Friday, August 29, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!


The wonderful Kelli over at "There's no place like home" has started this friday feature, here's what she had to say:

Welcome to Show and Tell Friday!" Do you have a something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, a new antique find, an old love letter. Use your imagination and dig through those old boxes in your closet if you have to! Feel free to share pictures and if there's a story behind your special something, that's even better!


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So today I thought I would show you my husband's jet....his pride and joy, his F-16. My husband is a SSGT in the Air Force, a Crew Chief, a mechanic for these amazing machines. He works extremely hard, sometimes 14 hours a day, Saturdays and Sundays. It's not the first time that he's been called in to work in the middle of the night if one of the jets is broken and has to fly the next day.



It's a mighty powerful experience when you get to step this close near the airplanes, you can't help but be amazed at their power.


It's even better when you see your husband's name on the actual jet, right under the cockpit. The kids were so excited, they couldn't wait to tell everyone.


And sometimes they are rewarded for their hard work.....they get a Jet Ride. Boy was my husband ever excited about this, he was like a little kid in a candy store...a candy store with very big F-16's inside LOL


Here he is before take off

A view from the top....see there in the distance? That's another F-16 taking one of the other crew chiefs for their ride

It's just one of the wonderful perks of being in the military, this and so many other things are what we sacrifice for. And to watch the happiness on my husband's face as he works on HIS jet every day is worth it for me.

29 comments:

Mari said...

Very cool - I bet he was so thrilled to have his name on that jet! My husband and son are so much like him. Andy is so proud of "his" Apache helicopters!

Becca said...

So cool!

And I love that little red head in your last picture! We're thinkin' our youngest is going to end up a red head and we're so excited! Those Irish roots showing through!

ceekay said...

Great Pictures. Tell your husband we are proud of him for his service to our country. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi!

Chez Nous said...

What an awesome entry! It's great that you are so tuned in to your husband's career and his pride and joy.

I love the heading on your site - what charming English cottages. Have you been to England with the military? My parents used to fly out of RAF Mildenhall (Dad's retired from the US Army) - they retired in England but flew to the States to visit us whenever they got the chance.

Your Getting to Know Us entry is really cool - is it part of a group like The Simple Woman's Daybook or Show & Tell?

Have a great weekend!

Gattina said...

Wow ! that's very impressive ! it must make a lot of noise ! I like your husband's T-shirt, lol !

Michelle said...

Please let Curt know that I'm showing this to Rob..What a great job he does,I imagine that Nicholas and Jasmine love visiting Dad at work..have a wonderful day..

Morning Glory said...

Wow, I've always thought it would be so cool to get a ride in one of those. They're incredibly fascinating.

autumnesf said...

Cool post! Wish I could do the same but I'm not allowed. :(

Stacy at Exceedingly Mundane said...

Those are wonderful photos, Sandra! That's so awesome that he got to go up in one, I'm totally jealous! :) I grew up wanting to be a pilot, LOL!

Carla said...

Awesome! He is living every school boy's dream isn't he?

GrumpyAngel said...

Way cool! Your husband looks very proud. I bet your kids think he's the bomb! My husband would be jealous. He is fascinated by planes but gets sick even inside a flight stimulator :-)

Barbara H. said...

How cool! My boys would love this!

Charlotte said...

Wow! This is fantastic. No wonder you and the kids are proud of him. How great the kids get to go for a ride (or fly).
I stopped by your other blog before coming here. The chicken looked so good. Love the header picture on that blog and this one too of course.

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my.....my heart flutters! I feel like saying "I have the need...the need for speed!" This is just awesome! Thanks for sharing....and yes, I can TOTALLY understand his love for his 'bird'!!! I'd be the same way.

Have a super Friday evening. I'm running a little behind in my visiting this afternoon since I've been scrubbing and cleaning all day. It's done...now I'm gonna crash in front of the TV a while. :o)

Pennies In My Pocket said...

Awwwww I can just feel the pride! This is a fantastic post!!!

~melody~

gail@more than a song said...

Awww, nice post! And YAY for our military, they are the best!
Great family picture on that last one.

jodi said...

The photos are great. My father was in the air force and I remember visiting planes (but not as cool as your husband's! - I like his name on his plane).

elizabeth embracing life said...

My six year old LOVED all these pictures. He is a plane fanatic and draws planes all over the place. These pictures gave him addition inspiration. Thanks!!

Sarah said...

Every man's dream I reckon to fly a plane. My hubs loves fighter aircraft...though he can't fly!

Hugs n' love

Sarah x

Ivory Spring said...

How COOL is that!!!! Thanks for sharing!

BarbaraLee said...

Men and their toys. Got to love them.

Kelli said...

Wonderful show and tell, Sandra! I can see why you are proud of your man!
~Kelli

MyJourneyBack said...

Wow Sandra,
what a cool show and tell. You have a beautiful family too.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Thanks for coming by and visiting too.
Many Blessings to you and your family.
Sherry

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Very impressive, you have every right to be proud! Thank him for serving for us, and you for your sacrifices!

Katherine

Linds said...

Your love for and pride in him just oozes out of this great post, Sandra! Beautiful!

Farm Fresh Jessica said...

Wow! Thanks for letting us share that with you!

Lavinia said...

Thanks for sharing a little more with us about your "Top Gun". I bet you both like that movie, by the way. Even though I am Canadian, I know our freedom is guarded by the U.S. and so a big thank you to your husband for helping to guard the freedom of the Western World. TOP GUN!!

mamajil said...

What a great post thanks for sharing it!!

Unknown said...

My husband will be a crew chief at Carswell AFB here in TX. He is currently at Tech school in AZ. I can't wait till he gets home and starts working with these! He is so excited already and I bet if any of the pilots take him up, it would be an experience of a lifetime!!