Friday, May 17, 2013

A Perfect Day

The Change of Command yesterday was absolutely perfect. It was nice to have family and so many friends there to show support. Two wonderful blogger turned real-life friends were there as well, Britt from Aviation of Love and Jax from the harmon squad. The ceremony started right at 10:30 and lasted about 30 minutes. I was presented a gorgeous bouquet of yellow roses to welcome me to the company. It was followed by a reception that everyone seemed to enjoy! We had the commissary do all the food and it was wonderful, reasonably priced and delicious. Everything went off without a hitch and we were both very thankful for that.

1. The family: Me, Kyle, Kyle's Mom, Kyle's Dad, and my Dad
2. Cake #1
3. Cake #2
4. Saluting the flag
5. Ready for the ceremony
6. Me and Kyle


1. LTC. Niedringhaus passing the guidon to Kyle
2. Kyle and LTC. Niedringhaus
3. Kyle and the outgoing commander
4. Kyle
5. Kyle giving his speech
6. 1SGT Rhoads and Sgt. Bolander


1. Kyle and 1SGT Rhoads cutting the cake
2. Teamwork!
3. Me, COL LaNeve and CSM Whitmore
4. Family plus the battalion command team
5. My Dad, COL LaNeve and CSM Whitmore
6. Kyle and My Dad


Kyle's parents will be here visiting until Monday. My Dad is flying back to Vegas tonight after only being here roughly 18 hours. Kyle was genuinely shocked and surprised that he was able to make it.

Now the work begins, I know Kyle will be an outstanding commander (of course I might be biased). All I can say is let the adventure begin! :)
Have a great weekend!

47 comments:

  1. Awesome ceremony! I bet you're super proud of Kyle!

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    1. I sure am! :) He has worked his butt off for this opportunity. :)

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  2. Yay! I love the cakes. Amos asked me yesterday if I was getting him one, and I was thrown off because I had never seen it before. Ha ha glad it all went well. Congrats!

    You didn't name your blog adventures of our Army life for nothing! Ha ha
    He will do great with such great support from you!

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  3. Such a wonderful day for you and your family. Congrats to Kyle! You look beautiful.

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  4. I love how your family and his family are so close! What an amazing surprise that your dad was able to make it. I love all your photos, and congratulations to Kyle!

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  5. Woohoo! Looks like a great day :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend, friend!

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  6. it looks like everything went perfectly! i am so happy for you guys!

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    1. Thanks Gaby!!! :) It was wonderful!

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  7. Everything looks awesome, and your dress is smoking hawt!!

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  8. Great pictures! I'm glad you got to spend a perfect day with your family!

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  9. Beautiful dress, lady! :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo

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  10. LOVE YOUR DRESS - just gorgeous!

    Again, congrats to Kyle - you must be so proud.

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  11. You looked beautiful for your commanding officer on his day! That is awesome and so happy for both of you!

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  12. You look so pretty! Sounds like such a great day :)

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  13. Congratulations! Command is certainly a wild ride but a great one. :) You look beautiful!

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    1. Thank you!! :) We are so excited for this.

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  14. I'm so happy everything went according to plan! You looked absolutely stunning in your beautiful dress :) Have a great weekend sweet lady!

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  15. Congratulations & best of luck to you both! How amazing of your dad to make the trip btw! Have a great weekend, friend :)

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  16. You look great, lady! Congrats and well wishes to you both. And lots of luck!

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  17. Wow! What a special day, Jen! That is awesome!!

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  18. Thanks for sharing the photos. I was there in spirit with you all. Let the "games" begin! ;p Hugs and have a great weekend. I'm off to do some running around in a town south of us. Fun but a bit of work...you know!

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  19. This is so awesome, congrats again! (:

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  20. Sucks that your dad had to leave so soon. I'm really glad that the family was all able to make it though. Congratulations!! I hope you guys have a smooth journey ahead. Have a great weekend!!

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  21. Just because you're biased doesn't mean it's not true! Congratulations again!

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  22. Congratulations!! Looks like you had a great day! I love your dress!!

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  23. MMMMM...cake! Feeling a bit like Jack from SG-1 when I see the cake.

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  24. Congrats again to both of you! It looks like it had been such a great ceremony. Did the band play? Richard once had the option to go to the El Paso band, but opted to leave the military instead.

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  25. You look awesome in that dress. I love it!

    Congrats to Kyle! Scott started the CCC today. We still don't know how much longer we're staying in....
    It seems like you guys are happy where you are!

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  27. Congratulations to your husband & you as well. It's a team effort to lead a company by both the soldier & his wife. Enjoy your time in command and remember it'll go much faster then you think.

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  28. I love your dress! Where did you get it?

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  29. Wow that's so cool! I would love to see a ceremony like that in person. Congrats again to Kyle!

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  30. Fabulous pictures!! Glad everything went so well. You look stunning!

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  31. Congrats! Glad the event went well! Your dress is stunning on you!!

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  32. I'm so glad everything went so well! You and your family looked great! Congrats! So happy for you both! :)

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  33. Lovely and congratulations! It really sounds like such a special event. And you look beautiful.

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  34. Congratulations to your husband! It looks like the ceremony went great! And you, my dear, look beautiful!

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  35. Yay! Glad it went so well. Congrats again to you both! And you look like a classic Betty in that dress and heels! Love!
    -Jamie
    ChatterBlossom

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  36. Congratulations to both of you!

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  37. Congrats!! You looked beautiful!!!!

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