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 and Allissa 💖|
|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...💗|
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. 💗💗
Have a good night!