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At 11:07pm on July 17, 2012, romancewriter said…

Rebecca, Please add me to the Sonoma County group. I would love to get together with other Navy Moms. My son is a SEAL. I presume this is safe to mention this. I am a Realtor, as well as romance writer. We are very proud of our son, who has been a SEAL for 6 years.

Please add me to your list.Also, there is some get together in Livermore? Can you send me any and all meetings? I'd like to attend any that I can.

Thank you so much,

Sharon Hamilton

At 4:24pm on November 4, 2011, leep041 said…
hi look  forward to meet you rebecca... this is new to me not the navy but this site, ever meet other moms in area.. look forward to getting to know you..laura
At 4:36pm on September 13, 2011, KatG said…

Hi Rebecca -


Your time frame is really tight.  It is about a 3 1/2 hour drive from Norfolk to DC and that is without traffic.  Fridays are a bear in DC on hwy 95.  Also, due to the flooding in Virginia things are a little messed up right now. 

I personnally like the Marriott properties because they don't allow smoking in the rooms.  Most of their brands also offer a free breakfast.  Most also offer a military rate!  Presently, I'm in temporary quarters in a Residence Inn in the S.F. Bay Area. 

Due to the flooding, I would try to stay close as possible to DC during your visit.  I checked all the military rate Marriot properties.  It is the same rate to stay in D.C. as it is in Arlington or Alexandria which is $211 per night (this was based on 4 people).  Some in D.C. are close enough to walk to the mall.  (website -


Seeing D.C. in one day is almost impossible.  Just one Smithsonian Museum could take a complete day.  Is this the first time your family has been to D.C.?   Also, Williamsburg and Historic Jamestowne are both closer to Norfolk.  Always worth a visit.  We park in the parking by William & Mary College and just walk in.  If you don't have a full day to see Williamsburg, it is too costly.  If you just walk the streets and don't go into any of the non-shop buildings they don't seem to care. 

Let me know what your budget is for the hotel rooms.  I would stay away from Richmond for hotels as there are many that are in bad areas.  Our son, prior to joining the Navy, attended school in Richmond, so we are very aware of problems there.  Fredericksburg is okay in certains areas. 

Hopefully this is a little helpful.  Please feel free to ask any other questions.  I wasn't sure what information to write, as I don't know the particulars of the ages in the group and your budget.   (D.C. is expensive - best/reasonable food is at Elephant & Castle)



At 1:05am on July 4, 2011, Janis said…

Happy 4th of July my friend. How are you? How is Matthew? Any word when he will be back in the US? Jennifer is out on a cruise for sea trials, they have a busy 4 months. She doesn't think she can come home in Aug, more like Nov now. 

I'm really missing her this week, last Thursday - I prayed to God to please let her come to me in my dreams and she did and when I checked my e-mails the next morning, there was a e-mail. Put me at ease for a while. 

Lets plan something soon. Jor-Jean's son Kyle is home, I'm so happy for her. So we need to meet when he leaves.

Enjoy your weekend!!!!

At 2:32pm on June 14, 2011, DebBon / Ship7 Div 052 said…
I think our boys are friends.  Kevin told me the closest friend he has on the ship is name Matthew and that you and I are friends on N4Moms.
At 9:47pm on June 13, 2011, Janis said…

Hi, sorry for the delay in getting back to you.  Jor-Jean is on her way to Homecoming, I text her Friday night, she was so excited. Homecomings are amazing, I can't wait for you to experience a Homecoming.

How is Matthew doing? Jennifer's ship came out of drydock today, out to sea for 3 days for trails.  She hopes to come home in Aug.

We will get together soon, even if it's for a quick coffee. Do you have any plans for the summer?

Take care

At 11:53am on May 27, 2011, Janis said…
Hi there, been thinking of you. How is Matthew? For some reason and not sure what is wrong, but I can't create or reply to any e-mails on my page. Have a good weekend. I will be home, I sent a msg to JorJean, we need to try to meet even if it's just for coffee.
At 11:31pm on May 12, 2011, DebBon / Ship7 Div 052 said…
Oh Rebecca, you just made my night.  My son's name is Kevin, he has only been in the Navy since November of 2010.  He graduated in January and went to A school at GL and finished on April 22nd.  Then got his orders to report to the ship by May 7th. He was able to come home that day and had the first week home with us and then last week he worked at the Recruiting office to gain some of his leave back so that he would have time after the deployment to come home. So things have really moved rather quickly for him.
At 11:52am on April 25, 2011, GirlsGoneNavy said…
Hi, Yes I also hope this group will help me stand strong when my Daughter Natasha leaves for the Navy in October. I'm hoping to meet with a group lunch or get together soon to get to know other Moms and maybe have answers to questions I have.
At 10:47pm on April 24, 2011, Janis said…
Happy Easter to you and your family. I had a wonderful visit, I miss her so much.  We will have to get together mid May. I know that the Bush and Matthew will be leaving soon. Believe me, I know it's not easy. Your's is going and JorJean's is coming home. Wow. Thinking of you.
At 12:54am on April 22, 2011, Janis said…
Hi there, I'm good. Have tomorrow, Good Friday off, I have a 3 day weekend.  How are you?  is Matthew still here? How was the visit? We have to try to get together soon with JorJean. Have a Happy Easter.
At 6:03pm on March 29, 2011, Margot said…
Thank you for the welcome Rebecca.  We got a phone call from our son yesterday and I can't believe how excited both my husband and I were.  This is quite a journey for all of us.  He sounded so good.  Different but good;-).
At 9:26pm on March 27, 2011, Leslie1200 said…
We are ALL really looking forward to his life in the Navy- and I look forward to meeting like-minded moms Dad and Grandpa both served in the Navy so this is getting to be a tradition!! Thanks for your messgaes...may I add you as a "friend"?
At 10:19am on March 26, 2011, Leslie1200 said…
Love your photos! Thanks for the welcome. My son doesn't go to BC until mid-November and he is champing at the bit! Do you think there's any chance they will call him any sooner?
At 8:44am on November 26, 2010, chew92 said…
It looks like the Valentine's Day card signing will be 1/9/11, Sunday, at Old Chicago Pizza (the one downtown). There is a private room for us to use around 4 p.m.
At 12:51am on November 25, 2010, chew92 said…
Hi, Rebecca I've added comments on the SF Bay group about a meet and greet to sign V Day cards to get the ball rolling. People will like it or not...change dates, venue or ? I just like to get things going :) Your photos are great. Coming to Petaluma would be fun for me. I spent about 10 years in Sonoma County in my 20's. Great memories.
At 11:49pm on August 24, 2010, Janis said…
I agree with you 100%, I had a great time. Looking forward to meeting for dinner, maybe we can work something out in Sept. I hate this hot weather, not sleeping very well. Thank God it's going to start cooling down by Friday. Take care, have a good week.
At 7:14pm on August 20, 2010, Janis said…
Hey Rebecca, have a good weekend with your company. My brother in law from TX is here staying with us for the weekend. He has his 35th Class Reunion tomorrow night, I graduated the year after him. I knew him before I married his brother.
Ok it's on for coffee this Sunday at 6:30 and I'm thinking Peet's near Safeway would work. If you think of any other place, let me know. The other Mom, her name is Jor-Jean is working that day till 6:00. I'm going send you a PM w/my cell number. Ok see you Sunday,
At 6:54pm on August 16, 2010, Janis said…
I'm back, sorry for all the messages. I had a long week and weekend. If Sunday works better let me know, I can any time after 1:00. Have a good weekn.
At 10:25pm on August 13, 2010, Janis said…
Oh forgot. If you get a chance, go to my page, click on USS Eisenhouser Ike Fam, then at the top under Discussion Forum, click on Zoo and Homecoming 2010 pictures. There's a picture of me hugging my daughter when she got off the ship. Warning, I'm crying.

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