Hello (Guten Tag) From Bitburg, Germany Lancers!!!!
10 years has flown by so quickly. It doesn't seem like it's been that long since we graduated and went our seperate ways.....maybe five, but not ten.
After graduating, I started working full-time. I moved out on my own on my 20th birthday. Dated and had tons of fun. In 2004 I decided that I was going to finally go to school and attended the Utah College Of Massage Therapy. It wasn't until the end of 2004 that I decided that I was bored of dating and chose "The One." He actually had chosen me clear back when we were sophomores and he was a senior. That's right, I married a fellow Lancer......Charles Cruser, class of 1996. He and I met in Stonehenge and have been friends ever since. Soooo in the fall of 2004 we started talking daily and when he came home to Utah for Christmas that year, we decided to give it a shot.
Chuck is a Hydraulics Specialist in the US Air Force and at that time was stationed at Travis AFB in Northern California. He deployed to Kuwait from January to April 05'. He came home and propsed to me in May and I moved to Suisun City, California shortly after. Just after my arrival in Cali, Chuck was deployed once again but this time to Sicily. Once he came home that October, we started planning our wedding and were married June 17th, 2006 at Millennial Falls in Draper, Utah. We discovered that we were expecting our first baby in October. In January 2007 we received orders to Spangdahlem Air Base here in Germany for 48 months. We arrived here on May 10th and it is beautiful. Though it rains a ton.
I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl on July 6th. So now we are parents to a month old baby girl who we named Holeigh Madison. Motherhood is harder than I expected, but I love it and I just love her to pieces. So far we've traveled to the countries of Belgium and Luxembourg......both very beautiful and only 30-40 mins from our house. Pretty cool huh? Not only that, but Paris is approximately 5-6 hours from here. I can't complain. Life is good. I've been blessed greatly with a great husband who is hoping to promote to Staff Sergeant this month, a beautiful daughter, and well I get to live in Europe for free. Definitely can't complain. I hope we can make it to the reunion next year. It would be great to see all my friends again.