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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Jacob's swearing in..Back home and Sad News....

Tuesday morning we were out of the motel about 0700.  We figured traffic would be bad with the morning commute.  We arrived at MEPS about 0730.  I told Ken I was paying for parking this time. No more 6 mile walks (LOL).  He didn't argue with me as after the last time he knew better haha. 

Russell, Lori, Aaron and Allissa got there about 0800 and we went to get in line.  Grandpa Bobby showed up a few minutes later.  The Security person told us they were running late, we were fine outside.  A little later they let us in and there was Jacob.  He was able to visit with us until it was time. 

We and four other families were in the same room we were in when Seth got sworn in.  There were a lot more young people getting sworn in but they used other rooms. It's not a long ceremony but very moving! :) 



Jacob ๐Ÿ’™

Jacob and Allissa ๐Ÿ’–

Jacob and his brother Aaron 

Jacob and Grandpa Bobby

Once he was done swearing in, there were hugs all around.  It was tough saying good bye but again we are all so proud of him for making this decision to serve the country as a Sailor. :)

We headed for Russell's house as he was putting in a new toilet in the boys bathroom.  Ken offered to help and then said we'd go to lunch after.  Lori and Allissa went for a 5 mile walk, and I read my book.  

The boys finished the toilet and the girls got back, perfect timing.  We all headed for Garcia's. Luckily our favorite server, Chris was there so Ken and I had our drinks right after we sat down. :)  We enjoyed the conversation, food and drinks. Russell got texts from Jacob so we knew he was at the airport waiting to fly to Great Lakes, Illinois.  
Russell, Allissa and Lori...๐Ÿ’—

After lunch we said our goodbyes and we headed home.  A nice drive and we were home about 1745.  Karen had texted and said John was home and they had a fire going outside.  We unloaded the car and then joined them for Happy Hour.  A great day all the way around.  

This morning I awoke around 0600, we had our coffees and visited with our blogging friends to see where everyone is and what they're up to.  The day started and just flew by.  Ken washed a couple of vehicles and some other stuff outside in the cold.  I was inside most of the day doing some cooking. He wanted spaghetti squash boats for dinner.  We saw them on "The Kitchen" and they looked yummy.  Lots of cheese but still low carb.  They look delicious so we'll see in a bit. :) 
Broccoli, cheese, chicken spaghetti squash

I got a text later in the morning telling us that one of our friends and pretty much the first blogger I had ever followed way back when had passed away this morning :(  We've been watching this journey for the last few months.  

George, the author of  Our Awesome Travels was one of the nicest people we've ever met, along with his wife, Suzie. George always had a smile on his face and was always so happy and that smile proved it! :)  Talk about a half full type of man! He loved his life, his wife and his family.  I'm so glad we got to meet them and to spend time with them the last couple of winters in AZ.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Suzie and family in Canada. ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— 

Have a good night! 

15 comments:

  1. Congrats to Jacob. So great you have two military grandsons!
    You always come up with some delicious new recipes.
    Yes, our hearts are breaking for George's family.

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    1. thank you Dave, yes we are over the moon proud grandparents! This one was pretty bland, took some hot sauce to liven it up haha. Ken ate his whole half, that's how much he enjoyed it! Yes, George and that smile will certainly be missed by so many!

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  2. Best wishes to Jacob on his Navy career. I'm sorry to read about George, I remember reading your blog post about meeting him for the first time.

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    1. Thank you Don! I remember too how excited we were to have met him in person! Like stalking a movie star only better! I'm glad we had several days last year with him and Suzie.

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  3. Jacob has a very exciting life ahead of him. Your dinner looks delicious. I might have to try that one. So sad to hear about George. His smile lit up the world for me.

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    1. I followed the recipe exactly (as that's what hubby wanted me to do)..It was pretty bland in my opinion..we ended up adding hot sauce to it and that spiced it up..LOL..I will make it again for him but not my fave. Yes we are very proud of him making that decision along with so many others every week. I agree we loved George's smile!!

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  4. Congrats to Jacob and you proud grandparents. :) He'll make a handsome sailor!
    The 'boats' look delicious. I would like them but Bill not so much. Darn!
    Here's to George, one of the first bloggers and rv'ers we've all met! :(

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    1. thank you! We are definitely proud of him! Yep with that smile and uniform he will be a kiler haha. Yes, here's to George a most special man!

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  5. Another proud moment as Jacob swears in to being a Sailor.
    George will sadly be missed.

    It's about time.

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    1. Thank you Rick it certainly was..Yes George was special...

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  6. Jacob will certainly make a handsome sailor. Congratulations to the proud grandparent and parents; a day to proud to be sure.
    George will certainly be missed.

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    1. Thank you we are so proud of him :) Yes he will, such a special man!

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    1. Always in our thoughts and prayers Suzie!! Hugs...

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