Welcome to my new blog. I thought this would be a fun way to share photos and stories of what we experience here in the south. For those of you who do not know the whole story of why we are in Georgia, let me give you a little background. Thom joined the National Guard in Nov '09 and right after basic training he went through Officer Candidate School. It took a year and a half for him to complete that training and is now an official Second Lieutenant. However, he still needs more training on how to be specifically an infantry officer. So, he has been sent back to Ft. Benning, Georgia (where he went to basic training) to complete this new training. It should be about 4 months long and he will have weekends off so we thought it would be a neat adventure to all come with him. We have a nice apartment in the city of Columbus with a lot of amenities. Luke has started school here already and loves it. We are exploring this very different part of the country and finding fun things to do. So, we want to share with you what we find and think this will be a good way to show and tell you all what we are up to.