Today Brian was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant! Such a fun day filled with seeing family and friends. We went to a local Veteran’s Memorial park to have the promotion and it was already blazing hot by 9am.
Brian’s last promotion to Staff Sergeant he was in Afghanistan, so it had been quite a while since I’ve been to a promotion. This time around he let the three big kids pin him! It was such a special moment for them! Cal wasn’t quite big enough to help and being honest he’s a total hooligan of a 2 year old and so there’s no telling what he would have done. But that just means Brian needs to get at least one more promotion so Cal can have his turn next time 😉
Afterwards, his bosses said such nice things about him! It’s always nice to hear your hard work being appreciated and I know Brian is really grateful to work with such great Marines.
Next up was pictures of everyone that came!
The guys who work operations.
Brian’s Mom and Dad.
His Aunt and Uncle, who also came to his boot camp graduation!
Some of Brian’s hockey team!
Afterwards we went over to one of our favorite places for lunch and enjoyed some delicious Texas BBQ!
Such a fun day, so proud of his hard work and can’t wait to see where the Marine Corps takes us next. I know that was a bit of a picture overload, so if you made it this far – thanks!
Happy 4th of July!!
I love the 4th of July! I love fireworks, hanging out with family, grilling out, sparklers, swimming at the lake/pool and all things red, white and blue!
Every year I try to get pictures of the kids with sparklers! Here in Texas that’s a bit harder because you can’t sell fireworks in the city limits and you have to drive pretty far to get out of town. We went to the lake this weekend to visit family and stopped along the way to get a couple packs on sparklers. Apparently I bought the world’s worst sparklers! We only got a couple of them to light and they lasted a whole 5 seconds!! But that’s ok, I’ll just reminisce and show y’all some of my favorite July 4th photos from years past 🙂
3 year old Addy in pigtails is pretty much my favorite thing ever!
And one of my all time favorite photos of Grayson!
Last year sometime, Brian mentioned that he wanted to start playing hockey. At first I thought he was joking! What 33 year old person just starts playing hockey?! Apparently my husband lol. I told him he was crazy, the last time he skated on ice he was probably 16! But being the annoyingly talented person that he is (meant 100% lovingly ha), of course he picked it right up and started playing with a team shortly afterwards. The games are normally at 9/10 at night and so I don’t typically get to go very often. But this past weekend I had my mom watch the kids so we could celebrate our anniversary a bit early and I could watch him play. My camera battery died pretty much minutes into me taking photos but I did get a couple thankfully!
He absolutely loves it and even our kids have gotten into it and play a bit of hockey now! His team name is Fur Bearing Trout which is apparently some sort of mythical creature, don’t ask me I’d never heard of it either. They’re a great group of guys, who most have played together for years and they’ve really been awesome to Brian and now I’m very happy my crazy husband decided to start playing hockey at 33.