Chris is half way through his 15-month deployment in Iraq. I have spent some time with my parents and in-laws in the States but am now back in Germany. My boys, Cooper (4) and Jasper (1), are delightful, but it's still not always easy being the only parent around. We look forward to having Chris home so we can resume our European traveling adventures. We plan to settle in St. George in the summer of 2009 after we finish our commitment with the Army and look forward to seeing some of you more often.