The Caskey Family

Aaw Noo Church!
November 18, 2007, 1:22 am
Filed under: family news, Move to SC

We have made the decision to join Rutledge Memorial Baptist Church in Charleston. We are excited about the amazing expository preaching get to hear every week, and loving church family we will get to know better in our time here in Charleston. This is probably the smallest (in number) church we’ve ever attended; we are happy that we will have a place to serve others and be taught and grown spiritually. Thank you for all of you who have prayed for us in this transition. Deciding on a church is probably our biggest decision when we move somewhere, and I’m more than thrilled that God gave us the opportunity to settle down this early!

Veteran’s Day Trip
November 12, 2007, 7:17 pm
Filed under: Adina, Elijah, Jeremy, Merry, Move to SC


Since Jeremy has the day off today we visited the Morris Island Lighthouse dscn3561.jpg

It has a pretty neat story and was only about 45 minutes away. The day was gorgeous and so we took the drive and 1/2 mile walk to the beach where you could see the eroding lighthouse off the shore.


This week (feels like next week since it is a holiday today) our theme for school will be lighthouses and the letter E (for Elijah of course!)

UPDATED WITH MORE CAFB pics! Lasts and Firsts – Promised Pictures

2011 Update: I get more hits on this for pics of the AFB housing at Charleston than any other post on my blog. Though we no longer live there, I found a few more pics. We lived on the south enlisted housing, so that is where these pics are taken. They were renovating when we left, including our house, so things may look a little different, though you can get a good idea of the spacing and sizes.

We LOVED living on base because of how close the housing was to work for my husband. He skipped all the traffic getting onto base. If you would like to talk to us about the base, you can email us at if you have specific questions. It is a beautiful area and there are great family activities and community there.

One last visit with some of our friends in Nebraska


Last Sunday at our church in Omaha


Last visit with the Wades – they followed us to Kansas City for some quality family fun time at the Great Wolf Lodge


Elijah and Merry’s first water park experience . . . WOW!


Our house on Charleston AFB – gotta love base housing! Daddy gets the first seat and starts taking inventory


Elijah and Merry’s first SUPER-playground – right out our backyard (whoever designed this playground wasn’t messing around!)  Check out the moss hanging from these trees in our backyard!!  So cool!


Our first visit to downtown Charleston; we bought some flowers at the farmer’s market and Elijah gave Merry her first flower. . . SO sweet!


The next pictures I hope to post are before and after pictures of the inside of our house. We are having fun decorating and making some small progress. I’m so excited to make this house our own!

Just some stats, by the way:

One of the things we just love about our house is how close we are to things, for example, we are about half a mile away from the following (we take the bikes on bike trails to these places often)

Base Exchange



Jeremy’s Work

The Gym and swimming pool

Bowling Alley

Base Theater


By the way, if you are looking for a great church, you will be totally blessed by a visit to our home church there in Charleston “Grace on the Ashley” Totally worth AT LEAST one visit, just to check it out!

Auw Nooo Hause (Our New House)
October 1, 2007, 8:28 pm
Filed under: Move to SC

This is what Elijah now calls our home at 1508-B James Avenue, Charleston AFB, SC 29404.  For a while he called hotels and billeting “our new house” so I’m relieved to establish a little more reality in his and Merry’s life with a new home of our own. 

I feel disjointed, out of place, like I don’t fit . . . but I guess that’s how it goes.  Even though it is beautiful here, it still is earth.  I’m trying to just let that feeling sit with me, instead of fighting it – perhaps I should ALWAYS feel a little disjointed here on earth – since I don’t really belong to it.  However, it has hit me harder with this move than any.  Today we finally got a stove, washer and dishwasher that work. . . we’ve been kind of camping out because those items weren’t working. 

God has been so very good to us – when we decided to take on-base housing (the day before our goods arrived) I called my sister Roseann who lives 3 hours away and she drove down that very evening to be here when the movers dropped our stuff off the next morning.  She has a 2-month-old, and her husband is deployed.  PRAISE GOD for SISTERS!!  She has been a lifesaver and a huge help.  Everyone needs a Roseann (to borrow a Dr. Seuss line). 

I will write more when we get internet (tomorrow hopefully) and talk with some of you when we get our phone (which should be on the 3rd or 4th of October)

 1508-B James Avenue

Charleston AFB, SC 29404

(843) 278-2337

Home Sweet Charleston
September 26, 2007, 2:23 am
Filed under: Move to SC

We have arrived in Charleston and Jeremy checked into his unit this morning. The base is very pretty, as is the rest of the area that we have had time to see. We are staying right near the river tonight (near downtown) and will get billeting on base tomorrow afternoon.

We saw two houses today on base . . . we won’t ever get anything quite as beautiful as what we had in Nebraska, but the homes here have benefits of their own. I think we ruled out purchasing or renting off-base tonight, but will see what happens as we see more houses on base.

The children are doing well, though we are all struggling to get over this cough/cold thing we have had for a few days now. They were champs on the road trip! Elijah has asked for some of his friends including “Cwiss” (Moro) “Ruschel” and “Haddah.”

We will update this blog as soon as we get a chance when we have a good phone number.

We miss so much of what/who we have grown to love. . .this will be VERY GOOD, though, I keep reminding myself!

Movers Arrive!
September 17, 2007, 12:49 am
Filed under: Move to SC

Movers arrive tomorrow – I will request that they pack my office and this computer last, but we will see what happens. We will be at the following numbers if anyone needs us:

402-292-2868 (Home until Wednesday the 19th of September)
402-218-7946 (Cell phone we will keep until we have a new number in Charleston – a prepaid, VERY expensive, but useful especially for short phone calls!)

Thank you for praying for us as we make this adjustment. . . especially for the children as they probably don’t really understand what’s going on.

Charleston Info
September 2, 2007, 6:26 pm
Filed under: Move to SC

Here are a few links to some sites about Charleston – including a few festivals: