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    Thankful Thursday: Happy 1st Birthday, *L*

    Happy Birthday, Baby Boy *L*! You have reminded me about sleepless nights;fussy days;messy faces, hands, and hair;baby gurgles and baby talk;baby fingers and toes;the joys of milestones;how easily my heart wraps around someone so small. With you I have relaxed.I have been given the gift of breastfeedingI made my own baby food,I have given you baths in the kitchen sink,I love watching you play with your brothers,                  they are heroes in your little eyes. I have treasured this past year,Enjoyed the moments,Look so very forward to your future. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope…

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    One Thousand Posts – Let’s Celebrate!

    It has been an amazing journey at ‘Our Letters to You’, a military family blog.  I started writing in 2007 and now just a few short years later our team has written a thousand blog-posts!  Blogs full of empowerment, support, education, fun and a bit of ‘been there done that’. One-thousand posts; This calls for a celebration!… Which is just what we are going to do.  We have some great prizes thanks to some wonderful companies that support our military families. Two $250 Visa Cards from USAA One $100 Gift Card from SearsOne $100 Gift Card from Home DepotA beautiful pendent from USAA.com/Jewelry (valued at over $500)A $50 Visa Card from Dee Ramsay…

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    Success in Iraq?? Where we are today – DoD Bloggers Roundtable

    The DoD Bloggers Roundtable met with Brig. Gen. Ralph Baker this morning to discuss today’s Iraq and the continued transition of the U.S. role in Iraq. General Baker closed with the comment that we won’t know how successful we have been until post 2011 (milestone for withdrawal) and we see the new relationship with the Iraq government – 3,5,10 years from now. I agree with the assessment but have confidence that our efforts and sacrifices have been worthwhile and have/will improve the lives of individual Iraqis. Since June 2009 U.S. forces have left the Iraq cities and now are in an advise and assist role with the Iraqi Security Forces.…

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    A New School Year

    It took some time but all of the Kocsis kids are officially back to school. Our 6 year old started August 24th, 15 year older, September 1st and my 4 year-older’s first day of preschool was today. Ah … my baby is in his final year of preschool. Funny the different milestones we create. As a mom I’m a bit somber over the fact that this will be my last year trekking up to the preschool, giving preschool good-bye kisses and then counting the minutes (and oh how they fly!) till I get to hear how his day was, all 2 1/2 hours of it! Yet, I am so glad…