April 20, 2010
I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend! I know it’s Tuesday but it feels like Monday to me since we just flew back home last night. Have ya missed us? Maybe just a little?
We don’t normally run off and leave for five or six days without something new here on BigSisLilSis, but this past week was a crazy week for us.
Last Thursday, we all met in Chicago to attend Bry’s graduation from his Naval Basic Training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, IL. The graduation was held at RTC on Friday, April 16th and was unlike anything I’ve ever attended and an event that none of us will ever forget.
It was a much anticipated, emotional, and fun-filled weekend for all of us. Bry wasn’t able to have overnight liberty but we spent as much time as we could with him during the day. He made my birthday on Sunday even more special by being able to celebrate it with me and spend time with the family. Here are just a couple of shots from Sunday.
It took motivation, determination, and discipline for Bry to accomplish this goal and I can’t even try to put into words how proud we all are of our new Sailor!
It was pretty hard to leave Bry on Sunday without turning into an emotional mess but somehow I managed to keep a stiff upper lip. He’ll be in Great Lakes for seven more months for his A Training and I’m not sure when I’ll see him next, but hopefully I’ll manage to get back up there this summer. He’s happy, excited about his training, and looking forward to his future with the Navy so I can’t ask for more than that.
While in Chicago, we managed to do a little sight seeing downtown so we’re planning on sharing a couple of those photos with you within the next day or two. It might take us a couple of days to get back into the swing of things!