April 28, 2010

A few random thoughts before my hiatus

My husband finally *is jussst about done* with training!! Yesterday he graduated from his FA BOLC 3 class and I could not be any more proud of him than I am. He has worked harder than I've ever seen him work at anything before. Long long days, starting at 5am and not ending until around 10pm. Constant studying and having very little free time. Test after test after test. Days out in the field. All while also taking great care of an ever growing pregnant wife. He really is my very own hero and I realize that more and more every day.
The ceremony yesterday was perfect. Only lasted an hour and had plenty to keep my self-diagnosed ADD self occupied. The speaker (a COL from Fort Hood, I believe) was entertaining and even got a few laughs out of everyone. All the graduates got up on stage and said their names and where they were headed instead of someone just calling their name and handing them a diploma. And that was pretty much it. They sang the Army song afterwards and it was on to picture time!


Here he is, in all his glory, excepting his diploma.

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We are here for another 2ish weeks before we move on for his AOT training. Then it's on to the real Army - finally. He's a little nervous just because he has no clue what to expect, but I have so much faith in him. I think he's going to be wonderful at his job - whatever that may be.

Afterwards we went to dinner with 2 other couples that we have gotten to be incredibly close with. One of them left this morning for their new post, so it was a last night out together type of thing. I thought I had my emotions under control, but was quickly proven wrong when Trey and I got ready to leave. The waterworks were in full force. It's funny how quickly us Army families form a bond with one another. I guess we know that our time together is never indefinate so you don't waste any time in getting to know each other. All I know is that this couple filled so much of my heart in just a quick 3 months and they will be friends for life. It truly is more of a family than friendships. I know they will do great at their new post and I can't wait to hear about what the next few years brings their way!
I'm going to be on a blogging hiatus for a little while. The next month of my life is going to be CRAZY! I'm leaving tomorrow for a visit home for a little over a week. I'm so so excited to see everyone - especially my family. I'm going to soak up every moment I can with my parents and even some extended family flying in from Massachusetts. My mum, SIL, and MIL are throwing a shower for me on Sunday. I can't wait for that. It really overwhelms me to think about all the people will be there to celebrate Andrew's life. I highly doubt I'll make it through that afternoon without more tears!
We'll be moving three days after I get back from that trip. It'll be a two day drive. A week later, our household goods will arive to *hopefully* our new home. Less than a week from that day I'll be on another plane headed to Massachusetts for a very good friends wedding. Finally, 4 days later I'll be headed back to my husband to celebrate our three year anniversary!! I think around then I'll be ready for a break and exploring our new life in El Paso!

11 comments:

The Neffs said...

So happy for your hubby and you! Congrats! I know you are very proud of him.

Jen said...

Congrats to you both on his graduation, it's a huge milestone! Enjoy your time with family, I know you are so looking forward to it.

Expat Girl said...

Wow youre going to be busy! We will miss you on here : ( Take care of yourself and the baby, have an amazing time with your family and at your shower and I cant wait to see pics from all of it and get you back in blogging world when you are settled in El Paso. I will keep up with you on facebook until then!

JG said...

Congratulations!! :) Enjoy your trip home.

Michelle Ioapo A'etonu said...

yay! i can't wait for you to get here! until them, have fun and be safe!

Whitney said...

Congrats!!!

Steph said...

Congrats on the graduation! Don't forget to rest some while you are doing all your traveling.

Steph said...

Oh and you look adorable!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Congrats on his graduation! You guys look great together in those photos! Have fun in all your travels and hopefully, I'll see you soon!

Karren said...

Congrats on the graduation! Great photos of y'all! I hope the move goes smoothly.. Don't forget to rest!! :)

Brandi said...

congrats on the graduation. enjoy your time. :D