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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Farewell to Aviation...

Hello to Maritime Enforcement Specialist!!
Now don't get me wrong, I love aviation but this is not only what I originally wanted to do when joining but it will also be a great opprotunity for advancment. Great news for myself and our family! I'll be staying here in this billet for the next two years or so and then be moving to an ME billet. But I'll still be considered an ME3 starting 01JAN2010!
This also means that even though I take migraine medication I WILL be able to stay in the Guard! I think that is the biggest blessing for our little family.
Just wanted to share the news with you all.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
MOVEMBER is coming!!!

That's right I said MOvember. What is movember? Movember (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held during November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health. I came across this organization about 8 months ago and decided "This was it!". I've been wanting to help with a charity for several years now but didn't know what to do or where to begin. I came across http://www.movember.com/ and realized quickly that this was the one. I even have the perfect wife for the fund raiser...she LOVES when I have a moustache! haha


I've joined a team to help raise awairness and funds for the Prostate Cancer Foundation. All proceeds will go to the PSF and to the Lance Armstrong foundation, LIVEStrong.


Some facts I think you should know about prostate cancer:


1 in 6 men in the U.S. will be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Every 2.7 minutes a man is diagnosed with Prostate Cancer

Every 19 minutes a man dies from Prostate Cancer


And one of the hardest for me to believe but was on cancer.org is:

A man is 35% more likely to be diagnosed with Prostate Cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with Breast Cancer.


The fact that really hit home with me is the first one I stated. Now I know that stats are just that and they don't mean that every 6th man you come across will have PC but it said to me that the odds may be against us.

There are six boys (men) in this great family of ours. As I said, stats are stats, but I want to do everything I can to prevent one of us from becoming a stat.

That first step is simple! We need to follow our sisters examples and simply get checked! The amount of deaths frrom Breast Cancer has gone down IMMENSLY since 1990 because women have taken that first step of getting checked so serious. Although only 1 in 10,000 under age 40 will be diagnosed, the rate shoots up to 1 in 38 for ages 40 to 59, and 1 in 15 for ages 60 to 69. In fact, more than 65% of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over the age of 65. If prostate cancer is caught in the first 5 years the chances of being cured are huge compared to several years further down the road. So please, if you know somone that hasn't had their exam and has any signs of PC or is within the more "dangerous" age groups, push them to get that exam.

The next step is what I am doing now. We need money to continue research and look for the cure! If all you can afford to donate is a dollar that's a dollar more than what they had before.

I'll be starting my "MO" (that what a moustache is called in Austrailia where the fundraiser began) on November 1st and growing it through the month. I'll be sure to post updates of how it's looking and if things are coming along with the fundraiser.

Finally, there are mutiple ways to donate but i think that the two most convienent are as follows:

My donation page: http://us.movember.com/mospace/102977

Check: Make payable to - MOVEMBER FOUNDATION and be sure to write my account number in the "memo" space. #102977

Send check to:
THE MOVEMBER FOUNDATION, PO BOX 2726, VENICE, CA 90294-2726

If you have any other questions please ask me or click the link to my donation page. Thank you all for any help you may give.

Love you all!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I'm really only putting these up so that i can put them on my desktop at work. But for those of you that haven't seen them here you go. And if you haven't seen the previous message, Sarah has a new blog for us so go check it out! She updates it with lots of pics.

















Wednesday, August 12, 2009
ATTENTION!!! READ, READ, READ!!
As you all know i'm not very good at this. But i've been telling Sarah that she'd be great at it and she finally decided to start a new one for the family. And as i figured...she's hooked already! haha So from now on our family blog will be www.sarahjayforevv.blogspot.com . So check that one out!!! There might be some work related updates on here now and then but that's the new one. Love you all!
Monday, July 27, 2009
Family pics
Check out the bottom lip in this first one. He was just about to tell us he's done with the picture taking! haha


And here's a nice one.




Sunday, July 26, 2009
Do they all sound like this sleeping?!

video

Monday, July 13, 2009
Hangin with the mama