Coffee with Me

Meet and Greet July 10, 2008

Filed under: Base Living and 29 Palms — Melissa @ 12:03 pm

We had our Meet and Greet BBQ Tuesday evening. It went really well!! I had way too much food but I’d rather have too much than too little. And besides, that has just meant no cooking for a few days! LOL

We BBQed hamburgers, had guacamole, pico de gallo, jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and wrapped in bacon, a bean and corn salad, a fruit salad, hamburger fixings. Yummo! Everyone seemed to have a great time. It was very relaxing and it was wonderful to get to know the families better.

The captain is outgoing but everyone else is new like us. Our husbands might not always agree with each other at work, but it is so nice to get together as a military family and have a good time. (There are only men in this unit as it is a combat deployable unit.) Most of the time, military families don’t live near their biological families. It can be a lonely road if you don’t make friends. We have been fortunate in that we’ve been stationed at Camp Pendleton a couple times (and thus near family) and that we’ve also had church families that were our family!

Even though we are now just 2 1/2 hours from family in San Diego County, we are wanting and attempting to have a “family” here on base. We want to be that home away from home for the lonely singles and families. We want to share the love of Christ by just being ourselves and opening our home to others.

Anyway, back to the BBQ. Everyone left around 9pm and only because kids were getting cranky and the guys had to work in the morning. As they were leaving I invited the wives and kids back over for lunch the next day. Afterall, I had all this food! LOL

On Wednesday two neighbors and one of the wives from the night before came over with their children. The kids had a great time just hanging out in the backyard in the pool, and we wives had a lovely time chatting and munching. I can’t wait to do it again!

*After re-reading this I realized that it sounds like the captain is outgoing as in not shy, but then the rest of my sentence doesn’t make sense. Outgoing means he is transferring to a new unit, he leaving the unit he is currently attached to. Attached as in a part of. 🙂

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