In October, 2007, we had the privilege of attending my youngest son, T's Pass In Review (Graduation ceremony) from Navy Boot Camp in Great Lakes, Illinois. It was such an amazing ceremony! I cannot put into words the depth of feelings of pride and awe that came over me that day.

Here is a pic from my phone of T and I right after the ceremony. It was a brisk day in Chicago.
Finally back at the hotel for some rest and relaxation. T was able to take a shower, get on the computer to check his email and myspace (after being out of those loops for 9 weeks!) and take a nap! I was content to just watch him sleep. We went to the Mall and had dinner and basked in the short time we had together. He would be coming back to San Diego in a few weeks for school.

We met some of the other parents for dinner the night before PIR at the Full Moon restaurant in Gurney. It is a tradition for members of a Navy parent forum I belong to. Pictured are some of the parents that were in T's division and with whom I still keep in contact. The food is good, service even better and we all had a lot of fun that evening meeting everyone and sharing stories.



It's been a whirlwind but joyfully busy summer and I am way behind on catching up with my blog. Long story short. The real estate market continues to be bad here in San Diego, but we are out of our condo and into a rental home in Clairemont until we pull up stakes and move to TN. We really love being close to everything now...ten minutes from work and just about anywhere else, except North County. We live in an older quiet neighborhood and are blessed to have the best neighbors we could ever imagine having!

We are headed back to TN next week for another visit (scoping out neighborhoods, meeting up with our beloved Tennessee friends and exploring some more of the area.) We are taking this trip in conjunction with our trip to Great Lakes, Illinois for my youngest son, T's graduation from Navy Boot Camp! I have not seen him in almost 9 weeks and I know it will be so amazing to see him in a Naval uniform! I am so proud of him and I know I will be a weepy mess on that day. I am taking a a lot of Kleenex with me! I will write and post pictures when we return.

We have less than a year now before we move to Tennessee...our ticker is tickin' down...