Thursday, May 10, 2007

April Showers and May Flowers

Things are coming to an end here in Guam for the Sage family. Teresa and Caleb will leave the island in less than 2 weeks for a friend's wedding in Kansas City, then visit family and friends in St. Louis before heading to Georgia. Will still has about a month before departing Guam, but is sure time will fly by with all the golf he'll be playing. Looking forward to seeing friends and family back in KC, STL, and NO!

Caleb is growing and becoming not so easy to pick up any more (the grunts are becoming louder and more frequent) He's soon to be crawling ("Any day now" is what we've been saying for the last 2 weeks) and he grabs anything within reach. Fun little guy

Onward Beach Resort for Will's BDay: Caleb had a good time splashing around in the water and even more fun on the body board. He didn't, however, enjoy the chlorine in his eyes. The strawberry dacquiri (virgin) left a sour taste in his mouth so his tongue pretty much hung out all day long. Teresa enjoyed the many laps around the lazy river, and Will went down waterslides with Marco (since Mama was a little scared) so everyone had a good time

Sure am gonna miss my co-workers. Tom and Frenchie have been good buddies and we've shared a lot of laughs and push-ups together. Gonna miss ole' Bouie, Robertson, Nario and the rest of the gang as well. "The next exercise is....position of exercise.....THOUSAND...."

Caleb has begun to feed himself. A welcome break by
his parents. Although most of the food does not end up in his mouth, it's a starting point.

My co-workers and I spent a day touring the WW2 sites here on Guam and visited some great places with rich history. The PITI gun shown here was used to fire on American troops landing on the beaches. The Japanese forced the Chamorro's into labor by having them haul the iron to build the guns and the stones that form the steps. It's no easy hike as it is, I couldn't imagine hiking with 50+ lbs multiple times

While the beach didn't look as great back then, it's a gorgeous site today. Thousands of American soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen gave their lives for the liberation Guam.

A preview of Will's hobbies to come so for all my friends's around the world (and esp. those in N.O. who haven't visited me yet) come on over, you have a place to stay. Teresa's friends, you're welcome too :) See you all in the states very soon!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

March Madness

Well March has been another month of firsts for Caleb. He figured out how to sit up all on his own last week! He also experienced his first real dip in the ocean, and wore his first pair of shoes. We are really enjoying his constant smiles and giggles. People just can't believe how content and happy he his. He has also developed a new smile... we are calling it his snarl. When he gets really excited, he wrinkles up his nose, opens his mouth wide, and squints one eye. It is too funny!

In other news, we have recieved our new assignment to Colorado Springs. We could not be more excited! Besides a cool new base, we also get to spend time with our old friends the Salters. We are looking forward to many deep conversations, shared meals, and lively bible studies with Vern and Janelle. Teresa and Caleb will be flying back to the states in late May to attend a wedding. They will then fly down to georgia to visit Teresa's parents. In Mid-june Will leaves Guam and meets up with T and C. We are planning some quality time in New Orleans, and then we are off to Colorado in July. We can't wait to see all our friends and family again.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Feb 2007

Well all the fun had to end sooner or later. No more Hawaii or New Year's Eve parties anymore. Will attended Airman Leadership School from 5 January - 8 February and learned about the importance of Air Force supervision. As someone put it, "we've only taught you the tip of the iceberg." I guess the real fun is only beginning. Although it was a lot of work and at times stressful, Will finished with a sense of accomplishment. there were also many new friendships formed, which are always encouraging. He's back at work now as a new Air Force Staff Sergeant.

That's about all that's going on...we know it's been a while since we last posted anything, but it's been busy. Will and a few guys are finishing up Lessons on Assurance this week and will move on to something else next Wednesday. Our friends, the Hedums, have moved and others are soon to go whom we will greatly miss. (Josh, if you read this, I love ya bro!) Give us a call or write anytime, we'd love to hear from you.
P.S. We still have no assignment, but will definitly be coming back to U.S. soil