A year ago today I said goodbye to Brandon for his deployment to Iraq. Can you believe it? A year. A year! You can check out my Day One posts here and here. It's so nice to have him home, for almost two weeks now, but it's always cool to look back on what we've been able to do. A year!
June has proven to be a pretty good month. I left my job, I announced my pregnancy to the world, and we welcomed Brandon home. On top of that, Brandon got promoted yesterday! Yep, my little first lieutenant is now a big bad Captain in the US Army. Wow to that! Three years ago he was commissioned into the Army, and now he's a Captain! It's a big step!
The ceremony was interesting. There were eleven guys getting promoted and only four wives there (I guess the rest aren't married!). There were some boring speeches, but then we could slap on their rank. That was fun! I've been at every promotion ceremony so far and hope to be at the next ones.
Last night we had dinner at Michelle and Will's house. You'll remember Michelle from previous blog posts, and Will is Brandon's roommate from Iraq. Wow! It was an awesome meeting! I was the sober one thanks to Baby S in my belly, but it made it kind of funny. We ate a great meal, chatted a bunch, and then played my trivia game Bezzerwizzer. Brandon and I got home super late (ok, like 11, but that's late for us!) and then passed out.
Today I think the plan is to go to our favorite beach on the other side of the island and then dinner at a favorite restaurant. Should be a good day!