Saturday, April 28, 2012

Elizabeth's Wacky Wipe-Out Party

The first challenge is to cross the tree trunk across the creek!

Get the beads from the bottom of the water trough!

Searching for beads.

Stinky the Goat held the next set of beads!

Climbing trees to retrieve beads is next.

Joshua retrieves more beads.

Lizzie opening gifts from family and friends.

Lunch is served ... complete with homegrown vegetables ... a delicious meal!

Joshua enjoys his burger.

Ice Cream!  It's been a wonderful day!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Lisa's Lovely Farewell

Attendees were encouraged to wear tea hats ... what a lovely photo of the ladies!

Personal touches were ever-present and Lisa's personality was highlighted throughout.  A truly lovely farewell for a truly lovely lady.

Photos highlighting Lisa's time with 1-5 CAV serve as decorations.

Each guest left with a party favor, including a cute silver flower charm.  Guests were encouraged to write notes to Lisa to be added to her farewell gift.

A displayed schedule was decorative and kept everyone informed of the evening's events.

Food was covered by the venue, Ambrosia's Tea Room in Salado, Texas.

Shelley presents her comments, farewelling Lisa from the 1-5 CAV Family.

Sharon shows Lisa's farewell gift, a hand-made quilt from the ladies of the battalion.

Black Jack ladies attend Lisa's Farewell.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Honoring Volunteers and Kids

At the end of our Red Dragon Spring Fling, we honored volunteers from each battery with a certificate signed by the battalion commander and battalion CSM. Ladies received a unit charm necklace. Gentlemen received a unit coffee mug or t-shirt. All the kids received a "I Love my Red Dragon Soldier!" arm band in honor of the Month of the Military Child. We have some amazing Families in this unit and it was a joy to honor them in this way.

Red Dragon Spring Fling

The Red Dragon battalion took some time this afternoon to enjoy a beautiful Texas Spring day. Each battery set up activities and crafts for the kids, Soldiers cooked hamburgers and hot dogs, and volunteers set up a Dragon Egg Hunt around the 1st Cavalry Division museum.  It turned out to be a really fun time of relaxing and visiting and enjoying the kids play.