Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Gradutaion

Our last week and a half has been very eventful and filled with family and friends. On May 9th, Nick graduated from TBS. TBS is a 6 month school at Quantico with a mission to:
Train and educate newly commissioned or appointed officers in the high standards of professional knowledge, esprit-de-corps, and leadership required to prepare them for duty as company grade officers in the operating forces, with particular emphasis on the duties, responsibilities and war-fighting skills required of a rifle platoon commander.
I can't believe it's over. It seems like just yesterday we were moving into our townhouse and I was dreading the long days and many nights alone. I am so proud of all nick's accomplishments as a result of how hard he has worked these past 6 months. After this, I know we can get through anything together and I am so thankful for Nick's ability to separate work from home and still make time for me, no matter how busy he is.

Nick's mom, grandma, step dad and family friends (the Campbell's) came for graduation. Nick's family was here a few days before and after graduation, so we were able to spend a lot of time with them and do some sight seeing on our side of the country :) We visited Gettysburg, downtown DC, Mount Vernon, Ford's Theater, Arlington National Cemetery, and spent Mother's Day in Old Town Alexandria. We all got to participate in Family Day on base before graduation. The most exciting part was riding on an AAV. I have to give a little shout out to Grandma for doing EVERYTHING. She was amazing the entire trip and probably on of the only grandmas who rode the AAV :).

We had such a great time with everybody and really appreciate all the love and support.


Goodbye TBS, Hello new adventures.







Gettysburg
Gettysburg
Gettysburg
Gettysburg



Ford's Theater

This is where Lincoln was shot




Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Vietnam Memorial
Vietnam Memorial

World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial
World War II Memorial


Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery- JFK's Site

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery

Mount Vernon

                           

AAV

Grandma :)
Graduation








Old Town Alexandria
Old Town Alexandria
Old Town Alexandria
Old Town Alexandria


5 comments:

  1. What an amazing week! Love ya, Shari & Steve

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  2. that is wonderful you had so much support there for your big event and then get to travel around the area.
    You and Nick look so cute! Congrats again on graduating!

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  3. Loved every minute of the time spent with you!! So very proud of Nick and you too Camille for all the two of you have been through. The best for you guys in the future and hope to see you in San Diego. Love you Grandma.

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