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Thursday, June 30, 2011


I have a lot to tell you, so I'm going to try to keep it short!

First, you'll notice my blog title has changed!! And in the next couple of days, I'm changing the URL. Keep that in mind if it changes how you read this blog!

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!


  1. Congrats!!
    I love to learn how the different branches operate, there individual rules always fascinate me. For example in the USMC you cannot promote to 0-3 (Captain in the USMC too) unless you have been in a minimum of 4 years. Now I need to go find out the regulations for the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard before my mind explodes!

  2. Congratulations to him! The promotion to Captain is a big one! Bezzerwizzer is such a fun game! I love it. I just played for the first time a couple weeks ago and I'm hooked.

  3. yay for lots of happy memories. jason was in Iraq when he made CPT... I have yet to be at any of his promotions.

  4. Congratulations! That is the most wonderful news. Sending you both virtual hugs.

  5. Congratulations! I think the different ceremonies south of the border are cool! I have never been there when my dh was promoted any time, it's rare for wives to come or even know in advance (the guys usually don't know exactly when it will happen either) and we certainly wouldn't get to take part. I've seen pictures of the wives putting on the ranks, how cool is that!


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