Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Now onto the next phase....

Here's a couple pics of Nathan and Kaylin spending some quality time together...AT HOME!!!
We weren't expecting Nathan to be able to come home. The plan was for me to stay in Georgia until Monday when we thought he had to be back for Airborne training. Well the day of graduation they inform Nathan he doesn't have to be back at the base until Wednesday! So of course we immediately find somewhere with internet access so we could find him some airplane tickets! $800 later he was home with us! (He even got on our same flight home which was awesome!) Oh and I didn't get to use the $220 ticket I purchased for Monday when I found out he had the weekend off...which we didn't find out until like 2 weeks before graduation....gotta love the army!!! Anyway...money issues aside...Nathan was here from late Friday night til late Tuesday night. It was so nice! I really cannot wait til we get to be together as a family again...this whole thing sucks!

So as of right now Nathan is in "airborne holdover". He's still at Ft. Benning just waiting to start Airborne school next Thursday....Hopefully. Airborne school is 3 weeks long and if I go into labor at anytime I can call and they will send him home for 10 days. After he's done with Airborne they will be sending him to Ft. Bragg, North Carolina where he will be training for the Special Forces. He was 1 of 4 guys chosen out of about 300 guys to go try for Special Forces! It really is an honor! And shows what a great job he did during Basic. The first month is kind of the "try it out and see month" where he can say nevermind or they can say he isn't fit for this. If he makes it through the first month then he'll go through selections (where they choose guys out of the few that made it through the first month). If he makes selections he'll be in Special Forces (Green Baret) training for about a year and a half. We're hoping that after selections I'll be able to go live with him while he trains. If he doesn't make it through selections then we'll be stationed somewhere.

Whew...hope you made it through all that! And I hope you understood it all!

7 comments:

The Arnell Family said...

I am so glad he is done with basic! That is so exciting! I hope the next stages in your life go as you guys would want them too. Being reunited feels so good!! And I hope you can have your baby soon so he can come home for it. :) I love you!

Raine said...

I bet you are hoping to have baby Taylor in the next 3 weeks huh? Well I am glad he did get to come home, even for a few days! Is that an army shirt he has on in the pictures where he is playing with Kaylin? If so,does he have to still wear them? Hang in there! (Being pregnant,waiting to be together,all of it. Remember in the BIG picture, all of this is just a moment.) Love ya

The Rogers said...

I am so glad Nathan got to come home for a while and that you could go to his graduation! Now we just need to get your baby out!

Summer said...

love love all the pics! and yes girl you married one hot soldier boy!:)

Petersens said...

Ha ha, I'm glad he got to come home! Surprizes are the best (at least that's a good mindset to keep while being an Active ARMY wife. Holding is the worst! Because they're not doing anything but waiting, and it's obvious to us that they could be waiting here...in my arms! I'm sorry, The ARMY is a rough life sometimes. Casey Opted out of Rangers and beyond because it would keep him away so much. So be prepared for alot of that. We know several Rangers, and Special Forces familys, and it's a hard road. Hope everything goes great with delivery,and that he'll be back soon!

Sophie said...

LOVE the pics of him and K. And the post below, you look seriously so pretty! I was like, dang. haha, and nathan looks just like a stud! I'm so glad you got to see him too!

*~Brittnee~* said...

"gotta love the army!!!" I love this quote... I have lost count of how many times I have said this in the last month let alone since I got together with James!