I'll soon post about our new temporary home in Missouri, but for now...GRADUATION WEEK!!!
First was the graduation social...not too many pics from this.
Some cell phone pics first....
|Back of my hair for those who care :)|
|In front of Iron Mike at the National Infantry Museum|
|There was food around this ice sculpture, but we took this pic at the end of the night. Cocktail hour was in this area.|
After a cocktail hour and receiving line, we went downstairs for dinner. It was BEAUTIFUL!!
Some cell phone pics of the table settings...the food was AMAZING!
|The girls :)|
|At our table...somethings was funny :P|
|On our way out :)|
The morning started with the OC's going on an optional run (at 5am) with the guest speaker of graduation, Cpt Ivan Castro. I kind of had to nudge Sean to go, but it ended up being totally worth it. Read about Cpt Castro here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iv%C3%A1n_Castro.
If you didn't click on that link and read it....do it. He is seriously amazing.
|Teaching Kevin how to guide him with a string during the run|
|Someone loves baby Kyle :)|
|Kind of surreal that today is actually happening...|
|Filing into their seats|
|LTC Best giving the welcome speech|
|Guest speaker Cpt Castro. Such amazing man...|
|Getting sworn in!!|
|Crossing the stage...|
|Attempting to uncover his new rank...|
|...it was difficult.|
|SISTER!!!! So happy she and my mom got to come :)|
|After his first salute as an officer :)|
|So happy to be done with all this!!! Oh and very proud :)|
|So happy these 2 made it with new baby Kyle :)|
|Proud parents :)|
|Back at our cabin :) Holy bajesus I am pale!!!|
After graduation, we just hung out at our cabin and made lunch :)
|PUBLIX CAKE!!! This was heaven after not having any Publix since we left Florida!!|
|Also, this happened. I was sneak attacked by a baby. Not really, but this is the first time I've held a baby in who knows how long. Clearly I was confused by the situation lol....but Kyle was a trooper and didn't cry for a while. I even fed him :)|
Later that night we went to a karaoke bar for one last hurrah with some of the new LT's.
Then this happened.....Sean did kareoke....sober.
|Some of the group.|
The next day we had lunch with our family, then took them to the NIM. The day after it was time to pack my car to the gills and drive home to NC before the long trip to Missouri!!