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Mom2kandq's Blog – January 2012 Archive (5)

Got a call from K...

...after she landed a few minutes ago.  She said they won't be allowed to use their phones anymore so I'll get the "I'm here and I'm fine" call in a little while, I guess.

It is a little strange but I haven't cried.  I think it is because after the recruits came out of their travel arrangement briefing, K was made the "group leader" of the Navy recruits.  I think it gave her the confidence she needed to get over that last bit of nerves.  That's not to say that in about 3 hours…


Added by mom2kandq on January 23, 2012 at 9:39pm — 6 Comments

With less than...

...24 hours until I drop K off at the Recruiters station, I found this quote.  It helped explain a lot of the random tears to her.

"When you have brought up kids, there are memories you store directly in your tear ducts." ~Robert Brault

Added by mom2kandq on January 21, 2012 at 6:28pm — 2 Comments

In Gulf Shores...

...for a last visit with the grandparents before heading to GL Monday.  The tears started the moment we arrived thanks to Grandma. ;). She gave a perfect definition of the tears.   She said, "I am just a little verklempt."  I've been trying to explain that to K for the last few months.  She finally understands!


Right now, she is at the gun range with her dad and grandpa getting in a little practice.  She is a good shot when relaxed so they are going to see how she does under…


Added by mom2kandq on January 18, 2012 at 1:38pm — 1 Comment

Successful Party!

Had about 50 people show up throughout the day.  Had a surprise visit from a family friend who is a retired Chief.  He is K's mentor so it meant so much to her.  Decided to make my profile picture one of them.  Before he left, Wally (Chief) piped K "onto boot camp."  It almost made her cry. 

We were off to Gulf Shores to visit the grandparents this week but K has a meeting with her Recruiting station Chief so we will pack her room and make the trip next week. 

Added by mom2kandq on January 8, 2012 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Anchors Aweigh...

is tomorrow.  I am making lasagna and baked ziti now and will have to do some shopping before I go to work this evening.  There should be about 50 people dropping by to say farewell to my girl. 

Sunday I am going with K to my in-laws so she can see them before she leaves.  My parents were in town in early November so my dad (AT) was able to talk to Kaitlin and give her a little advice - probably the same thing my grandfather (retired Sr. Chief) told him which he then passed on…


Added by mom2kandq on January 6, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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