Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Promotion Day!

As promised, I am finally posting about Nick’s promotion last Friday. It was a nasty day outside, but cleared up just long enough for us to step out into the backyard and have a tiny little ceremony.
Our friend Jim did the honors while our friend David read the official orders.  It was starting to sprinkle rain and I was way consumed with how big my hair would be by the time it was over that I didn’t turn around once to face the camera!  What was I thinking…??? My backside is NOT my best side!
We had a great little party afterwards with take out barbecue and the few dishes I made at home. Nobody cared, just as I thought.  As a matter of fact, I had the barbecue in the crockpot to keep it warm, opened it up to stir it a little and David made the comment “Wow.. that smells so good”   Dinner Win!  I did get lots of positive comments about my peach cobber and red velvet cake. (from a box)  The potatoes were a hit, as always. Who doesn’t like hash brown potatoes mixed with cream of mushroom soup, onion, cheddar cheese and sour cream???  It’s really a no brainer.
Here are a few photos of our little promotion ceremony.
Jim giving a little background on Nick's career.

David reading the orders.
Me putting on the new Velcro rank while Jim struggles with the pin for the beret.

While I was kissing Nick, Jim  makes the comment "Oh good, the one finished first gets the kiss, I'm glad it was you"  Is that true? Is that a rule?  Maybe that's why he was struggling with that pin.

Nick making a few comments of his own.

Me getting my hug. Notice that lovely black boot on my right foot. I was hobbling around.

Tomorrow is my final follow up doctor's appointment. If everything goes as planned, I should have stitches removed and hopefully, be starting to walk normally again. I'm crossing my fingers that not only have I healed well, but that the surgery did what it was supposed to do and there will be no need to mess with it again. I will let y'all know!!


Jessica said...

Aww, congrats to your hubby! I'm so glad that you got to pin him.

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

Yay!! Congrats!!

USMCWIFE said...

Congrats to the new Colonel!! Now go get your special parking sticker (does the Army do that, Marines do!)

My Army Life said...

Congrats to you and your new COL, Paula! Love these pics!

Jane said...

Congratulations to both of you! I hope you get good news at your doctors appointment.

TheAlbrechtSquad said...

Congrats! That's so awesome...and when I say congrats, it's to both of you :)

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