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At 5:44pm on April 24, 2011, missa_m said…
I couldn't and I'm so bummed out about it. His flight left at 8 AM and his mom and sister had to be taken to O'Hare for their 9 AM flight that same day. Michael said it was better off that it happened that way because he slept and rested while waiting for their flight. Now I'm just looking forward to visiting him. I love Charleston and can't wait to see him (hopefully end of May/early June). Hopefully you guys can have an awesome anniversary date soon!
At 11:35am on April 24, 2011, missa_m said…
:) Thanks for your comment! Sadly, they did fly out on Saturday. But at least we had a great Friday together with his family. Happy anniversary (was catching up on some Nuke group updates). Hope you both are doing well!
At 8:40pm on April 19, 2011, missa_m said…
Hi cheergirl- I just saw your post in the Nuke School Charleston group. Did your boyfriend always know that he was going to fly out on Sunday? My boyfriend has mentioned that he has a Saturday flight to Goose Creek (he will be going in as an MM and with 3 other guys in his division) but I'm crossing my fingers that this is not set in stone! Hope all is well!
At 9:09pm on April 18, 2011, TropikalParadize said…
Oh my gosh girl I feel the same way!!! Yes the weekend was amazing and I'm so so SO happy we got to spend it with our guys!!  It was really perfect!! Oh yah I LOVE your pictures from Chicago, too! I saw them on facebook, I will have to go back later and "like" them!! :-) I bet it was super hard saying goodbye, I am dreading Monday (actually Sunday night) when I have to say goodbye to Max...its so good to get phone calls, and I am super thankful, but yes, you took the words right out of my mouth, this stage is going to be hard, too, and I am kinda depressed as well!  Even though I am here in GL still, it sucks because they get a little bit more liberty, but still have to report back in at night and have duty days some days when I can't see him at all.  I am thankful that its not nearly as bad as boot camp was, but its still really hard when all I want to do is just to see him and spend time with him.  So yes, I totally know how you feel!!  I feel the same way!! It will get better, and has gotten a lot better already, but still not back to normal yet.  Luckily I get to go see my best friend from college tomorrow in Michigan so that will be fun, and its a day when I can't see Max so it works out good.  I really really hope you can plan a trip out to SC soon to see Chris!!
At 10:11pm on April 16, 2011, TropikalParadize said…
Hey girl!! It was so good to see you!! So glad Max and I ran into you and Chris!! And thanks for taking our picture together!! I am so happy we can see them again, its like its back to good old times now...thank God!! I hope you had a great day today with I picked Max up at 5 am, we had continental breakfast, then we went back to bed until 12!! We hardly did anything today, just layed around the motel room and were lazy together! :-) But it was awesome, best day ever!! Hope you had an amazing time with Chris today!! I hope he has safe travels tomorrow as well...I'm so glad we get to talk to them again!! Good for us for getting through this phase!! Bootcamp....check! on the list!!
At 12:26am on April 12, 2011, TropikalParadize said…

HEY GIRL!! SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! IT sounds like Chris is leaving Sunday now!!! Is that right?? Wow that would be so cool!  So hoping he leaves Sunday to have more time with you guys! That would be the best thing ever!! It looks like Max is leaving on Friday after graduation, but he just has to go across the street!! So that is good!

I got to talk to him today for an hour and a half!! Things sounded so good there, he was feeling great, thinking about our future, the usual!  He also said that our 132 got 2nd place in Captains Cup!! WOOT our guys are awesome!!  Super glad to hear that, he also said it was a lot of fun.  He did the pushup and pullup part.  I hope Chris got to do the softball part. 

YES!  I can't wait to go to San Diego!!  We are moving mid May, so its coming up soon!! Can't wait, been looking at housing all day!! Haha...well I best get going cause I gotta pack!  Leaving tomorrow!!  See you soon girl!

At 8:57pm on April 9, 2011, TropikalParadize said…

Yes we are so happy about Max's citizenship!  When we got to talk after they did battlestations, he didn't even care about battlestations, was like yah got it done, but he was still really excited about citizenship!  It was so good to talk to him though, and I'm sure you had a great call with Chris too! 

I'm so happy for you that you got a letter!! That is so awesome!!  LoL it doesn't matter if its outdated, what matters is you got your letter from him!!  That is way exciting! 

Now I am so curious to see who won captains cup!  Max didn't really care about it, but it would be nice to know for sure who won!  There are a bunch of rumors but nothing confirmed, I guess we will just have to wait until Monday! 

I am so glad we got our calls on Friday though.  Max was tired but sounded just like his good old self, and we got to talk for an hour!! I hope you guys got to talk for a long time too...well less than a week now!  I can't wait until this stage of our lives is over!! Haha hope you are having a good day girl! 

At 3:14pm on April 7, 2011, TropikalParadize said…
OH MY GOSH IM SO EXCITED!! MAX is now a US CITIZEN!! His picture is in the most recent RTC Naturalization Ceremony picture on facebook, taken yesterday!!  WOW we have been waiting so so long for this!  I'm shaking I can't believe it! God has blessed us so much!  I love him so much, now all I want to do is just to talk to him! I guess I will just have to wait until tomorrow!! :-)
At 2:36pm on April 7, 2011, TropikalParadize said…

Yes, I believe the drill inspection was the last scheduled thing they had to do before battlestations!! I can't believe its here!! So excited for them they get to do it tonight!  I know their division is really good, and that they all work really well together as a team, so I'm sure it will be even fun for them! 

So cool about your Navy stuff!! I can't wait to shop at the NEX, I bet it has some really cool Navy stuff as well!  Too bad your sweatshirt is on backorder, but at least you got the other stuff!  Very cool! 

I CANT WAIT TILL WE GET CALLS TOMORROW!!  I will be praying for all of them tonight, and am super excited!  This is the last thing they have to do and then they are Sailors!! 

At 11:32pm on April 5, 2011, TropikalParadize said…

Oh girl I really hope you get some letters on Thursday!  So close to the end now!  And we know we will get calls on Friday!  Yah I'm glad they have been doing firefighting, sounds like its more interesting than the regular day to day stuff!  I think today they had their drill inspection (final one I think), so I am sure they all did awesome! 

I can't believe how close it is now!  So many times it felt like it would never get here!! Gosh I have to pack!  Haven't even started on that yet!  Are you bringing Chris a cell phone, laptop, clothes, etc?  I am bringing all that to Max, so its like packing for 2!! Haha I am totally happy to do it though! 


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