Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Haha funny :)

Now I don't need a ton of disgruntled females trying to stab me in the back...
*looks over shoulder*
but anyway I think it's funny.. they just missed the part about needing innocent male species to vent their anger upon while male stands in utter confusion wondering how to fix it.. haha yea..

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas :)

Well, here are a few pictures.. I ended up with like 115 pictures on Christmas morning, and I haven't had time to sort all of them yet...

Santa brought us a really big gift this year!!! :P

haha.. heidi :)


Heidi was really excited.. Christmas is kinda different now than it was when I was a kid.. seems like we made a much bigger deal out of Christmas, where now it's not made so important I guess.. something I miss from my childhood.. but it's nice to get a little bit of the kid in me on Christmas morning.. not like I ever grew out of the kid in me, but.. anyway yea.. ;P

haha.. a gamecube AND an X-Box :) :) lol I think we were playing my atv racing game on the gamecube here.

Hmm... interesting handwriting, but it's the thought that counts! :)

Monday, December 22, 2008

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Friday, December 19, 2008

More abstract, macro, and random photos.. thanks to my favorite camera ever, the Canon S5-IS

My awesome watch.. It's got a compass, altimeter, barometer, thermometer, moon chart, tide graph, and of course the date and time :)

Purdy... :p This was made in Jerusalem :)

The warrior Ethos, part of the soldier's creed.. we get this thing after we graduate basic.. It's a good reminder of what I'm fighting for. On the other side are the army vaues: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage.

What I wear around my neck 24/7

a dime... yea..
Yes, it's a comb.. no, I there's nothing special about it.

I'm proud of my camera's macro.. can you tell? :)

Did you know that dollars are not paper at all, but actually a mix of linen, silk, cotton and a couple other fibers?

As You can see, I took a lot of pictures of this dollar bill :) It just made such a good subject for photography :P

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Life goes on..

Hey friends, I have a little request for you all, a good friend of mine could use some prayer, for her privacy I won't disclose too much, but her family isn't allowing her to even come home for Christmas, and it's very emotional for her, she's not even 18 and she's out on her own. So keep this friend in your prayers this Christmas, thanks guys ;)
On a lighter note, I'm coming home tomorrow, and I'm pretty excited! I have to get up at 3:30 in the morning, and then enjoy some of the army's wonderful hurry up and wait until my flight at 7:50.. Lovely. LOL anyway, I'm ready to get my butt OUT of this place for a few days to recharge! See some of you then! :)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

38 hours!! Almost home :) yay!

LOL this is just a random picture of a styrofoam cup..

Anyway, my facebook readers know I had to go to the doctor to get my legs x-rayed and stuff.. Anyway, I had what I thought I did, which is inferior medial billateral tibula stress fractures, more commonly known as shin splints.. Don't worry, it's just this thin that makes me have leg pain if I run or jump too hard, and a couple weeks of limited running will fix that:)
Anyway, obviously I'm pretty excited about taking a break and getting to see everybody!!
Hopefully I will have chances to see all my friends!
God has blessed me so far, and although sometimes the atmosphere drags me down, I never stay there long :)
Hope you all are enjoying this advent season and are happy and blessed! Don't take your families for granted, cuz someday you'll regret it...
Anyway I should be going, I haven't got a lot to write about tonight.. But God bless you richly and "may your days be peaceful and your nights be golden" as the army parachute performing team puts it... I'll see many of you soon!
Matthew ;p

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

One of many more abstract/macro photos to come.. I'll be home in 72 hours, so I'll post the rest from my laptop.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Welcome to the jungle! LOL

LOL sometimes I feel like I'm in a jungle!! Except for those below freezing windy mornings we occasionally have down here in San antonio..
I'm sure when I come home on block leave in less than 5 days (!!!!!!!!!!!)I'll be freezing cold all the time, but oh well. Today it is 82 and sunny here.. It's really nice! A few trees have finally started to change color, but for the most part it's still all green bushy down here. Anyway, I'm really excited about coming home! Hopefully I'll get to hang out with a bunch of my friends sometime while I'm there :) I really look forward to going to my familiar church, seeing my family/friends and sleeping in my comfy bed! Anyway, if you see me while I'm home, maybe this picture I took today might help you see why I'll be wearing every piece of warm clothing I own.. Ok maybe not that bad, but... Haha until next time! ~me ;p

Enough said.

I thought I was in the Army...

But I guess it was my sister that joined! Love ya sis.. Even if you're crazy...

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The picture before I became Darth Vader jr. ;)

Another car for sale back home that I can't buy... Only $4000 too!

More photo fun :)

Haha my nickname isn't matt skywalker for nothing!! LOL just more photo fun :) I love manipulating pix!
Sorry if it's not too high quality, it's just an iPhone camera picture..
Well, now that i've passed the NREMT and pt test I'm a lot less stressed, and I'm just looking forward to a little break from all of this!
I hope you are all still having a great Christmas season!! I know I will in a week or so :)
I'm going to go do a bit of working out and then go play halo 3 probably...
So ttyl!!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Another picture..

Here is another picture I took a couple weeks ago. It's a pretty little spot in the Alamo riverwalk section. I figured that the few pictures I have left to put up I will post one or two at a time every day or two. That way I can keep everybody up to date and still keep it colorful with pictures :)
So the update on me: well, pretty much the same, except that I'm taking the NREMT in a few short hours, and that is an intimidating thought for me right now. I'm excited to be coming

home in ten days for my two week Christmas leave. I'll be getting home around 7 or 8 on the 19th, and then I leave really really early in the morning on the 2nd of January. So, that's what's up with me.. Hope this post sees you being blessed and having a wonderful Christmas season :D Well, God bless, and unt next time, ttfn!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


Hey everybody, hope you are all well, and are being blessed with a joyous and amazing Christmas season this far. I'm doing well, but I could use some prayers for my NREMT test this coming Tuesday. I will put more up sometime, but right now I've been spending most of my free time studying and doing laundry and such, so there hasn't been much to take pictures of.. Anyway, God bless you!! If anybody is interested in contacting me, feel free to call or text me anytime! My# is (573) 578-6367 if I dont answer just leave me a message!! Or you can always email me at ;) I love hearing from people!! And of course, you should cment on my blog.. ;p well, ttyl until next time!

Friday, December 5, 2008

A little photo editing...

I'm combining posting a fun picture I edited with testing the photo
posting to my blog that I think will work.. Want your photo turned
into a fun photo?? Feel free to email one to me and I will see what I
can do because I enjoy working with pictures :)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Testing again..


Well I'm messing around with my iPhone seeing how easy it is to post to my blog. other than posting pictures so far it seems pretty easy.. I'm going to try working on that one next, because so far that's the only thing I have not been able to do online with my iPhone that I could with a regular computer.

Taken by my iphone after dark in dim lighting.. not bad for a cell phone..

Well, I don't have much to put up, but I thought I'd let everybody know that I'm doing well, and so far I've been doing ok in class.. I got an iphone this past weekend, because my RAZR was starting to get old and randomly shut off and drop calls or not even turn on without a ton of playing around with it. I LOVE the iphone!! the internet browser in my pocket everywhere I go is awesome, and the gps is pretty sweet!! I've already got like 30 applications downloaded onto it, because it has a lot of free and inexpensive software using the gps and internet that make it a very useful tool.. plus with 16gb of hard drive space, I've got a lot of music and movies on there too :) So anyway, that was pretty exciting for me, since I've wanted an iphone for a LONG time!!

For some reason recently I've been kinda depressed and gloomy.. maybe it's just because the stuff I have to live with every day is starting to get old, along with not having seen all the people I know and love back home for several months.. whatever the case, I can't wait to come home for a little break from it all here in a couple weeks.. :) :)

Anyway, I've got to get going and get some supper real quick, so I'd better go! God Bless!!!]

Friday, November 28, 2008

My trip to the Riverwalk/Alamo

Well, I decided it was time to post again, today was my first chance to get out of Fort Sam for a few hours.. I went to the Alamo and the nearby riverwalk.. it was really crowded today because they were going to turn on a bunch of Christmas lights all along the riverwalk, but I had to leave too soon to see that.. I got a few pictures.. here are some of them.. I will keep trying to get more pictures out there.. I'm planning to get an iphone pretty soon, so hopefully I'll have a bit more reliable internet!! Anyway, here are some pictures of my mini-vacation, enjoy!
Unfortunately by the time I got to this little waterfall along the riverwalk it was completely dark out, and only the light of a little riverside restaurant lit it up.. and the flash ruined the beauty of it, so you'll just have to be happy with a slightly noisy and dark picture for now..

A cool plant in the park surrounding the old Alamo fort.

I've seen this building before in pictures, but I don't know what it is..

An interesting statue thingy..

This fountain was really sweet.. it had flames coming out the midle, and water all around it and through it.. ;P

This picture would have been better if it hadn't taken me so long to get my camera out and going.. there was a couple holding hands that was silhouetted down at the end of this breezeway thing.. it was kinda cool, but oh well...

There was this cool fountain in the middle section of an intersection, it was pretty neat :)

Yea.. it's a palm tree... hehe

Parts of the park felt like a mini jungle!! the palm trees in some places made a little tunnel where the path went, and blocked out most of the light, and it was really cool ;)

That's one BIG christmas tree!!!

Umm.. a cactus plant.. yea.. that's about all there is to say about it.. ;)

A neat little barrel cactus that was growing outside in the alamo park

I have no idea what this building is, but it looked cool :) pretty old too by the looks of it..

one of hundreds of pretty flowers through the park.

Here is a picture of one of the walls of the original Alamo fort that is very famous in history :) It was really neat to actually see this history-filled place with my own eyes..

The greenery all through the Alamo park was really beautiful!! I wish I had had more daylight for photography!!!

Here is another picture of some of the plants :) The place was like a tropical oasis!! I will for sure be back there again!! Of course, the thought that while it's in the mid 70s and sunny here, back home it's frigid only makes it nicer here.. :)

Hope you enjoyed your mini-tour of my little excursion into the amazing city of San Antonio!!
More to come eventually!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Home away from home

Hey everybody, I finally got some pictures to put up.. Not very many, but considering my internet situation I'm glad to get this!! I'm less than 2 weeks from taking my NREMT test, which is the hardest test I will be taking here. After that I will be nationally registered as an Emergency medical technician, which should be cool :) You never know, I might be on the ambulance you see whizzing past down the road, hopefully you won't ever need my services!! lol Anyway, here are some pix.. Eventually I might get some pix of the other people here, but it would take forever to try to explain who they are, so for right now I'll put that off for some other time.. Tomorrow I have wake-up at 2:45 in the morning, because we have a PT test, so.. it's pretty dumb, but I won't get phase 5 privileges if I fail it, so I'd better get some sleep tonight!!
Echo Company is next to us, and I thought their elephant was kinda cool :) so here it is :)

Practicing for the basketball season.. yes, we have company competition basketball games here.. well, we will in a couple weeks.. :)
My "home"

Combat medic lead the way!
"Soldier Medics... Warrior Spirit! Hooah!"
(as you can see the leaves are still green.. and they're some weird kind of tree..)

Well that's all I have for now.. I will post more some other day.. God Bless, hope you have an amazing day, week, month.. whatever ;P
Thanks for reading by the way, and feel more than welcome to drop me a comment, even just to say hi! :)