Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Please pray for Whoever this is!

I feel absolutely sick to my stomach right now! We still don't know who the pilot is and if he is ok. The base is eerily quiet right now and we are all just waiting! Please pray for the pilot and their family!

From Mike Mount CNN Pentagon Producer

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An Air Force F-22A fighter jet crashed Wednesday near Edwards Air Force Base in California, Air Force officials said.

An F-22A fighter jet similar to this one crashed Wednesday during a test mission in California.

The single-seater crashed about 10:30 a.m. for unknown reasons, the officials said.
The status of the pilot was unknown.
At $150 million apiece, the F-22A is the most expensive Air Force jet.
The fighter was on a test mission when it crashed about 35 miles northeast of Edwards AFB, where it was stationed, the Air Force said in a news release.
In 2004, an F-22 Raptor crashed on a training mission in the Nevada desert. The pilot ejected and was not hurt, though the jet was destroyed.
The plane was designed in the 1980s to provide a stealthy method to enter Soviet air space and strike Soviet bombers if the USSR attempted a nuclear strike.
Once the Cold War ended, the Air Force found a new mission for the F-22 as a long-range fighter with a sophisticated stealth design and state-of-the-art equipment that no other plane could rival.
However, the rising cost of the plane and numerous design and software problems threatened the program, which was almost killed by Congress.
In the end, the aircraft survived, and most of the problems were fixed, except for the price tag, which forced the Air Force to buy fewer aircraft

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

School days, School days.......

Benjamin has been going to an In home provider on Tuesdays and Thursdays for about a month now and really enjoys it. Ms. Carol is so sweet and even takes pictures during time he is there.

thanks Carol for making my little guy so comfortable!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fun times at the park

~We took advantage of the gorgeous day today and headed out the door with the stroller for lunch and Ice Cream. After that we walked to one of the parks and Benjamin had a blast! He is such a big boy now and wants to do things all by himself. Nothing like giving mommy heart failure!