Work has kept me busy again for the last two days so there's been no more progress on Michael's shirt. Hopefully, I can get back to it tonight.
In the meantime, here's a random sampling of what the Marine has been up to lately.
At the beach at the Pensacola NAS:
At the Pensacola NAS Museum:
Not as good as mom's homemade, but still pretty good. And the girls were too cute to pass up.
Tee shirt souvenir after completing the first round of school:
His new room at Cherry Point (NC) MCAS, where he now is for his second round of school. Not as nice as his Pensacola digs, but not awful. One less roommate, and they don't have to share the head (bathroom) with anyone else. He's got the bed by the window.
Good thing they run 5 miles a day and do a LOT of walking to anywhere else on base. ;-)
Tyler's 22nd birthday is March 16. I've got his package ready to send, but last night he asked that I add in some homemade cookies, so guess what I'll be doing this afternoon around work? This will be his first birthday without any family nearby. I'm sure we'll all be fine (sniff, sniff), but let this be a reminder to hug 'em while you've got 'em. They grow up and move on much too soon! And thank God for camera phones, text messages, and the internet.
(I've become acronym-centric lately with all the military stuff, but in case you didn't know NAS = Naval Air Station and MCAS = Marine Corps Air Station. The air stations are where they keep and work on the flying thingies.)