Monday, November 8, 2010

The BIG 250!

Seeing as this is my 250th post (on Blogger) it should be extra awesome, right?! Well, I'll give it my best shot.

I'll start by letting you be privy to the most adorable babies on Halloween. Seriously, I think some of the trick-or-treaters were so intimidated by Kelly dressed up and jumping out at them the awesomeness of the boys costumes, they wouldn't even walk through the yard to get candy!
We also had the opportunity to attend Eric's SOCR (Senior Officer Candidate Review) and Branching Ceremony. SOCR was earlier in the afternoon and consisted of the OC's (Officer Candidate's) getting to not only ditch their black ascotsfor new spiffy white ones, BUT, and the most important but, (hahaha...that's what she said!), they no longer have to run everywhere they go.

The Branching ceremony took place a few hours later, and the OC's were able to select what branch (i.e. Armor, Infantry, Ordinance) based on an OML (Order of Merit List). This was comprised of test & PT (Physical Training) scores, and my baby was 7th! He stood up and yelled "I'm Senior Officer Candidate Salmond, and I select MI!" (Military Intelligence). This is exactly what he wanted, and it means that he'll finish up his schooling by spending 4 months at Ft. Huachuca, AZ.

I was going to post a picture of my new and improved Sexy Beast, but I figured it would ruin everyone else's marriage. But seriously...Eric got friggin CUT! He's lost an additional 11lbs (in the past 6 weeks), has a completely flat tummy, and sweet biceps and lats that he couldn't wait to show me!

He has made it halfway through OCS and is on track to graduate on December 16th. We all know that this date will be super important for the soldiers, but it is also vitally important for us wives. I mean, come on! I just know that they SECOND Eric gets commissioned as an OFFICER, a beam of knowledge, prestige, classiness, and the most important power will be bestowed upon me. I honestly don't know how I've survived this long as an enlisted wife (which I'm pretty sure will become my latest swear)! I just can't wait!!

But, in all seriousness, I was able to meet some other amazing women on my weekend visit, and I look forward to rubbing in their faces how much more I know , mentoring these lost souls, sharing my experience with these ladies, and getting to know them better.

*Photos of Eric were taken by the class photographer and swiped from their Facebook page*


Kristina P. said...

Congrats on instantly achieving Queen status in December. :)

And those are seriously the best baby Halloween costumes I have ever seen.

Michelle said...

Aren't you so glad you can finaly wear your hubbies rank?!? It's so much cooler to be an officer's wifey. We get to snub all the poor enlisted wives. *frown smile* Then you too can storm any office on base and demand everyone do as you say, because your hubby is an OFFICER!!! Maybe even get banned from base! How cool will THAT be?! Fer realz! :-D

Seriously though, way to go Eric!! When do you guys head to AZ?

Annette said...

I am so proud of my son and of you, Mary for hanging in there so you could share this achievement! I also want to know when you are headed to Arizona? Love you all!


Congrats on the new status. Loved the pictures of the little guys and Eric. You did real good on your 250th post. I am looking forward to reading another 250. Heck...I am looking forward to seeing the boys graduate from college.

Missy said...

OMG! They are so CUTE!
They need to be in Peanut Butter Commercials!

Megan and Jeremy said...

Mary you make me laugh!!! :) Oh & congrats too!

Cheeseboy said...

Hope you and yours' have an excellent Veterans Day.

Pretty cute kids there. I mean the ones in the costumes.

Just SO said...

Congratulations to Eric! That is seriously awesome!

I hope that once you hit officer wife status that you'll still be willing to accept my comments.

I want to thank Eric for being so willing to serve and to thank you for being willing to share him with your country.

And those are some dang cute babies!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Oh no you don't Missy!! I simply cannot, in good conscience, allow you to get all snooty on me!!!!!!

You're still my Mary and that's the end of it!

Oh and belated congrats to your Sexy Beast! Italy!!!!!!