to Ft. Lewis, WA. He was supposed to go overseas...got jerked around..and ended up staying here until last Sunday when he left. He's supposed to be there until the end of August...but with the military...who knows if that's true or not! Luckily for us his military pay is better than his civilian pay and we'll be double dipping all summer!! So, I have no reason to complain! He's done a 6 month deployment to Kuwait, so I know what's it's like to have him very far away (although not in war-time).

I'm an elementary teacher who just finished the year today!!! YIPEE!!!

I'm looking forward to being a part of this board and should be able to post more now that it's summer!


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Registered: 05-23-2003
Fri, 05-23-2003 - 8:19pm
Hello Kristin!! Welcome! I know you will be a great addition to this board. You had better post regularly! lol



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Registered: 03-21-2003
Tue, 05-27-2003 - 3:35pm
Hey Kristin, so glad you found the board and decided to join us ! Sounds like you will have an exciting summer with the adoption, how wonderful ! I too have learned that nothing, and I mean nothing, is in stone with the military, day by day and roll with the punches. In one sense it has helped me with my control issues (I am a major planning freak and it just doesn't work anymore!), but boy can it make things unpredictable.