Plomin Family Bragablog

May 20, 2009

Army ATX

Filed under: Uncategorized — dcmom @ 10:34 pm
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I haven’t posted in a while because I was at my Annual Training Exercise (ATX) for the Army Reserves.  Since Matt is in Turkey, I asked my mom to fly out and watch the babies for me.  It was a great opportunity for her to get to spend time with them, especially Patrick, who she hasn’t really had a chance to bond with until now.

Typically, ATXes are not as strenuous as this one was.  And really, it was for no reason.  Just poor planning, I guess.  I’ll spare you the details, but in retrospect, it was a really dumb idea for me to try to attend at all.  I could have told them months ago that it just wasn’t logistically feasible and I’d make it up at Ft. Meade, but I wanted to be Army Strong, I wanted to fulfill my duty, blah, blah, blah.  It was just stupid to put myself (and my kids) through all that.  Hindsight is 20/20 though.

Anyway, I wanted to upload a few pictures since it’s been a few days.  Here’s me, at the range, after qualifying with the M-16.  This was probably the one positive part of the ATX for me.

 Jill on the range

And here’s Patrick and Karol.  This is pretty much how they looked when I left in the morning and how they looked when I got back at night.

Karol SleepingPat sleeping

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2 Comments »

  1. You need to use this in an Army commercial – at least the pictures. Army Family Strong. Only you need a picture of your mother, too. See you all soon – can’t wait!

    Comment by Grandma Plomin — May 22, 2009 @ 1:18 am

  2. […] aside from missing my kids, my wife, and my posh DC apartment, all’s well.  Work starts on Monday, so I’ve got tomorrow to […]

    Pingback by New New York Digs « Plomin Family Bragablog — June 14, 2009 @ 4:00 am


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