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April 2012 Blog Posts (118)

On his way....

Well...he did it! He's on the plane! He called me to say he was boarding...! What a moment! Now to wait for my phone call! 

Added by TenaciousDee on April 30, 2012 at 5:54pm — 5 Comments

One week til boot camp

We had CJ's going away party yesterday.  We have such a big family and always have a great time at get togethers.  Those are the times I know he will remember when he is away from us all.  CJ is leaving for bootcamp Monday, May 7, 2012 from Dallas/Ft Worth Airport. My heart is pounding......

Added by BirdsMom(Ship 12 Div 204) on April 30, 2012 at 2:55pm — 3 Comments

hi deb here we.make the change yet

Hi been sooo busy w my youngest one terry has a girlfriend now in Japan she sounds sweet were happy for terry hope well get to meet her

Added by japan mom on April 29, 2012 at 8:53pm — No Comments

Make Your Own Invitation.

Here is the back.  Print them on 8.5x11 paper, fold in half.

Stephsmom & other moms with kids…


Added by BunkerQB on April 29, 2012 at 3:35pm — 2 Comments

My Daughter leaves for boot camp the middle of September, anyone know of a place where I can get party supplies for her going away party? I need invitations to.

My Daughter leaves for boot camp the middle of September, anyone know of a place where I can get party supplies for her going away party? I need invitations to.


Added by Stephsmom ship 11/ div 006 on April 29, 2012 at 1:17pm — 5 Comments

The Journey

When our daughter joined the Navy in November, July seemed so long off. There was so many things to do. At that time there was Christmas to look forward to and then senior prom and then Graduation. I thought once Christmas was over time would fly.... well she just left for her senior prom and she has 13 days left of school. Time seems to be flying. Dont get me wrong... I am so proud of her and support her decision. She has a great recruiter and the support she has received through the DEP…


Added by denako on April 28, 2012 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

Received Son's Standard Letter

After we got home from our friends daughter's baptism and then had lunch at a wonderful resturant in downtown Houston, we can home and checked our mail to see we have received the standard letter from our son containing his address and information about graduation, he graduates 12 days after my birthday. What a wonderful birthday present this year. I was so excited thinking it was an actual letter from him. But it is okay because I now have his address and will send my first letter out on…


Added by MHunter on April 28, 2012 at 6:47pm — 6 Comments

P Days

My son left on Monday does the 8 weeks of training include the P Days? I received his BOX yesterday I thought that was quick!

Added by Tabatha (Ship 3 Div 189) on April 27, 2012 at 10:33pm — 4 Comments

Words with my man

Im so happy at the fact that i get to talk to my boyfriend quite often while he's on deployment. It helps me get through my days because i know that he's safe. I get all my email to my phone so i can chat with him while im out and dont have to sit by a computer all day. For past week we've got to email almost everyday and when he calls i am very excited to hear his voice. Somedays i just think about how in the old days women had to be much stronger then the women of today because all they…


Added by NavyDoll Ebony on April 27, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

New Seabee depper

My daughter is going to be a UT and leaving for BC in October... Any additional information on the UT rating would be fantastik!  Thanks!!  God Bless all our Kids!!

Added by Steph Proud AG Mom on April 27, 2012 at 9:32am — 5 Comments

Received a letter :)

We received a personal letter from our son today....still no form letter. His address said Ship 09 DIV 171, I wrote him back immediately but I don't want to worry him about asking someone for this. Can I call his recruiter to find a copy of the letter? I am only concerned if I need it for PIR. We are going to be traveling quite far so I want to have all the info I need.....

Added by Val (Ship 09 Div 171) on April 26, 2012 at 4:09pm — 3 Comments

news for ship 3 division 173

Hey im so excited i got a letter from my husband he made section/squad leader
he is 3rd in charge there are 6 of them he said he get to design there division flag he
is so excited he also said if he can get his section leaders to get there sections
good like his they get a phone call every weekend

Added by navywife12 on April 26, 2012 at 11:58am — 3 Comments

She's at meps....

wow- she's at the hotel for meps in the morning- the emotions are crazy today.  I know I still have prom, grad and all, but just thinking about all this- now it's real- she'll be leaving soon, and I miss her already....

Added by Steph Proud AG Mom on April 25, 2012 at 6:45pm — 2 Comments

55 days since leaving for Boot Camp


Added by mdamon70/SHIP11Div.134 on April 25, 2012 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Navy Housing in VA

Was wondering what the wait is for Weelings court or Port Lyautey. I've been told one year and longer, not sure if they just tell you that on account of the demand to live there. I have looked into the schools there and have heard good things and bad about Cox high and was wondering if anyone has there child there. Worried about the things that I have read and would love some info. My family will be moving this summer it would be nice to hear from someone that knows and get real info and put…


Added by luvmysailor on April 25, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments


Looking forward to seeing my youngest son in a few weeks when the ship docks in Pearl Harbor.  He's been on deployment on the CV for the past few months.  We get to spend a few days enjoying the island then a few more days together on the cruise back to San Diego.  4 days after returning home my middle son will be home on leave from Florida for 2 weeks.  So excited!!!!

Added by 2 navy boys on April 25, 2012 at 1:04pm — No Comments


So I come home from work get in the shower and my husband calls me and tells me he's on his way. He comes in and says he hit something on the freeway and messed up the side of his truck and wants me to go see it. And I'm thinking oh gosh why is this happening? I get to the truck and I'm walking around to the side, and my Sailor (my daughter) jumps out.... Omg I just balled my eyes out. I thought my daughter was still on hold at A school in Pensacola but no she graduated and was surprising her… Continue

Added by Anna Aviation Mom on April 24, 2012 at 11:32pm — 12 Comments

Received Son's items today

After a really bad day at work I came home to find my son's box has arrived. I received a phone call on my cell phone with and IL area code and I got very excited then worried that something was wrong and the call turned out to be a recording from Shaquille O'Neal for the March of Dimes. I guess no news is good news. Looking forward to next week; hopefully I will receive a letter from my son. Hope tomorrow morning traffic is better than this morning and I hope the attorney who pissed me…


Added by MHunter on April 24, 2012 at 11:21pm — 3 Comments

54 days since leaving for Boot Camp

Today has been my best day ever... since my SR left for boot camp... I finally saw a picture of him on Facebook... and tonight he and his division are getting ready for Battle Stations... I'll be on the road tomorrow getting ready for my flight out on Thursday and hopefully while driving... I'll receive... I'm a SAILOR call... the picture alone was very emotional... can't wait for tomorrow... and really can't wait for Friday...

Added by mdamon70/SHIP11Div.134 on April 24, 2012 at 10:06pm — 1 Comment

The Box

I received my "Box" today. I kind of thought today would be the day I just pointed to it and asked my youngest to take it to Jordan's room. Then I couldn't swallow, catch my breath and started to cry. This last for about 3 or 4 minutes then it came to me. Thank God my Box was cardboard and not wood! At that moment I saw this as my son's future and not the end to his childhood. My heart goes out to all the loved ones of our military men and women who have had to receive the wooden box. May…


Added by Tampamom1 on April 24, 2012 at 9:26pm — 1 Comment

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