Saturday, March 28, 2009

PM is an Airman!!

Okay - I want to clear up any preconceived notions you might have about San Antonio. You might think it's hot, sunny, and amazing down here. Wrong!! It's absolutely freezing. The sun doesn't really come up until 8:30 or nine. The wind is gushing. You pretty much get goosebumps nonstop until noon. I'm pretty sure those of you in my hometown are probably warmer than I am. It's insane... okay. Now that I've cleared that up...

Yesterday, M graduated from BMT officially! We left our hotel room way too early to get the best seat, because I'm anal like that. It was pitch black, obviously, since the sun doesn't rise here for a lonnnnng time. We walked forEVER to get to the parade grounds. There I was. In a cute dress. With cute black flip flops. Walking through muddy grass. Mhmm. My feet looked wretched. Ugh. Also, I was freezing to death. I met up with my buddy Cara, and we got great seats right in front of M. We sat there for about an hour and a half until graduation began.

They played a bunch of songs, screamed a few things, and said their oath. Here are some pictures:

I have never been so proud of my husband than when I saw him in the band. You probably don't know, but I am a super huge band nerd. I nearly majored in music in high school! I did the whole 9 yards on clarinet - all state, honors band, all district, etc. So, when I saw him beating the bass drum, my little heart melted with pride!! He, however, hated it. His flight didn't get to march like everyone else. He had to stand in a block the entire time and play. Stinky.

There he is again! Second person from the right.. kind of.

The whole drum & bugle corps. The conductor was pretty funny. Also, the trumpets sounded like 7th graders at their Christmas concert. But... it was cute!

M really sticks out here! He's so super tall. Ha. This is him swearing in - what a proud moment!

Afterward, he had to go and put his .. stuff.. on his shirt. It took forever. He kept having to go back and ask his TI if his shirt was okay. Then he finally got it right - and he stayed back and helped every single person fix their shirt. He was pretty much the last one to leave. What a helper! I was busy snapping pictures of him like paparazzi. He's used to it by now.

Meep. What a cute airman!

So here we are on the way to the car. After graduation we went to the Reception Center for pizza and cokes. We were waiting for the Spouse Briefing, but it was canceled. We then decided to go to the mall. It's kind of a dinky mall - it kind of reminds me of a horrible excuse for a Target, but it was okay. We sat at Starbucks for a while and he told lots of stories. Then we left at 2pm for FREE TIME!

Here PM is reading MY BLOG! He really really really missed being on the computer during BMT.

Oh, right. Here we are after he graduated. Note how my sweater is buttoned incorrectly. Yes, I do realize that my 4-year old nephew has better fine motor skills than me. Ahem.We can squeeze close together in the car. We really like being in the car.

PM posing for my future header for our blog. He has grown accustomed to hearing about my blog throughout the entire day.

Us in the hotel room. Yay, I can finally touch him!!

After our free time, we went to a place called Hungry Farmer, I think. There, we had huge steaks and baked potatoes. It was very yummy. and very country. But still really good. M ate a ton of steak. It was insane. Then we went to Best Buy to look for a laptop for him to buy. We pretty much narrowed it down to two. He's going back today to buy one!!! How exciting! Too bad I won't be able to use it... ahem...

Then we headed to the Spurs game!!! How exciting. The picture above is us waiting in line. Oh, I forgot to mention - earlier at the mall, we were just walking around. Then this little boy came up to him, looked up, and said, "Thank you for serving our country, sir." ..... okay, I pretty much had to look away and pretend I didn't hear it. Otherwise, I would have cried. Later, while standing in line for the game, a teenage boy came up to him too! He also thanked him for his service. How sweet!!!!

So got to the front door of the stadium, and the man informed me that my camera was too big. How annoying. I had to check it in at Guest Services, so I have no pictures of us at the Spurs game!!!! Grrr. Well, the game was really awesome. I'm not a fan of sports, but this was pretty cool. Plus, I got to see Eva Longoria's husband. That's kind of a celebrity. It was a really fun time. About 4 minutes into the game, PM decided he wanted a "snack." We walked around the entire arena and decided on a chili cheese foot long hot dog, ultimate nachos [an entire BOWL of nachos topped with cheese, salsa, pico de gallo, olives, and jalepenos] and a huge drink. And CRUD. I just realized that we bought the souvenir cup for 2 dollars extra and we LEFT IT under our seat!! Wow. That is really, really sad...

After the game, we turned on Sarah, our GPS navigator [I named her]. She got us mildly lost, but we returned M time so he wouldn't get in trouble!

What a day. We are about to go pick him up for a full free day. Our plans include alone time [my favorite], the Riverwalk, and the Alamo. Plus a lot of eating. Oh, and a hockey game tonight. Are hockey games cold? If you've been to one - let me know!

[[Note: I have a ton of pictures that I haven't posted. Why? My laptop is stinky. I will show you more later. I promise!!]]


  1. I think hockey games are pretty cold, but I'm cold natured anyway. The closer to the ice you are, the colder it is. Take a jacket just in case.

    How sweet that people in the public are giving M such gratitude on his first day as a graduate!! Looks like it was a beautiful day, despite all the rain and cold!
    By the way, that dress is SO cute!

  2. Oh, this is so very exciting! How fun! I can't wait to see more pictures! Oh, and that is so incredibly sweet about those boys thanking M for his service!:] How precious!

    I went to a hockey game in 5th or 6th grade. i had on shorts & a sweatshirt. I don't remember if I was cold or not, though. Sorry!

    Oh, and about your last post...Chris & I reallllly want a Mac! But, we won't be getting one for a while!

    Have LOTS & LOTS of fun today! I went to the Alamo in 6th grade, too. I don't really remember it, but everyone I've ever talked to whose gone there is like, "Uh. I couldn't believe it was just in the middle of a city." Ha. How they talk about it in school is like it's in the middle of the desert somewhere. Ha.

    Well, I hope the weather is wonderful today. And, if it makes you feel any better, it was cold & rainy here yesterday. Lame.


  3. Yay free day with your husband!!! I can just picture you bursting with pride. you know, since we both have band deep deep down in our hearts. But especially since he is an Airman. Now both of us have men that played the bass drum. Hah.

    You are precious, and I'm so glad that you finally have time with your husband. I'm so proud of you, and him, too, of course. Weird how the pictures can fool me. The weather looks nice! Not hot, by any means, but nice. Pretty sky! :)

  4. May I say that I love your blog. I can't believe I haven't had time until now to read it! I can't wait to see all of your pictures. I'm sure you will have tons. You and M look so happy. I'm proud of the both of you! :D

  5. M looks like Brad Pitt, as always. Way to go brother! Love.

  6. Yay!! My computer is crashed so I haven't been able to check in but soooo excited for you and M!!!!!!