When Jenn and I planned our Saturday date night which was "Billy's Birthday Celebration" we thought Billy didn't have to go into work until 1400 on Sunday but that wasn't true...he had to be in at 0545...boo.
So, after John Pierce and I went to church we decided to take daddy some protein bars, Gatorade and monsters!
We got to watch his flight do emergency evacuation drills out of the dorm onto the drill pad...
The little specs by the "outhouse" looking building is Billy and his trainer
This is Billy's flight and he is weaving in and out of their rows, yelling I suppose.
Billy and his trainer walking to us.
Please excuse their feet not in sync...they are babies?
I love these two boys!
This makes my heart melt.
We really love going to daddy's work. I'm so fascinated with what he does and the trainees and everything the TI's have to do. I really wish I could put on a uniform and play trainee for a day just to see what they do! We also love it because we get to see daddy for a few minutes and it fills Billy and my "love tanks" since he's so tired when he comes home, it's supper then fall asleep on the couch pretty much every day so we try to stop by his squadron every time we are on base...and sometimes we make special trips to base just in hopes of seeing daddy!
Sunday was a perfect end to our great weekend because I got filled with the word at church, we got to see Billy for a few minutes, John Pierce got to love on daddy and we got to see him in action, sort of!
This weekend Billy's best friend from Moody is coming to visit and we are so excited! Hopefully Billy will get off at decent times this weekend so they can spend time together! Charlie is such an amazing guy, I'm so glad to have him come visit and spend time with us...he is definitely someone we want in John Pierce's life long term! I promise to be a better blogger and take pictures!
I am so excited about this post! I really don't know why except this past weekend was so much fun and I'm so excited about everyday from now until the end of the year!
I think I told you that on Saturday I was going to have a spouses brunch at our house...well we had 4 spouses show up and it was perfect. A small group of ladies, chatting, eating yummy food and getting to know each other better, what could be better? I'm an awful blogger because I forgot to take a picture of us. Grr.
Then Saturday night the Becks and the Sparks went out for date night...the second since I had John Pierce! I'm not much for leaving him, I don't like pawning him off on leaving him with others...unless your CeCe!
Big thanks to Nay for keeping him for us! This night was so much needed!
We went to Sushi Zushi, downtown and it was delicious! Jenn and I were talking about how being there made us feel like we were in the young and hip crowd, again, ha. We were surrounded by college or fresh out of college "kids", eating, drinking, laughing and having a great time...It was such a great energy to be around!
Then we tried a wine bar, we lasted long enough for me to go powder my nose...this bar had a french feel to it and was very quiet...not our scene! So we ventured a few more blocks to SWIG. They had a fabulous cover band...when we walked in she was covering Adele, and doing it fabulously. Then she did an Amy Winehouse, I was hooked. We ventured outside which was the river walk! This was the place I've been raving to go to since we moved here and I had no idea! We sat outside, had a few martini's, people watched and occasionally heard the band...really we just people watched!
It was so great to get out without the baby, feel like an adult and not a just a mom, have delicious food, wonderful conversations with great friends, laugh and people watch. Walk around enjoying the cool breeze that Saturday night had to offer...a rarety. And most importantly reconnect with my love after two and a half weeks of barely seeing each other!
My handsome other half!
Can we please draw attention to his triceps?
Our date for the night!
We love this couple. I've mentioned them before but here you go mom...meet Chris and Jenn...names to faces. It's a rare day in our house where Jenn and I don't get together and play with John Pierce and Jack. They are 6 months apart and as John Pierce learns to play more him and Jack have more fun, it really is great to see them play together!
Tomorrow, I'll blog about Sunday, it needs it's own day!
Pretty boring, I know but somehow Billy is still exhausted!
On other news, John Pierce has 2 teeth that you can see and that are almost all the way out...poor guy has been miserable and eating everything...
but he's so stinkin cute with them! I'll post a picture of him soon, he tried to eat the phone when I get it out to take a picture!
He had chicken for the first time the other night...
He doesn't look like he liked it in the picture but he did...he ate 3 oz. FAT KID!
I'm hosting a spouses recipe swap/lunch at our house on Saturday, hopefully we will have a better turn out than we have had at other ones before. I think I'm making red beans and rice, yummy southern, fall food. I'm excited to see what other dishes are brought and expand my recipes!
On Wednesday Billy started his first solo flight, meaning HIS first flight! This is a HUGE deal for us. Billy is eating it up, he is working miserable hours, making green mistakes but has kept such a great attitude through it all!
On Wednesday morning he woke up at 2:30 to be at work by 3:30, he likes to be there over 15 minutes early.
He came home at 9:00 that night.
On Thursday he woke up at 3:00 to be there at 4:00.
Came home at 9:00 again.
He woke up at 3:00 on Friday.
Came home at 12:30 am.
He woke up this morning at 4:15 to be at work by 5:00. In his zombie like he forgot his uniform so John Pierce and I loaded up and took it to him. Base was so eery that early in the morning.
The Trainees arrive at Lackland anywhere from 6:00 on Tuesday until 3:00or 4:00 am on Wednesday. They go through inprocessing at MEPS (Military Entrance Processing) then they have to be put to bed within an hour of arrival to their squadron. Then they are sleep deprived! Here are some videos from youtube that I found of what Billy's doing this week! (Please excuse the lame guy, his videos were the best I could find.)
These are pretty long, warning!
I can't find a video of what it's like when they first arrive to BMT b
I love this one! One of the stories Billy has always told me about BMT (Basic Military Training) is when he first arrived to his dorm and they made him stand in front of his locker and scream his number...it's shown in this video!
Fun Fact 1...this is taken in Billy's squadron! Fun fact 2...the female TI ( Tsgt. V.) in this video was Billy's MTIS Instructor, she is pretty bad. She was awarded the MTI Blue Rope of the year...she really took Billy under her wing, she saw his potential and started his molding. She has contacted Billy's NCO's to check on him...can you tell I love this woman?
The second TI ( Tsgt. F.) you see yelling is now Billy's boss...can you tell he's in good hands?
The tall, bald TI takes a boy to talk to the Tsgt. V. in the "snake pit" this is where the TI's sit during chow and harass the trainees...I'm DYING to sit through a chow! In this instance the scared boy is holding the position as chow runner. This trainee reports the flight. Poor trainee looks terrified.
Other things that happen during zero week are, initial shots, the start of their military records, they learn basic drill movements that they will use to survive and they get yelled at and yelled at and yelled at some more.
So, that's what billy has been up to since Wednesday, I'll post about week 1 next week!
Hi! I am a stay at home mom to the most precious little boy, John Pierce. He was born in March 2011 and has forever made my life better! I am an Air Force wife and I could not be more proud of my wonderful husband. We have been married for 2 years and it keeps getting better! We are from Tennessee and couldn't be more proud to be a VOL! I strive to be a God fearing wife, mom, sister and daughter...fun, loving, stern and light. God has blessed me beyond measure and I try to spend my days as a vessil, to show him my gratitude.