Sunday, November 05, 2006

A happy day in South Carolina

It was an emotional but happy trip to South Carolina for Jon's Basic Training graduation. We had a family day with him on Thursday when we were able to get some things he needed at the PX and just spend time talking and hanging out, and the graduation ceremony was Friday. We were glad to bring his girlfriend with us on this trip. He had a big question to ask Laura on Thursday, complete with a beautiful new ring! (And she said yes, not to worry!) Graduation was Friday. It was a blustery day outdoors in the stands, but the nearly 1500 new soldiers looked fantastic in their new dress uniforms in formation. It was a great ceremony and we enjoyed it immensely. We were able to pick Jon up and have his portrait made, then we all went to (what else) a National Park after we fed him a "real lunch"!On Saturday after a big breakfast, we drove down to Ft. Eustis, Virginia which is right outside of Williamsburg. He will be doing his advanced training there through March or April. His company is called the Alpha-Gators and their mascot is the Gator...they have all kinds of Florida Gator stuff all over the place. I felt so at home! lol

1 comment:

Liz said...

Wow! Jon looks so much older in his uniform! And he's engaged??!

Congratulations all around!