Sunday, December 30, 2012

Holiday Catch Up

We were blessed enough to be able to head home this past week to spend the holiday season with our families in Georgia, and as usual the time with our loved ones went by way too fast. We don't have any clue where we will be next year around this time or when we will be able to head home next, so we both tried to enjoy this time away as much as possible with our families. Between the mass amounts of delicious food consumed and the insane amounts of shopping (both of which we are very deprived of back in Del Rio) it wouldn't be a lie to say we will be enjoying our few days of rest back in Texas before the hubs heads back to work next week.

Christmas break wouldn't be complete
without Christmas Vacation and a fire
at the in-laws, our yearly tradition!

Loved spending time with this sweet cousin
on Christmas  and
 the hubs side of the family.

This year we drew names between the grandkids...he
obviously got pranked and thought
he was getting this "lovely" sweater as his gift ;)

Our customary daily trip to Chick-fil-a
for breakfast! We may or may
not have eaten here for 5 days in a row for breakfast...

We got to meet sweet Trey this trip home,
grandaddy's dog!

My husband thought it was funny to
pick on me after I fell asleep during
one of many Christmas movies... 
AND we got a new car...surprise!

We had a wonderful trip home and can't wait to get back as soon as we can, however we do have a few exciting things coming up here in Texas that we are happy to be back for! In a few short weeks we will be finding out our next assignment (woo hoo) and the hubs will be graduating! Our families will be heading in as well, which is what I am most excited about! Now that I am done with school (that's right,  I graduated a few weeks ago, FINALLY) I'll still be working at the cafe, until we find out what our plans are for the next few years. The hubs heads back to work after new years and things will get back to normal around here. I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! I'll be checking back in soon with updates on all these exciting events coming up in the near future :)

The Etheridges 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Photo Day

I was finally able to go out to the T-38 (the plane the hubs has been flying the past couple of months during phase III) and get some photos! As some of you know I had a rather eventful attempt at trying to get photos when he soloed (flew the T-38 for the first time by himself, without an instructor) so after many other failed attempts to get out there and get the customary spouse photo with the plane I was finally able to this morning. The boys had to have their "hero shots" made, which are the photos that will appear on their slides on drop night and their graduation pamphlets, etc., so I headed out there with them bright and early this morning at 8 am to sneak a few of my own! Of course it had to be the one week in Del Rio where it was below 45 degrees, but I think they still turned out just fine :)

Attempting to be serious...

Sunday, December 9, 2012

'Tis The Season

This week was actually pretty eventful in many ways in the Etheridge household! Not only did the hubs finish up his LAST check ride of UPT but I also finished up my LAST week of classes for my undergrad! The hubs has less than 5 flights total left before he finds out our next assignment. I can't even begin to tell you how awesome that feels for both of us! This year of training has been challenging, stressful, and exhausting so it's an incredible feeling to be SO close to the end.

On another note we also attended the student squadron Christmas party last night, which was a total blast! The club was decorated beautifully which got us in the holiday spirit and we also got to participate in some dancing at the end of the night which is always fun. It's was so great to have an occasion to get together with some of the amazing people that we have met while here at Laughlin and just let loose and have some fun.

One of the other wonderful spouses
in 13-04! 

Earlier this week we also got to see an F-16 that came to visit Laughlin. One of the hub's classmates has a family member that is an F-16 pilot, and he was very kind in letting us come out to the plane after he landed and gave us a tour! I've never seen any type of fighter up close and personal, so this was a really unique and fun experience for me. Probably my favorite part though was seeing all the UPT students congregate around the plane and drool over how "cool" it is ;) It's amazing to see how much these men and women love flying and the pretty awesome planes they could potentially fly one day.

The Etheridges

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Thankfulness

The hubs and I were lucky enough to be able to head home for Thanksgiving this year and I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful this trip was! It was just what we needed to relax and take our minds off the stress of UPT and upcoming drop and graduation. We got to eat some amazing food courtesy of my mother-in-law's wonderful cooking and some of our favorite restaurants that are only available below the Mason Dixon Line (AKA lots and lots of Zaxby's) ;) Here are a few photos from our trip. I hope everyone had just as wonderful of a holiday as we did and you were all able to spend it with those you love most! 

Thanksgiving Day with some of
my favorite ladies. So blessed to be
a part of this amazing family now!

Little Winston before we left Texas..he
enjoyed the peace and quite
of home while we were away.

Before the GA-GT game

Fun day in Athens! Most fun I'm sure
the hubs has had all year ;) We even got to
see UGA, the mascot.

The boys went and visited the GA Sports
Hall of Fame!

Love this man and the wonderful adventures we have!
That's all for now! We will be heading home again here in a few weeks for Christmas and can't wait to soak up some more time with our family and friends!
The Etheridges

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Backing Away from The Edge

Well, here we are, less than 2 months until drop night. Less than 8 weeks away from finding out our next big assignment and what the hubs could potentially be flying for most of his career. This is scary. This is stressful. I could lie and say that I have been the picture of grace and perfect composure this past week or so, but that would be a serious serious lie. I could lie and say that I have complete faith in God, that he will place us where we need to be, despite what OUR desires, wishes, and wants are. However, that would be a lie to. I feel as if we are on the edge of a cliff and the instinct to slowly back away is consuming me instead of having faith and trusting in my savior and taking the leap. That is something I am still struggling with, hence this post.

Why is it so hard to place faith in our Lord, take the plunge off the cliff, give it all to him, and know that he has an amazing and awe-inspiring plan for our lives? Why is it so hard to just LET GO and give up everything to him? Because it's scary, that's why. Because it means giving up what WE want for our lives, giving up our personal, selfish, desires for what we know he has planned for our life. That's scary. That's stressful. But in all honesty, it's not. It should be comforting and exciting. We should bask in the fact that we have no control over our lives and what ultimately happens when it comes to our careers, love life, family, and just our day to day living. At the end of the day HE is in control, HE knows what's best for us. Isn't that amazing!

Why then is it our human nature to fear that? To be so scared of giving up what we feel is control, when in reality it's nothing more than a false sense of control over something we can do nothing about. These, and many other, similar questions have been racing through my mind this week.

This past Sunday I looked at my calendar and had one of those "oh crap" moments where I realized that in exactly 2 months and 6 hours we will be finding out what happens next. Where we will be planted for the next 3-4 years, what type of pilot the hubs may be for the rest, or most, of his career. Everything that he's worked for and labored over for the past 5+ years comes down to that one night, to those 5 or so minutes that he stands in front of 100+ fellow student pilots, their significant others, and instructors and finds out what he has been "given" and what they feel he deserves. That's scary to me. I know what WE want, and I know what he has worked SO hard for. What if what WE want doesn't happen? What if what we have both desired and worked so hard for doesn't come to fruition? What if his hard work just doesn't pay off in the way WE want it to? Those are the thoughts that have consumed my mind and my heart, replacing my faith in God as of late.

But the big thing I notice, as I look back over these thoughts and scenarios as they have been running through my mind, is that all of those questions have the word "we" in it, not "God". I've become so consumed with what I want for my husband, what WE want as a couple, that I have put God on the back burner. It has been a constant prayer for me this week, as some of my sweet close friends will attest, that God lays peace and understanding on my heart. That he gives me a peace that surpasses all understanding and feeling of calm as I know that this entire scenario is out of my hands. I pray that he blesses us in ways that we cannot even imagine, as he already has, as I know deep down he will.

This is one of those times in my life where it has become so easy to forget all the things we should be thankful for, to forget the many blessings he has already bestowed on us. We have had a rough past two years, between my sweet mother passing away and with the stress of pilot training. But through it all HE has been a rock, God has been there with us, on the good and bad days. Looking into the future terrifies me and I know it shouldn't. I know HE has awesome plans for us, whether that means staying here in Del Rio for 4 or so more years, heading to a fighter, or heading off to some unknown aircraft we have never even heard of.

In my bible study we have often talked about how God will place us in the midst of a struggle in order for us to fall to him and come to him for comfort and help. It can be said that without trials and tribulation we may never come to God for help and feel as if we do not need him at all. I can honestly say that this is one of those seasons for me in my faith. This is a time for me to sow, not reap. To sit before the Lord and revel in his majesty and learn that his will is what is commanded of my life and know that he has control. It is my place now to have faith and to fall before him and grow during this time of need in my faith and life.

As my readers I ask you to please pray for all of these things for our little family as we head into these next few weeks. That we will have peace and understanding in the midst of all we are experiencing. A lot of things will be decided for us and I pray for peace and understanding as I see all of our hard work come to fruition. Thanks for bearing with me in this post. I know it's not generally the subject matter I choose to write about but I felt that I needed to bear my soul a little. God has some amazing things in store for us, I just know it. It's getting to that point of knowing it's going to be ok though that is often the biggest struggle.

Love this man..I couldn't be more proud of him!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

October Happenings

Well, in order to catch everyone up on the month of October I've got a photo dump to bestow on all of you! With school and work most of my free time has been consumed with catching up on our favorite TV shows and sleeeeeeping! I sure do love my sleep, so when it comes to choosing between blogging or taking a quick nap the obvious choice is to sneak in a few more ZZZ's ;)

Anyways, October was a pretty fun and eventful month for us. We started it out with a trip up to the big city (San Antonio) to see one of my best friends who just recently moved to the great state of Texas. It was so great catching up and getting some delicious food at famous Guenther House in downtown SA. Not only am I blessed to have this lovely lady in my life but I can truly say that she is one of those special friends that even if you don't talk for a few days/weeks/months we can always just pick right back up where we left off. She has been such an amazing companion, through thick and thin, and I'm so glad she is close enough for monthly visits now :)

Love this girl

It was actually chilly in SA, unlike good ole Del Rio ;)
On another note, we also have a new family member! We adopted an 8 week old kitten a few weeks ago and she has been the perfect little addition to the Etheridge clan. Not only is she spunky but she holds her own with little Winston. We are still trying to figure out a name for her. As most of you know the previous cat we had never really was dubbed with one of those fancy things we call a name either. We prefer to just call our feline companions "kitten"...

She loves to play in the laundry hamper...only dirty clothes
will do for a playground!

She spends 1/2 her time snoozing her mamma ;)
We also hosted a halloween get together for Mitchell's classmates the weekend before Halloween! We had everyone bring over their favorite chili recipe, along with Mitchell's mom's favorite chili which is a tradition in the Etheridge household for Halloween nights, and had some good homemade chili and a pumpkin carving contest. I think everyone had a pretty good time and more than stuffed themselves on the delicious chili we all got to taste...

The obvious winner!

And runner up!
Little Winston also helped us hand out candy on Halloween as we watched the cute little ones walk around base ;)

The hubs and I also visited a local pumpkin patch of sorts. It's really a gorgeous old church downtown that has pumpkins imported from Mexico each year and sells them for charity! Even though it wasn't a "real" pumpkin patch it was still fun getting to experience our first pumpkin picking as a married couple ;) For those of you that don't remember, the hubs was away at training (IFS) last year and we had to spend my favorite holiday apart! The only thing we missed this year was hanging out with the rest of the Etheridge clan back in GA and handing out candy and eating chili with the rest of the family! Other than that we had a wonderful Halloween with our little family here in Del Rio.

Del Rio "Pumpkin Patch"
On a final note I also made some treats (found here) for the hub's flight! These cute little owls were so easy to make and have been all over Pintrest for ages. I finally had an excuse to make some and am so glad I did...

For those of you wondering about other daily things, such as Mitchell's flying and my school, we are still both puttering away day by day. The hubs finishes up training here in a few months (which I can't believe) and I am done with school in 4 WEEKS (YIPPEE)! I'm just a little excited if you couldn't tell! Please keep both of us in our prayers as we head into the last few weeks before we find out our next assignment! It's a very exciting, nerve racking, fun, and stressful time for sure!

The Etheridges

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Happy Fall Ya'll

Happy Fall Ya'll :)
Love, The Etheridges

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Halloween Decor

For those of you that know me well you know that Halloween is by far my favorite holiday of the year. Yup, it even beats out Christmas. Although the hubs doesn't get nearly as excited about it as I do, he's always very kind and let's me decorate to my hearts content. Ever since I was little I've had this odd fascination with Halloween decorations and it's still very hard for me to resist the urge to swoop up any and all decorations I find for this particular holiday.

So, it really shouldn't surprise most of you that I decided to break out the decorations a little early this year. In years past I've attempted to be courteous to my roommates and refrained from putting anything up until the 1st of October, however this year I gave it a little earlier than usual as you can see.

I had been wanting to make a holiday wreath for a while, but wreath forms are far and few between, aka non-existant, here in Del Rio. So, as soon as I saw they had a handful for sale at Wal-Mart for fall decorations I jumped on the opportunity and went to work. I researched a little bit online and found a few great blogs that gave detailed instructions on how to make a tulle wreath! I was also shocked to find that Wal-Mart had Halloween themed tulle. As we don't have a Michaels, Hobby Lobby, or any crafts stores here this was very exciting ;)

Here is the main link I used with the tutorial if any of you want to make your own. I obviously did mine a little different since I used a straw wreath and added letters:

Somewhat finished product!
I couldn't find tulle on a roll here in Del Rio, so I just bought 3 yards of each color and that was exactly the right amount for my wreath (I think it was somewhere around 14" round). I also purchased the letters at Wal-Mart, painted them, and then hot glued them to the finished wreath. I'm sure those of you that live near a craft store would be able to find much cuter decor to add though ;) It's slim pickins around here! I'm hoping to hit up Hobby Lobby when I head up in October to visit one of my sweet friends in "the big city" and add some more themed decorations to it!

On another not, the hubs and I bought a tub of Ben and Jerry's the other night, something we rarely do as we will devour the entire thing in less than 2 days. Anyways, were were very adventurous (note the sarcasm) and tried a new flavor as opposed the always amazing half baked cookie dough and brownie batter! Let me tell you THIS STUFF IS AMAZING. Not only is it endorsed by the always hilarious Stephen Colbert but it's downright addictive...seriously go to the store right now and get it...I'm not kidding.


The Etheridges

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pumpkin Lovin

Hi again, can you believe that I am actually blogging twice in one week?! Much less twice in two days?! It's a miracle really! Anyways, I just wanted to share this yummy, and surprisingly rather healthy, version of pumpkin muffins I found. A friend of mine introduced me to this awesome website called SkinnyTaste, which is where I found this recipe. This woman makes healthier recipes for the food that we all love! I was attempting to get in the mood for fall and stumbled upon this yummy recipe and thought I would give it a try although it seemed WAY out of my comfort zone since it uses raw sugar, no egg yolks, or any milk! It doesn't call for water or milk (weird) and can be made gluten free (for my two sweet friends that are allergic) according to the comments on her website from other bakers.

1/2 cup white whole wheat flour (King Arthur)
3/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour (King Arthur)
3/4 cup raw sugar
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 large egg whites
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
baking spray
1/2 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 350°. Line a muffin tin with paper liners and lightly spray liners with oil for easy removal.In a medium bowl, combine flours, sugar, baking soda, pumpkin spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, and salt with a wire whisk. Set aside.In a large bowl mix pumpkin puree, oil, egg whites and vanilla; beat at medium speed until thick. Scrape down sides of the bowl.

Add flour mixture to the wet mixture, then blend at low speed until combined; do not over mix. Fold in chopped nuts.

Pour batter into prepared muffin tin and bake on the center rack for 24 - 26 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.Let them cool at least 15 minutes before serving. Makes 12 muffins.

* These are great with a little butter for breakfast or a small snack! I would recommend taking her suggestion and using the baking spray inside the liners. I know it sounds odd, but if you don't use it they stick horribly to the liners! Enjoy :)


The Etheridges 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Life In The Slow Lane

The past few weeks have been pretty quite around the Etheridge household. The most exciting thing that's happened is the beginning of football season, and let's just say we are very much happy about that! It even actually has started to feel like fall around here this past week with the cooler weather we've been having , meaning below 100+ degrees,  and even two days in a row of light rain! Needless to say, we are both very excited to head home in November for Thanksgiving and to get our fix of Georgia football, real fall weather, and friends and family ;)

Training for the hubs is going well and he is still loving flying the T-38! I just can't believe that we only have about 4 months left of UPT before he graduates and we find out what's next for us in our Air Force career! As exciting as it is though I'm also learning to enjoy the time we have together now before things get crazy again after graduation, no matter where we end up.

I'm still in full swing as far as school is concerned. Thank goodness I only have until December until I graduate (woo hoo)! A few weeks ago I was also able to participate in the ladies crud tournament on base here! I played last year as well and had such a blast, I certainly wasn't going to miss it this time around. If you're wondering what crud is, I encourage you to look it up. It's a traditional Air Force game that has been around for a long time. It's generally played by the men, but the base holds a tournament here for the women every year so we have a chance to get in on the action and join in on the fun too! It's always fun getting to hang out with the other spouses here and have some fun playing a competitive game!

I felt bad for not blogging in such a long time, so even though there isn't much to update ya'll on around here I thought I'd just stop in to say hello! I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend and enjoying some college football like we are!

Excited about the first game of the season!

Before the Crud Tournament! I love each and every
one of these sweet ladies. They are such a blessing to me.

Poor little Winston has been sick lately :( Luckily he's
well on the road to recovery though!


The Etheridges

Monday, August 27, 2012

Italian Style

Hi there again! I apologize, yet again, for my absence on here. Between finishing up summer courses, working extra hours, and just the general daily happenings I haven't even thought about blogging. On a more positive note though I am officially the first day into my FINAL semester (woo hoo)!! I couldn't be more excited or ready to be done with my Bachelors in just a few short months. I've certainly travelled down a much different path than most to get to this point, but in the end I'm just excited to almost be done and have that diploma to hang on the wall :)

In other news, Mitchell is almost two months into Phase III, and I can't believe it. He soloed the T-38 last week, so exciting, of which I was only able to snap a few photos before I had to leave. Hopefully when he solos again here in a few more weeks I'll be able to stay longer and can actually get some proper photos like the other spouses ;) I also can't believe that in only 5 short months we will be dropping, graduating, and getting ready for our next great adventure.

Life here in Texas is going just fine for the Etheridges, and we are still enjoying our time together as a little family in the slow moving town of Del Rio. I can't really complain any more about the town, I've actually come to really enjoy the slow pace of life, but not necessarily the lack of good food. Being from the south I think we were engrained with a desire for culinary greatness wherever we live...

Little Winston is not a fan of bath time...

We've actually gotten a little bit of rain here...

Drop night for our sweet neighbors...I sure am going
to miss them a lot! 
Speaking of food, I wanted to share a recipe I found last week. I was able to host the lovely ladies I have bible study with each week and had to figure out something to feed a larger group than I'm used to preparing food for! Naturally I went straight for an Italian dish and researched a meatball reciepe. Mitchell isn't generally a huge fan of them, so I didn't have one on hand to whip up. Long story short, I found this delicious recipe from a fellow blogger and gave it a was delectable and very easy to make. Enjoy!

4 eggs, slightly beaten
1/4 cup water
1 cup buttermilk
1-1/2 cup unseasoned bread crumbs (I use whole wheat)
4 teaspoons minced garlic
1 medium onion, finely minced or grated
1 cup fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon dried leaf oregano
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 tablespoon ground black pepper
1-1/2 lbs. ground pork
3 lbs. ground beef

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine eggs, water, buttermilk, and breadcrumbs in a bowl; let rest for 10 minutes. The mixture will thicken as the bread crumbs absorb the liquid. To this thickened mixture, add garlic, onion, parsley, cheese, oregano, salt, and pepper; stir until combined. In separate large bowl, combine ground pork and beef. Mix meats with fingers or a large fork using a light touch until 2 meats are combined throughout. Add bread crumb mixture to meats. Mix these together, again using a light touch with fingers or large fork. Combine ingredients well, but do not overmix. Form meatballs with hands, or use a scoop. For larger meatballs, use 1/4 cup meat per meatball or use a generous 2" scoop. For mini meatballs, use 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons per meatball or a generous 1-1/4" scoop. Place meatballs on baking sheets. Bake large meatballs for 30 minutes and mini meatballs for 15 minutes, until no longer pink in center.

The Etheridges

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Dollar Days...Round Two

I literally JUST pulled this delicious concoction out of the oven and wanted to share it with you guys as soon as possible. No it's nothing fancy, and NO it's not earth shattering, but I just get so gosh darn excited when I find a recipe that is not only easy, but not super fattening and most importantly quick and delicious! Per usual I found it while I was pursuing through Pintrest the other day. Without further ado...

2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
4 cups Cooked Brown Rice¾ cups Frozen Corn15 ounces, fluid Can Black Beans, Drained And Rinsed1 cup Plain Greek Yogurt (or Sour Cream)4 ounces, fluid Can Green Chilis½ cups Salsa1 cup Low-fat Cheddar Cheese, Plus More For Topping2 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro For Garnish

Preheat oven to 350F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except for cilantro and mix thoroughly to combine. Make sure the yogurt and cheese are stirred in throughout the entire bowl. Season with salt and pepper if desired. Transfer to an oven-safe dish and top with extra cheese if you would like. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until heated through. Garnish with chopped cilantro.

*I used sour cream (shhh don't tell the hubs, he'd never let me get away with either sour cream or greek yogurt) and brown rice. I'll say it here and you can quote me on it, we are without a doubt a white rice family. No matter how hard we try to eat and "like"brown rice, it just aint' gonna happen! If you like brown rice though then go for it, but next time I will probably make it with white.

In other news, Mitchell had his Dollar Ride today, aka his first flight in the T-38. As it is a night flying week, meaning they go in around noon or so and don't get home till 10 or 11, I haven't heard how it went other than a quick phone call, but I'm sure he had a blast and everything went great! Winston and I have enjoyed getting to spend more quality time together at night eating dinner and watching gushy romantic movies which I never get to indulge in with the hubs home ;) Besides the hubs Dollar Ride this week it is also drop week for our amazing friends and neighbors. I seriously cannot wait until Friday night to celebrate with them as they find out where they will be going next and what planes their sweet husbands will be flying in the future! Sending them lots of love, prayers, and well wishes!

Little Winston sure does love frisbee time!

Taking the hubs dinner all week reminds me of when he was
at USAFA and I had to drive up to the Academy
a few times a week for dinner ;)

Until Next Time...

The Etheridges

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Celebrating America

Well, as I haven't posted in ages I feel like there is a lot to catch everyone up on! Not only did we celebrate the great nation of America in style, but we also were able to attend Mitchell's sister Cate's wedding a few weekends ago. Mitchell and I were both blessed to be able to head back home to Georgia, separately, to celebrate her special day. We both thoroughly enjoyed getting to catch up with his family members and family friends since that isn't something we get to do often. My wonderful mother-in-law did a great deal of the planning and the entire thing turned out perfectly! I was also fortunate enough to spend some extra time with the Etheridge side of the family on a much needed girls trip to the lake. It was wonderful to catch up and just have some quite time away from the men folk while reading the latest gossip magazines and recapping the wedding festivities. I am so blessed to have such wonderful "new" family members!

Girls lake trip! 

As for the 4th of July, the hubs and I celebrated the lovely holiday up in San Antonio together with some other awesome couples that we have met while here at Laughlin. We stayed near the Riverwalk, watched fireworks, went to Sea World, and also floated down the lazy river up in New Braunfuls. We both really enjoyed some R&R right at the beginning of Phase III as we know this next portion of UPT will be rather taxing on us both. The good news though is that we finally figured out that we should be dropping around January 4th, meaning that is when we will find out where we will be stationed and what plane the hubs will be flying! I know the time is going to fly by with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us :)

Fireworks from the RiverWalk on the 4th!

Sea World!

I am still in the midst of summer classes with my final (woo hoo) semester coming up this fall! I am FINALLY graduating in December and could not be happier to almost be done with school for a little while. Mitchell is still in the academic phase with the T-38 which means he isn't back to flying yet but will be in a few weeks as we head into August. That's about all the updates here at the Etheridge house,  thanks for checking back in :)

View on the way back to Texas!

Bridesmaids luncheon! 

Right before the wedding with my
handsome husband ;) It's nice seeing him
in something other than his flight suit for once!

My two favorite boys out on the lake

The Etheridges