Tuesday, April 21, 2015

My Favorite Military Moments

I was talking to Kyle the other day and we were reflecting on this crazy life we live and he asked me a question. He asked me what my favorite military moments have been up to this point. Wow, what a loaded question that brings up so many memories, emotions, and so many remarkable experiences.

I started to list them off to him and realized just how lucky we have been. I thought it would be fun to share those memories with you.

1. Promoting Kyle to 1LT in November 2008. It was the first time I had never been a part of a military ceremony before and it was neat to be included.


2. My first military ball in 2009. What an awesome and terrifying experience it was. I was lucky enough to have a dear friend guide me through the process and it helped me so much.


3. Seeing Kyle jump for the first time...he was obviously an old hat at this but I had never seen anything like it.


4. Kyle's homecoming from Iraq! There are no words to describe that feeling.


5. Meeting one of my very best friends, Kristina! We haven't seen each other since 2012 because of various circumstances but we finally get to see each other next week!


6. Being there to see Kyle receive his Bronze Star after his deployment. He worked his ass off and to see him acknowledged that way was remarkable and it made me so proud.


7. All American Week Division Run at Fort Bragg. It is something that is incredibly impressive. 20,000 soldiers running in formation with cannons going off and music blaring. It's so cool!


8. Unexpectedly receiving the Yellow Rose of Texas for my volunteer work. What a humbling experience that I will never forget.


9. Kyle taking command in 2013. Boy what an adventure that turned out to be. We were a pretty good team if you ask me.


All of these memories are so very special to me and make me realize just how lucky we are. While there has been no shortage of separations and very stressful situations I choose to cherish the good memories and learn from the bad. 

Boy it's fun to go down memory lane! Can't wait to see what the future holds!

Happy Tuesday!

31 comments:

  1. What amazing memories, lady! I went to an Army ball back in the day and it was so much fun. I was just going with a friend so there wasn't as many nerves as I can imagine going with a significant other. I would have been so nervous watching him jump, I think that's so cooL! Congrats to him on the bronze star and congrats to you on your yellow rose of texas :)!

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  2. This is all awesome! I'm supposed to be at my husbands promotion if I want...hopefully I can control my social anxiety enough to be there. That ceremony looks nice.

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    1. I hope you are able to be there!

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  3. This is awesome! I can tell you are a very proud wife, as you should be, for all of his accomplishments. The Yellow Rose of Texas sounds like a great way for you to be recognized as well.

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  4. So sweet! I love this post. It's awesome reading about all the positives - helps us newbies keep up a good spirit! :)

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  5. Oh I love this post!! I may take this idea somewhere down the line. What a special way to look back on all your fond memories :)

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  6. Love this!! I am not a very involved wife, but my favorites moments are these. Where their hard work is on display. So much pride!! And I love being able to watch them jump, the kids think that Chris is on the level of Superman!! haha :)

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  7. It's pretty cool seeing your favorite moments of Kyle's career!

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  8. I love all of your moments! The military does make for some special times!

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  9. Sounds like some pretty great military memories. It can be a lot of fun to go down memory lane. I'm looking forward to creating some military memories of my own since I just joined the Army Reserves.

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  10. So awesome to have those memories. You guys are so blessed!

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  11. Great memories! I agree, there are always stressors and whatnot but the great moments really are great!

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  12. This is a great post! Seriously how fun to look back at your years associated with the army!

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  13. This is all so so awesome! Please tell Kyle I said Thank You for his service!

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  14. Great memories! I always love when I get included in my husband's work stuff. :)

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  15. This is so great! Mac has been active duty for six years, and we're going to our third ball next week, haha. Funny how the Army gets in the way of the "normal" Army life.

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  16. Wonderful memories and thanks for sharing the photos with us! Hugs!

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  17. These are all so awesome, that Division Run seems AMAZING! I love that kind of stuff :)

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  18. I love this! The Division Run looks awesome! I may have to see if I can catch it. :) And there really is nothing like the homecomings - definitely my favorite so far, although pinning A for Chief was pretty stinking cool too.

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    1. The Division Run during All American Week is definitely something you need to see, it's amazing! :)

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  19. Those are some wonderful moments to remember. The guys always looks so good in their dress blues, don't they? And you look smokin' hot at the ball!! That's an awesome gown/dress.

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  20. So many beautiful memories! I love it!

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  21. Love the pictures, and thank you for sharing your memories. We had a family friend, an old Army buddy of Richard's, visiting from the U.S. last week, and it was so fun listening to their stories.

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Love hearing from you!! :)