Happy Birthday Marines

On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines (United States Marine Corps) was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date, many thousand men have borne the name Marine. In memory of them, it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the Birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.

Commandant's GravesThe record of our Corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world’s history. During 90 of the 146 years of it’s existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the nations foes. From the battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home. Generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in was in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.

In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our Corps Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term Marine has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.

This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the Corps. With it we also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our Corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as “Soldiers of the Sea” since the founding of the Corps.

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Never Forget

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Thanksgiving Leftovers

We volunteered to host our family Thanksgiving this year. We have actually volunteered many times, but this is the first year that we actually hosted. Logistically it worked out very well. The only thing that surprised me was the amount of leftovers in our fridge. Until today I have not actually cooked anything since Thursday.

My grandfather prefers real whip cream. Now this is something that we rarely use. They only had quarts of whipping cream at the store which left us a pint and a half left over.

What to do? Whip Cream French Toast. This is just a variation of a buttermilk French toast recipe I found, but it was very delicious.

1 1/2 c. Whipping Cream
4 Eggs
3 tbsp. Sugar
1/4 tsp. Salt
2 tbsp. Butter
8 Slices of Bread

Pre-heat skillet or griddle to a medium heat Mix the cream, eggs, salt and sugar until consistent in texture and color. Place the bread in a single layer in a baking pan. Pour mixture over bread and let stand for 10 to 15 minutes. Grease the skillet or griddle with a thin layer of butter Using a slotted utensil, move the bread from the pan to a skillet or griddle. Cook until golden brown. This was about two minutes a side for me.

Beth and the boys thought this was delicious. If you try it, let me know what you think.

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Happy Birthday Marines!

On November 10, 1775, a Corps of Marines (United States Marine Corps) was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Since that date, many thousand men have borne the name Marine. In memory of them, it is fitting that we who are Marines should commemorate the Birthday of our Corps by calling to mind the glories of its long and illustrious history.

Commandant's GravesThe record of our Corps is one which will bear comparison with that of the most famous military organizations in the world’s history. During 90 of the 146 years of it’s existence the Marine Corps has been in action against the nations foes. From the battle of Trenton to the Argonne, Marines have won foremost honors in war, and in the long eras of tranquility at home. Generation after generation of Marines have grown gray in was in both hemispheres and in every corner of the seven seas that our country and its citizens might enjoy peace and security.

In every battle and skirmish since the birth of our Corps Marines have acquitted themselves with the greatest distinction, winning new honors on each occasion until the term Marine has come to signify all that is highest in military efficiency and soldierly virtue.

This high name of distinction and soldierly repute we who are Marines today have received from those who preceded us in the Corps. With it we also received from them the eternal spirit which has animated our Corps from generation to generation and has been the distinguishing mark of the Marines in every age. So long as that spirit continues to flourish Marines will be found equal to every emergency in the future as they have been in the past, and the men of our nation will regard us as worthy successors to the long line of illustrious men who have served as “Soldiers of the Sea” since the founding of the Corps.

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Never Forget

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Blinds and Children

A little over a year ago the boys lost their blinds. I don’t mean they misplaced them, but rather that they lost the “luxury” of having them. I never thought of blinds as a luxury, but I changed my mind after replacing them five or six times a year for several years.

Today they finally earned them back. It was a combination of them going to sleep on time and them treating their belongings with respect. Let’s hope that this time around they do much better or they may lose them for another year.

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Random Pictures

I was getting the camera ready for vacation and took some candid photos of the boys.

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First Visit from the Tooth Fairy

Tony lost his first tooth this morning. It has been loose for a couple of days, but he would not let us pull it the rest of the way out. He woke up early and ran downstairs when he realized that it fell out.

What is the going rate for a first tooth these days?

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Long Weekend

Yeah!!! A long weekend. I have not had a paid day off in almost a year. I will enjoy this immensely.

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A New Toy

My cell phone contract was up not too long ago and I wanted a smart phone, so I decided to splurge and purchase iPhones for Me and Beth. I have always had a very basic phone, so this is quite a change for me. I have been quite addicted to twitter on this thing.

So I downloaded the wordpress application and am giving it a run for its money. Maybe I can turn some of my down time into some quality blogging time.

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