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Sunday, September 11, 2011

The Marine Has Landed...

I will taking a break for a couple of weeks.  My step-son joined the Marines and flew in today for a five day visit.  He was told to "be ready" any time between October and January to leave for boot camp. The first two weeks, he is not allowed any contact with the outside world.  After the two weeks, he can receive letters. 

We don't know if he will be here for Christmas so we want to enjoy our time with him before he leaves. He will celebrate his 21st birthday this April. If he has leave, he said he would want to come back to celebrate with us.

What a difference already.  He no longer eats "junk food" or carbs, soda, or chips.  The Marines require him to do PT twice a week and test once a month.  He works out six times per week "for his own preservation".  His spiky, stylish hair is all shaved to a "1".  He still looks so handsome...

The end of the week, we will all travel together to California to celebrate Jacob's first birthday. Jacob has four teeth on the top and four on the bottom now, cutting some other ones.  Still has peach fuzz on his head, but he walking! Where the heck did this past year go???

4 comments:

That corgi :) said...

How cute with Jacob walking! I bet it will be such a joy to celebrate his first birthday, but I'm with you, where did this year go?

Great career for your stepson to get into, Donna. I know you/hubby must be so proud of him! I too would want to spend as much time with him before he reports to boot camp.

Enjoy the break!

betty

DJan said...

Have a wonderful time, Donna, and we'll see you when you get back. I hope you take your camera and some pictures to share!

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

enjoy your time off. how wonderful for your step-son to have joined the marines.

jacob sounds soooo cute!

Vegas Linda Lou said...

Happy Birthday to Jacob! Wow, where DID this year go?

All the best to your step-son. God bless him for serving our country.