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Always keep Navy Operations Security in mind.  In the Navy, it's essential to remember that "loose lips sink ships."  OPSEC is everyone's responsibility. 

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Comment by T-Lynn on Wednesday


Gentle hugs NavyMom.  I know the feeling of sailor not coming home. Several of us here went through 5 Christmas' with no sailor. But when that phone rang - we KNEW who it was.  Remember - YOU get to answer first.  Just knock anyone out of the way. That's a rule here.

Blondie - YIppee!!!! I am thinking PINK for you.  Ok Navy Pan Moms - baby pool time. Get your guesses ready to post.

Blondie's new grand baby:   I believe its a girl. 8 pounds - 2 oz.  19 inches long.  Strawberry blonde hair - blue eyes.  And will arrive May 12th, 2019    - Mother's Day.  Ok start posting!

As for me:  WE all know I will be blessed with a new Grand baby girl.  Her name is Emma Rose.  But I do not think it will be April 26th as the doctor said.  Now my son - the father - said oh yes it will be that day. Naturally its his birthday!  No - I say it will May 5th, 2019.  She will be 20 inches long, 7 pounds and 4 oz.  Reddish brown hair with green eyes.   Ok - start posting your guesses.

Can share - sailor called last Saturday and talked for over 3 hours.  He was so happy - his ship passed an inspection - finally.  Reason so happy - that ship had not passed that very same inspection for 3 years!  Now I am not bragging - but I believe it was due to my sailor's great leadership skills. But who am I - just a Navy Mom.   Sailor was proud of the young sailors under his watch, how they all worked together as a team.  So did the entire ship.  It was so good to hear him say - he was proud of the ship he serves. 

Well, sorry this is short.  Just wanted to share some gossip.  Which leaves my Gossip Tank on low.  So - YOU know who you all are - get on here and share !!!!!


Comment by Navymom2 on December 10, 2018 at 10:22pm

Thanks for sharing your Christmas stories Navy moms. :)

Blondie: Congratulations ~ happy for your family. :)

Comment by NavyMum on December 10, 2018 at 11:56am

too funny about Riker @T-Lynn. Sorry about the garage door :(

@Blondie - congratulations and best wishes to your daughter! Wonderful news for her (and for you)

DD18 is home from college for about a month - DD12 is over the moon excited about that. Only missing Sailor DS27  - hopefully he'll be able to visit in the spring. He's looking at taking leave over the holidays and visiting a friend stationed at Yokosuka (he's in Okinawa).

Comment by Blondie on December 10, 2018 at 11:30am

OH, THAT is to Precious!   Let us know if he continues.

I got my 1st Christmas Present and it's a BIG one but can't tell anyone. So of course I came here to spill my  guts. LOL 

My Eldest daughter is PREGNANT!!!!!!  They've been trying for years and years, many specialist.....miscarriages….They are waiting for 2nd trimester to tell others.  She said she couldn't hold it in any longer, she'd not been calling me or cutting the calls very short because she was afraid she'd blurt it out. LOL   She was wearing her Candy Cane leggings and a shirt that said Miracles Do Happen!  Well, we both thought maybe they'd have good news for Christmas but neither one of us wanted to ask!  So just before Church she told her husband to give me the pictures they had printed out for us so she wouldn't was the Sonogram!   Tears, HAPPY tears all weekend!


Comment by T-Lynn on December 6, 2018 at 10:22pm


No - Have not had the news on all day. Will check about the Marines. Hoping they are found. SAFE!

Thanksgiving was quiet. Vic's parents came over and Nic my oldest son order dinner for us. You know that was nice. And it did taste good. Everyone here just needed a break - have nothing to do break!

My sailor's ship is busy with inspections and getting underway - so I sit by the phone. Its that waiting game again.

And our Christmas give to him will have to wait too. Our garage door spring JUST had to break at ! AM on December 1st.  So the money I had - gone.But we did get the tree up . My grandson was refusing to pick up his toys though. And not even Elf on teh Shelf could get him to budge. So I called a fellow club member who looks like SANTA !!!! Santa called and told Riker that Elf had called  him. How sad that Riker would not pick up his toys. Looks like his name would be placed on the naughty list. At that moment - my grandson jumps up - places his hands on each side of his face and yells - I am picking them up!  Santa said good and that he will call  again. Gee - What Santa can so . And guess who forgot to video all that ?  Right - me. I was laughing to hard.

Well, I hope all is going well for all. Take care.  hugs

Comment by Navymom2 on December 6, 2018 at 2:48pm

Praying in agreement with you Blondie...

Comment by Blondie on December 6, 2018 at 1:44pm

Praying for the Marines that crashed earlier today.  Anyone know anything new???  2 found one declared dead, 5 missing.

Comment by Blondie on November 28, 2018 at 9:38am

Hahaha, I always remind myself how far we've come. I HATE  technology, except when it helps with the kids. LOL  I hear men aren't as good communicating as women, my boys don't!  But others do, sometimes it's availability also.  I use to send my daughter text, e-mails, phone messages Every day so when she got back to safety she'd be bombarded with Love. LOL.  Now with my SIL I send something about once a week. I don't want to be the clingy mom.  My nephews 1-2 times a week, but I've known them all their lives!  Shhh,  (I still cry in the shower sometimes.)

Comment by NavyMum on November 28, 2018 at 9:28am

and I do write letters to DS every week - he apparently hasn't mastered the skill of writing any himself, lol

Comment by NavyMum on November 28, 2018 at 9:27am

facetime no but FB chat yes. And he's pretty good about sending photos of his adventures. (not so good about sending photos of himself).

DH was Army when we were dating and stationed overseas (I was stateside in college) so yes - I remember snail mail also and very very rare very very expensive phone calls.


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