But I'm getting ahead of myself, Jason has been home for about 4 months now. It's funny because as soon as he came home, it was like those 7 months apart didn't even matter, and now it doesn't even seem like it was that long to us. I find myself telling stories and thinking he was actually here for them... when really he wasn't. It's bizarre.
So what has been happening with us? Well, Jason got home and after two weeks off, he started ALS which was a leadership class he took for his new promotion to Staff Sargent. For a month he was always busy studying or being at school. It all paid off though, he was awarded with two major awards; one being the Commandant Award which shows that he is a good leader and all around person based on the observations of his peers and the people higher up. The other was the Distinguished Graduate, which means all that hard work and studying paid off and he was one of 4 of the highest people in his class who had the best scores. I am very proud of my hubby, he's going to be one of there really good bosses people want to have!
|At Jason's ceremony|
|My empty classroom.|
|Julianne and Kaylee|
|The city of Ketchikan|
|There's a glacier behind us... but we did get closer.|
|Jet boat ride|
Last stop was Victoria, Canada. We didn't do much there. Really we just walked around the city. It's a beautiful city, but I think we both didn't feel like we were IN Canada.
|Their old Parliament building.|
So here we are now... wrapping up everything here in Vegas and preparing for our move to California. The plan is... the movers will come and pack up our house on the 18-19. Jason will check out of this base on the 23rd and he will be leaving the 25th to head up there before me. Plus, he has to start work the next day anyway. I will stay behind for a few days with the pigs until we get our house keys on the 30th! Hopefully, this still is the plan because it will be a short time in California until I start my NEW job on August 15th! I will be working at a charter school as a 6th grade teacher! It seems so fast, but I'm just happy to have gotten a job so quickly!
Your thoughts and prayers will be much appreciated as we start this new journey. We will most definitely continue to write about our California adventures, whatever they may be! :)