Tuesday, October 26, 2010

We're leaving on a jet plane....

Rob, Robbie, and I are getting on a plane tomorrow morning for a short vacation. We are leaving our oldest to take care of the house and the dog. We are going to Oklahoma to see this sweetheart graduate from Army Basic Training:

Doesn't she look so young?


Mandy has worked very hard at BCT (Basic Combat Training) and is graduating on Friday. Ft. Sill has Family Day on Thursday. Mandy's Platoon earned Honor Platoon and they are the ones performing the demonstrations on Family Day. After the ceremony we get to take her off Base until 9pm. Graduation is 9-10 am on Friday and we get to take her off  Base again until 9 pm. She is flying out to Ft. Jackson, SC sometime on Saturday. We fly home on Saturday.

Expect to see lots of pictures when we get home. I think we are going at a fun time. The town is having a walk through town to see all the changing leaves. They are also having a trick-or-treat thing in the center of town Friday evening. There are a few museums we want to visit too. Mandy has a list of things to do also. Her first priority is to go out and eat lol. The poor thing has been "starving" for 10 weeks. Of course the Army feeds them well but they burn through those calories so fast. They get 3 meals a day but most times they only have 5-10 minutes to eat. She wants to sit and eat and talk for as long as she wants. Plus, she wants soda and candy because they have only had 2 sodas and one candy bar in 10 weeks. I guess if you are going to defend our Country you should at least get to drink a soda and eat some candy every once in awhile.

12 comments:

Jackie said...

She does look young!

I know you'll enjoy your visit and enjoy doing those things with her that she misses so much.

Tonya said...

she does look young, congrats to her and to you for raising such a terrific young woman, have a safe trip and can't wait to see more pictures

Pat said...

Ditto to what Tonya said! Congrats to Mandy for doing such an exemplary job during her basic training, too.

Barb said...

I can't wait to see these pictures....I a so excited for you...have fun and enjoy!

Janet said...

Have a great time with the graduate! I am looking forward to your post when you get back. Enjoy!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Praying for a safe trip for you and the family---and that all will have fun while there!! and give "our" girl a hug for me and a pat on the back!!!
Hugs, Di

Katie :o) said...

So exciting! You must be ecstatic :o) Definitely feed that girl :o) And have a wonderful visit!

SewCalGal said...

Congratulations to Mandy and thank you to Mandy, for serving. I do so appreciate and respect.

Robin - have a great trip, be proud. Enjoy. Take photos and share. I can't wait to hear more.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

pam said...

I wish you a wonderful trip and many, many memorable moments with your Mandy.

QuiltSue said...

Have a great time. You must be so proud of her.

Melinda Cornish said...

Have a wonderful time...It is always good to get away and enjoy a break from home......

searchfamilies said...

Will look forward to seeing & hearing more on your trip i wish Mandy well
Hugs Janice